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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, January 14, 2012

Just had to share!

My friend Kali from high school bought my Arcade handspun. She said her doggy approves!


Sunday, January 01, 2012

Goals for 2012

At least one handspun a month.
One full sized quilt
One baby quilt
One table runner
Kill my acrylic stash. Kill. Kill!

One pattern out of every knitting book that I own by the end of 2012: (Can have modifications!)
-First Book of Modern Lace Knitting by Marianne Kinzel: pg 90 Three of Hearts Design, made from Cushion cover into scarf
-One Skein, 30 quick projects to knit and crochet: pg 30 Asymmetrical Cable Hat
-Just Hats by Lion Brand: pg 91 Urban Trekker
-Not Your Mama's Knitting: pg 134 PDA mittens
-Stitch N Bitch Nation: pg 196 Hurry up Spring arm warmers
-Stitch N Bitch The Knitters Handbook: pg 187 Big Bad Baby Blanket
-Oddball Knitting: pg 42 Ted's Scarf
-Knitting on the Road: Pg 93 Whitby Socks
-Victorian Lace Today: pg 72 A Curved Shawl

Gifted Patterns:
Thermis by Kris Knits
Cladonia by Kristen Kapur
Juneberry Triangle by Jared Flood - in progress

Rock Island by Jared Flood
Cerasifera by Kirsten Kapur
Chalice Cowl by Julia Trice
Atalanta sideways by Asa Tricosa

Get along better with my mother
Lost the last 5 pounds and tone up my legs
Eat healthy, and only have fast food once a week
Start a marching band program at the high school
Get the members of the bands at all 5 schools to grow by at least 5 for the HS and 10 for the GS