Let the Selfish Knitting Begin!

IT’S TIME!!!

All of our holiday knitting is done, and now we have a chance to settle into the bleakest months of the year with some woolly goodness, and some knitting projects made out of gorgeous yarn that we will actually get to wear for a change.

Madeline Tosh Merino Light Fingering in Winter Wheat

Do you have your yarn and patterns? Be sure to tell us what you’re up to in the comments below, but in the meantime, let me show you what’s on my plate for Selfish Knitting New Year!

I think (hope) I’ll be able to get one pattern done a month, but because they will all be original, we’ll see. There are always a great many false starts before I can even get knitting for real.

All of the yarn was purchased a while back, and has been sitting in one of my giant yarn bins for months. But now they’re ready to go. This year I will be making a hat, a pair of gloves, and a pair of socks, all in my favorite yarns, Malabrigo and Madeline Tosh.

I can’t wait, because I hate the gloves I’m currently wearing, and the mitts are just not cutting it for this Chicago cold. Here are the yarns I’m going to be using, and few inspiration knitting patterns for what I have in mind.

Malabrigo Rios Worsted in Aguas

Malabrigo Rios Worsted in Aguas

I have already made a couple of hats (for other people) out of this yarn, and it’s definitely a favorite. It’s soft and snuggly as can be, and this particular colorway looks just like the ocean.

Madeline Tosh Merino Light Fingering in Winter Wheat

Madeline Tosh Merino Light Fingering in Winter Wheat

Madeline Tosh is pricey as all hell, but there is a LOT of yarn in a skein – more than enough for a pair of gloves, so it’s worth it to me. The Winter Wheat color is soft and buttery, and a fine enough gauge that these gloves will be detailed and gorgeous. And warm. Damn I love merino wool.

Malabrigo Sock Light Fingering in Turner

Malabrigo Sock Light Fingering in Turner

This is going to be my first attempt at socks, so a sock yarn seemed to be the way to go, and in an earthy green color. It’s not really the best color on me, but they are socks, so I wanted the color to be very grounded, and I’m likely the only one that’s really going to see them anyway. I’m really going to challenge myself with this pattern on the complexity. Should be fun!

Don’t forget to link to any upcoming patterns you are working on down in the comments!