Here we are again, St. Valentine’s Day. So what does that mean exactly? To some…candy, flowers, chocolate, fancy, intimate, candle light dinners for two….It can mean that. But then there is the other camp. The Anti-Valentine’s Day camp. These are usually the people who are single/recently broken up/on the rebound/etc. and have convinced themselves that this day was invented to make them feel “less-than”, like s*^t and simply not worthy to show their faces among the radiant, in love and attached. So they have parties to rebel and cheer themselves up and on! Then there’s other other camp…the one’s who are in love, attached, and happy, and show it everyday in sweet and simple ways but still give in to the pressure and make themselves nuts trying to buy the perfect gifts, make the perfect dinner plans…
Now I know my message, my thinking on this is not new but I just have to say if we all just ignored the day and loved our lovers, family and friends in the way they truly deserve then the vise like grip that Hallmark has achieved would be broken and we could all get on with our lives. Are you listening corporate America…we’ve kinda had it with this ridiculous thing you’ve invented in the name of capital gain!!!! The almighty buck!!!
So in the spirit of what everyday and not just today should be about I’d like to share some love for and from my friends:
Remember the Mineshaft: Here is Julie’s version.
A simple slip stitch pattern that looks fabulous…I’m so happy she’s enjoying the yarn. It’s good to give.
And this wonderful gift from a fellow Knitting Camp camper, Dawn. She made this gorgeous little project bag that is holding my current sock project.
Yes, that a little hidden message inside… F. O. I. K. Can you guess what that stands for…Someone at camp had a large tote bag with this message on the outside but Dawn liked the more discreet initials on the inside. F*^k Off I’m Knitting…don’t ya love it. I do. Thanks so much…
Oh and these too! Also made with love.
Here’s another more-than-generous person who is always giving me little things just because. I love just because!!
Lots of love to you all.
To my lover, ily…