Sunday, March 27, 2011

Ep 60- Independent Women

~Welcome/ Intro/ Thanks!
  - Audible: Click the link for a 2 week free trial and audiobook download of your choice!
  - Bar-Maids: Eco friendly skin care products for crafters!
Listen to the show to find out who the winner of the March contest was!!
April Contest: Save the planet!
Let me know what you're doing to save the planet!  Whether it's starting a compost or planting a tree, if we can improve sustainability, we will save money and save the planet!
~Sweater Forecast:
Nothing new, 50s and rainy.
~Knitting/ Spinning:
I finished both the baby sweaters just in time! Koryn Lee and Layla Ashlea were born yesterday and I finished the sweaters yesterday!!  I also finished spinning the singles for my sweaters and I plied the first colorway!! SUPER PRETTY!  Then while chatting with Dana, I cast on a pair of Top Down Toe Up Vanilla with a Twist socks!
~ Free Entertainment:
If you are joining in on the PAL, we are going to listen through ep 35 this week!
~ Sales:
Sunset Fibers: Linda is amazing, she's got great prices and AWESOME fibers and colors!! Tell her you heard about her shop from me!
Unwind Yarn Co: Dana is fabulous, and she has beautiful colorways that aren't the same you see everywhere else!! For KnitCents listeners, enter the coupon code KNITCENTSAPRIL for 10% off your entire purchase!!!
Wolfe Farms: Dawn makes amazing soaps and lotions!  I love her soap and so does Aaron! She has great scents and, unlike other natural soaps, her soap doesn't leave you feeling sticky!
Tell these fabulous folks you heard about their shops from me!!
~ Tip of the week:
Shop at your local shops and farmers markets!!  Support independent businesses!
~ How we saved the week:
Make people laugh and they'll give you deals and jobs!  Aaron got a new job because the people at the pizza shop we like think we  are funny!
~Worth It:
Sockupied Spring 2011
Sells for $14.97 21 pages, 5 patterns.
This magazine is PACKED full of information, video tutorials, interactive ads and articles and even a coloring page!! Check it out! Totally worth it!
~Contact Info:
Email me: cleverroue (at) gmail (dot) com
Ravelry: Roue
Twitter: Roue0824
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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Ep 59- Give When You Can

~Welcome, Intro, Thanks!
  - Audible: Click the link for a free 2 week trial AND a free audiobook download of your choice!
  - Bar Maids: Check out all their tasty scents and support an awesome small US business!
~Knitting/ Spinning:
Almost done with baby sweater #2 for cousin's twins!  Doing a cute heart lace pattern around the bottom edge!  Also finished spinning the second 8oz for my next HS sweater!  Will start final 8oz tonight and totally will finish by CampKIP!
~ Free Entertainment:
Caithness Craft Collective- An awesome podcast from a Scottish knitter! Louise is charming and fabulous! Check it out!
~ Tip of the Week:
Give when you can.  If you can't afford to give money, give time.  Volunteer at a local shelter, teach less privileged children a craft or read in senior centers!  Or of course, KNIT!
  -The Head to Toe Project
  - The Linus Project
  - The Mother Bear Project
~Sales! (Kind of)
  GoodStuff is donating $5 for EVERY pattern sold through April 7 to Japan Earthquake Relief! (Link to Ravelry, be sure you're signed in)
  Fiddle Knits Designs is donating 50% of pattern sales through March to Japan Earthquake Relief!
  OlgaJazzy is donating 85% of pattern sales to Japan Earthquake Relief through March 28!
  The Red Cross
  World Vision
~How I Saved the Week:
Pedicures at home with a friend instead of going out!!
~Worth It!
Alt Fiber by Shannon Okey
Retail $19.95, 25 patterns, 115 pages
I REALLY like the beginning section of this book!  I love the section about natural dyes, and I like that she covered more types of fiber than No Sheep For You did.  As far as patterns go, I don't think I would buy the book if it were just for the patterns, but I would definitely consider it for the info about natural dyes!!  Give it a look!!
~Contact Info:
Email me!! cleverroue (at) gmail (dot) com
Ravelry: Roue
Twitter: Roue0824
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Monday, March 14, 2011

Ep 58- Daylight $avings

~Welcome/ Intro/ Thanks!
Audible: Click the link to get a FREE audiobook download with a FREE 2 week trial!
Bar-Maids: Check them out for awesome eco-friendly skin care products!
Finished another blanket square, started second baby sweater and finished raglan increases!
Finished the first 4oz of the second color!  Trying to finish all spinning by CampKIP (ONLY 3 WEEKS AWAY!!!)
~Free Entertainment:
House of Grey Eps 22-27
~ Sales:
Webs has tons of cotton yarn and blends in their closeout!
Paradise Fibers has 1 lb cones of cotton weaving yarn for $11.95! 6550 yards! WOOHOO!
Punchbowl has awesome free party planning tools, including save the dates, invitations, vendor lists and more!
~Tip of the Week:
Just because something is free doesn't mean it is tacky!
~How we saved the week:
I cried and got our car repair cut in half...  oops!
Also, instead of getting my wedding ring reset in white gold, (would cost $1400) we are getting it plated with rhodium so it looks like white gold but only cost $80! I WIN!
~Worth It!
No Sheep for You by Amy R Singer
Retail: $22.95  Published by Interweave Press, 20 patterns
First 30 pages is all about different fibers, how they work, what they're from and so on.  Then the patterns are all designed so highlight the benefits on these fibers! Drapey silk, comfy cotton and lustrous bamboo!  This book is so awesome that I bought a copy (used from Barnes and Noble) while I was writing the review!  Overall: TOTALLY WORTH IT!
~Contact Info:
Email: cleverroue (at) gmail (dot) com
Ravelry: Roue
Twitter: Roue0824
Thank you all!!!

Ep 57- Support Systems

Sorry guys, I just couldn't get myself to do shownotes this week.  Got super caught up in wedding things!!!