Sunday, February 15, 2015

Post Valentine glow

We have a little rule in our house - no flowers on Valentine's day. Dave is more than welcome to buy me flowers any other time of the year (and in the 12.5 years we've been together, it's happened a grand total of four times...) but flowers are way overpriced on Valentine's. So he's always had strict instruction not to buy them...

Of course... Dave's not really one for rules...
He surprised me with these velvety beauties last night when he got home from work. He also had a box of Empire cookies from the Scottish bakery down the street. I think I'll keep him!

I, in turn, spent the day knitting and cooking up a nice pork roast with apple sauce.

I got the stitches picked up for the last sleeve on Old Town.
But I only got a few rows done.  I'm just not feeling the love for this one. And since I'm no longer worried about getting her done in time for Chicago, (We got the itinerary for the week - I don't have much time for sight-seeing) I only managed to get a few rows done before turning my attention elsewhere.

It fell on Dave's sock...
... and I managed to finish up the first one. I'll cast on the second one on today, so I have something to knit on the plane (and during any other spare moment.)

And I pulled out the handspun hat
 It's decided it wants to be mittens instead. Of course, it might be slightly influenced by the fact that it's eleventy billion degrees below zero and I just can't seem to stay warm...

8 comments:

Nancy Kay said...

Ahhh, Dave is a keeper!

His socks are looking GOOD!

Dee said...

I love the colors on Dave's sock. Have a great trip.

Araignee said...

Hubba hubba. A man bearing flowers is a sexy beast!

Delusional Knitter said...

Beautiful!! I am so sick of being cold. Its been frigid and windy here, my feet and hands (and nose) are always cold. Under the blanket, with cat and cocoa right now ;)

Rachelle said...

Listen to the yarn, it wants to keep you warm!

kathy b said...

You;ll be ready for our Chicago cold.....
Its freezing here. However, the sun is out and it is a rare windless day so I walked out side for 45 minutes in 17 degrees.

I love your sock.
Flowers are overpriced! But lovely to receive!

elns said...

First of all, I can't agree with y'all more about the overpriced flowers at Valentines. But if ever you get flowers it's always a sweet treat. It sounds like you definitely got shown some extra love. Swoon!

elns said...

By the way I think those socks are just the best.