From the Heart

Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that can make you go mad, or just fall in love with the world.  This year, I chose the latter.

Now that my Mom is local, I decided to decorate her door at her room with all the hand-made Valentines that I had made her over the years, and that she had saved (!).  I haven’t taken photos, ooops! We went to dinner together, sanely on Saturday rather`than Monday.  We sent Valentines to family and friends.

I was lucky that our church had a lunch meeting this past Sunday, and I got a small bunch of tulips that were decorating the tables:


Then I even got to baking.  I’ve usually made heart cut-out cookies, but since they are full of butter and eggs, and other things that aren’t so good in larger quantities, I made this lighter recipe from Prevention Magazine for Valentine’s Cup Cakes.  They came out well, and you wouldn’t know that they are healthier for you!

Valentine's Cupcakes

My other contribution this week is to knit a couple of preemie hats for the Knitmore Girls meet-up on Saturday at Stitches West.  I’m using some lovely leftover sock yarn.  The completed hat is the Elise Zigzag Baby Hat.  I like the stitch pattern, but the crown directions are not so good, so if you’ve done hats in the past, you can make it work better.  I’m beginning a Brioche Baby Hat out of the same yarn because I was reading Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitting Without Tears and got intrigued by brioche stitch.  I think it will be adorable!

Premie Hats

Hopefully I’ll get a photo of me in the Kingscot sweater this weekend at Stitches.

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