It’s another yarn bombing exercise. I had a pattern for a crocheted heart but my attempt at it was an absolute disaster. The pattern was fine, I’m sure. The problem lay with my abilities, or lack of them, as a crocheter. I should dedicate more time to improving my crochet skills, I know, but not when I’m on a couple of deadlines.
I thought I could perhaps adapt the pattern to knitted format. Firstly, I did a literal translation. The resulting heart looked enough like a heart that you’d get the idea – I made two, anyway – but I wasn’t in love with the shape. So, using that knitted translation as a base pattern, I made up one of my own with a slightly better length for the width and a rounder top. Dr B liked the result and picked my version as being more like a heart. Good enough for me.
Today I’ve made another to match “my” heart and two larger hearts (merely a matter of thicker yarn on larger needles). I’ve crocheted the original two together and the first pair made to my pattern, stuffed them with craft fibre and considered them a job well done.
I might get the third one done tonight, but there are other tasks that now have higher priority. The hearts will wait. They look all right, though.
Because I didn’t want to mess up what I was doing, I actually wrote out the pattern properly and everything. I’d be happy to share if anyone would like it. Otherwise, I’ll just press on with making a few more. I rather heart easy projects, don’t you?