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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!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Expanding my smartness.... lol

I recently grew tired of the quick three hour hats done on size 10.5 needles... I'm not quite sure why and I'm sure I'll regret it. I went onto knitpicks.com and purchased a good amount of yarn... a really good amount... there on starting my yarn buying spree....

but heres a few things that I upped my previous knowledge on...

This is the hat I made for Pat when he asked me to make him something to match his scarf.

The thing that makes me happy is he actually
wears it... makes a girl proud!
And this is a hat that I bought ungodly expensive yarn on...
I love the yarn and the pattern... who wouldnt???
I worked it on size 5 needles, and got it done within a week or two. It was exciting to see the colors change... I know I'm a nerd!
And while most knitters have seen this youtube clip.... I just rediscovered it!