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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!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Dramatic Knits Musical Swap!

I met up with my mom today for dinner, and she had quite a few packages for me since I have all my bulky mail sent to the rents place so it does not get stolen from my apartment.

I opened up the first box and squeeeeeed!

Beaglemomknitter sent me an awesome package! I put down that my two favorite musicals were phantom of the opera and A New Brain.

Phantom was the first musical I ever saw when I was young. Then the first cassette tape I ever owned. Then the first CD I ever owned. (second was beach boys haha)

A New Brain is a musical about a homosexual composer (Gordon) who writes music for a Barney like character named Mr. Bungee who is a frog. Mr. Bungee is... for loss of better words the biggest dick boss ever. Gordon have a brain aneurysm which could kill him if the surgeries go wrong. The overbearing, overprotective mother is exactly who my mother would be if I was very ill. The whole musical is about love, life, and music. It just.... I love it. It's absolutely my favorite musical.

She did a great job with the swap package!
An adorable knitted frog, which my kitten took a liking to! :)

Awesome froggy stitch markers
A phantom of the Opera Coaster/tile, and rose scented soap.

I couldnt be happier! Thank you!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


I realize I have not posted anything in a loooong time.

Life caught up to me with not feeling good, and not having any free time during the daylight to take pictures of things I have been working on....

But I wanted to have someone back me up on what I am giving up for Lent. If I don't post this, I won't keep it up!

I am giving up fast food, and non diet soda. That is all.
In the past couple months I have been eating more fast food because I have been so tired after work. I sit down and knit and don't feel like eating even though I am hungry. So I started getting in the habit of just going through a drive through and getting a quick dinner.

No more. NO MORE!

I will cook every meal, and if I am really really tired, Something like Lean Cuisine will work (even though the sodium skyrockets...)

So far its been great!

I just need to do something better for myself. This is the best way.

Now that I am feeling better, I will also get back to the gym.... It's been.... over a month... ugh

Friday, February 03, 2012

Band Sponsored Craft Fair!

Looking for crafters in the Kankakee area!