I have a finished object! See – here I am wearing it. Isn’t it super? I love it! There’s a couple of things I’d do differently if I made it again: most importantly, I would probably use a size smaller needles to give the fabric a slightly denser texture, but all in all I’m really pleased with it. Don’t, though, go thinking you’re going to get some glamourous shots of me wearing the Lace Panel Sweater because you’re not. It isn’t the sweater, it’s me. I look hideous at the moment. I’ve let myself go over the past three months to the point where slinging on a little bit of makeup and calling myself done is not going to cut the mustard. I feel very close right now to my mother, a lady who enjoyed pointing out that the camera never lies and thus had a pathological dislike of having her own photo taken. In fact, viewing the photos I did take of myself wearing this jumper, I was reminded of my mum putting on her roll-on corset, mainly because I could do with just such a garment today!
I know what I have to do to pull myself back from the brink. First, it’s back to counting my calories and saying bye-bye to all the lovely treats I’ve been enjoying. More than that, though, I have to get myself moving more which is where I must turn to Kojak. Forget your Pelaton, half an hour of stepper exercise in front of Kojak a couple of times a day is my approved exercise regime. Yes, by now I know all the storylines and, indeed, the scripts off by heart; no, it doesn’t make any difference to my enjoyment because the minute Kojak turns his puppy-dog eyes to the camera, nothing else matters!
I’ll do a better post about the jumper on Wednesday. Now, though, let’s burn a few calories and crack open Siege of Terror. As well as the puppy-dog eyes, this first episode of Season One has Harvey Keitel in a leading role.
Oh, and don’t worry that I’m slipping into despair over my weight. It ain’t good, but it ain’t so very bad, and I can still manage to force a quizzical smile if I have to!