Valentine's Day seemed to give me a full blown case of "Martha Stewart Syndrome" once again. I've decided to call this affliction "Marthitus", and I had it bad.
It all started when I had the idea to send a little Valentine's Day package to a wonderful blog pal so she'd know I was thinking of her on that special day. I dragged out my beading stuff and whipped up some pink stitch markers. Then, while perusing blogland, I came across a terrific post by Michelle in which she explained how to make some adorable little matchbook note-pads. I couldn't resist trying a few myself, and the first two are on the left with the stitch markers.
After finishing those, I suddenly thought it might be cute to make some with blog buttons on the front. So I whipped up the two on the right, along with one more for Valentine's Day.
Next I decided I needed to make a couple of Valentine's Day cards. I found a little pattern somewhere for a knit heart, changed it around to make the center seed stitch, and whipped these two cards.
And last, but not least, a little secret present I've been knitting on. Before Christmas, Nat had the most wonderful idea that we should both knit "chocolate socks" for our husbands. Neither of us got them done for Christmas (actually, I didn't even get mine started) so we decided to push them to Valentine's Day. Meanwhile, Chrissy sent out a call for test knitters to knit up a new pattern called "Hubby's First Sock", which seemed perfect since I had never gotten around to knitting socks for Pea before. Luckily, the pattern is going up soon, so I have the go-ahead to show you what they look like!
They were a big hit and Pea wore them to work on Valentine's Day!! Be sure to keep an eye on Gardiner Yarn Works for the pattern!