In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I thought I would post this little video for all of my readers (aka YOU). 🙂
I heart all of you.
It’s time for…
Who Knit It Better?
This week’s theme is Heart Shaped Pillows. Here are the contenders:
Please remember that this is just for fun. No negative comments.
Aside from knitting, my other passion is food and wine. Richard and I LOVE to eat and we have shared many memorable meals together over the years. A romantic, delicious meal can be a wonderful way to set the Valentine’s Day mood and cooking together is a wonderful bonding experience.
The following is a menu I prepared with wine pairings. This would make a wonderful Valentine’s Day menu for any couple who loves food and wine. For more information, or to get the recipes, simply click on each picture.
The key to the perfect Valentine’s menu is the right combination of intoxicating flavors. You want a meal that is light, flavorful, and delicious. You also do not want to be in the kitchen all day. Keep it simple.
First Course: Baby Spinach Salad with Roasted Strawberries
Pair it with: Henri Billiot Brut Rose $60
Main Course: Sautéed Scallops with Lemon Beurre Blanc
Pair it with: Sokol Blosser Evolution (White Blend) $13.00
Dessert: Butter Cookies dipped in Chocolate
Pair them with: Warre’s Otima 20 Year Old Tawny Port $40.00
Happy Valentine’s Day! Remember to keep it simple. 🙂 Share with us if you try any of these recipes or wines and tell us how you liked them in the comments below. What are you serving for Valentine’s Day?
Valentine’s Day is coming! This week’s Knit Love is devoted (no pun intended) to Vday.
It has 36 Pockets!
Louie the Lovebot by Rebecca Danger:
I posted a new pattern today! 🙂
It’s a post card that says “Be Mine Valentine”. I love it!
Here’s the Ravelry Pattern Page link.
I am so excited!
I hope you mail it to someone you love…
Who wouldn’t want knit mail? Seriously. Best Valentine EVER!
Here’s my Valentine’s Day Knit Gift Guide for 2011! This Gift Guide was put together using the assumption that the gift could be completed in a week, so you will notice there are no sweaters or lengthy projects. I hope you enjoy this guide and please leave any other knit gift ideas you have in the comments section below. 🙂
For the Ladies in your life…
For the Men in your life…
For Little Ones…
For the Furry Ones…
Happy Knitting Everyone! And feel free to comment on your favorite patterns from this collection in the comments below. 🙂
It’s time for another edition of Who Knit It Better!
Here are the contenders:
Time to Vote!
It’s Official! Today is the first FREE PATTERN FRIDAY! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here’s something to warm up all your loved ones:
A Set of Toasties will warm the hearts and hands of those you love this winter. Warmed in the microwave and slipped into a pair of gloves or boots, they will comfort those shoveling snow or waiting on cold bus stops. Make them for all your favorite people!
This pattern can also be found on the Patterns page of this website and it will be available shortly as a free download on Ravelry. I hope you love these hand warmers as much as I do!
This weekend is Valentines Day, and I thought I would share with you a little something special that I do for Richard every year.
I knit him tiny hearts! I put them in his coat pockets, wallet, shoes, next to his toothbrush, etc. It’s my little way of reminding him that I love him and I’m thinking about him. This could work for anyone you care about, be it a close friend or a family member. Knit them up some love!
Here’s how to knit your own tiny heart:
Using any yarn and needle size, CO 2 sts. (I used Cascade 220 Worsted Wool in Ruby and size 3 needles).
1st Row (right side): K into the front and back of the first stitch, K1. (3 sts)
2nd R0w and following even-numbered rows: Purl
3rd Row: K1, [M1, K1] twice. (5 sts)
5th Row: K2, M1, K1, M1, K2 (7 sts)
Rows 7, 9, 11: Continue increasing as established; one stitch before and after the center stitch.
13th Row: K6, Knit through the front and back of the center stitch, K6 (14 sts)
15th Row: SSK, K3, K2tog, turn. (5 sts)
Continue on these 5 sts only. Place last 7 stitches on stitch holder.
17th Row: SSK, K1, K2tog (3 sts)
18th Row: P3tog tbl.
Next Row (right side): Rejoin yarn to inner end of remaining sts. SSK, K3, K2tog. (5 sts)
Next Row: Purl
Next Row: SSK, K1, K2tog. (3 sts)
Next Row: P3tog tbl.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Also, this week I knit a hat for my friend Tomoki. He’s here as a foreign exchange student from Japan and he has a Facebook Fan Page! Anyway, he wanted a hat with S@S embroidered on it. Here it is:
Many thanks to Heidi for modeling it for us! Doesn’t she look awesome? 🙂
In case you ever need to knit an “@” symbol, here’s the chart for mine: