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Industry Student
Occupation Student/Dialysis Patient
Location Annapolis, Maryland, United States
Introduction I'm a 30-something native Annapolitan who grew up on Weems Creek, on land my grandparents purchased in 1946. I moved to the other side of the Severn River in December 2009. Crossed Purposes started out as a stitching blog, but I began college in the fall of '09 and found I didn't have time for my needlepoint and cross stitch. My knitting friends started joking that they were going to teach me to knit because it is more portable and you can knit for five minutes and actually make visible progress. On December 30, 2009, I showed up for the AnnapolisKnits meeting at Borders and Marseille plopped two skeins of yarn in front of me and Kathy S slapped down a pair of knitting needles. Kay and Genia proceeded to teach me to knit and purl. Since then, I've transferred my love of hand-dyed silk floss to an obsession for hand-dyed silk yarn. I'm having a ball (pun intended) knitting things I can wear. I'm still maintaining an A average in college, so posts will be few and far between when school is in session. I am majoring in both English (grammar, not literature) and History (concentration in US Civil War).
Interests Knitting, collecting yarn, reading, training dogs, visiting Civil War battlefields and other relevant Civil War sites, shooting my .22's, visiting my family on the Eastern Shore of Maryland
Favorite Movies Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, White Christmas, The Notebook, P.S. I Love You, Secondhand Lions, Tombstone, classic Disney movies like Pollyanna and Miracle of the White Stallions, Disney Animated Classics
Favorite Music Country, Oldies, Classic Rock, Classical
Favorite Books Christine Feehan (Ghost Walker & Carpathian series), Dana Fuller Ross' Wagons West, Sherrilynn Kenyon, Nora Roberts, Elizabeth Lowell, Jo Beverly, Sandra Brown

Please describe how you could take the peel off an apple all in one go:

Talented people like my Nana can do it with a knife or regular apple peeler. I've gotten better over the years, but only with my peeler. I'm hopeless with a paring knife!