Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Mameshiba Valentine

This year I decided to do something a little different for Valentine's Day. Instead of giving my children candy or cards, I decided to knit them a batch of tiny mameshiba. Each mameshiba is about the length of a quarter (I knit them on size zero needles) Now I just need to decide whether to hide them around the house or package them in some cute Valentine's Day take out containers.

What are mameshiba you ask? Well, they're tiny bean dogs that show up in random places with random quotes. If you're curious about the bean dogs, you can learn all about them at Mameshiba. I've also written about them here and here.

Happy Valentine's Day!

10 comments:

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh LOVE!!! Are you on ravelry? Pinning this, too!

Steph

Zakka Life said...

Steph,

I'm on Ravelry under the name kawaiicrafter. I haven't shared it on ravelry yet. I made the pattern as I went (inspired by the mochi-mochi patterns).

Suzanne said...

Adorable! I'm going to look for your knits on Ravelry too. Happy Valentine's Day.

Zakka Life said...

Suzanne,

I only have a few things posted on ravelry. Hope you're not disappointed.

Happy Valentine's Day to you too.

Tania said...

Definitely hide them around the house! What better time to spend Valentine's day than to go on a treasure/Mameshiba hunt!

These must be awesome to keep in your pocket and take out whenever you're bored (on the bus, in line, in the car...) Hours of fun!

Novi On The Go said...

These are so cute! I think they would be great in take out containers accompanied with chopsticks. Happy Valentine's day to you!

Michelle L. said...

Wait, how have I not heard of them??? Soooo cool!

Caca said...

kawaii! I wish I know how to knit.

Bobby said...

Whoa..the size of a quarter?? So lovely teeny tiny...

Joy said...

Aaaaaah! So cute!

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