My Dear Jane Journal

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

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.
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