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2014 Goals

So I mentioned in my last post that I would do something like 100 goals in a year, something similar to 101 goals in 1001 days. I’ve come up with the list below so far – some fairly similar goals here and there, but I’m sure I’ll add more as I think of them (although I doubt I’ll think of 100!).

Health and Wellbeing

  • Do some sort of exercise at least 3 times a week (yoga, walking, pilates, exercise vids etc.)
  • Work on my flexibility
  • Take my make up off every night (so bad at this)
  • Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!

Cooking & Eating

  • Try to think in terms of regret when making choices e.g. Am I really going to regret saying no to this dessert 5 years from now?
  • Cook more from scratch and cleanly
  • Try more recipes and cook from my cookbooks more
  • Less take aways
  • Bake bread more often (30 breads)

Beer Bread


  • Finish at least 2 pairs of socks
  • Finish the Starfish cardigan
  • Do more colourwork
  • Knit a few times a week
  • Dye my own yarn
  • Join a new knitting group
  • Start a quilt
  • Sew a dress
  • Don’t stop knitting in Spring/Summer!
  • Start Christmas handmade gifts early
  • Start Project Life!
  • Print out Instagram’s as magnets etc.


  • Plan 2 date nights a month
  • Call my grandma once every two weeks
  • Go out more with friends



  • Try and save 10% – 15% of my salary every month
  • Minimise craft buying

Travel/Going Out

  • Take more pictures (Instagram & with my digital camera)
  • Go on at least 2 or 3 holidays/trips abroad
  • Explore London more often and take weekend trips around the country
  • When it’s nice outside, go on more picnics, walks etc.


  • Blog at least once a week
  • Get creative with posts like photo an hour posts, colour posts etc.
  • Read 10 books
  • De-clutter the apartment

I was looking through the goals I set last year, and I was pleased to see that as far as knitting went, I accomplished some things I didn’t think I would. I started meeting up with a knitting group regularly (which I’ve since stopped). I thought I would never work up the courage to do so. I also tried colourwork for the first time at Christmas. They are Game of Thrones Direwolf mittens (LINK) and I have to say, once you bite the bullet and just go for it, it’s not as daunting as you think. And the mittens are turning out really nice 🙂

So, those are my goals for the year. I’ll do a post now and then to check up on how I’m doing.

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