It’s Valentine’s Day this weekend, and I haven’t gotten my husband anything. To be fair, we said “no presents” this year, but I always have trouble with doing “no presents.” I think it must be a knitter thing. Or maybe it has something to do with my Midwestern upbringing. Either way, I feel a compulsion to make something. It’s a problem.
And since I’ve only got a couple days, any gifts I make will have to be very small.
I could go completely silly (yet adorable), and make a herd of these tiny heart-carrying bunnies. But, I don’t think I can translate this pattern before Sunday. If only I’d taken French in college, instead of German! Dang.
Valentin by Anisbee AnisbeeOr I could make something marginally more useful (again, the Midwesterner in me is showing- I love a useful gift!), like these adorable nesting baskets.
Heart Nesting Baskets by Sonya BlackstoneBut my husband is not the kind of guy that likes cutesy little things like heart-shaped baskets. Maybe he’s the kind of guy who likes miniature little cupids on strings?
I could knit up one of these guys (sans halo):
Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi Angels by Anna Hrachovecand add a teeny bow and arrow:
Valentine Cupid Bow and Arrow by Linda DawkinsAnd, hey presto! Cupid!
Oh, I don’t know. That’s probably too silly a gift for my husband, too. I suppose I’ll just get a bottle of something yummy and make him dinner. You know, like a boring grown-up.
(But that doesn’t mean that I won’t make a teensy Cupid for myself!)
Do you have any Valentine’s Day knitting plans?