Monday, February 04, 2013

Hearts





I'm not a big fan of Valentine's Day really although I loved trading Valentines when I was a little girl in school. My mom always got me supplies, and I would make them out of red construction paper and paper doilies. My mom wasn't big on candy, but my Valentines were very popular because I would stick red lollypops through each one. I still like the "crafty" side of Valentine's Day, and I've been knitting little hearts as decorations for the last couple of years. I have a couple of patterns I like, but my main pattern has been the free Love Heart pattern from Jackie Z's Craft's blog. It's an easy pattern to adjust, so I've made big and small hearts with it and felted and unfelted ones. She calls for using five needles altogether, but I like using three.


I've been knitting my hearts with my new Knitter's Pride Dreamz needles. I'm pretty partial to Brittany knitting needles, but I really like these, and they aren't very expensive. They're colored-coded too, which I love since I can never tell my size 0 needles from my size 1s. I think the size 2s are going to be my favorite though since they're pink!



5 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

How sweet! I don't remember seeing knitted, stuffed hearts before. Your yarn is really pretty. And what a great idea to have color coded needles -- I have the same problem telling those little sizes apart!

Willow said...

The hearts look sweet and quite at home pinned above the fireplace. I like them!

Dee said...

Awwwwwwwwwww...cute hearts.

Rani A said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! What a cool idea to hang them with clips, too.

JayJay said...

I was thinking about crocheting a heart garland in shades of pink, so I love seeing yours! DH and I are not big fans of Valentine's Day either, but the girls are really into it. That makes it more fun to decorate! :)