Sunday, 17 February 2013

hearts and stuff

It's no secret - I'm not a big 'valentine's day' fan. I normally spend this day how I spend any other week day (go to work, come home cook and eat dinner, watch tv, maybe do some sewing and then go to bed). In the past I made a couple of joke-y valentine cards for Mitch (mostly featuring Rob Lowe - he likes Rob Lowe) but that's the full extent of my celebrating it. BUT, this year not only did we go out for dinner (hello jerk chicken!), this happened: 
That's right, I attempted to crochet a heart (or three). But this wasn't just me getting all gushy, it was all in aid of my first ever yarn bombing experience! Meredith over at One Sheepish Girl staged a valentine inspired yarn bombing this weekend and shared the pattern for these cute little things. They're not perfect but it was fun to have a go and try something new (I've just been making loadsa granny squares since I learned how to last month). Here are my crochet creations in situ.
Turns out yarn bombing is pretty fun and requires patience and stealth. Brockwell park was v.busy and I had to wait quite some time before there was a quiet moment  to hang them up - I probably looked a bit odd but who cares! I'm hoping someone will see them and perhaps wonder how they got there... Fingers crossed they'll still be up the next time I walk past!

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  1. Ooh they are very pretty! I am not crazy for valentines day either, but at the same time, it's a good excuse to celebrate a little bit, especially in a dark and dreary February.

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    1. this is true, plus i'm not going to say no to a nice dinner!

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  2. aw i love this! one day i will finish the scarf i started 3 years ago, and then i will be able to join in with all the crafts fun! xxx

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    1. do it! crafting is proper fun x

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  3. They are so cute, I've recently started crocheting, I've mastered granny squares but not a heart yet!


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    1. i reckon if you can do a granny square a heart shouldnt be too tricky. theres a great pattern for them on the link above :)

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