I'm Amy, here in Manitoba, which is not as cold as one might think...we were above freezing today, and yet it is January.
I began knitting when I was little, perhaps about 7 or 8...it was one of those summers. Crocheting, I tried a bit when I was about 12, but it didn't really take off, probably because my mom was not as good at crocheting as knitting! So, crocheting lay dormant until last year's Knit and Crochet along for Project Linus! Now, I love it as well. Which was amazing. I LOVED doing it! 15 warm babies and children
The basics on me...I am 21, a 4th year Bachelor's of Music student-I am a music history major, so I do a LOT of reading and writing for my degree...besides the practising that my major practical study instrument of the flute requires. I just passed my one-year anniversary for teaching Music for Young Children in November. Music for Young Children is a unique keyboard based program combining keyboard, sight-reading, ear-training, singing, composition, theory, history, rhythm and so much more! Right now I have three classes, my Sunshine One class for 3-4 year olds, my Sunbeams One class for 5-6 year olds and my Moonbeams One class for 7-9 year olds. Each class is limited to 6 children, and each child comes with a parent or other caregiver to serve both as a helper in class and as an aide to practising at home. I LOVE TO TEACH!!!!!
Being busy means that there is less time for knitting and crocheting but I am hopeful that I will be able to do this project. Even if it takes longer! Eventually, my summer break will come, although that is a long ways off, given that Winter semester only started today.
So, I love knitting and crocheting, I have also done a number of cross-stitch pieces in the past...most of which are now framed. I am currently studying piano and flute, and have been doing so for-in the case of the piano-almost longer then I can remember, given that I started as a Sunshine One student when I was four years old! This is something that my piano teacher...who has taught me since I was 4...sometimes likes to forget as well, as it shows that she is 17 years older as well. I enjoy reading a lot, although these days, much of my reading comes from books with titles such as "A short history of Opera" (short, meaning only 1300 pages...no jokes), or "Essays on J.S. Bach". I am currently in four ensembles at the University-the Wind Ensemble, the Symphony Orchestra, the Concert Choir and then my small ensemble, which is a flute-guitar duet. So I stay pretty busy, especially when you add in the second part-time job that I have, as a marker for one of my old professors. But I wouldn't change things a bit!
I am happy that I am at the age where some of my friends are beginning to have children, as knitting baby and toddler things is very enjoyable. Other than that, I have continued to make blankets for Project Linus, along with the mittens for the mitten tree and prayer shawls for the knitting ministry.