Last month I knit a slew of little hearts for a valentine's swap organized by naturalsuburbia. Crafty folks from all over the world agreed to create a little something fun for an unknown crafter and send it to them Valentine's Day. I needed 10 hearts, but they were so quick and fun that I just kept making them. I made a couple waiting in the carpool line. I made one on a quick car ride (as a passenger of course.) I even made one in the line at the grocery store..... They were addictive- 10 minutes of knitting and a few minutes of fiddling with the ends and I had a little heart. I strung them on a little string and voila. I followed the pattern by Knit1Slip1's Knitted Heart Bunting. I tweaked her pattern a bit- instead of starting with a new piece of yarn after the first bind-off, I cut the yarn about a yard long, threaded it onto a daring needle and ran it down the V of the heart and picked it up with the remaining stitches. I hate weaving in my ends and this meant one less end to weave.
|Blocking after washing- they did have a tendency to curl.|