My Dear Jane Journal

I have moved all the posts for my "Dear Jane" quilt to a separate Blog.

Monday, December 31, 2007

Monkey Business

Another sock monkey! For a Friends Birthday.

Felt Applique hearts.

I also crochet a lip gloss holder.

More Kool-aid Dyed Wool

I dyed with kool-aid flavors, Black Cherry, Grape and Lime. It reminds me of Lilacs. I am going to try 3d felting with this yarn. I have started Knitting a narrow scarf. I am thinking of adding a crochet edging. No real plan just improvising as I go along.

Saturday, December 29, 2007


Originally uploaded by flibbertigibbetbunny

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.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007

It's a Boy!

I went to Target, to get a Boy doll. They must have had about 100 of them on the top shelf. There was not a single boy in the bunch. So I got a bald girl baby and did a makeover. (Last month Target had two boys. If only I had know I needed it then.)

I went to the Cabbage Patch web page and renamed him, Norville Roger.

Saturday, December 15, 2007


Ladies for helping me celebrate my birthday.
Betty and Autum will both be receiving a set of stitch markers for sharing their favorite birthday memories.

Thanks to all for the Birthday wishes.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Let's Celebrate!

Today is My Birthday!
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.

The Prize:

Comment Between now and Friday Midnight Central Standard Time.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

More of the Busy Week

The Unoriginal Hat before I frogged it.

I used,
Amy Butler's Yoga Bag pattern.

A simple tote bag.

A Chunky Cabled Hat.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Busy Week

Felted wool sweater into a purse.
made entirely of recycled and thrifted Items. (Sweater, pillowcase, button and handles)

Stitch Markers set 1.

set 2

set 3

Another Knit Dice bag, using the Kool-aid dyed yarn.

I Tried the Yarn Harlot's Unoriginal Hat Twice and frogged both.
One was too big and the other too small. It is all due to needle size. There is nowhere close to my home to get a set of 7mm needles. I will keep trying.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Busy Weekend Knitting and Sewing

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.

I Knit up this Banana Republic Knockoff hat using
Red Heart Grande in Cranberry.

I Next made a Dice Bag, with a seed stitch base.

I also Started yet another Hat. The Yarn is Lion Brand Wool Ease. (needles are US7)

I did a little sewing to help organize my growing collection of Knitting tools.

Friday, November 30, 2007

More Christmas Gifts

Sisters Hat by Janet Gallagher
Yarn: Rowan Designer DK 1 skein ( I had a little leftover)
Needles: US7

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.

Fleece scarf with a button hole stitch.
(simple but time consuming)

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.
Needles: US7

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

Christmas Knit Gifts

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.

Pattern: Armadillo from
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

An update

Congratulations to Felicia of Fluffy Flowers. She will be getting the book of baby crafts.

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

Post 150!!!!

I missed the 100th post so here is a little give away for post 150.
Leave a comment and get this book...

Any comments left by November 11th will be placed in the draw.
Please Leave a way to be contacted if you win. If I can't contact the winner after One week a new winner will be selected.

In the sidebar under Photo Albums click the link; Prize, to see additional photos of book.

Monday, November 5, 2007


Myra is learning to knit, and I am getting extra practice at replacing dropped stitches.

Next post is 150. Prepare for prize give away.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Rhappy Rhallowreen!

Zoinks! It's Scooby Doo!
(Hubby did a great job on this years pumpkin.)

Myra is an Oriental Fairy.

Ninja Turtle Noah.

Prince Erik. (based on a online game character)

Happy Halloween!

Knit Hat

This is my second knit hat. The first was an unwanted gray blob. This hat is a winner with its 12 year old owner. Finished a day after his birthday. (oops!)
This hat is so much better. Lots of stretch and length made it a perfect fit.

The Pattern was found at 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

Birthday Treats

Erik turns 12 tomorrow. I baked some treats for him. Coconut Supreme cake, from a box mix.
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

A Prize

At the beginning of September I left a comment on, in regards to the last Harry Potter book. I won this nice Tassel with the release date of the book. And also got my first ever Moo cards. Thanks, Felicia!

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.
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