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Capsule Wardrobe and Knitting. Part 1. My Capsule Wardrobe Knitting Goals.

Before my preganancy I started to read about capsule wardrobes and decided to try and minimize my own pile of clothes. During these past two years I've been trying to define my own stye by really focusing on which clothes I wear over and over again, and which ones are just taking space in my closet.

And the results have been a bit surprising. I have always thought of myself as a colorful person and I thought I loved a bit quirky clothes. But the fact is I don't actually dress the way I imagined I do. I mean, I own(ed) those kind of clothes, but I seldom wear (wore) them. In the reality I kept reaching for the same basics over and over again and feeling the most comfortable wearing them. I do love colors, just not wearing them.
 
It meant I had to redefine my style, my "uniform" and also my knitting queue. I cleaned away everything I didn't really wear and started to buy good quality basics instead. I also cleaned my knitting queue, replacing things that I liked only as an idea with things that would actually be wearable. I donated my most colorful yarns to Theo's kindergarten. I think they get much more purpose and use there than just taking space in my already too full dresser (also known as stash).

After a while my hand-knits started to get more "me" and I wore them a lot more than the stuff I knitted before. But still I kept having the feeling of not having anything I REALLY wanted to wear in my closet. At the same time I browsed through Pinterest dreaming and swooning over various styles and feeling sad that I didn't own a similar wardrobe and style. Then it hit me.

Why not use my Pinterest mood boards as guideline to my capsule wardrobe planning and knitting inspiration and queue?

So I collected a little mood board for inspiration. This is my most preferred style (quite simple isn't it?). Now I'm just trying to find the perfect patterns to match these. (There's a photo of a white turtle neck in the right bottom corner. I think it looks like the Flet pullover I already knitted. I still wanted it to be a part of this inspiration board, because it was the first thing I knitted after I started to think of my knitting in this new way.)


My FLET pullover <3

All the photos in the moodboard are from Pinterest.

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  1. I love how you updated the theme of your site! So chic.

    It's funny that you talk about defining your style because when I first ran across you online was when I saw your amazing Ravelry project pictures. Serious goals.

    I have an overflowing Pinterest aspirational style board. :D https://www.pinterest.com/kleftwich/closet/

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  2. Just found your gorgeous blog! Going to visit here from now on :-) Can I ask you to do something? Use on bit larger font on your posts. I have really hard time reading the text, because its so small.

    Read about your motherhood strugle (with magnifying glass - yes i´m pathetic blind forty something...). You are not the only one :-)

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    1. Thank you for your comment and welcome! And I changed the font, didn't realize it was that small, oops! Thanks for pointing it out, I hope it's easier to read now!

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  3. So smart to overhaul your queue and wardrobe and focus on the basics! I think this is a common knitter problem- knitting things in fun colours because it seems like a good idea, even though we usually prefer neutrals. Love the inspiration knits you've posted!

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    1. Thanks! I'm still trying to figure everything out but hopefully this makes choosing what to knit easier :)

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  4. I totally agree with this :) I make almost all my clothes and when I was starting out it made me a bit sad to always buy fabric/yarns in neutral colors - it doesn't look fun in the basket, heh. But the thing is, that's how I am most comfortable and that's the pieces I reach for - so that's what I'll make!

    For the longest time I kept trying to wear a bit more color but lately (and finally) I'm happy to settle into my neutrals and black.

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