My Dear Jane Journal

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

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


I have been almost exclusively working on this crochet-a-long project for a month now. There are about a dozen rows to go.  Sophie's Universe is the pattern name.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Crochet along progress

This is very different from the type of crochet patterns I am usually drawn to.  All the surface work/layers are new to me.  I am having fun with it.  I am a little disappointed with the size.  Borders are to start next and use bunches of yarn.   I hope it is a wide boarder.

Perry the Platypus approved.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

11th Birthday

Noah requested and approved!

I love when the kids request things for me to make.  This one was fun and challenging.  It is the Zeekeeper from Mario and Luigi's Dream Team.  I made him up as I went along, except for the basic bowling pin shape for the body.  The body shape was from 50 yards of Fun by Rebecca Danger. 

The body was knit. The bands of feathers around body were crochet directly to the body.  The wings were knit with a shell edging and individually knit feathers. The legs are i-cord with crochet feet. The eyes, beak and plumes were crochet.  The third central eye which is closed was created by sculpting\stitching  the body base.  The leg striping and eye pupils are embroidered.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Two projects that I am enjoying

A mystery crochet along afghan. 
I love how the colors of this are working out. I was worried that using the leftovers from Perry the Platypus would make for a not so pretty afghan.

My youngest son has requested a toy based on a character from Mario and Luigi's Dream Team.  It is a Bird called the Zeekeeper.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Keeping My Hands Busy

knitted log cabin afghan with a crochet edging

cross stitch for an Altoids tin that is heart shaped

hand woven scarf

New nightgown for Myra's Doll (doll made 12+ years ago)

My Favorite Things Infinity Scarf. 6.5 feet of color work knitting.

Music themed knit hat

I made 7 or more of these in different colors.  The Almost Lost Dishcloth

Perry the Platypus (my version of platypus from Rebbeca Danger's 50 Yards of Fun)

more dish cloths

Socks with garter stitch short row heel and toes.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Orange scarf

Finished today but records show I started weaving it 34 weeks ago...

What was I waiting for?  I love it!

I was worried I had used the wrong size heddle on the loom and was debating unweaving the 10 inches I had started and switching heddles.  But I decided to just keep going today.  I went pretty fast once I got started again.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Epic project for the New Year

I have been wanting to knit this for a long time now.  I slowly purchased the pattern, yarn and beads needed over the last year.  I special ordered the 1600 yard skein of yarn.  It has been enjoyable to knit on so far.  I will be taking my time and being careful to avoid mistakes. 
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