Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day! And a free knitting pattern

It's a late update for me, but I do hope your Valentine's Day has been full of happiness and time with loved ones. Anyone doing anything special or is everyone waiting until the weekend to actually celebrate?

Valentine's Day's always been pretty low-key day around here. Despite my best intentions, I've never managed to get the house decorated for the holiday and it's one of those holidays that's totally devoid of tradition for me. But this year, I finally got my act together and knit up some little heart decorations with some scrap yarn.

I had enough leftover red Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride wool leftover from other projects to make four little hearts. I felted them up, pulled a ribbon through them and now they hang merrily in a row in the living room window. They make me smile every time I catch them bobbing away out of the corner of my eye.

Pre-felting:
Post-felting: 
As my Valentine to you, here's the pattern for my felted/knitted Valentine's Day heart decorations:


Any errors in the pattern are my own, so do let me know if you have questions!

This is a great way to use up some scrap yarn and the hearts knit up very quickly, so you can have a stack of fuzzy hearts to scatter around your home in no time.

Ideas for your felted hearts:
  • Embroider the initials of a bride and groom-to-be on the heart and use as a gift tag for a wedding gift. 
  • Knit up in multi-colors and use for Christmas tree decorations
  • Hang in your windows (like I did) for happy little Valentine's Day decorations 
It's been a busy couple weeks around here. We had company this weekend (hooray!) and now with the middle of the month upon us, deadline day is once again neigh. It's nose to the grindstone time around here, but all is well. 

Happy Valentine's Day!
 

6 comments:

  1. I love the hearts...but where is the pattern...is there a link?

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    1. Hi Doxie! Here's the direct link to the PDF: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B3IXR4ad8hzAMWVhMjk4MmEtNGQ0OS00YTRkLWI5MTEtOGE5YThhNTZlYTM3&pli=1

      Enjoy!

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  2. they are so cute! We have a different kind of heart garland hanging up, and I smile every time I see it!

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  3. I LOVE Them!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE them, super cute. Wish I could sew :)

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