December 02, 2009

Bl0ggers are wonderful and current spin/knit status

I love this blogging world we live in, there is so much inspiration but also help and advice when needed. A favourite read of mine Blue Witch posted yesterday about helping friends with their utilities and insurance bills. She suggested that it would be worthwhile anyone checking their usage and current tariff via several comparison websites and how to go about it.
I find her advice very useful so this morning I duly followed her instructions by ringing my utility company and getting my annual KWH usage which is useful for checking costs. Then it was off to the comparison sites recommended.
ALL of them gave my current utility company as the best for dual fuel, but ALL of them also said I could save £220+ per year. Very strange methinks so back to the telephone and ring the utility company I go.
"Oh yes" the girl said, "that tariff has just been released today" When asked why they don't tell their customers she said they never do when they change. I wonder why?
The upshot is I am still with the same company but on a capped tariff for 12 months with no tie in should I choose to change. I save £20 per month in doing so.
Have you checked what you are paying lately? If not then do go and read BW's enlightening post from yesterday. It may save you money also.
Now I promised pictures of the current work on the needles.
Here you see the Solstice Shawl, 3 strands of assorted yarns that change occasionally as you can see. 1 thread is always glitter to celebrate the return of the light at solstice.
The next is a sock in my own handspun:). I am so proud of being able to say that, silly but there you are.


These will be for me I think.

9 comments:

Dorothy said...

Well done on cutting your fuel bills! The money is much better spent on fibre to fill the nooks and crannies of your lovely gothic storage chest (I was just admiring the picture).

Something else the utility companies aren't up front about is that they all should have have special reduced rates or grants for people on pension credit or income support.

GreenWhisper said...

love the colours of your handspun! they will be cool socks :o)

Sea said...

I know this doesn't link, but the drop spindle has arrived!!!
Do I need to do anything to the bamboo fibre I have bought before attempting to spin? Tiz from Steph Francis., it looks like it is ready to spin.

Rosie said...

thanks for the tip: you're certainly ensuring that all your friends will be nice and warm this winter. Your handspun and sock look brilliant.

Blue Witch said...

Well done :)

Nettles said...

That Solstice shawl is divine! The colours! Sigh...

bee*in*the*balm said...

lovely work! i love your yarncrafts!
i totally agree on checking those sneaky utilities out, we don't have other options to choose from here in the wilderness but i've been finding additional charges for services we don't get on our bills for the past 6 months. every month i spend way to long on the phone with this company and the charges keep coming back again the next month!

bee*in*the*balm said...

lovely work! i love your yarncrafts!
i totally agree on checking those sneaky utilities out, we don't have other options to choose from here in the wilderness but i've been finding additional charges for services we don't get on our bills for the past 6 months. every month i spend way to long on the phone with this company and the charges keep coming back again the next month!

Lynne said...

Luv the colours in the Solstice Shawl, well done.