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*yawn* [Aug. 1st, 2005|10:39 pm]
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Got the small capacity ice cream maker today. Wow, it's really, really small. *stares in disbelief* I'll post a review after I test it out. Probably this weekend...if time permits. And that's a big if. I'm going to (yet another) wedding on Saturday & I was invited to a jewelry making party. Should be interesting! ^_^

Rikku's scarf is progressing nicely. I'm trying to read & knit at the same time...and trying to knit continental style too. LOL, fortunately, I don't care if it's a little wonky. However, I did accidentally put an increase in. Now, that's really bad. Needed to unravel it a few inches. *sigh*

Still planning my Ravenclaw scarf. I'm really tempted to buy from Yarn Picks, since it's such a great deal. ~$2 for a skein of Merino...where are you going to find that?! And free shipping too, if I order $30 worth of stuff. The skeins are smaller, so the scarf will require 6 of them. That's still cheap - just a little over $12. However, I am a bit worried about the color matching.
The other yarn I'm considering is Plymouth Encore worsted. This yarn is a 25% wool/75% acrylic blend. It's ~$5 a skein, but I will only need 4. That's about $20, not including shipping costs. It's machine washable, but looks sorta wooly. I probably wouldn't subject the scarf to machine washing, but I'm sure this will hold up better than the Merino (which is a very soft yarn and prone to felting/fuzzing in general). Hmmm...I'm thinking too much about this.

From: rocio16
2005-08-03 11:27 pm (UTC)

ice cream machine

I know what you mean when you said is pretty small, I have not ahd the time to use it but I don;t know how is going to work for a family of 5, we'll see.
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-08-08 06:09 am (UTC)

Re: ice cream machine

I heard it makes about 3 cups total. You're right...that's not enough if you have a family. I just got mine in the mail...haven't had time to experiment yet. Some people suggested using plain ice cream & adding some ingredients like fruit or chocolate chunks. You can probably make the ice cream faster this way. Let me know how your experiments turn out. =)
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[User Picture]From: jemmielina
2005-08-04 05:34 pm (UTC)
out of topic:

Hi Aikarin!
I found your pony site (wow!) and noticed that you also have lj. I've been quit silent lately in lj but i'd love to get new pony friends. I hope you didn't mind that i added you.

emmi ^___^
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-08-08 06:12 am (UTC)
I don't mind at all. In fact, I encourage people to add me, so you can see my announcements & new projects. ^_^
Usually, I'll add people back and I'll try to read their entries as well...when I have time. Lately, I've been pretty busy, though! ^_^
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