An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles

July 25, 2010

Happy Aniversary to Me! And Jac!

Filed under: DIY — Tags: , , — Ethan @ 11:15 pm

This week marks my second anniversary with my awsomefabulous partner. Rather than make you all unbearably jealous by bragging about my relationship, I’m gonna keep this fit for public consumption and brag about something else. I knitted this roughly anatomically correct heart as a gift for Jac our first valentine’s day together. Out of all the things I’ve ever made myself, it’s still one of the few I’m really proud of. Luckily, she liked it too. Or at least she’s nice enough to say so. Behold:

I can’t say I designed it myself, the pattern is available for free from Knitty. My biggest innovation was using a self-striping yarn, Noro’s Silk Garden, to get the color changes. It’s actually knit as a triangular funnel that you divide into two tubes. One tube is long and forks, the other is short and T shaped. You tie them together after you’re done (and in this photo, the knot is a little too loose for my taste). So it comes out like this:

So, happy anniversary to us. Go out and make yourself a stuffed heart; it looks like they’re good luck.

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