Thursday, February 25, 2010

Episode 8- Awesome!

~Welcome/ Into
   - Thank you to everyone who has sent suggestions and messages this week!
~ Contest: The contest is closed to entries, and open to voting!  Check out the Ravelry Group page to cast your vote!  I'll be closing the voting right before recording next week's show!
~ Knitting
   - I finished the Ravelympics Socks for my Gramma!  Just need to graft the second toe and weave in the ends!  Yay me!
   - I also started working on the Cabled Feather Cowl by Cindy Craig for a friend.  Knitted with KnitPicks Andean Treasure in the colorway Amethyst Heather.  This project will cost about $10 to make, as I am shortening the pattern by 2 lace repeats so that I will be able to knit it with 2 skeins instead of 3.
   - I've spun up about 1/4 oz of 50/50 merino/ tencel blend from Crown Mountain Farms in colorway Heather.  2 ounces cost $16, so I'll be getting about $.50 an hour for enjoyment!  Yay!
    Yarn/ Fibery sales
    - KnitPicks is having some amazing sales on their kits!  The "Design your first Sweater" Kit is only $14.99 right now, and comes with 15 balls of Wool of the Andes yarn!  That's only $1 per skein!  Get it soon before they run out!
   - Alpaca Direct has great deals on roving, yarns and other goodies, and they have a really cool Yarn Estimator, and some great spinning videos!  Check them out!
   - PetCareRX has better deals than 1800petmeds, and way better prices than your local vet or pet shop on all your pet medicines and health needs!  Free shipping on orders over $35!  Coupon Code at Checkout: GoogleClick
~ Tip of the Week:
   - Treat your savings account like a bill that needs to be paid, either every month or every paycheck.  Don't say "I'll pay my bills and put the leftover in my savings account," because we both know that nothing will end up in there.  Treat your savings account like a bill and budget it into your monthly costs!
~How I saved the week:
   - By being patient.  I ordered a book from Amazon that was backordered for 7 weeks.  I wanted to cancel the order and just buy it at a bookstore but I knew I'd end up paying more than twice as much!  I recently got my book and I saved over half!  Yay for patience!
~Worth It!
  Bernat Sox yarn
Acryllic/ Nylon blend, comes in 50 or 100 gm skeins.  the 100gm skeins are 5.99 a ball, 425 yds and can get 2 socks out of a skein.  The only con I can even think of from my perspective is that there is no wool content, but other than that, this yarn is awesome!  Not splitty, machine washable and dryable, colors are nice, no pooling, soft and super strong!  I made Aaron a pair a year ago, and he wears them all the time!  I didn't do any reinforcements, and the socks are holding up famously!  This is an awesome yarn!
~Contact Info:
Ravelry: Roue
Twitter: Roue0824
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