I Heart Little Projects
Between two socks, I needed a break. So I rifled through my stash of magazines and pattern printouts and found Interweave Knits Summer 2005 issue and the Heart Sachet. Perfect for a little baby on the way whose mama likes this awful burlap twine, I mean, Noro. The colors are wonderful, but the texture is wayyy too much like a Brillo pad. So here was my chance to try it out.
I selected Noro Silk Garden Lite because it felt better than the rest and was the smallest gauge I could find at Unraveled. Also, I figured the "Lite" title meant that it would burn calories while I knitted.
Here was the progress on the heart after a day of noodling. This is a pattern that you take on faith alone. How else do you explain a triangular pattern chart that really makes a square. It was fun to try, and I really liked how quickly each square formed - once I stopped trying to do other things at the same time. And look how the Noro color way is doing its thing:
Here is it yesterday with one square to go:
This is the back of the heart - and I must admit, it is the dark side. The gaping mouth sort of reminded me of a baby waiting to be fed (patiently, while you finish a row of knitting, of course) like a baby bird - which is appropriate because today turned into Baby Bird Field trip day - but I'll leave that for another post.
Here is the heart all stuffed and mattress stitched with a little crocheted loop. The loop will either faciliate hanging or improve its use as a weapon as said baby gets a bit older.
Enjoy, little one!