2.11.2010

Happy Heart

Hey Everyone!!
Well, the saying has always been, "Cool Hands, Warm Heart". Well, in our family, we make Happy Hearts!!
Our family friend, who is also Hannah's usual babysitter, has a birthday coming up...and it is on Valentine's Day! I asked Hannah what she wanted to buy Joanne for her birthday, and she said that she wanted to make her a heart...so out came my needles.
I gave Hannah three choices of yarn colors, and she picked the bright red. She also approved the pattern, selected the button, and came shopping with me to pick out the perfect potpourri to fill it with.
So, here is our version of Lavender Hearts, by Debbie Orr.
I had some trouble at first with the cast on, since you only cast on one stitch. I busted out one of my trusty knitting books and figured out how to do a slip-knot cast on. Man...that was tricky!! I also used the backwards loop increase, since it seemed to work best. The pattern author didn't specify what type of increase to use.
This is a great last-minute project...it only took me a few hours to finish...and most of that was trying to figure out the cast on.

Here's Hannah showing off our masterpiece...she wasn't in the mood to smile...so this is what you get!!

And here she is smelling the lavender we put inside. She was a big fan...and the added bonus...the lavender was purple!! That scores BIG points in her mind!!!
So, that's what we've been up to. Today we're coloring cards and tomorrow we're going to be painting Daddy's Valentine's Day gift...stay tuned for photos!!!
Have a great day!!
Cheers!
Sharon

4 comments:

Renee Weatherford said...

What a beautiful gift! And to constructed half-handedly, so to speak :) Love your crafts! (Stopping by via Lady Bloggers)

sweetjeanette said...

hi there! Im stopping by from the Lady Bloggers Tea Party. I commented on your blog as a fave! Im amazed at you....making your own yarn!!!

itsybitsyknitsy said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog. I was actually born in Calgary -
I live in BC now, but Calgary is always my home.
What an adorable little girl - and a great gift!

Patricia said...

Stopping by from the Tea Party today to say Hi!
I am now a follower of you beautiful blog!!!
Patricia @ nmyfreetime.blogspot.com