My Dear Jane Journal

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

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

What I have been up to..

 I have joined Nerd Wars on Ravelry.  I crochet a Wooly Mammoth for a prehistoric challenge.
 Also for Nerd Wars a beaded crochet necklace for a character from my DnD party, as a Birthday gift.
I Also made some Halloween themed bags for my Etsy shop.
Also for the Colorwork challenge in Nerd Wars a Hat with a Dragon on it.

Friday, September 23, 2011

little bag

 7.5" x 4.5" x 4.5"
With a magnetic button to hold it closed.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Practice Carving

I designed the bunnies!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Repurposed Sewing Machine

Electric spindle for Spinning yarn.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Grand Palais Shawl

Knit with Plymouth Encore Chunky on size US13 needles.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A bunch of finished stuff

 Twistygoo Hat.
 WestKnits Earth and Sky Shawl
 Scathach's Hat
 Felted Pirate Hat
Ruffled Scarf

These projects are all from August and the first week of September.  I have also made a few bags/Purses and working on a few quilt related projects.   I am getting itchy fingers to work on the Dear Jane.  I would like to get the blocks finished before I get into the fourth year of the project.

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Yard Sale Score!
Woo hoo!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What is new

I got some fabulous new drop spindles, made by my dad. They are beautiful and I tried all four out already. *grins*

I have also been knitting the WestKnits Mystery Shawl. I am going to make the largest size. I have one more pattern repeat, then a simple border.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Trying a new Craft! Spinning!

Above shows a 2ply yarn I made all by myself! It was super fun.
I am using a drop Spindle that I made myself. The Spindle is a little off Balance but I will try sanding and making sure hook is centered.

Above is in progress to show how thin I have managed to get a single ply.
I still have breaks when I pull too thin but I am getting a more consistent, less thick/thin areas.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Myra finished her "Dear Jane" blocks. She decided to make them into a tote like the one I had made myself. She did such a great job piercing all the blocks and adding the sashing. I quieted the finished piece and put it together into a tote for her. The two smaller bags I made from the left over pre-quieted fabric we purchased for the back side of tote. Now she has a beautiful Tote for her crochet projects.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Flutter-by Socks

My second ever pair of hand knit socks. I love them.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Wood carving

The above are all thing which I have carved over the past. I am sharing them here today to give an example of chip carving.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bubble Clutch

From Creative Knitting July 2011. A really fun project to knit. I had to knit this. I just loved the stitch pattern from the start. Knit in worsted weight wool, with a hand made button to match.

Monday, June 27, 2011

New quilt

Butterflies for Myra.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Matching purses

Myra crochet two little purses. One for her and one for the dolly.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Knit Toys

Erik asked me to knit him the above Graboid, from the movie Tremors.

I knit this "Nautie" for a friend who likes sea monsters.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Knit Puppy

Too cute for words!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Myra Crochets

I made the hat on the octopus and helped with the embroidery on both.

The octopus was Myra's first stuffed toy. She did a super job with just a little help from me starting each arm. The pear is her second project and she followed the instructions almost completely on her own.

Thursday, May 12, 2011


A place to keep all my dice cozy between games.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


He is from the "Big Book of Knitted Monsters"
I used "I love This Yarn Stripes" from Hobby Lobby. Knitted on US7 needles.
He was so much fun to make! In the book, he is called Harold the Houseplant Monster.

Since I had to include a pocket from another monster, I named him Floyd. Because Floyd has to have a place to keep a small notebook and a pencil.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Plain blue fingerless gloves, for dad.

A potato chip scarf, crocheted.

The completed Pinwheel sweater, modeled by my niece.

A very productive month for me.
The sweater took two weeks! I used a bulky weight yarn and US10.5 needles so it was fairly quick.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Summer Scarf

The Pattern: Oh, Helen!
The Yarn: Plymouth Shire Silk
Needles: US size 7

I changed the cast on to 21 stitches. I used 2 balls of yarn. the scarf is super long. It is a pretty Robin's egg kind of blue. The picture does not do the color justice.
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