Category Archives: Knit Tutorials

Valentine Heart Wreath

For those of us that are missing the decor and splendour of Christmas and are slightly resisting the pull of 2013, I have a perfect something to straddle the gap.

The warmth of yarn, the rich colour associated with Christmas and l’amour,  tied together in a heart shaped wreath.

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To join me on this craft delight you will need:

→ Yarn
→ Heart shaped wreath. I found this in QD.
You may be able to fashion a heart with ‘chicken’ wire from a DIY shop.
→ A glass of Merlot [just don’t spill it on your cream rug like me] and the last of the Quality Street.

There are no complicated steps to explain as you just simply wrap the yarn around your wreath.

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Keep going until all is covered. I used a knitting needle to thread the yarn into the back but you can jam it in with your fingers just as effectively!

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With your beautiful Valentine’s inspired wreath choose a location to show it off and embrace the winter months.

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I may add it on our photo wall or hang it outside…

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It looks so sweet with the Christmas lanterns that I think I will make them span the two festivities.

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Please excuse the strange marks on my door. Yes, I am that woman who cleans her door so it looks cute in a photo! As the light was fading I had to snap shots quickly and had no time to dry it down. Clean door fail.

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I have 2 hearts left still to decorate. I’ll let you know what I come up with.

Any plans chez vous to decorate the Valentine’s month?

♡naomi

Knitting Needle Tip

My novice hands have been twisting and turning yarn into little hats. It has been a fairly bumpy ride from making my first knitted item to re-knitting everything thinking they were lost!

The pattern I used, called for a change of needles several rows in. On the most part this was problem free but on too many occasions I would find myself knee deep in knitted rows to only find I had forgotten to swap BOTH needles. Argh.

I knit with bamboo. I tried metal ones but my tension goes all funny and my knitting looks like a piece of loose netting. My needles all look the same… I have a love hate relationship with my nails. [Yes, bare with me, I do mean fingernails and there is a link!] Sometimes they grow long other times they refuse. As a consequence I have many nail polish colours bought in the whimsy and feeling of great expectations. Finally another use was born. I have painted the tips of my needles the same colour for each size. This has solved two problems.  Now at a glance I can identify the size I need and mid knit its harder to forget to change both needles. Taa daa!

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I hope it helps you too.

♡naomi