~Last month's contest winner:
TeamMom aka Tera! Congrats!
Share a recipe for delicious hot drinks! It will help warm the chill out of your bones faster than turning on the heater!
Contest prize: A Longaberger basket donated by Paula of the Knitting Pipeline Podcast!
~Sweater Forecast: A new segment, where I tell you if its sweater weather or not! This week: No.
Finished the first of the cabled wristers, and started a Cabled Raglan Baby Sweater for my sister's little girl! I also bought an awesome button for it! Yay!
I published the TDTU pattern! Search TDTU on Ravelry to find it!
I've actually been doing some! I'm going to spin 3 different colors together and knit the Tappan Zee!
Knit Knit Cafe with Abby and Ben- Super fun!
The Knit Wits with Carin and Rick- hilarious!!!
We canned 7 jars of salsa using tomatoes from our garden!
- KnitPicks book sale! All books are 40% off!
- Webs Grampa's Garage Sale! Tons of yarn for over 50% off!
- Madrona published the Overview! Lots of free events and demos! Come to the PNW!
~Tip of the Week:
Laugh until it hurts! I've noticed that I am less inclined to make an impulse purchase if I'm feeling really good, so do something that makes you really happy and laugh until you cry!
~How I Saved the Week:
I made salsa instead of buying it, made muffins and tea instead of going out to a coffee shop and used free yarn to make a cute sweater!
~ Worth It!
The Expectant Knitter by Marie Connolly
Retail: $27.50, 30 patterns
I like the patterns, lots of top down seamless stuff, lots of really practical baby things and the patterns are well written and the photos are lovely.
HOWEVER: The author inserts MEDICAL ADVICE into the book, which is absolutely inappropriate. If it was just a book of patterns, it would totally be worth it, but as it is, I would not buy it. A library book for sure.