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Joan of Dark

Knockdown Knits author and rollergirl Toni Carr

Joan of Dark aka Toni Carr
Greenwood, Indiana, US
Owner of Strange Brew Coffee, Roller Girl, Obsessive Knitter/Designer

What are your hobbies?

Roller Derby of course takes up the vast majority of my time. We have mandatory practice 3 nights a week, but 6 available practices that we all try to get to. When I'm not skating, knitting, or working, I like to write, read obsessively, and play with my miniature horse.

What are your favorite crafts and what's your craft space like?

Easily knitting. It's the one where I'm the most
relaxed and happy.

What do you craft along to?

Sometimes we have fairly quiet nights at the shop. I'll be in the back on watching TV on my laptop and knitting. I'm a big fan of knitting to mindless tv. It's always Sunny in Philadelphia is a good one. If I try to watch something like Battlestar Galactica I get too caught up and can't focus on my knitting.

What was the first project you ever made?

When I was really little my Grandma taught me to crochet. My brother and I would make "snakes" which were really just 20 feet of cast on rows in garish acrylic yarn.

What are your favorite items to make?

I'm a fan of little items like hats, gloves,
and bags. Anything you can make quickly is fun, though once in a while I like to sit down with a good chart and graph something out that's a
real brain teaser.

Which other craft blogs do you love to read?

Is there anything else you'd like to add?

My current project is to try and find something to do with old derby wheels. If any gals out there have ideas, hit me on the website! I've been considering everything from picture frames to coffee tables!

Check out Joan of Dark's website to find out more about her or pick up a copy of the book.

Joan of Dark aka Toni Carr
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What's your favorite...

TV Show
They always take my tv shows away! Firefly and Dark Angel are my faves, but currently I'm harboring an obsession with 24 and Battlestar Galactica!
It really depends on what mood I'm in. Some days I've got my headphones in, with Joy Division cranked. Other days I'll be blasting the Ting Tings and singing along as loud as I can.
I'm so not a city girl. Give me 20 acres of peace and quite, some goats and ponies, and I would be a happy girl.
I like pretty much anything with a good plot, or good visuals. I tend to watch a lot of movies. Classic 80's like Real Genius are always good, and I love pretty much anything that Jason Statham or Kate Winslet are in.
Book would be The Invention of Solitude by Paul Auster. But comic/graphic novel would have to go to the Sandman.
I've been really hung up on pink, lime green, and purple lately
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