Wednesday, January 26, 2011

hearts

I'd like to knit a huge amount of these. I thought about attaching a piece of grosgrain ribbon (or just a piece of yarn) while sewing it together and hanging from some twigs that I have in a vase. I think that would look really fun. Or, attaching them to Valentine's Day gifts. Or, filling with lavender and throwing into a drawer. Or, how about leaving the top open and filling it with little love notes!
But, for now I am just tossing them into a vase in the center of the table. I like this, too. They are meant to be felted. But to be quite honest, I am not even sure this yarn will felt. However, it is the perfect use for all those leftover little balls you have. (Suzanne!) This pattern accomplishes the shape of the heart by knitting short rows. I found a free pattern here that uses increases and decreases to do the same.
If you ordered the place mats (thank you!) remember to decorate them for yourself or for your sweeties. They are still available and if you order before February 7, you, too, can have them for Valentine's day.

63 comments:

Agata Adelajda said...

Cute:)

Wollgut said...

I love mobiles, and my first thought when I saw your hearts was "mobile!"

me said...

I'm knitting hearts that too! man they are addictive! 1,000 hearts in 2011 project, kinda like the oragami cranes.

Proud Mama said...

I am torn between knitting and crocheting tons of hearts for our home. I love the placemats, but I need 5 not 4 (and 8 is too many!) I need to find a family of three to share them.

sapphireblue said...

Those hearts are adorable!

lisette said...

Lovely!! Both, the hearts and placemats.

kim said...

You are my Mary Tyler Moore. You know, "Who can turn the world on with her smile? Who can take a nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile...." Love the sweet hearts and, of course, the matts!

ColorSlut said...

I'm going to have to get my butt in gear and make some hearts!

Kirsten said...

They are adorable!! Think I need to make some for my loved ones for Valentine's day.

April said...

So cute and a perfect table decoration

Delusional Knitter said...

Very nice. I think they would look fabulous hanging from twigs in a vase!

agirlandherboy said...

How perfect! I love all your ideas for them, too.

Javamama said...

I have this book! I haven't made the hearts yet, but will soon! I did make the knitted rosettes and they were quick & fun.

jill said...

I ordered mine last weekend! We're eagerly anticipating their arrival. Thanks for all the inspiration!!

Rose said...

Oh! I have that book! Thanks for the nudge; now I know what to make for my daughters' Valentine's packages!

rosemary said...

oh the possibilities with little bundles of love....thanks for the link and great ideas!

Jane said...

Perfect for left over yarn.

the treat girl said...

how A.DOR.ABLE!! I had full intentions of knitting little pink dishcloths to enclose with the homemade chocolates I plan on making...but this are SUPER DUPER CUTE!!!!!!!!! And I'm on a roll to use up extras in my yarn bin over here....bonus!

merrilymarylee said...

The hearts are so cute! I love the stylized shape and the idea of putting them in a vase. You could tell any guest to "Have a heart!" and mean it literally.

Kristyn Knits said...

you didn't!! oh yes. you did!! I LOVE your hearts!! after seeing molly's crocheted heart garland, I wanted to knit some up! now I can. how about hanging them like your advent? the possibilities are endless.

theknitterinpink said...

Even though I seriously despise valentine's day....those are awesome. :)

michele said...

they are adorable!!! and i agree - no felting for these babies.

a ribbon would be pretty. i sewed a mother of pearl button on one of mine. it worked well too.

The WoodLand School said...

These are WONDERFUL! I want to make a million and fill every bowl in the house!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Love the hearts and love the placemats. So adorable!!

Andi said...

I think I like them better not felted. They looks adorable.

Suzanne said...

Leslie! You just put the biggest smile on my face. Will you believe it when I tell you that I have been knitting up those exact hearts in various shades of red? They are so much fun.

kellie2vs said...

I love the hearts, I am knitting them non-stop over here! We are adding a little yarn and making them into little ornaments to give to our valentines. Red, purple, magenta & pink, we are feeling like little cupids!

TLCknits said...

adorable!!!

Hilary said...

Aaah, so cute!! I want a whole pile of knitted hearts, too!

Christine Laennec said...

Those hearts are great! Thanks for the link.

Linda said...

They are lovely, I made some a while ago but felted mine. They didn't felt that much though!

Custom Patches said...

Yes you have nice idea for a valentine's day gift! You can put little notes inside the heart and leave it open or you can hang it with your gift!

Alisha said...

i have began knitting these hearts...love them!!

i can't wait to get my chalk board place mats too....love them!!!

theknittingcowgirl said...

howdy Leslie!
These hearts are really nice! They would be attached to a gift for valentine's day!!!

Mags said...

I'm happy that the hearts made you happy.... :)

PartyBabble.com said...

The knitted hearts are great. I have been knitting scarfs with ruffled edges, I would love to add a heart or two to make them even more romantic!

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