About Me

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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!!

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..