I have nothing much new on the needles to write about. Alas, there has only been more blanket knitting. I am strongly considering taking a hat making break though. It is getting cold here and my head is suffering. Here is a blanket progress pic.
I keep waffling back and forth between which color combo I like better. Today I am leaning toward the red one. I think if I were to knit a blanket-that-never-ends for myself I would use medium/dark blue and a pale green. (Don’t worry, I am not really considering making a third.)
Back to the post title. I have found a new money saving trick. Although technically it is a reused idea of my grandma’s*. I have started diluting my conditioner. I know it sounds odd, but hear me out. I figure most days I use way too much conditioner for my hair (especially since I cut it fairly short recently) so I needed to try to start using less. I first tried to change my hair washing habits. This did not work. I think while washing my hair I am on automatic pilot because I always seem to notice too late that I have too much conditioner in my hand. Well today I solved that problem by saving my old conditioner bottle, pouring half of the new bottle into the old one, and adding water to fill both. TADA! Now I will use less without thinking about it and save money. Granted I buy conditioner about once every 2 months and never spend very much money on it, but money saved is money saved. That and oddly enough I like my runny watered down conditioner better.
*Grandma diluted her conditioner when I was a kid and I am pretty sure she still does, but I had forgotten about that until I thought of it myself. I am not sure where she learned it, for all I know it may be a common practice.