I can't believe I actually did it, I finished all 55 Valentines gifties for the girls' classmates and teachers, two days before Valentine's Day. Whoo hoo! Must be a record for us crafters, or... maybe just me.
These little hearts are about 1" across at their widest point, and most are on satin cord for necklaces, continuing the collection from Christmas and Halloween. I put pin backs on the five for the teachers. These are crocheted, though, not knitted like the previous ones, but I don't think anyone will notice. The fantabulous little cards are from the oh-so-generous Jessica of zakka life, and they were just perfect for this project. Now the necklaces won't get tangled up, turn into a jumbled mess and take forever to distribute. These will be a piece of cake.
One of the greatest things about this project is that I got to turn lemons into lemonade... I had a great skein of red wool yarn I'd been saving for years. When I was going through my stash early in January, I realized I had some unwanted visitors and sometimes it's not so good to save things.
The whole skein had been eaten through, and the yarn was broken up into random, various lengths. So I turned them into miniature hearts, and used up about half a skein that probably would have gone into the recycle bin (actually, I don't even know if you can do that!). Win, win.
If anyone ever wants a tutorial on the hearts, let me know. I can do them with my eyes closed. Really.