My daughter recommended this pattern to me and I love it. I enjoy doing Fair Isle patterns and this one seems to go together especially well. It has become my favorite heart pattern, found on Ravelry.
I tried the pattern first on a hat in grey and peach worsted (pictured at the top). This is destined for the Pine Ridge Lakota drive that is held every fall to provide winter wear for the school children.
The second hat is in the required yarn/colors of the Iowa Special Olympics. I hope this will help a little girl keep her ears warm while competing.
I’ve made up my own chart for making this heart pattern in different colors because I know I’ll be using it often in all kinds of hand-knit items.
It’s been another fun year of blogging and on this last day of 2010, I revisited the 10 most popular of the past year’s posts.
Happy New Year to All!
I love vintage handkerchiefs and pick them up whenever I find them at a reasonable price in antique malls. Last fall, when we were visiting Amish Country (Holmes County, Ohio), I found a book devoted to projects using vintage hankies – Hooked on Hankies by Laurene Sinema and Janet Carruth – Suzanne McNeill Design Originals.
I decided to use a pattern for a small hanging pillow that has a pocket where a vintage handkerchief can be inserted and it doesn’t need to be cut or altered in any way. I used one of my pretty old hankies and embellished the piece with two vintage buttons.
I made it as a birthday gift for my online friend, Darlene, and she posted a picture of it hanging on her country-blue front door. Check out Darlene’s blog to see how her quilting, crocheting and sewing projects are coming along – here.
The book has projects for using vintage hankies such as a table runner, wall hangings, baby clothes, shower curtain, wreath, etc. Nice for displaying old handkerchiefs you own or as a good excuse to go to an antique mall to find some.