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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!!

Saturday, December 06, 2008

So Its been a while

But that doesn't mean I've stopped with the knitting and crocheting.

We just had our second annual scarf/hat/blanket sale for KKPSI.

We upped the prices a bit because 8 dollars for a hat, that took at least 3 dollars to buy the materials and 3 hours to make it, just didnt seem like enough.
Last year we made $422, and this year, while we sold less, we broke even and made 4o more than last year!
So it was a pretty good sale, we even made it into the newspaper at school!

I also was elected to be treasurer for KKPSI so I brought up the idea of having another sale right after Christmas vacation in a different building on campus, instead of Doudna, (Fine Arts Building) just because we don't get different varieties of people coming through the fine arts building

But now for an update on some of the new scarves, hats, etc.

A hat I made for Pats sister, Colleen. Well for her to give to a friend who had a baby.
The blanket I made to go along with it, well this is what she asked me to make for her friend and I added the hat. Confused yet?
It's a log cabin baby blanket, the colors are a little off, more almost easter looking than this is showing, but its soft and didnt take too long to make.
Matching scarf and hat made with a type of mohair that I can't remember for the life of me.
The matching hat!

matching hat and scarf, with a horizontal ribbing, Took forever to finish though, because I was using my new bloodwood 10.5 knitting needles, and I didn't want to break them, so it wasn't a project i carried around with me. The hat that matches!
Sharon called dibs on this hat as soon as I finished it! Seed stitch at the bottem, really simple.
I jsut finished this vest a couple weeks ago, no pattern or anything, but I don't like how thick the neckline is... so I might go back and rip it out and fix it up... not sure yet because I don't have alot of time to do it...

And these are only a few of the projects I've been kicking out recently!