CH 11: Indulgent sweater knitting and 2014 plans (and dreams)

This week the theme is indulgence. Giving myself time to recover from the travel back to London from Aus, thinking about indulgent knitting projects and indulging in planning and dreaming big for 2014.

Whats in the WIP?

I finished the Naughty or Nice Pom Pom Hat from the Knitvent collection for Sophie to wear to school. I’m yet to set up a project page for it and take pics.

I’m still working on my Red Robin Shawl, also from Knitvent which was my easy travel knitting on holiday.

I’m considering the options for Ysolda’s Follow Your Arrow Shawl Mystery Knit Along.

I’m trying to decide what sweater design to knit for the Yarniac’s indulgent KAL and to wear to Squam in June.

I have sweater quantities of Tosh Merino DK (100% merino)  and Posh Yarn Miranda (80% Alpaca, 20% silk)

Options include:

Poolside by Isabell Kraemer

Planters Punch by Thea Colman

I’d love to knit Fuse by Veronique Avery but not right now because I want to knit it in BT Shelter but I’m knitting this one from stash.

I’ve created a Pinterest Board called Self Indulgent Knitting for Squam to track my ideas and see all the options in one place.

Let me know if you have any ideas!

The Simple Life

I talk about setting Goals, Inspiring Words and Resolutions.

For setting goals the 2014 Create Your Amazing Year in Life & Business Workbook is a great resource and Rachel from video cast talks about it in more detail.

I like setting an inspirational word and Vintage Amanda wrote an inspiring post about it – her word is “Spacious” (

Finally for resolutions and changing habits I love Leo Babaota’s blog Zen Habits.


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