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Illinois, United States
I am a band director at five private schools in Kankakee. Music is a big part of my life, but knitting and crafting are right up there too. I own a ridiculous stash of yarn, which I am slowly using... and replacing with better yarn... I tend to knit and crochet a lot, in class, out of class, while watching tv, while driving, pretty much constantly. I have been involved with crochet romantically for 15 years, and involved with knitting for 11 years. They sometimes get jealous of each other. I think its funny. Along with knitting and crocheting, I quilt, spin (drop spindle) and design patterns!!

Sunday, November 27, 2005

more pics

random teeping of my house again...
Thanksgiving dinner, or is it? We went to marshal fields and sat at their displays and actually felt like we were eating out. It was so great. poeple walked by and stared at us.

best halloween costume

Friday, November 11, 2005

two more things

ive got to now also make two baby/toddler sweaters. so here it goes! woop woop. but like ive said a million times, i have to finish the ungodly boring, piano cover......... *STABS IN EYE*
But now the cheesecake sales are over, and ive been munching on pumpkin cheesecake. mmmmmm........... Thanksgiving.
BTW... did purchase a Compaq Presario laptop last weekish. And i am sooooo reaking excited. (ill admit i havent stopped playing sims... my bad)
but im happy with it! i can connect to the internet whenever i want now. ok im good.
My cats'.....got fleas.......... weve been treating here, but she has to stay away from my knitting. she mopes around the house all sad and stuff cause she knows something is wrong.... poor thing.
uh.... oh yeah! PHIL CALL ME SOON! i need help with this laptop..... plus i need your opinion!!! did i o a good job? ahhhh i miss talking to you! sop being so busy...
kk i going now. gotta knit

Friday, November 04, 2005

Maybe i wont be able to get my moms afghan done by christmas, i really gotta finish megans piano cover, im only onto 2 feet, and sorry megan...its boring.... oh poo....... but itll be done, i might hate knitting afterwards (lol never will happen) BUT ITLL BE DONE. good times......

Thursday, October 27, 2005

just some pics from what i live for when im not knitting or crocheting.

Ok, so my boyfriends mother showed me a crocheted baby blankie, and asked me to make a sweater that looks like it. (took me a while to understand what she meant since she has a strong Spanish accent....) so i went out with louie, and visited micheals to find a pattern, and yarn. and a week or so later it was finished. But my mistake i gave it to her without taking pictures! so i asked my boyfriend to do it before she left for Guatemala with it. He did and i am greatful as all hell, because im so anal about pictures. but since im so anal about pictures... i regret not doing it myself, since i get all into the details when i take them. But lol i dont expect a non knitter/crocheter to get down with the details, so heres the pics! i love you louie!

for those who can see this pattern, its got a nice little lace edging around the bottem, and a little tie across the front. Its actually a white sparkly yarn, very fine, and soft. the sleeves go out straight from the shoulders, not so poofy. but god did i love making it! and i made louies mom happy! sweet.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005


This ia the afghan im working on now
for my mother dearest. you can see the posts i created in the pattern and the colors a little off i know but i still think it looks pretty cool.
this shows how the color stands out a little better!
oh yeah, and heres a pic of what i do on the weekends... JK i do it all week!

I need help

OK first things first, i recieved this (pardon the awful copy paste job) from my aunt. If im correct its a knitting machine, but how do i use it? i have directions... but its all in german, and my mom knows german, she doesnt know knitting.... so anything that could be useful would be useful.
Also--------> this all came with it and im not auite sure what it all is, so like i said! i will marry anyone who can help me in english!
the brand name of the machine is 'Empiral Knitmaster' mod 323 and No. D413465

Friday, October 14, 2005

really good knitting cartoons and jokes here, i love it so much!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005


i am so hyper, im working on a 6 ft by 3ft plain stst blanket, and a post crocheted afghan for my mom, and small random projects.
ha ha ha ha
and i want the messanger bag..

Tuesday, September 27, 2005


What should I make next?
Stuffed Animals
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This is my newest scarf, made from some leftover yarn, and its extreamly

soft. its for sale for $15 to whoever wants it!

Thursday, September 22, 2005

yarn porn

this is my huge stash of yarn that i really should get rid of pretty soon, but its so useful to have it around for every use possible. i love it! it makes me happy

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

my newest creations

the second picture has better color quality, but i still think it looks cute,

$20 for the hat but the brothers not for sale. lol

I just thought this was the cutest thing that i have ever seen in my life, my cat Callie decided that she would fall in love with the duck that i just finished and not let it go.

Sad thing though, id love to keep the duck for the cat to love... but its gotta leave and go as a present for my bros girlfriend...

Look at the affection though!!! i just thought it was hilarious!

As the duck is going to my brother, it is not for sale, but for all you knitters, it was fun to make and very hard to let go!


so i just sent money out to purchase a box of metal clasps and certain jewlery findings, so ill be able to start up again with my jewlery making, so ill be selling some jewlery as soon as im done with that. also i finished the stuffed duck finally, but sadly i dont get to keep it, gotta give it to my bros girlfriend. so thats a bunch of work down the drain. oh well. and i also finished a hat, so thatll be up for sale soon. im going to finish my "STOP RACISM" purse soon, and then my mothers afghan. and of course all the little projects.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

All my works are for sale, (unless already sold!)

I used the idea of a friendship scarf that I read of a while ago. All my scrap yarn went into it, and truthfully I love it to pieces! $20

I finished this scarf a while ago.
$20, or ill take a trade as well!!!

I still have to find the perfect lining to put in this purse, but once its done it'll be $25.

I still have a bunch of FO's but ive been a lil slow on taking the pics, but coming up soon is my sweater shrug, fairy purse, and im still procrastinating on that ducky, i am clueless as how to sew on the head and arms!!! ill get it done soon.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

this was made as a joke for my male english teacher, it didnt fit him too well, but his daughter fell in love with it.
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woop woop

here are some other of my projects that i have finished in the last year.
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