If You Are One, Just Own It

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? We say, nothing at all.  But, 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. It’s a tough battle when you are dealing with people who think “pay it forward” means making a payment on their visa card.

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.)

Awesome Thor Valentine

Awesome Thor Valentine

Wool Valentine

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.  So, on that day, Tuesday, February 14th, everything red is 10% off in the store.  There you go, Softees.

We just got back from our TNNA Convention, and are really psyched about what we saw and purchased there.  Some amazing things are going to arrive in our store in the next few months.  New Loopy Mango kits, Anzula, Manos del Uruguay, Knit Collage, and more.  Plus, a new book by Cocoknits!  This is not just any book.  This book will change the way we knit projects.  It incorporates notions that work with the projects, and will allow the knitter to make a project with any yarn they wish.  The patterns are amazing, and are beautifully easy to make.  This book is set to be released at the end of this month.  We are really jazzed about it, and think you will be too.

Guess what?  It is our one year anniversary in our new store!  We are having a little party in honor of the occasion on Sunday, February 26th, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (The whole day, basically.)  There will be refreshments, and EVERYTHING IN THE STORE WILL BE 10% OFF! ( Look at it as an extended Valentine’s Day Softee Bonus.)  So, come in and celebrate our being in Newtown for a whole year now.  We love being there, and love to see you when you come and visit us. ( And, just sayin’, we happen to know this as fact, that Softees love a good gift card from our store or one for our website.  We make them all pretty.  We are all about presentation. Think Valentine Super Gift.)

Our store will be closed from Sunday, February 19th, and will reopen Thursday, February 23rd.

Stop by this magical month, and see the new things coming in.  Just know we are here to help you put a project together (a great one), or help you with an exisiting one (Also, we like walks on the beach, writing poetry, finding ourselves, and braiding each other’s hair, and we are just messing with you now.)

But, we are Softees too.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

See you soon!

Diane and Christin