Each time I finish a hand spun knit, I roll up all those leftover pieces and display them in one of the pretty little bowls I collect in my craft room. When it gets too full and starts spilling over the sides, I start thinking about making some little scrappy project with them. Hand spun, especially on a drop spindle, is truly a labor of love, so what more perfect to use those leftovers than hand spun hearts?
I used the Love Hearts pattern by Jackie Ziegler because it’s knit in one piece, in the round, so you don’t have to seam two together. Since I wanted to fill mine with dried lavender, I was happy to find that when you’re done knitting, there’s an opening at the top perfect for that. You’ll need a funnel for the job. I filled two with the lavender that a friend sent me from her garden, and the other two with Herbs de Provence that I bought on our trip to France last year.
Did you know that aromatic herbs repel moths? Pretty important info for those of us with wool lying around. I’ll tuck these into the drawers that hold my pretty skeins of yarn to keep them safe and sweet smelling.