1. I have some beautiful Noro Kureyon in Green and Black that I bought when we were in Sunset Beach at least four years ago. I saw it in a Noro magazine and started my search. Finally, I found it. I love it. This year I am going to find the perfect pattern and make something beautiful.
2. I bought a Madelinetosh called Electric at The Yarn Shop in Glenn Arbor. It is wild and beautiful. It is just the thing I want to knit with this year. It will be tricky to find the perfect pattern that showcases this amazing fiber but isn't overwhelmed by it. I don't know what it will be but like porn, I'll know it when I see it.
One of the guidelines for My Year Of Selfish Knitting is to only knit with yarns and colors I love.
3. I have five skeins of alpaca from Why Knot Knit I bought at the Fall Fiber Expo. I didn't know what I wanted to do with it but I knew I loved it. This year I will find the perfect pattern and knit something too beautiful for words. Since it was probably my last Fall Fiber Expo with Linda, maybe it will be something exquisite for her. I don't know though. If it is too beautiful, I just may have to keep it (for al least a year.)
A second guideline is I will only knit with patterns that have the WOW! factor.
4. I have found this amazing shawl on Pinterest call Snood Forest. I love it and it has a new technique and it is made out of Madelinetosh. OMG! I am getting so excited about 2017 that I am practically salivating on the keyboard.
The more I write down, the more excited I get. I think this will be the best year ever.
5. I found another shawl on Pinterest called Shockwave. It is black and color and made out of Unicorn Tails. Does it get any better than this?
6. I have a beautiful lace weight black with subtle colors that I am dieing to use. THIS IS THE YEAR!
It won't be long until I am hyperventilating! I hope we don't have to call 911. How do I explain that excitement over yarn caused my attack? Any real yarn lover will get it but how many EMT's are yarn lovers?
7. I want to make a Stephen West like maybe the Doodler. He is so out there I can't wait. EEEEEKKKKK!
I know new things will come up throughout the year. I don't want to over committ so that "want to" knitting becomes "have to" knitting. At the end of every day I will ask myself, "Does knitting this make me happy?" If the answer if "NO!" then I will drop that project like a hot potato, like a rabid dog, like a snake with it's fangs out, like a, a, a, well you get the idea. I want every stitch this year to make me happy. If you like this concept, you are welcome to join me.