365 Photo Challenge | Day 8 | Discouraged

Day 8 - Discouraged

Day 8 of the 365 photo challenge is “Discouraged.” There is a lot to be discouraged about lately. I have had next to no time for blogging, or life in general. And of course there’s Selfish Knitting New Year and some custom knitting work that I have had no time for. These gloves I’m making with a Light Fingering weight have been started and frogged six times already. Yep. Discouraged.

Let the Selfish Knitting Begin!


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!

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Norweigan Fisherman’s Sweater A-Makin’! | Daily Inspiration

Norweigan Fisherman's Sweater A-Makin'!

Community Members know that I’m in the in the middle of making my first sweater/first paid pattern. It is finally coming together! And now on to the sleeves! Are you a Project Community member yet? Why not, it’s free!

Geektastic Night | Daily Instagram

Geektastic Night

Writing out sweater knitting pattern, mapping it in Excel and watching Buffy. It’s my kind of night.

Knitted Toys and The Project Shoppe on Etsy!

Knitting is a hell of a drug.

Once you begin, there is no going back. At first, you’re content with acrylic yarn and plastic needles. Then you move up to metal and wool. Then you discover bamboo and cashmere. It’s a slippery slope.

Knitted Toys

Baby Bear SURROUNDED by Rainbow Blorps

Even if you’re a knitter who is addicted to the good stuff for wearable knits, there is a way you can use up those random partial skeins of yarn, no matter how cheap or rough the fiber: toys.

And in case you were wondering, yes, you can totally buy these dudes pictured here on my brand spanking new Etsy shop, The Project Shoppe!

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