Wednesday, December 27, 2006

It's NOT a Gift! 2.0

Apologies for not getting this up yesterday - we discovered last night that my computer has a short in the screen, so I am having to share with hubbo. I miss my laptop! (and most importantly, my couch!) Here we go....

The "Rules"
* Knit something for yourself during the months of January and February.
* "Something" really means anything - an old UFO, mitts, a sweater, socks, etc. Whatever YOU want. After all, it's NOT a gift! right?
* Let me know what you're going to knit - or if you're going to knit several things, choose one, or the first one.
* I'll list everyone in the sidebar (over there under the sock picture with the little tag that says "It's NOT a Gift!") with a link to their blog (if they have one) and the item they're working on.
* You can join even if you don't have a blog - just leave me comments or email me with pictures if you want.
* I'll check in on those with blogs during the week, but you can leave me a comment if you finish something, or want to tell me about a new project!
* I'll post updates on Saturdays.
* You certainly are "allowed" to knit gifts, but you should knit something for you! It's time to be selfish! :)

Please let me know if you have questions. I think I've got most of your blogs bookmarked in my bloglines, but if you're not sure, feel free to leave a comment and I can double check. I'll get the first update up next weekend, but you can start knitting for yourself anytime! I will try to get y'all listed in the sidebar in the next few days, but mom and dad arrive tonight, the house is a disaster, and did I mention I don't have a computer! Argh!

Happy Knitting!

36 comments:

  1. I'm in!!! I plan on making myself a pair of socks the color of green anoles! All for MEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

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  2. Anonymous6:38 AM

    Oh, what a great idea! Please sign me up! I am working on a green cardi for myself.

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  3. I have two sweaters that I need to finish and they are for me me me - I am in!

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  4. I love the To Me From Me tag! After knitting for everyone else, I am ready to knit for me...please add me to the group!

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  5. Drat...I forgot to say that I NEED a mini Clapotis for ME...and that is just for starters.

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  6. Anonymous3:59 PM

    I'd love join the KAL please. I've already cast on for a pair of socks for me (Dec 23 after I finished all the Christmas knitting) and hope to get 3 or 4 pairs done before the end of Feb.

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  7. i.d.d.a.8:16 PM

    Count me in! I am going to finish a seamless sweater- a la E.Z.- in a periwinkle color. All for Moi!

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  8. I am so in! I want to knit Eunny's Fair Isle sweater and a pair of socks for me. Oh and the Emerald sweater from knitty. Boy the list could go on and on.

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  9. I'm so freaking determined to finish my Noro Scarf....

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  10. Anonymous6:53 AM

    Oh yes yes yes yes yes, I'll play!!! I'm still working on finishing my Christmas 2006 gifts . . . . but I did cast-on some socks for me on Christmas morning with new sock yarn Santa brought!! That will be my first project - I'm also starting the Bejeweled KAL on New Year's Day and that will be for me also. And I'm sure I'll throw in a few more, I've got a bunch of greedy "for me" WIPs I need to finish off. :)

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  11. I'm so there. I'll start with my long-neglected Denim Aran Cardigan. But I reserve the right to add as many things for me as I want!

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  12. Me too! Me too! I'm starting with a matching moebius and hat (it's winter in New England, and I somehow do not own a hat), then the plan is to finish Samus for myself, and then maybe socks or the Ribby Cardi or something else entirely. Or maybe I'll deviate from plan and head in another direction. But I am absolutely going to be focusing on knitting for ME!

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  13. Okay, count me in! I have some UFO's, but why not use this as an excuse to start another project?

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  14. Anonymous10:07 AM

    I'm in too. I have sooo many UFO that are for mememememe. I have been chugging along on them diligently the moment I finished the obligate Christmas knitting. (I still have one item to finish for DH, but he can wait...)

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  15. A great idea! I'll join in and finish my "Something Red" sweater in blue. WOW, the thought of knitting something for myself....

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  16. Anonymous7:56 AM

    I want to join! Just don't know what to make- socks maybe?

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  17. Anonymous8:45 AM

    Is it too late to join? First thing next year (well, monday) I'll be knitting myself a pair of walking away socks.

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  18. Anonymous11:59 AM

    Yuppers I am in for sure! I have a felted black purse to knit up, and I am gonna learn how to knit me up some socks for my feets!! count me in.

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  19. Oh, do sign me up. It's time for me, me, me, me:D I want some socks - lot's of socks, for me.

    Great idea!

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  20. Please let me join! Since Christmas Day I finished sock one of a pair that I started before the holiday knitting, and sock two is ready for the heel flap. Then there's Icarus, then more socks for me!

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  21. Anonymous7:04 PM

    I'd like to join! I'll be knitting myself a Wobbly Tote, I've been meaning to do this for months.

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  22. I'd like to join in! I'm going to make myself a pair of socks.

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  23. Anonymous10:05 AM

    I love this!I never make anything for me!I want to knit some Monkey socks and some fingerless mitts.Maybe more but thats a start.

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  24. Looks like blogger ate my post *G*.

    Count me in. While gift and charity knitting continues apace (with the "Persimmon Bias Scarf" for the Red Scarf Project currently OTN), I do want to keep some of my work! The current two pairs of socks are MINE, darn it.

    I also want to tackle a sweater this winter. Maybe two. For me, for the office.

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  25. Sweet! Count me in. I'm going to knit a pair of socks for me...finally. The first two pairs I ever knit were gifts.

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  26. Count me in!! I am going to put aside the gift knitting I am still working on for a little bit and finish up my Hip Hop Jacket!! This way maybe I can finish it and wear it this year!

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  27. Anonymous4:52 AM

    Count me in too please!! I'm planning on a scarf (pattern tbd... unless I get really speedy and do them all!) and socks!

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  28. I am all over this. I'm knitting the Cambridge Jacket (in the smallest size) from IK for myself, using yarn I reclaimed from a sweater I originally knit for my boyfriend, who is now my Ex. (The sweater wasn't particularly his style, so I unraveled it after a few years and was planning on knitting him a new one.) Sound convoluted? Maybe it is, but this is for ME now.

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  29. Anonymous6:08 PM

    Count me in! :) As I was "inventory-ing" my 2006 knits I realized that the vast majority of them were indeed gifted. My current knit is staying with me! :)

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  30. Perfect--Put me on the list! I just started the Bejeweled Scarf, and I am going to finish Clapotis . . . for Me, Me, ME! I want to be sporting both of these (not at the same time!!) by Valentine's Day!

    xo

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  31. I'm done already! :) HA!

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  32. I'd like to join! I'm hoping to knit socks for myself, after making a pair for seemingly everyone else I know.

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  33. Oh, me too! I was going to anyway. :-) But let's see...I'll commit to...to...a pair of socks. For MOI.

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  34. I'm glad I found you... I remember leaving you a comment on the Who Wouldn't Want a Handknitted Gift blog, but I don't remember seeing an anaswer, so I didn't even know where your blog was. Luckily, I was goofing around on my Typepad stats page and followed a link here.

    Anyhow, the main project I want to make for me is the Anemoi mittens by Eunny Jang. There's more, and with having spotty mail delivery with all our snow storms I may have to do another one first, but that's the one I am just yearning to do.

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  35. Oh, me too, please!

    I'm going to make the Bejeweled scarf plus finish a couple of other things, all delightfully and selfishly for me.

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  36. This is such a good idea...why do I see it so late?! I planned 3 projects for myself: fingerless gloves, very nice socks with a lace pattern and the Bejeweled scarf. Since I planned that, I knitted too much gifts...not one for me. Time for a change! Can I still join? Please?

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