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LoveBugAngel
01-07-2013, 12:17 PM
Please post your favourite Valentines Day patterns!

Nothing to complicated, something you can give as gifts!

Dishcloth patterns with hearts or anything like that!

Jan in CA
01-10-2013, 02:09 AM
Always thought this was cute. Maybe I'll make some this year and make a sachet. Hmm....
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-hearts

This is cute,too. You could give it with some special soap.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/be-my-dishcloth

GrumpyGramma
01-10-2013, 02:44 AM
Those are cute, Jan. I have red yarn, maybe I'll try making some too.

salmonmac
01-10-2013, 07:12 AM
Here's Olha's pattern for a heart similar to the ones Jan linked to and seamless.
http://halifaxcharityknitters.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/my-whole-heart/

Antares
01-10-2013, 10:24 AM
I would think anything in red or pink yarn would be a big hit around Valentine's day. Even wrist warmers or fingerless mitts in the right colors might appeal to people. Like these maybe: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/valentines-mitts

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/valentines-mittens-3

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fair-isle-valentine

And if you're into amigurumi, there are lots of cute toys on Ravelry that might make some great little gifts for people (these are specifically geared towards Valentine's, but any amigurumi can be made with some kind of Valentine theme, I would think): http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/valentine-teddy

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/luv-you-this-much-valentines-heart

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/valentines-cheeky-little-devil-bear


These are cute: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/valentine-heart-decorations

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/valentine-day-card---luv-you-this-much

And this is a beautiful scarf, but it's too time consuming; however, it might could be shortened to a cowl or something that's quicker: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/my-valentine-2

mojo11
01-10-2013, 12:33 PM
I got enough to worry about with two birthdays in February... one on 2/13 and the other on 2/16. Fortunately, my girlfriend (who's the 2/13 birthday) doesn't care much for Hallmark Holidays. Assuming I can finish it in time, she'll be getting a cabled scarf (and MAYBE matching hat) to match her cat. At least that was the PLAN. Have you ever tried to find yarn to match a cat?? :hair: Especially one of those cats that's no specific color... they looked at me like I was crazy at the yarn store. Especially since I didn't have the cat with me.

Imagine.

Antares
01-10-2013, 01:28 PM
It's really easy to "match the cat" at my house. Any time I put a knitted or crocheted project on the floor (or anywhere else she thinks she's allowed), she magically appears out of nowhere and assumes it's her new bed! Oh boy!

Before long (if I don't move her, that is) the project is covered in cat hair. Yarn has officially been "matched to cat!" No problem!

mojo11
01-10-2013, 01:53 PM
It's really easy to "match the cat" at my house. Any time I put a knitted or crocheted project on the floor (or anywhere else she thinks she's allowed), she magically appears out of nowhere and assumes it's her new bed! Oh boy!

Before long (if I don't move her, that is) the project is covered in cat hair. Yarn has officially been "matched to cat!" No problem!

You mean there are places in your house where your cat doesn't think she's allowed?? :noway:

GrumpyGramma
01-10-2013, 02:05 PM
(or anywhere else she thinks she's allowed)


Either you're deluded or you don't really have a cat. I know, the cat has you brainwashed. :wink:

mojo11
01-10-2013, 02:16 PM
Either you're deluded or you don't really have a cat. I know, the cat has you brainwashed. :wink:

My thoughts exactly. :teehee: She probably thinks the cat belongs to her and not the other way around too. Poor dear... :psst:

Jan in CA
01-10-2013, 02:30 PM
:roflhard:

mojo11
01-10-2013, 02:46 PM
:roflhard:

Oh dear... GG, I think we might have pushed Jan over the edge... :psst:

Jan in CA
01-10-2013, 02:55 PM
Oh dear... GG, I think we might have pushed Jan over the edge... :psst:

:teehee: I've been owned by cats all my life. They go anywhere they want and I wouldn't have it any other way.

mojo11
01-10-2013, 03:00 PM
:teehee: I've been owned by cats all my life. They go anywhere they want and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Yup. As I was reading the bit about "anywhere she thinks she's allowed to go" I was imagining Clyde (the cat I was trying to match) even considering that there was some place she WASN'T allowed to go.

