Snowy Super Bowl Sunday

Not quite a blizzard out there, but it’s snowy.  It’s not the gently falling, huge flaky kind of snow, but the blowing and swirling around bits of snow.  We don’t have much on the ground, but it sure is cold and uninviting outside; I think I’ll stay in.

Today I wanted to show you what I made for my daughter who is away at college.  She has opened the package, so no surprises will be ruined.  Last week I sent her a handful of knitted heart sachets.

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Some of the yarn I used has special meaning.  The largest heart is made from the cabled headband I knit for her, and the tiny burgundy heart is from the first pair of socks I made her.  The multi heart is from the yarn I dyed and made into a cowl.  The other two are from stash.

I tried to find a heart pattern, but couldn’t find anything that worked for me or that I liked, that is, easy enough.  I used the techniques I learned from Susan B. Anderson’s “My First Toe-Up Socks” Craftsy class and came up with my own way.  With the exception of the largest heart, (I need some more DPN sizes) I went down a needle size to keep the knitted fabric dense so that the stuffing wouldn’t show through.

I stuffed them with wool roving and lavender buds.  I wrapped the roving around the lavender buds and the wool kind of locked them in place.  I also added a drop or two of lavender essential oil for extra scent.

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My pattern uses Judy’s Magic Cast On, knitting on DPNs, moving stitches onto waste yarn, grafting for closing up the tops, as well as increases and decreases.  They are a bit fiddly but fun and cute all the same.

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With the little knit hearts gone, I was wanting some lavender to smell for myself, so I unpicked the lining on this cross stitch heart sachet I made decade ago.  The lavender was so old it had lost its purple color.  I filled it in the same way as I did the knit hearts.  It’s hanging in my sewing room where I catch the faintest lavender scent as I move around my room.  Sorry, these two photos are blurry—didn’t use a tripod and it was kind of dark yesterday.

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Enjoy your day, be it a sunny or snowy, Super Bowl Sunday, my friends.  Thanks for stopping by.

❤ ❤ ❤

9 thoughts on “Snowy Super Bowl Sunday

  1. Terrigirl2018

    Hi Cindy, the snow has left us, it is a sunny cold day in Minnesota , lots of excitement in Minneapolis 30 miles from here! Aww the sachets are so lovely! Its great they have meaning too. ill you watch the game ? I wonder is there something good on hallmark!! Have a nice evening Dear, hugs, Terri , say hi to all the girls, xo.

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    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi, Terri. I am sure you are VERY cold as are many of the Super Bowl visitors. You guys get COLD up there! My husband watched the game. I thought I would, but I found a more interesting podcast on You Tube. Would you believe we don’t have access to the Hallmark channel, we just don’t watch enough television to warrant paying the extra for TV, so we do without. I do miss some channels though. I hope you have a great week, Terri. Stay warm! ❤

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      1. Terrigirl2018

        Hi Cindy, I am glad you found a good podcast! We have hallmark and it is at good price with our cable company. I am wrapping up good Dear, Say hi to the girls, Terri xo.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi, Joy. Someone watched the game here, too. I started watching the half time show but then we had a technical difficulty. Oh, well… Your chili and cornbread is making me hungry, and it’s not even 7am! Sounds delicious! Have wonderful day, Joy! ❤

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  2. Phyllis

    I especially love the sentiment behind your beautiful knitted heart sachets! What special memories and keepsakes for your beloved girl!

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    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi, Judi. I took a Craftsy class called “Professional Yarn Dyeing at Home”. Recently I found some tutorials on You Tube by Hue Loco—she has three. You’ll find there is no exact recipe. Everyone does things a little differently. My past post is: https://cindyricedesigns.wordpress.com/2016/03/11/a-very-basic-intro-for-dyeing-animal-fibers/
      If you’ve seen my latest photos you’ll see I also now use a pot on a hot plate. I’ve also started using citric acid instead of vinegar—smells better. Have fun!

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