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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!!

Friday, December 07, 2007

christmas gifts and sales

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so im trying to work on a christmas present for the boy, and in between that i am working on just random hats and scarves for gifts and sales.
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so ill keep posting and if you guyses see anything you like just gimme a ring, or comment or whatever.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

back to school

I made this purse from scraps and just went along and figured out what i liked. In the end i decided to have three buttons at the top and a pretty decent interior.
Its kind of blurry but its like a Chinese flower pattern.
This purse is for sale for $20
I went on a spending rampage, (actually my mom decided that it wasnt healthy to have yarn laying around because it collects dust.) (howd you guess shes a nurse?)
we spent over 150 on this and i dont regret it at all, all my yarn is color coded and prettyfied.. too bad it still doesnt all fit into the bins...

its a prettyful site isnt it?

too bad its all three hours away..... sobs...

I just finished this hat, Just simple knit stitch and two yarns, and easy peasy. $10

And this is what EIU drumline is all about

Friday, August 31, 2007

College life

new cable purse
interior-all for 25$
theres a story about this. my friend whos asked me to do some work for her before, gave me a bag of granny squares about 3 years ago, and asked if in my free time, could i sew it up. so of course i said yes.

well come....3 years later its still hanging in a bag on the underside of my bunk.

so being in a bored state and needing to finish some projects before going to college i took it out. and spent over... 4 hours sewing it up on my bedroom floor.

and then i finished it.

afterwards, i cant help but say i partied!

Friday, June 15, 2007

just hanging around

tping lizes house

class of 06 yo jacob. what more can i say
abby and stefl
alex! princess sparkles! dont leave!

le murk
and thats all for now!

been busy

havent had much time to really put up pics, but ive got a buncha them. bunny-i love it
scarf and hat set, sale for 30 both or 15 hat 20 scarf
scarf for sale 20
scarf for sale 30
hat and scarf set.... i really dont want to sell it because its my absolute favorite yarn and pattern. itll cost you...
teddy bear made for adam... but sadly i have taken a strong liking for it, and dont plan on giving it away...
hat made on a loom that i yoinked from liz
one of those hot dogs
the collection of most stuffed animals, give or take acouple
random loose end scarf, for sale, 15$

Sunday, January 28, 2007

more knitting

sooo ive had alot of time to knit, and im not sure why i had so much time. i should be studying...

I made this hat for my friends sister, and then started another one, where i taught her how to knit, and she knit a couple rows and gave that one to her sis instead, so i have this one laying around. $8
One of my improv hats, takes me less than 3 hours to knit one, on size 10.5 needles, so it makes me feel happy! $8
my emo kitty, im keeping it cause i never make something for myself.
newly knit drop stitch scarf, really soft and warm! $25

my last installment so far of the rainbow striped hat, with purple. $8

Thursday, January 25, 2007

I finished the camel

I started it last night when my friends RA asked if I could knit a camel. I thought about it, got out some yarn and decided crochet would be the best way to go. And by 4pm today i finished up the camel, for now at least. I gave it to him and he was smiling ear to ear, lol he even carried it around showing people while he was doing rounds. I was happy!
It's simple, I just made up the pattern, didnt write it down though, I was too lazy to do that, and I didnt use a small enough hook, you can see the stuffing, but i love it, and i know he did too

And my baby Terrence taking a shedding bath. You can see the skin peeling off. lol i love it.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

and you just sit and wonder, what to do with these signs...

every once in a while you wonder if someone out there is trying to show you something, to inspire you.
i just finished watching raise your voice, when i looked down at my knitting, and realized that the yarn had formed two loops.

and i just feel better...

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

hmmm so break

i love going on break.
no schoolwork
lots of knitting!
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ok the story between these two hats. my friend hunts, and i hate the thought of killing animals... so i knit him a camo hat. why? so hed want to go hunting.
now why would i do that? well i knit the bright orange one so that when he is hunting hell think of me and not hunt. see? it all works out....
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crocheted for a friends sister, still havent given it yet.
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experimenting with stiches. basketweave here
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and my new favorite thing to do, after years of not wanting to learn thinking it was too hard
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and more cables
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and this hat is purple, not black, but its a bad picture..
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ok i think im done for now.. night!