Hello and Brrr!

Hello from “Winter Wonder Land”. Winter weather in northern Illinois has finally caught up with the season we are currently living in. It is COLD and our landscape is covered in piles of frosty white. It’s taken this long for it to finally feel like winter, which is when I start dreaming of… yes, spring!

Last week was filled with lots of knitting and no finished projects to show you yet. However, I still managed to make a short YouTube video showing my work for the week.

This week I am working on embroidery for the two doll cardigans I was knitting last week. I have also just published a free pattern on Ravelry for one-piece knit hearts. The pattern is written for fingering weight yarn, but is easily adaptable for any weight yarn with appropriate needles. This handful of hearts was made with fingering, sport, DK, worsted, chunky, chunky/fingering, fingering/lace mohair. The width is easily changed too. It’s all in my video and pattern.

A few of these hearts were made years ago as sachets, but the lavender smell is long gone. I was thinking of stringing all of together them and turning the lot into a garland. What do you think? Do you have any ideas?

The pattern and be found here. And the accompanying YouTube video is below. Enjoy!

I hope you are having a great week! Hugs from here! 🤗 Take care my friends. ❤️

8 thoughts on “Hello and Brrr!

  1. Joy

    Sorry about the cold weather, but we have snow on the hills here in CA too. However, not as cold as your weather. 🙂
    I like your garland idea, but the hearts would also be adorable as a little pillow on a dolly prop chair or bed. They are very sweet.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi, Joy. I imagine you are just a wee bit warmer than us. It’s 28 here, which isn’t too cold, and the sun is shining, so I cannot complain.
      I hear my dollies saying that they’d like to give those hearts a home in the sewing room. Thanks. Have a great weekend! ❤️

  2. Terrigirl2020

    Hello Cindy from the other winter wonderland ! We are due to get fresh snowfall ourselves at the weekend. As I write its 18F up from 11 yesterday. Your video is beautiful You are truly a gifted knitter , God bless you! The girls will love the cardigans. Your lil Buddy is so cute sleeping! Some lovely winter scenes , I am sure it looks good for people in southern states to see! I think a garland will look lovely! Have a nice weekend Cindy, take care, Terri xo.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi, Terri. I imagine you are in the same boat as us, but even more snow and colder temps. It’s January! Our coldest day this week was 19 during the day. The sun has been out to warm things up a little bit too. Winter always looks so cozy and romantic when one isn’t going through it, right?
      Thanks for watching my videos! Thank you, too, for the compliments on my knitting. I love making the little things that get done quickly.
      Enjoy your weekend, Terri. ❤️


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