Yeah, right! :lol:

GrumpyGramma
01-10-2013, 04:52 PM
My thoughts exactly. :teehee: She probably thinks the cat belongs to her and not the other way around too. Poor dear... :psst:

Yes, but the poor dear knits so something's OK. ;) I think Antares crochets also. Good thing both are therapeutic...ask me how I know. :roflhard:

GrumpyGramma
01-10-2013, 04:56 PM
Yup. As I was reading the bit about "anywhere she thinks she's allowed to go" I was imagining Clyde (the cat I was trying to match) even considering that there was some place she WASN'T allowed to go.

Yeah, right! :lol:

Has Clyde shared her secret name with you? Then you'll know you've arrived. :woohoo:

I'm not worried about Jan, at least not too much. Anyone who knows who owns whom has her head on the right way. :)

mojo11
01-10-2013, 05:14 PM
Has Clyde shared her secret name with you? Then you'll know you've arrived. :woohoo:

I'm not worried about Jan, at least not too much. Anyone who knows who owns whom has her head on the right way. :)

Oh yes, Clyde's secret name is She Who Will Eat Your Face While You Sleep If You Cross Her.

Or something like that.

Antares
01-10-2013, 05:22 PM
Don't feel sorry for me 'cause we either own an atypical cat or I'm an atypical cat owner. She is NOT allowed on certain pieces of furniture, and she's monitored constantly when indoors, so on said outlawed furniture she does not go. But, really, after the first time of being yelled at, she hasn't ever tried it again.

Also, she seems to be more willing than most cats to please us. There are certain times when she's not allowed on the bed, and she complies with that--not happily at first, but compliance in any form is fine with me.

What can I say? I've got a cat-dog!

mojo11
01-10-2013, 05:25 PM
But, really, after the first time of being yelled at, she hasn't ever tried it again.

Not that you know about anyway. :evil:

GrumpyGramma
01-10-2013, 05:41 PM
Don't feel sorry for me 'cause we either own an atypical cat or I'm an atypical cat owner. She is NOT allowed on certain pieces of furniture, and she's monitored constantly when indoors, so on said outlawed furniture she does not go. But, really, after the first time of being yelled at, she hasn't ever tried it again.

Also, she seems to be more willing than most cats to please us. There are certain times when she's not allowed on the bed, and she complies with that--not happily at first, but compliance in any form is fine with me.

What can I say? I've got a cat-dog!


I believe you. My DD had a cat-dog that understood English extremely well. I tried to get hold of him one day to give him a time out in the bathroom per DD's instructions when he was "bothering" her female cat (both were "fixed") since that's what the vet told her was the best way to deal with it...but I digress, anyhow I couldn't get hold of the cat and finally I said, "Skippy, go to the bathroom." He did. I never tried to catch him again, just told him to go to the bathroom or wherever. Another time DD was eating Doritos and she decided to let Skippy have one; he ate most of it and was asking for more, she looked down at thim and told him he had to clean up his mess first whereupon he pushed the crumbs under the edge of the couch. I think that after we got done staring at each other open-mouthed since neither of us could believe what just happened, she gave him another chip. Believe it or not, I don't care, but I was there. Some cats transcend cat-dog status even.

Jan in CA
01-10-2013, 08:55 PM
We were just teasing Antares. ;) You're lucky you've got a cooperative cat! Actually I'm not sure if mine would have been more cooperative. Since I didn't care it all worked out. :)

Antares
01-10-2013, 11:51 PM
Jan: Oh, I'm not offended! In fact, I'm enjoying the ribbing and the back and forth!

I was just trying to explain my amazing cat and why all the sympathy for me was so unnecessary.

