Before anything else, thank you all for the feedback and insight you gave me on last week’s YOP post. I really appreciate the time you took to respond and engage in conversation about the situation. I finished the hat and was able to leave it as a surprise when I went into work last Wednesday. The recipient sent me a message — he was very surprised and found the gesture kind and the hat lovely. Said he would wear it in good health, given our relationship, I can’t ask for anything more.
I should have been showing you the second hat in my Hatopolooza series, but I got distracted with these sweet little things. I don’t really do Valentine’s Day but with everything 2020 was and its extension into 2021, I figured I should celebrate every thing and every day as much as I can. I spent Friday night cranking out these pretties to decorate around my home for Valentine’s day and the rest of February.
They were quick and easy to whip up and I did 13 of them in about 2 hours or so of mindful crocheting — taking my time, no rush.
- Pattern: Magic Heart
- Yarn: different bits and bobs from other projects
- The white heart is different from the others in that I used some unspun Tunis fiber, pre-drafted it a bit then crocheted a heart from it. After that, I slightly felted it so some areas are felted while in others the crochet stitches can still be seen.
And on that note, I leave you gentle readers with the first verse of Emily Bronte’s “Love and Friendship” poem on this international day of love.
Love is like the wild rose-briar,
Friendship like the holly-tree—
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms
But which will bloom most constantly? — Emily Bronte
Cheers to you today my crafty friends. May love fill your day today and every other day.
I am glad to hear that he appreciated your very kind gift.
The hearts are lovely. I bet they set the mood for Valentines. Most importantly, you did it for yourself! 🙂 Great minds think alike…I also did a wooly heart. Mine is knitted.
Glad to hear about the hat gift – it is so beautiful, and he is so very lucky! 🙂 And those sweet little hearts. They are so cute and colourful and smiling with love. Beautiful Bronte poem!
It’s funny how little things like the hearts can make us smile and smile and smile when we see them. I’m really glad I made them.
The hat turned out so nice and the tag really takes it up a notch! I need to get some of those.
Your little hearts are precious! I hope you had a “love”ly Valentine’s Day. My gift was a beautiful snowstorm which I loved! Have a great week!
Thank you Sandra. You can get the tags (or another style) from Archer Knits on Etsy. There are other sellers but she’s really lovely to work with.
Hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day too, sounds like that snowstorm made the weekend delightfully cozy for you!
love the wee little hears 🙂 They looks addictive to make!
They really were addictive to make. I couldn’t stop making them. Now I want a tree full! LOL!
I’m so pleased your generous spirit and gift was well received. The hearts are lovely and I love the idea of using some roving and then partly felting it. Thanks for sharing the quote.
I’m really happy it was well received too.
The hearts were super easy and very addictive to make, the roving idea came to me because I didn’t want to stop making them. LOL!
The hat is beautiful, and I’m so glad it was received well. I also love the sweet little hearts. I hope you have a good week! 🙂
Thank you so much Becki, cheers to a lovely week for you too! 🙂
The hat is great. It looks quite warm and should keep your recipients head warm when outdoors. I am glad he liked it too. Those hearts are precious. What a lovely way to brighten up your home this month.
I thought we got off from massive snowstorms but February seems to be bringing them on in my area, these hearts are the kind of cutesy project I need to help me get through these grey winter days. 😀
The hat look great! The colorway is quite stunning. I’m happy it was so well recieved.
Your bevy of little hearts are so whimsical! I hope they bring you much joy for the rest of the month, and in the years to come.
Thank you Cinna! They’ve definitely been making me smile since I made them. I’m about the purchase a little decorative metal tree to hang the hearts and any other decorations my heart fancies this year. 😀
now how pretty are those hearts?!
Good on you on the hat to the “monster”, you are much more generous than I could ever be, and here’s hoping it did started some positive changes in him!
I’m hoping for the same too, it makes work so much easier when we ‘re decent to each other.
The hearts are definitely making me smile when I see them. 😀
Your hearts are so cute and a fun way to decorate!! Love the color of your second hat. Very rich.
I believe the hat’s colorway is one of the best MadelineTosh has to offer, it’s great on every base.
The hearts were a pleasure to make and so much fun to look at right now.
Thank you for the lovely poem. Enjoy your February surrounded by lovely hearts, and I am glad the hat recipient was gracious. Well done!
Thank you Mary-anne! 😀
That seems to be as good an outcome as could be expected!
Your hearts are lovely.
Thank you so much Lucy! 😀