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Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women

Dec 21, 2021

In the spirit of the season, I begin this show with a list of my go-to self-care essentials. Things you may not even be aware of that I believe bring high value to our self-care journeys. From a simple cheap notebook to a high end imported French tea…it’s all here. Take your pick from the links below. The complete list is on the blog below.

I had such fun talking to Brandi Cheyenne Harper, who is a VERY cool woman and a knitting genius. Her designs are so beautiful and hip and just plain fresh! And she really makes a compelling case for why knitting truly is absolute self-care.

I learned:

  • How she got started
  • What knitting has to do with self-care
  • How false modesty does NOT help us…but knitting does
  • How to enjoy knitting imperfectly
  • How she fits pleasure knitting into her knit-biz life
  • How long it takes to do her patterns (it’s surprisingly fast!)

I hope you enjoy as much as I did. A very fun project to carry into the New Year!

Happy New Year everyone.



Suzanne’s Complete List of Top Self-Care Items for the New Year:

Five Star Notebooks

Dream Time Eye Pillow

Hydro Flask Water Bottle

Anchor Soundcore headphones

Large Neck Shoulder Wrap

Alter Eco Brown Butter Chocolate Bar

Marriage Frere Earl Grey Blue tea

Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salts

Brandi’s Website

Brandi’s Instagram

Brandi’s Easy Beanie pattern (Takes only a day to do it!)

Brandi’s cool patterns

Brandi’s book:  Knitting for Radical Self-Care 


Brandi Cheyenne Harper is a knitting designer and instructor living in Brooklyn, NY. She is the author of Knitting for Radical Self-Care: A Modern Guide, a how-to book encouraging us to knit as a gateway to living a restful and powerful life. You can find her work published in collaboration with Vogue Knitting and Purl Soho. She shares her entrepreneurial journey on Instagram @brandicheyenneharper