I am a hopeless non-romantic and probably the least sentimental person I know. Maybe it comes from being fairly low maintenance--I don't mind eating alone in a restaurant and I think it's rather silly to celebrate things like the anniversary of the day DH and I met or the first time DD went to a sleep-over. Not to imply that if YOU do these things you've been dipped in honey and rolled in sugar and make my teeth hurt, but that's just me.
I don't get all bent out of shape about getting a table at the perfect restaurant on Valentines Day, mostly because DH is usually working on that day and if we do go out to dinner, it's usually later in the evening. Are we going out tonight? Who knows. Will I get flowers and candy? Who knows. Do I care? Not really. I just want the damn cat to stop barfing today. Told you I'm low maintenance.
But I did promise a giveaway today, and it's mostly in celebration of my blog being a year old. Just leave a comment about how you feel about Valentines Day. Love it? Hate it? Didn't even realize today is Valentines Day? Whatever. Just leave it HERE in the next 24 hours (noon, MST). I'll let the random number generator pick a number and I'll post the winner tomorrow, on my way to Madrona. Here's what the lucky winner will receive:
It's a skein of lightweight Socks that Rock, in the colorway Garden Daze. It's killing me to part with this but if you knit something gorgeous with it and send me a photo I'll feel better.
I have also succumbed to that crazy thing that happens to people when they're about to leave for Rhinebeck or Stitches East/West, or any other fiber festival/workshop. I'm knitting a sweater that I hope to wear at Madrona. Seriously. Because I don't have enough to do right now, what with packing, deciding WHAT to pack, making sure the stuff I have to do for DH and DD before I leave gets done (think FAFSA and other alcohol-required chores). I am hopeless, but at least I'm wearing clothes.