I think I'm awake tonight. Yes, I should be able to make sense (well, as much as I ever do) in this post. I just can't come up with an exciting title.
Just as a note to people who knit or crochet and are trying to save money, don't try to save money by getting the very least amount of yarn that you can. Trust me, it isn't a good idea. Even if you're are being frugal and you absolutely hate buying more yarn than you might need, snap out of it. Especially if the yarn is ordered online so that you can't just run to the store to get another skein of yarn.
Why am I saying this? Experience. Good old-fashioned experience. And I'm preaching to myself here...I still make this mistake. Because I don't want to have a useless 5/8 of a skein of yarn sitting around, especially if its expensive yarn because that's just wasting it.
Buy enough yarn. Buy enough yarn. Buy enough yarn!
Okay, so the latest example of this would be the yarn I used for my shrug:
While it certainly looks alright, and it is sewn together, and I did get it done in time to wear last Sunday, I could have used more yarn. Not a lot of yarn, just a little bit more. Because the shrug is sewed together at the seams with three shades of pink embroidery floss. I carefully mixed the three shades so that they looked the same as the yarn, but it took time. And the edging is made from a little ball of pink stretchy yarn I had left over from another project. (So I guess the extra yarn came in handy there, but it wasn't much extra.)
So, I'm just saying... :)
In other news, when I go outside in the sun I get...tanned? No, of course not. That only happens if I'm out for about ten minutes a day, every day, and I don't stay out any longer than that. Because what I get otherwise is more of a, well, red color...not tan.
Anyway, I get freckles. And then they're gone by the next morning...which seems really strange! I guess if I was outside more they would end up staying? Probably, seeing as my little brother has got freckles and good tan line already this year! I just find it funny that my freckles show up and then fade that fast! :p
I figured out what to make for supper tonight. I made Jambalaya with chicken in it. It was pretty good...we usually have it with smoked sausage, but I think I like it better with the chicken.
Oh bother. I'm not figuring this out...I was thinking about opening a savings account and putting the money that I get from baking bread into savings. The problem is that Wachovia, where my checking account is, doesn't have a savings program that I like, so I was looking at BB&T instead. Well, I was trying to figure out how much the interest would be and whether it's worth it to open an account at another bank. So the savings account has an interest rate of 1.73% compounded daily. Argh, this would be the part of Consumer Math that I didn't do very well on!!! I can calculate simple interest fine...that's easy enough, but I have problems with compounded interest. And I can't seem to find a calculator online to figure it. I found a few formulas for figuring interest, but the figures I'm coming up with don't look right! Unless that adds up to a fair amount of interest, it would be easier to just designate a savings category in my budget, and deposit the money in my checking account...maybe I'll just do that.
Oh, I need to have Colin try on some shorts! Mom got him some new shorts, but they're really long. They looked like gauchos or something...so they really need to be hemmed! I need to go catch him before he goes to bed so I can figure out how long they need to be and get started on them tonight.