Personally, though, I'm a dog person, so I guess I have the best of both worlds.

GG: That's a pretty amazing cat. Mine's not quite that good yet, but she does know how to say "Hello"! And she yodels quite well, too, which is how she got her moniker (Yodel).

And mojo: You must have missed the part where I said the cat is closely monitored at all times when inside. So, no, no sneak attacks on outlawed furniture!

GrumpyGramma
01-10-2013, 11:59 PM
Skippy was a very unusual cat. DD decided she wanted a Manx and found out that Concern for Animals had one. She rescued the cat from them, in effect. He'd been kept in a carrier for weeks because he attacked another cat, and if they'd realized she had other cats they never would have let her take him as they were sure he'd kill any cat he was around. She told me she had to take him and give him a chance, he couldn't stay where he was, so he came home with her. He had his moments. He'd been abused, we think by a man because he didn't like men and was particularly not fond of their feet. I don't remember now how she kept the peace with her other cats and Skippy, but he survived. He really was convinced he was alpha and could be downright mean, but she made him lie on his back in her arms like a baby until he decided not to fight it anymore; eventually she only did it on rare occasions. He was unique. I was convinced he had a retractable opposable thumb, the things he did when we weren't looking. He was way too smart was part of his problems in life before my DD got him. We all miss Skippy.

mojo11
01-11-2013, 08:45 AM
"Closely monitored" goes only so far with cats, I've found. They seem to have the ability to teleport. Or maybe it's just Cat-Ninja training or something. Snickerdoodle (Clyde's sister) has just about given me a heart attack more than once. She's sneaky!

ABC's Mom
01-20-2013, 09:04 PM
I'm sure my late cat, Oliver, named after Oliver Twist, knew exactly what I was saying to him. He would always talk back to me when I talked to him. I sure wish I knew more cat talk so I could have understood him better.
My other cat, Sasha, named that because she was so sassy as a kitten, is an entirely different story!!!
I tried and tried to keep her off the counters, etc. when she was little, to no avail. I'd use a spray bottle to try and teach her to stay off of things and all she would do was play with the spray!! Now that she is 10 and much fatter, she can't jump up that far anymore so it's not as much of a problem..
Cats, ya gotta love em.:inlove:

mojo11
01-22-2013, 12:27 PM
I'm sure my late cat, Oliver, named after Oliver Twist, knew exactly what I was saying to him.

All cats understand what you're saying to them. They just ignore you.

I sure wish I knew more cat talk so I could have understood him better.

He was saying "Tuuuuna... Tuuuuuna..." ;)

Antares
01-22-2013, 12:53 PM
Since it seems that cats have hijacked this thread, I'll add a note about two of hubby's cats: Thumbkin, who apparently did have a thumb and could do all kinds of amazing things, including opening doors, driving, and typing on the computer (okay, maybe not those last two), and Simon, who when hubby and older brother were in the pool, would dive in and swim with them. Simon would also get very concerned about you if you were crying; he'd come up and bonk you and love on you to try to make you okay again.

So I wonder if LoveBug got enough ideas for her Valentine gifts! I'm sure all these cat stories are really helping.

mojo11
01-22-2013, 01:39 PM
Since it seems that cats have hijacked this thread...

I know it SEEMS as if cats have hijacked the thread, but in fact it's the other way round. See... The Internet is MADE of Cats (http://youtu.be/zi8VTeDHjcM).

Antares
01-23-2013, 06:15 PM
Back on topic: What about making some of the double knit heart hot pads on this site? http://www.knittinghelp.com/c/free-knitting-patterns-heart-double-knit-hot-pad

LoveBugAngel
01-24-2013, 10:47 AM
Back on topic: What about making some of the double knit heart hot pads on this site? http://www.knittinghelp.com/c/free-knitting-patterns-heart-double-knit-hot-pad

SO CUTE! I haven't tried changing colours yet or double knitting. Perhaps this will be my next attempt!