It's February already! How did that happen... It's hard to believe that a whole month has gone by in 2014 so far. And still no sign of an end to the Winter weather everywhere. I am working on a blanket pattern at the moment and tI have to say that does help a little to the chills at bay.
But here we are: it's February 7th and only one week away from Valentine's Day! Time to think of something quick and easy to knit as a gift I reckon. So here are two suggestions for scarves that would be great for your loved one this year.
The pattern above is the Lamberhurst Scarf. It is an easily memorised pattern so is fairly fast to knit and would be perfect for your boyfriend or significant other. And there's no "Boyfriend Curse" for scarves the way that there is for sweaters! A double bonus.
And here's a great scarf for ladies: the Elizabeth Scarf. This pattern is written for several different yarns weights and lengths of scarf, so it should be easy to find something in your stash that would be just right for this project so you can get started straight away.
When we lived in Japan there were actually 2 events around Valentine's. On the day itself, the ladies gave dark chocolates to the men. Then a month later there was "White Day" when the guys gave white chocolate or other gifts to the ladies and also their co-workers. It made for a lovely month-long celebration - and lots of wonderful chocolate everywhere. We definitely should institute that tradition over here!
So perhaps give a gift of a scarf to your loved one on February 14th, and then maybe some chocolates will come your way in March!