Saturday, January 08, 2011
How to save 10.95
THE SWAP IS NOW CLOSED AS OF Jan 9/2011.
I am very excited to begin the swap. Here are some details I've decided upon. If you need to drop from the swap, please please let me know now. I understand if you committed and now it seems too much. First of all,
We will use a flat rate box that will cost you 10.95 to mail to your next person. This may be too much for some, and I understand. Send me a private email : Harpnut@gmail.com and I will quietly remove you from the list.
*We have such a good group that I am splitting it into two boxes. It would take too long to mail through 20 or so people. I think we may lose interest along the way. So I'll divide us into two groups: Fireman says those North of I-80 and those south of I-80.
*Please take what you want and replace with something equivalent. THis is not a dump swap, hahaha. It is meant to thrill the
*I have not included anything I have knitted in the start boxes. I have to say I choose a scarf that someone knitted in a
similar swap last year and loved it. That said, If you wish to replace a skein of yarn with a knitted item that works!
* If it is killiing you to send a light box, go ahead, mail some rocks.....hahahaha.
All that being said, as soon as I have 3 more addresses the swap will begin.
If you are undecided here are some ways to save up the 10.95......
1)Skip the latte twice
2)Make your family a mac and cheese dinner...homemade.
I've always subscribed to the IF MAMA AINT HAPPY AINT NOBODY HAPPY saying
3)Get your next knitting magazine from the library
4)Turn down the heat for a day or so.....unsuspectingly of course.... just
encourage the family to put on their handknits!
5)Tell the checker at the grocery that you don't want one item you put on the belt
I used to do this routinely. There is always something I really don't need.
6)Delve into those couch cushions and coat pockets for change...
7)Wear your clothes twice before you wash them this week!
8)Stay in and knit, you'd be amazed at what you save by not leaving the house at all
9)Buy some Christmas paper on sale for next year.......
and 10) Buy one less box of Girl Scout cookies this year. 11 boxes is almost as good as 12!
I talk more in the comments!