Selfish Knitting Update

News from the front.

Selfish Knitting is not going well.

I think I’m losing the battle on this one, soldiers.

Monty Destroying Everything

It’s not that I haven’t been knitting. I have been, really. And even learning to crochet!

Here’s the problem. I have a 99% finished hat that does not fit correctly, a pair of gloves frogged so many times, I’m not sure the wool can be salvaged, and an un-started pair of socks. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. [Read more…]

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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Knitters, prepare! 2013 is only two weeks away. Are you ready for Selfish Knitting New Year 2013?

Two weeks ago we did a massive roundup of 42, count ’em, 42 Ravelry knitting patterns to get you pumped to knit yourself some goodies, including 12 pairs of INSANE LOTR-themed socks. Be still my freaking heart.

Galadriel by Claire Ellen

Galadriel by Claire Ellen

So what are you making for yourself? Post your links below, and if you haven’t done it yet, sign up to be part of the SKNY movement, and share it with your knitting friends!

SKNY Ravelry Project Roundup

Selfish Knitting New Year is almost here!

I know you are probably elbow deep in your Christmas projects right now, but I wanted to ask – have you rounded up your patterns that you are making for yourself for January? No?

Bilbo Socks by Claire Ellen

Bilbo Socks by Claire Ellen – Check out the One Ring! Adorbs!

Worry not, I did it for you. Today I’m bringing you 42 Ravelry knitting patterns for items for the head, neck, hands and feet (including a plethora of LOTR socks – yes, I’m totally geeking out on them) to get your motors running. They are all fairly quick to make (i.e. all accessories, no sweaters), all available online, and all anywhere from free to $6 each.

Are you ready to make some beautiful things for yourself? Click here to read more about how to participate! Then just click on any of the photos below to check out the patterns on Ravelry.

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Selfish Knitting New Year 2013 is Coming…

With every cool evening where a chill creeps into the air and makes you reach for a snuggly sweater, we knitters get the itch to dig our fingers into the wooly stuff.

But remember Selfish Knitting New Year, and our vow to actually knit things for ourselves on occasion? I know it’s only September, we’re all already in the middle of Christmas present knitting, and these last few months of the year go quickly. So while you knit your gifts, make sure you’re also gathering patterns you want to wear, stash that yarn, and prepare.

Selfish Knitting New Year 2013 is coming…

Nina Chicago

Nina Chicago, my favorite yarn shop in the world

Join up, knit yourself some pretties, and get a free copy of my upcoming sweater pattern!

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