My Dear Jane Journal
Monday, December 31, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
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Just for fun I knit one of these cute little Korknisse.
I got the Flu for Christmas! No fun at all.
I did not get all of my Christmas Gifts finished. I will finish them and Mail them out as soon as possible.
What did I get for Christmas? (besides the flu) I got Money which I have been spending on Knitting needles, patterns, and yarn.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
I went to the Cabbage Patch web page and renamed him, Norville Roger.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
So to celebrate I am having a contest.
Just add a comment here and tell me one of your favorite birthday moments.
Winner will be chosen at random.
Make sure to leave me a way to contact you.
One of my favorite birthday moments was last year. When my hubby surprised me, By stopping on his way home from work to bring me a chocolate Birthday Cake.
I also think it is funny that Ravelry adds a little cake Icon next to your id picture when it your Birthday.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Felted wool sweater into a purse.
made entirely of recycled and thrifted Items. (Sweater, pillowcase, button and handles)
Monday, December 3, 2007
Myra and I experimented with Koolaid on this One ounce skein of wool. It had some cuts in the skein, so we just used the larger length to dye.
We used Grape, Strawberry and Cherry flavors.
Friday, November 30, 2007
Yarn: Rowan Designer DK 1 skein ( I had a little leftover)
I added the picot edge. This pattern gave me problems, but only because I kept forgetting to pass the Slipped stitch over. And I could not figure out what I kept doing wrong. It has flaws but I am Happy with it.
Plain garter stitch scarf.
Yarn: Lion Brand Homespun - Grape and Red Heart Super Saver - Dark Plum
(One strand each held together)
Needles: US 15
Size: approximate 10" x 60"
I just kept knitting until I ran out of the Grape Homespun.
My Laptop Got a new Hard Drive and came home for two days. It Died Completely.
They did not send it off to be tested as they said they would. One Tech said it possibly had a short in the motherboard or in the Hard drive controller on the mother board. Then someone else came along and decided just to change the Hard drive and call it fixed. * insert Grumbling*
Shawn took it back to the tech and they are to send it all the way back to the company (which they said they were going to do the first time). It will take them a minimum of ten days to decide if they can fix it of if the store should just replace it. *sigh*
Just to be even more annoying Windows Vista did not allow me to back up all my favorites. Security? Whatever reason, I am having to slowly remember what blogs I was reading. And as I rediscover them, I am adding them to the sidebar here on my blog.
All the files and Photos seemed to backup fine, just my favorites was full of holes. ??!!
Monday, November 26, 2007
Pattern found : here.
Yarn: Yarn Bee - Iced Fruit for frosting and Unknown yellow acrylic for cake.
I had trouble with the Make Nubble, in the directions. So I substituted a picot edge. I took pictures of how I did this but don't know how to describe what I did.
Instead of the round to make nubbles I did the following;
3 rounds of knit
1 round of *YO, K2tog* (repeated around)
3 rounds of knit
Using a crochet hook I then folded this edge and attached it on the wrong side to the last row of the rib pattern.
After doing this I followed pattern until decreases left 3 stitches and worked about and inch of i-cord.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Originally uploaded by flibbertigibbetbunny
Myra wanted a new homemade hat. I showed her several patterns and this is what she picked out.
Pattern: Official Kitty62 Hat
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver - Plum Pudding
Needles: US7 dpns
I learned How to do I-cord with this project.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Pattern: Vogue Knitting Vintage Knits-Pixie Ski Cap
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft-Watermelon
Needle size: US3
My first project with cables!
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver - (Unlabeled-thrifted yarn)
Needle Size: US5
This hat is closer to gage given in pattern then the previous hat I knit with US7 dpns.
Yarn: Peaches and Cream-Camel
Needle Size: US8
A fun Knit. I think I will be making more Washcloths.
Still awaiting news on the state of my laptop. The local store has determined it has a short or a motherboard problem. So it has been shipped off for additional testing elsewhere.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
My computer is down for repair (if it can be fixed). It has been locking up. I was able to at least back up all my files.
I have been busy. I have been making Ornaments for as swap. I finished another knit hat and a my first knit washcloth. I started another Hat. This hat has a cable pattern and is my first try at cables. It is fun. I will post pictures of the finishes when my Laptop gets back from the shop.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
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Monday, November 5, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
This hat is so much better. Lots of stretch and length made it a perfect fit.
The Pattern was found at http://www.hjsstudio.com/rc2hat.html. I did change the decrease to keep the pattern going up to the very top of the hat.
I used size 7 dpns and Red Heart Super Saver in Camouflage. This size is a good one size fits most. But I would like a smaller size for the younger members of the family.
I think I will do the pattern again and try smaller dpns. I am not sure why I picked size 7 this time. ( I am guessing I thought for some reason the pattern said size 4 mm and the closest thing I had was a 7. That is my story and since it worked out, I am sticking to it.)
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Gingerbread acorn cookies, with store bought cream cheese icing ( I colored it orange)and pumpkin shaped sprinkles.. And Chocolate Jumbles skeleton cookies (a chocolate/coffee flavored sugar cookie).
Friday, October 26, 2007
I missed my 100th post. So I will be celebrating my 150th post instead. I am only five more posts away, So be on the watch for some sort of prize for leaving A comment on post 150.