My naturally perverse nature always whispers to me 'take a different path' rather than follow the crowd. So when shops are festooned with red hearts, full of cards for every conceivable taste and even electrical superstores seem to find a product that they can promote as the 'Ideal gift for your Valentine', I am tempted to sit at home and mutter bah humbug! It's OK because JTH is of the same mind as me.
But the blogosphere, with crochet hearts, origami hearts and even heart shaped mint creams, seems to have worked its magic on me and this weekend I found myself gazing at this bowl of strawberries and thinking how like a dish of hearts they were.
It was just a short step down the slippery slope of Valentineness to begin thinking what I might knit in the shape of a heart. The idea comes from a new book by Debbie Bliss that is waiting for me to review.
The hearts are knitted in pairs and sewn together invisibly before stringing together.
A little trio of hearts strung on a ribbon
The tiny mobile is quite light so I weighted the ribbon down with some frosted glass beads
It was a beautiful day today, bright sun, clear blue sky, as I hung the hearts in a tree to take this last shot I noticed the leaf buds were fattening fit to burst - Spring can not be far away!
Happy Valentine's day