In light of the upcoming Valentine’s Day, we thought we would focus on the people who truly embrace this day out of the year. If you are, indeed, a Valentine’s Day fan, we salute you. You most likely are what we, with great affection, refer to as a Softee.
Let’s take a little quiz to access whether you are one of these alleged Softee people. Here is the quiz:
1. Do you secretly have an extensive collection of romance novels with muscled torsos on the cover?
2. Does your heart race (just a little) when you hear a love song from your past on the radio?
3. Do you watch old movies with Cary Grant or Clarke Gable in them? (And let’s not forget Steve McQueen.)
4. Do you tear up watching sappy commercials on TV?
5. Do you defend Twilight as a quality film?
We could go on here, but we believe the point has been made. If you answered “yes” to all or most of the above questions, you are a Softee. And, what’s wrong with that? Nothing at all!
We realize it sometimes isn’t so cool to be a Softee. In this cold, cynical world, it is easy to be scoffed at if you feel the need to drop to your knees upon encountering a puppy or see baby ducks at the park. There can actually be eye rolling or even gagging when you show this side of yourself to others. But, who cares? You are a dreamer. A visionary in a cold, hard, jaded world. We are with you.
In light of this comparison we are making, let us explore when Valentine’s Day is expressed by some of these cynics. Here are a few examples of when Valentine’s Day can go horribly wrong:
We believe our point has been made. Left to their own devices, the Non-Softees just make a muck of things. So keep your chin up. Know that you are making the world better by believing that vampires sparkle in the sunlight.
(Do you know who is a bit of a Softee as well? That awesome guy, Thor. He is a sucker for Valentine’s Day.)
Why, lookey here. We’ve got ourselves a Valentine for knitters! So, let’s talk about knitting.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we thought we would do something special. On that day, everything red is 10% off in the store! There you go, Softees.
After Valentine’s Day, our store will be closed from Sunday, February 19th through Wednesday, February 22nd. Don’t worry! We’ll be back Thursday, February 23rd with all your favorite yarns, patterns, and knitting goods.
Stop by this magical month, and see the new things coming in! We are here to help you put a project together, or help you with an existing one. We also like walks on the beach, writing poetry, finding ourselves, braiding each other’s hair…okay, now we’re just messing with you 😉
From these two Softees to another, Happy Valentine’s Day!
See you soon!
Diane and Christin