Hello! Despite the lack of updates here, I’ve been quite busy crafting. We’re nearly buried in snow, so I’ve been at the knitting needles most of the time, as is my usual winter habit. If you want to see what sorts of crafty things I’ve been up to thus far this year, check out my Flickr set.
This recent bout of craftiness has been largely inspired by the wonderful Anna Hrachovec of Mochimochi Land. I just can’t seem to stop knitting her little creatures. I just love them to bits. I’d forgotten just how much I like knitting little things on double pointed needles.
I was even inspired to write my own pattern! Of course, it borrows heavily from Anna’s technique, and is an obvious attempt to mimic her knit-flat-and-seam heart pattern into an in-the-round pattern, but I’m quite happy with it.
If you would like to knit some wee heart-shaped Valentinies like the ones above, here’s a free pattern (PDF) for you! If you notice any mistakes or if something doesn’t make sense, please feel free to leave a comment here letting me know.
(PS- Yes, this pattern is posted with Anna’s permission.)