Valentine’s Day isn’t really a thing for me. It’s kind of nice to do a little something for it, but I generally don’t put much stock in the holiday. Part of it is because I have been single for most Feb. 14ths. And now that I’m in a relationship I don’t want to do a total 180 and be into the holiday now. Anyhoo.
I have had this pattern on my radar since it was first published in Knitty in 2008. I thought it would be cute/interesting to use this anatomically shaped heart as a ring pillow for a wedding. Since I have a wedding to think ahead to, I decided to crank it out.
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Pattern: Heart by Kristin Ledgett
Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll in Burgundy and Knitter’s Brewing Company in Red.
Needles: US 2.25mm
Start Date: Feb. 1, 2014
Finish Date: Feb 4, 2014
I didn’t make any mods. My gauge was a little tighter than the pattern so my heart is a little small. It fits perfectly in the palm of my hand.
In terms of a ring pillow? Yeah, I don’t know. Maybe we’ll use it, or maybe not. I put some ribbon through the ventricles to keep the rings on. I will replace the ribbon with red ribbon if we actually use it. I think the main reason it wouldn’t happen is that we are thinking about not having a wedding party, so wouldn’t do the traditional aisle thing.
I planned on also making a little mini version of the heart, using this pattern. It’s also a free pattern. I ultimately didn’t want to take time away from my Ravellenic Games project. Maybe later.
Have a great day, if you celebrate or not. I hope you don’t get stuck in traffic! The last few years have been traffic hell in Los Angeles on VDay!