Thursday, April 30, 2009

Money saving tip #2 Lets get through this together and strong! Also an update on my knitting progress on shawl

OK here is tip #2 that you have been waiting for:

Brew ice tea and coffee for an inexpensive refreshing drink. It is less expensive than bottled soda or pre-made drinks. If you do purchase pre-made drinks purchase them in one or two liter bottles rather than individual bottles. Buying cans or plastic bottled drinks are a more expensive way to provide drinks for your family. To lower your cost even more, purchase the tea and coffee on sale and using coupons. Every penny adds up over time. If you save $10.00 per month in beverages it adds up. What could you spend the $120.00 per year on?

Save or invest that money to make the most return on brewing your own cold beverages. Enjoy and stay cool!

Coffee and Tea recipe to follow - check back.

OK now onto the knitting scene. I have been working on a wrap pattern for my 18 year old daughter. It is from the book Divine Accessories, "Anisette" Wrap by Kristeen Griffin-Grimes for French Girl. I got the book from the local library (another way to save money support your local library). I am about 1/3 done. It is my first lace project. It is a little different but enjoyable. I always thought lace would be to difficult, not so much.

I am using Rowan Kidsilk haze. I have never used such a light weight fiber. It got a little getting used to but once you get used to it, it is wonderful. The color is black but I think they called it Wicked. Here is a picture of my progress:

I purchased the yarn online. I found the best price of about $16.00 per skein from
WEBS - America's Yarn Store
75 Service Center Road
Northampton MA 01060
Phone: 1-800-367-9327

I was pleased with the price, quality and service. This is the first time I have purchased from them, but I will be back!

Hope everyone has a great day! Remember to enjoy what your doing, do what you can to make the planet a better place. It is all about loving one another.

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