Because of Christmas spending in December, I felt overwhelmed with the flow of cash out of my wallet. As most of us do, I made a commitment to myself not to spend money on unnecessary items for the month of January. (What constitutes “unnecessary”, really?!) Well, that didn’t last long. I received the latest catalog from my favorite clothing store and it was all over.
Most of the time, I choose clothing items according to what I might need to round out my wardrobe or to match items I already own. But, this time, I saw the items in the catalog in a new light. What accessory could I make to go with each of my favorite choices?!
Who wouldn’t want this outfit for a sunny spring day? Surely I can make that skinny scarf and not have to buy it, right?
And this cute outfit…the black and white t-shirt would be stunning with my black jeans and a new scarf or triangular shawl that adds a pop of color to the neutral colors of the outfit!
Wow…I just created new projects for my already busy and full queue. This is why my yarn stash overflows. Unfortunately, that’s never stopped me from visiting the local yarn shop before ☺
I learned a long time ago that accessories make or break an outfit and can add just the right amount of interest to turn an otherwise plain outfit into one that pops. When I was newly married in my early 20’s, I had no idea how to put together a terrific outfit. A woman in my church choir looked fabulous all the time – even her name was fabulous! She was a stunning woman and could have worn a burlap bag and pulled it off! But, what she did with accessories was amazing. A shawl here, a piece of jewelry there – she was brilliant in her choices. I don’t always fully accessorize but, when I do, I feel like a million bucks. Plus, when I change accessories for an outfit, I can make it look like a completely different outfit, stretching my wardrobe choices.
What’s my next step? You guessed it – I have to go to the Knitter’s Edge and get yarn to start accessorizing. Perhaps I should wait until the clothes arrive to be sure they fit and look good. Nah, I should just go to the Knitter’s Edge!