The Best Kind Of Bombs

I know, I know …. bombs are supposed to be bad … right?  Well these ones aren’t!  😀

I test crocheted Heather’s Love Bombs and I can’t tell you how beautiful these bombs are.  In addition to beautiful, they’re versatile.  These bombs don’t destroy, they promote love!  How much better can they get?  Wanna see?

IMG_3277they had a bit of a regular start.  nothing to write home about, nothing to talk about …


as they stacked up … something magical started to happen …

IMG_3312they got a bit of extra dressing up … not that they need it … then it was time for action …

IMG_3328bombs away!!!!!  First up … love for an old apt complex fence …

while I was putting these up, passersby stared, but most smiled.  I think it was seeing the bust of colour on the old fence that did it.  the love bombs were working …. 😀

IMG_3333reminding passers-by that life is beautiful … no matter what …

IMG_3349then with some awesome tea, and favorite mug, they bombed some Fall reading … incognito … disguised as a book-marker …

IMG_3355then they made pretty, a co-worker’s favourite mug.  Reminding her … she’s loved …

IMG_3358and if that wasn’t enough … BOOM!!!!  they love bombed a gift  to a favourite knitter …

IMG_3369Even my yarn basket got bombed!! 😀

Do you believe me now?

See, I told you … love bombs are the best kind of bombs ever!!!!!


  • Pattern: Love Bombs (test pattern)
  • Designer: Heather Cox
  • Yarn: KP Dishie Cotton, Shine Worsted; Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton, Martha Stewart Crafts — Extra Soft Wool Blend
  • Other Comments: The pattern was well written and can be completed even by a novice crocheter as a first project.  I took less than 10 mins for each bomb.
  • Modifications: I made the cast-on and the finishing tails 6 inches and longer so I could have more options for these bombs.

When she releases the pattern, run, don’t walk to get it.  Then go spread some love!!!

9.30.2013: Edited to add: My petals are a little frillier than the designer’s.  I believe that happened because I’m a really tight crocheter so the petals were pulled in tighter on the 2nd round.

8 thoughts on “The Best Kind Of Bombs

  1. Preeti October 1, 2013 / 12:24 am

    Awesomeness!!!! What a great way to spread the love!

    • Nicky October 1, 2013 / 7:38 pm

      It felt really good to do! It was just as fulfilling for me as it was to the passersby. 😀

  2. Heather September 29, 2013 / 9:50 pm

    Wahoo! I love what you did with these Nicki! thank you for testing & reviewing them for me. 🙂

    • Nicky September 30, 2013 / 5:56 pm

      they were a pleasure to make. I really had fun doing it. 😀

  3. Andi September 29, 2013 / 7:33 pm

    There is nothing like love bombs. What a lovely project, Nicky! Wish I could be a hiding out watching the people who see these.

    • Nicky September 30, 2013 / 5:54 pm

      It was really interesting to see the responses. It was even more heart-warming to see the smiles. 😀

    • Nicky September 29, 2013 / 11:44 am

      I enjoyed testing the pattern, making these pretties and setting up the photoshoot! I was really amused by the passersby! A woman tying crochet flowers onto a fence is not something they see everyday … even in Brooklyn! LOLOL! 😀

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