Thursday, 14 February 2013

Valentine’s Day

The Affair (Scheveninger interior)

David Adolph Constant (1837-1890)


Oil on canvas

Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands

Image from The Bridgeman Art Library

Image number: HGM 78248

I love paintings of interiors, especially sectional ones. Always hungry for information about social history, I study the shelves, window sills, table tops, items in corners, etc.  Finding any kind of handwork or its tools is always a treat.

A modern take on hearts for St. Valentine’s Day is the Sweetie Knit Heart by Jackie Loewen (❤knit❤heart-a-tiny-free-pattern/?knit?heart-a-tiny-free-pattern)

I knit these on 2.75mm/US 2 needles in DMC Coton Perlé 5 (208, 280, 319, 321, 370, 413, 415, 726, 729, 799, 822, 839, 899, 921, 930, 932) and Anchor Pearl Cotton 8 (44, 202, 366, 968) – lots of different colours for lots of different temperaments, moods and emotions!

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