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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, 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!