I knit some hearts out of tomato red Peruvia last night. The plan is to stuff the the little things, then toss them in the washer to felt. If all goes as planned the hearts will show up as a free pattern in Knitbits in early February. I can’t resist the pun – they’ll be called “Heartfelt” :)
I’ll be posting a second list of books sometime in the future – probably titled something like 10 books you should have in your library. Meanwhile I thought it might be nice to start explaining my “indispensable to me” list:
1. I’ve told this story many times before, so forgive me if it’s a repeat for you. My friend Grace Judson taught me how to knit the summer I was 14. When I returned home I promptly bought some lovely locally grown wool at the county fair, found a nice pattern in a magazine and started going at it. Sometimes the instructions frustrated me. I didn’t speak the speak yet and if there is a way of misinterpreting over interpreting directions, well, I did just that. (I had the same problem with my English homework, but that’s another story). My Mom is left handed and didn’t knit at the time, but she was (and still is) great at calmly sitting down, reading carefully and figuring things out. Still, my perfectionist streak got the best of me more than once – resulting in full-on crying jags. How could Mom resist buying Knitting without Tears when she tripped across it in the book store? It was perfect! This is the book that gave me the tools to knit things “my way”.
New Note: The instructions for Heartfelt are ready on our web site – here.