Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Crochet Capelet

Procrastination surely is the thief of time. But, no greater motivator than a blog post in need to finish up a project.

Usually I stick to baby projects for knitting or crocheting. For one simple reason- (fairly) instant gratification. But , one fall day I was simply ready for more. I went through my Ravelry list of favorites and found this lovely shell stitch capelet. My big criteria, for choosing projects is the cost of the pattern. Trust me, I love to support a fellow crafter but often there are many great free patterns to choose from.

This capelet pattern can be found on the Lion Brand Website by clicking here. The yarn I used was Vanna's Choice, the recommended yarn for the project as well as something that was easily available in my neighborhood Michael's store. The pattern was easy, instructions clear and I was able to get it done, start to finish in 5 days! What took me longer was finding the correct clasp for it and then it took me 3 more months to sew it on. Terrible I know.
Here are the pictures of me modelling it. I wish I had made it a tad bit smaller as I feel that it is quite loose especially down the front. Although I wonder if it just seems so because I am not used to wearing  capelet type garment which is pretty open in the front.

Does anyone else have a similar project to share? Or a suggestion for my next project? I'd love to hear from you!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Starting over

It is spring time! Which means it is two years since I first started my blog and then never kept up with it. My baby who quickly became a toddler and now is almost a preschooler has kept me on my toes! While, prioritizing and reprioritizing the mundane, everyday things; "me time" or any time for creativity has fallen to the bottom of the list.

In the meantime however, this frugalista has evolved! I have sneaked in some time to pick up and hone my knitting skills, I have bettered myself as a cook and definitely evolved as a frugalista. I have realized that style extends beyond a wardrobe. It is a part of everything we do. In this self search I have found a number of lovely blogs that inspire and motivate me everyday.

I would love to pick up where I left off and evolve frugalistastyle into a blog that explores all the things that interest, inspire and intrigue me. Because after all, only change is constant.

Oh, and I have also found a fresh, new look! Thanks to that has some fun and chic blog backgrounds.
And last but not the least, this is my first entry as a newbie on Debbiedoo's newbie link party!