Saturday, 8 March 2014

Hearts!

Whilst watching the swans graciously gliding, I caught sight of their webbed feet paddling profusely beneath the strong tidal river. There was even a comedy moment when one skidded to a halt, at an angle much like the skiers and snowboarders do!
So, as Spring is showing signs of springing and the blackbird sings his tuneful song dawn until dusk, I have been hectically hooking in the background - behind the blogsurface! 

During February I hooked some hearts


This one was for my Valentine...


...Mr RW...

It is made from two strands of the fabulously colourful  Easyknits 4ply I had from my birthday 
last Spring! 



Its amazing to see the zingy colours change with each stitch and its such a pleasure to crochet.
I used my petal pattern from the plarn snowdrop, stitched two together and stuffed the small pouch  with short ends...lots of reminders of my previous projects!


I love the three dimensional nature of the final shape!

....nooks and crannies!


The added bonus is that I can see the wonderful colours everyday, as it is still on display!


From the same wool...this granny pocket heart was sent to a friend ....

and this one, using two different strands, to my Sister-in-Law for her birthday...


All in all a hearty  25gs busted.

My petal pattern has been modified three more times for a couple of Easter projects and another floral motif....looking forward to sharing those soon too!


7 comments:

crazydazy said...

I love the way you combine different yarns........it has such a lovely effect. Great use of short yarn ends as well. Have a great weekend.

Melatia said...

These colourful hearts are really cute, I particularly like the first granny one, but they're all lovely! :) Have a nice weekend! ;)

linda said...

Your hearts are beautiful Ali, I do love the colours in that yarn. :)

Amy at love made my home said...

Lovely valentines gifts! Looking forward to see what you have been making with your modified pattern! xx

Jacqui Galloway said...

I absolutely love the hearts, Ali and the colours are gorgeous. Love their three dimensional quality.
J xx

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

All your hearts are so colorful and unique looking. Love them. hugs Judy

September Violets said...

That yarn is gorgeous Ali! Love the little pocket hearts, and I meant to make some myself, but I guess I forgot. I knit up a few cotton hearts that are still hanging around our house too (along with my pinecone garland and snowflakes from Christmas!) Enjoy your day :) Wendy x