Sunday, August 22, 2010

Episode 31- Warning, No Whining!

~Welcome/ Intro/ Thank you!
   -Sorry last week's episode was so whiney!  This one is way better!
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~ Sponsor:
Sunset Fibers is offering 4oz of fiber or 200 yds of yarn in the colorway of your choice to the winner of this month's contest!  Check out all the details at the Ravelry Group page!
~ Knitting:
  I've finished the pattern prototype for the vanilla TDTU sock pattern!  It is being test knit and I hope to have the finished product done by the end of September!  I've been working on Aaron's cabled sock, but haven't gotten much done because I've been working on wedding plans a lot!  Not much spinning either.
~ Garden Update: 
Tomatoes! Mmmmmmmmmm
~ Sales:
   -Webs is having their summer sale with bargains of up to 70% off!
   - Knitpicks is getting rid of lots of summer colors at 25% off, and they have loads of kits for 15-33% off!
   - Amazon has tons of canning supplies for amazing prices!  Check them out if you are going to be doing as much canning as I will be!
~Tip of the Week
Ship packages online!  If you have the weight of your package, you can visit and save up to 15% on shipping!!
~ How I Saved the Week:
Costco!  I got almost all my party goodies there for super cheap!
~ DIY:
 Preserving Carrots and squashes.  Carrots: peel, slice and blanch the carrots, then freeze them for up to 9 months!  Blanching is where you heat the food in boiling water for a short amount of time, then immediately dunk them into ice water for the same amount of time!
Squashes: Grate and store in the freezer in quantities perfect for zucchini bread! Yum!
~ Worth It:
Baby Knits for Beginners by Debbie Bliss
$19.95  144 pages, 16 patterns
Patterns are well written and easy to read
Beautiful photos of all the patterns
Patterns are progressive in terms of skill
Technique pages are very good with easy to understand pictures.
None of the sweaters are seamless! What the heck?
Yarn is all Debbie Bliss- do a little research to sub yarn!
Overall Worth it!
~Contact Info:
Email Me!
Ravelry: Roue
Twitter: Roue0824
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