I knit one of these hearts from a free pattern from Yarn Tree Designs and am beginning a second one. The pattern is very easy to follow and makes a lovely little heart, the size depends on what size needles and wool you use. I used DK wool (my needles aren't marked but they suit the wool very well) and at the largest point my heart is about 7cm. I only made one tiny addition to the pattern, knitting a little string so that I can hang the heart as a decoration. I literally just kept knitting this one stitch back and forth until it was a long enough chain. (I'm sure a crochet chain would look better, if you know how to crochet, which I don't!)I was a little disappointed with my embroidery skills for the rework on this heart, hopefully I can do better next time. Find the free downloadable pattern here.
And on to my recommended read, 'The Magician's Nephew' from C. S. Lewis 'The Chronicles of Narnia' series. I absolutely love this series of books since they were read to me when I was younger and I am now going back to read them all over again. I started with this book and realised why these books have such a draw to them. The descriptions are really beautiful and lovely, I recognised some parts from the book from when I'd read them quoted elsewhere. I was reading parts out to my sister one evening because I thought they were so great. The story plot is very fast-paced and the writer has such a good imagination for all the strange things that happen in the different worlds he has invented in the book.