Selfish Knitting New Year

It seems something I mentioned in the Meaning of Life Scarf post really struck a chord with some of you. I know it was the first time I had seriously thought about it, and haven’t been able to stop since.

Elf on a Shelf

via Coffin Confections

Selfish knitting, people, let’s talk about it. How long have you been knitting? How much of money have you given to your favorite LYSs? How many hours have you spent knitting things only to give them away and never see them again, much less see them worn by the person you made them for? How many lace-weight items has your freaking mother lost? How many items that you have knitted belong to you and you actually wear?

If your answers are anything like mine, smack yourself in the head, run a bubble bath, pour a glass of wine, and get ready to pamper yourself a little bit.

So I have decided that it’s time to put forth a challenge. This January, declare one month of knitting just for you. We all have our Christmas queues filled up already, I know. So let’s knock those out, and start thinking about what we really want.

Pick something ambitious, pick 10 things. Go to the most amazing yarn purveyor you can think of and buy something beautiful and expensive. Actually make swatches this time. You have worked so hard, now go make yourself something you’ll cherish as much as your work deserves to be.

So let’s get to it!  If you would like to share your Selfish Knitting New Year projects and photos, feel free to email me.  I’ll be periodically posting the best ones here.  If we have a good go ’round this year, there may be prizes for the 2nd Annual Selfish Knitting New Year!