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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!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Winter Sale!!!

Once again, the years rolls around to the knitting/crocheting sale that I started with in Kappa Kappa Psi! This is my last year doing it, and well.... It's the time where I sell the most items. Mind you.... I only get less than 25% of the profit of my items. The rest of the money goes towards the music department at EIU.

So for the most part we sell a hat for 12$, I get 2$. It barely covers the yarn, and does not even come close to covering the time... But In the end I am helping out the music department, and that is the whole reason I joined Psi. (though... I am about to graduate... and that money would be awwwwwesome to have...)

We did make it into the DEN today though,

Feature Photo: Bake sale

Amanda Zumwalt, a sophmore elementary education major, Sharon Walker, a senior music education major, and Greg Sainer, a junior communication studies major, sell homemade items for Kappa Kappa Psi, a national honorary band fraternity, in Doudna Monday. (Katie Overby | The Daily Eastern News)

No I am not in the picture, yes the knitted stuff and crocheted stuff are all made by me, (except for three scarves, and a couple loom knitted hats)

It is a bittersweet sale for me. I love music, I love Psi, but I love money. So I can buy more yarn. And then sell more. hahaha

I did just finish the test knit that I was working on, and I plan to put up pictures tomorrow.

I also sold another item from my store! One of my.... ex boyfriends.... bought a bag that I crocheted out of plastic bags, for his current girlfriend who is known to be "green". I am glad someone I know bought it because I really would like to see how the bag holds up. I know there are ways to reinforce the bag, but I reallllly would like to see how it holds up to daily use, whether it be shopping or just carrying around a wallet. If it works out for a while I will start making more, even though it takes forever. Having to cut up the plastic bags, then string them and knot them together, thhhen crochet it all together. The only issue is, cutting up the yarn and knotting it takes forever,

But its green, and it uses tons of old plastic bags that would just end up in the landfill!

I am going to finish up a knitted acrylic blanket that my friend Kelly gave me to finish, just because its been sitting on my chair in my room for months. and darn it... I want to sit on that chair!!!

And if someone is reading this... please check out my friend Sarah's blog. She needs some help paying for graduation, and anything will make a difference!!! http://www.rainloverknits.com/


1 comment:

Rainlover said...

=P Thanks hun, hopefully the sale went well :)