Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day and Finished Knitted Waffle Hat

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. Happy Valentine's Day!  This weekend was fun celebrating my Mom's birthday.  I enjoyed spending a few days with my family and just chatting and spending time together.

I knitted a hat for my Mom in January as a gift for her birthday using the Bulky Waffle Hat pattern by Linda Suda. I loved this pattern and really like how the waffle pattern adds texture to the hat. To make the hat, I used the Patons Classic Wool Bulky yarn in the color green and size US 10 6 mm needles. I was happy she liked it!

My sister purchased a few of these helium balloons to put around the dining room to celebrate our Mom's birthday and the cats were very interested and scared of them. |It was entertaining to watch them inspect the balloons and the ribbon of the balloon. Roo (the ginger cat) was scared of the balloon and ran away from it when it got too close. Moo (black and white cat) was just interested and curious about the balloons, then eventually attacked the ribbon and was chewing on it.

Moo playing with the balloon

Roo investigating the balloon
I didn't get to reading that much this weekend as I had thought I am still reading Wild by Cheryl strayed. I will read more this week to finish it. Last week, I started listening to Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee on audiobook while I was knitting. I enjoyed reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee when I was in high school, so I was interested in listening to the sequel. I really like it so far.

I usually make some cute hearts for the holiday and like to knit with pink around this time.  But this year, I decided to show you some of the hearts I knitted in past years and have also included the blog post links if you would like to make any of these and are interested in the patterns.

Valentine Heart Pouch: link to Knitted Valentine Heart Pouch

Valentine heart: link to Happy Valentine's Day

Some knitting stitches that are fun to learn and use in some Valentine's day projects that were featured in some Stitchy Saturday posts:

Learn to knit the lace hearts knit stitch pattern: link to the post: Stitchy Saturday: Lace Hearts Knit Stitch Pattern

Learn to knit the heart vine pattern: link to the post: Stitchy Saturday Heart Vine Lace Panel Stitch

Joining along this week with Frontier Dreams for Crafting On, As Kat Knits for Unraveled Wednesday, and Small Things with Ginny for Yarn Along.

Thank you for visiting the blog and I hope that you enjoy the day with loved ones!

Have a good day!


  1. Lovely hearts! And, so perfect for today! Thanks for joining today!

  2. I like your knitted hat and the knitted Saturday heart stitchy reviews. Have a good weekend, Cathy x

  3. Looks like you had a very heart-filled day. Happy birthday to your Mom.

  4. Your Knitted Waffle Hat is amazing for Valentine's Day

  5. Such nice hearts! The hat for your mom looks so warm and cozy.

  6. What a darling hat. I love anything that is waffle-weave.

  7. happy valentines day to you a few days late, love your waffle hat, so squishy! and your valentine hearts!!

  8. I know your mom loved her hat! Such a pretty shade of green and i love all your hearts! xoxo ~ tanna


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