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Viking Heart


About this design:

My first attempt at Viking knitting. Made for myself!

Components:

24 g. ss wire, bead caps, spacers, Swavorski crystals, & puffy heart

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  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Debra, this is gorgeous!!! I love your addition of the heart — it is such a perfect color with the silver! :D Did you do yours on a dowel rod or on a spool? I learned to do my Viking knitting on a dowel rod.

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Love it! You did a great job. Viking knit is next on my list of things to learn.

  3. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    Oh, love it, on my list of things to learn also! Lucky girl, it’s beautiful :)

  4. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    Oh. Love that! Your first viking knit and so good!
    I have never tried viking knit, is it hard to do?

  5. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Thank you, Lynn and Little Round Chick! I did it on a dowel. I did it in a class Saturday. I’ve already started on a necklace. It’s quite addictive!

  6. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    It really IS addictive, Debra, and there are so many things you can do with it! I love the bead caps you used as end caps — they’re so lovely! :D

  7. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Very nice!!!

  8. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Never tried that yet. You did fantastic job. Love the blue heart. Cant wait to see the necklace

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    Lee D says:

    Wow! This is gorgeous! Nice work, Debra.

  10. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Thank you ALL so much! It was NOT hard!

  11. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    Do you work off a spool of wire for this?

  12. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Debra, this looks great! Love the look of this, is it difficult? How do you do that?!

  13. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    I love it , and a new habit :) The heart makes it even better.

  14. martham
    martham says:

    Very cool! I’ve never heard of viking knitting. Time for a google search!

  15. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Oh my, green with envy…that is enchanting! Blue heart and all. Never tried viking knit, scared me right off. You are very talented! :D

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    kitty mom jb says:

    Pretty pattern – I agree with martham, time for another google search! Can’t wait to see the necklace!

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    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Oh WOWZA!! So cool!!! What’s Viking Knitting?? And where do I sign up to learn???

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    This is absolutely beautiful. It looks like it was fun to do. Is it really like knitting? The heart is very pretty alson.

  19. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    thank you all so much! I had no idea there were so many comments! I’ve been sick and have not been on the computer much. In fact, I’m on now only because I need to stay up another hour to take a breathing treatment… So sorry to be so tardy with my thanks!

    It really is very easy. I believe it’s a beginner technique…just LOOKS complicated. You can learn it in about 10 minutes. I had a handout since I took a class recently. However, I believe there are some excellent FREE tutorials.

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Sorry to hear you have been sick. Hope you are feeling better soon. Thinking of you Miss Faith.
    I think soon we will have to compile a congratulatory list and who hasn’t been feeling well. You all get better soon.

  21. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Debra, I’m sorry to hear you have been in the ranks of us “sickies” lately, too. :( So many of us have or have had bad colds, bronchitis, pneumonia, etc. this Winter and have been on inhalers and needed breathing treatments of various types. Violet/Purple Chick currently has pneumonia — and she lives in California! I didn’t think that was allowed there…..LOL

  22. Claire F
    Claire F says:

    I love the Viking Knit…it is so beautiful looking….

  23. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Thank you so much for the best wishes, Faith and Lynn. Still at home, wheezing. It’s the cedar pollen count…it’s out of sight. Texas cedars (actually a type of juniper) need freezing temperatures to pollinate, and we’ve had a much colder than usual winter. Hoping to get back to work tomorrow.

    Thank you, also, Claire, for the sweet comment.

  24. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Debra, so sorry to hear you’re still stuck at home, but I’m glad you’re not “sick sick” — if you understand. I’m sure you’re still plenty miserable. :( Are you able to bead? 8)

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    When I was in the doctors office recently she suggested an over the counter drug I think it was zertec, which ever it was the generic contains the ingredients Cetirizine Hydrochloride 10 mg antihistimine. All day allergy relief. Take only and no more than 1 in a 24 hour period. It helped to dry up my head junk, but I already take Advair Discus prescription to keep my chronic bronchitus in check. I am feeling much better with all that now. I hope you get to feeling better also.

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