Thursday, February 7, 2013

Gearing up for Valentine's Day

It's become a custom now for me to make a little something for my three nieces, ages 6, 5 and 3, for the various holidays.  Last up was Christmas where I made them each an Amigirumi Santa ornament.  With Valentine's Day coming up next week, I got busy early and finished knitting three 'hanging' hearts last week.  It was nice to knit something instead of crocheting for a change but there seem to be a lot more patterns for cute crochet items.  This knitted heart pattern is knitted and purled and the 'purl' side is actually the 'good' side on these.  I added some white satin ribbon so the girls can hang them in their rooms and also chose a little pewter charm for each one.  The pattern for these hearts can be found here.  Instructions are given for different sizes.  I went with the 'medium' which measures approx. 4" by 4" when finished.

George will be getting his usual chocolates that he can't live without and I suspect he'll get me something in the jewelry area.  That's our usual Valentine's Day MO.  I've told him NO chocolates for me because I don't want/need the temptation although I usually end up eating a few pieces of his.

As for my recording, I just finished up a book and had started another project when I ran into technical problems.  I'm so bummed I don't even want to go into it.  If I can't find the source very soon, I'm going to have to call someone in.  Ack.  More on this later...


  1. Very attractive hearts, plus I love the little charms that you added. The girls will be excited.

  2. Thanks! I hope they like them. They love getting stuff in the mail. :)