Mix in a cute (and free) jacket pattern that you found on the DROPS site.
Sprinkle in a wool festival that will be attended by thousands of knitters to admire your creation. This in itself creates a deadline but you've added your own modification to the recipe in the form of plenty of confidence.
Mix altogether with a healthy amount of procrastination and this is what you get....
Two sleeves and an almost finished back.
Finish by letting jacket simmer while you try desperately to finish knitted Christmas gifts in time.
Until next time
Yours in Yarn,