Monday, February 2, 2009

I heart Mondays

A few years ago I was editing Knit & Crochet Combined at work, and of course I had to have a knitting project going on at home, too. I made a small blanket. I tend to get impatient with directions, though, so the next project I did I wanted to make up on my own. I "designed" a purse that I knit and then felted. For the embellishment, I wanted to practice increasing and decreasing, so I decided to knit this heart. When it was done, I felted it too and sewed it onto the purse. What I didn't realize is that the beauty of felted material is that it can be cut without unraveling. If you want to make something similar, just knit a square, felt it, and then cut out the heart shape for your embellishment.


  1. Hi Karin! Thanks so much for visiting abeadaday! Yes, it's a bit of an obsession, but now that I've been at it for a while, I don't think I could go a day without it. I never realized how uplifting and fun just one bead a day could be. I'm impressed with all of the multi-talented beaders I've "met" who also sew, knit, papercraft, etc., it's amazing! The blogging world is a great way to have a good old fashioned crafter's circle without leaving your living room!

  2. Hello just wanted to pop in and tell you I really love the felted heart. Different, I like that.

  3. Lisa, I totally agree with the idea of the modern crafter's circle. Hermy, thanks for stopping by!