In honour of Valentine's day...some knits that are heart-shaped!
pattern: Winged Heart tattoo from Anny Purls.
yarn: mostly Patons classic...Red for the heart, Aran for the felted wings. For the yellow banner I used Mirasol contanani, and the "embroidery" yarn is Patons Grace in black.
needles: 4mm I think
This little guy has been in my queue for EVAH. And what better time to knit it I suppose...
My only issue are my "wings" which as you can tell from the photos are near-invisible they are so small. I know they are optional, but I think they kind of "make" it, so I am probably going to do them again. I sent them through the wash twice to felt them...the stitches were too visible still for my liking on my first round of felting, which is why I sent it through again. Technically it's the right size (the template she provides for the wings is what I used to cut out the felt) but I've obviously made my heart big enough to obscure them (yeah I know, I did not check my gauge and I am definitely a loose knitter). Details, details!
Why does one even knit something like this you ask? why for FUN, of course! I suppose it qualifies as a toy. Ideally I should make a HUMUNGOUS version of this and use it as an actual pillow!
thank-you Nathaniel for grudingly "modelling" these for me!
I contemplated doing the "mom" embroidery for my mother for Valentine's day, but in the end went with "love". I'm actually thinking that I may incorporate his little knitting into our official wedding photos somehow (but that's another story). So I gave my mom some other heart-shaped knits instead:
yarn: mostly stash-busted lionbrand cottonease
Not much to say about these apart from "Much Cuteness"(and a fast knit!)
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!