Don’t adjust your resolution – it’s supposed to be pixelated!
Last year my local craft group, Ohio Valley Handmade, made over 100 hearts to hang on a downtown historic building as part of the “All We Need Is Love” campaign sponsored by the Ohio Valley Young Preservationist. At that time, the building was for sale, and it’s no wonder the building sold soon after. I mean, we are that good.
This year we decided to decorate our tall, dark, and handsome friend once more. We reused all the old hearts and also made 1 new one – It just happened to be over 4 feet tall.
The pattern is from Issue 29 of Mollie Makes, my official favorite magazine. It was easy to make, as it’s all granny squares, but the seaming was a total B. Maybe I just hate seaming.
What made it a lot easier was A) We all worked together to make the squares ( and if you look closely, you’ll see a few knitted squares), which is always nice B) Craft Husband wove in all ends – begrudgingly, and C) I had a definite drop-dead date.
I single-crocheted over 18 gauge wire for the border to ensure it would hang properly. I was so worried about curled up edges. I also tied in a few dowel rods so we could hang it with fishing line from the window. Craft Husband said I didn’t tie my ends tight enough, but it was so insanely cold that day that I’m surprised I tied a knot at all. It seriously took an entire day for my hands and feet to feel better. Never let it be said that I don’t suffer for my craft.
I also made a banner using my Uppercase Alphabet Pattern, and I think it all turned out great (if I do say so myself).
I can’t say enough to thank the beautiful ladies who helped decorate our building,
the owner who kindly let us inside and profusely complimented our work,
and Craft Husband whose technical know-how made it all possible.
I’m still riding the high of this great installation. Love is definitely in the air!