365 Photo Challenge | Day 16 | Jumbled

Day 16 - Jumbled

Day 16 of the 365 photo challenge is “Jumbled.” While writing the post from this morning I looked next to me at the jumble of knitting projects sitting next to me, and boom. Today’s challenge. Just a jumble of stitches, this is. Say hello to Melvin the Abominable Snowman and Vampiric Panda. He’s super excited to suck your blood.

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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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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