Happy New Year! It’s that time of year again. Resolutions are either in full force or in the dust. But what about your crafting? Over the next few weeks we’ll be bringing you some New Year’s Stitcholutions. It’s never too late to set crafting goals, and these resolutions of sorts are great ways to stay focused on what makes you happy while keeping you on track for 2016.
We all worked away busily making gifts for all of the holidays over the past month but now it’s time do something for ourselves. Enter #selfishknitting. We love to tell people to make sure to make something for yourself every once in a while. Selfish knitting isn’t about being a selfish person but rather remembering to treat yourself to some of the rewards of knitting or crochet. Even if you primarily craft for yourself, take some time this January as life eases back into normalcy to make something extra special just for you. You could even take it a step further and make 2016 the year of #selfishknitting.
So what makes the best #selfishknitting project? Maybe it’s something that’s been sitting in your queue for quite some time. Maybe it’s a special skein of yarn from Black Friday 2015. Or 2014. Or earlier. (You know what I’m talking about…) Or maybe it’s an excuse to go shopping for something that’s just right. Whatever you choose, be sure you love it!
Here in space, we’re crafting away just for us. I entered 2016 really wanting to just make something for me after gift knitting and project frogging. Between some new yarn that came into the shop (Crave One Fingering) and a pattern that’s been in my queue since it came out last spring (Aisling), I knew it was time to cast on. Jillian has been busily stitching away on a gorgeous Wethersfield Cardigan out of The Fibre Company Cumbria and a Slipped Stitch Cowl started for our New Year’s Day Stitch in Space. Trudy has just begun a modified 3 Color Cashmere Cowl out of a Lux Adorna Fun Bundle that will surely be fabulous when finished. Denise is also working on a Slipped Stitch Cowl and took a different spin on selfish knitting: finishing up a work-in-progress. She just finished her Weekender Sweater out of The Fiberists Audubon Worsted this week that she put down in the fall to work on Christmas knitting (clearly green is a favorite color at the moment!).
What’s your #selfishknitting project right now? Be sure to share below!