[Note from Meryl: And how could we have "love week" without my favorite way to show love--hand knits! Please welcome Leya from Curious Bird.
Leya writes about her adventures from a little bungalow in Durham, NC, which she shares with her husband, son, and sleepy white cat.]
Upon thinking about the word LOVE, a kazillion things began to float around in my head. I of course thought of the people I love and the feeling I get when I'm close to them or when their image or a memory about them enters my mind. I also began to think about all the things I love doing, things that give me energy and excite me.
After kicking around several ideas I decided it is best to just keep it simple and talk about a new discovery of mine, something I didn't instantly fall in love with, but slowly became fond of and now can honestly call it something I love. I'm a little embarrassed to say, but what the heck, it's knitting.
Yep, something as simple and small as sitting down with a ball of yarn and some needles in hand, and (usually at a snail's pace) working that yarn into a hat or a cowl, or...well, mostly just those two things for now is a love of mine. And the best part is finishing a project for someone else -- not that everything I knit is for someone else, I have made plenty of things for myself.
Happy Valentine's Day! Have yourself a fancy chocolate.