My Funny Valentine

A little early Valentine's gift for one of my Valentines:

And although she is quite silly these days (we often find her laughing out loud, looking for a reaction when she throws something over her head to 'hide' or has 'accidentally' lodged her finger in a piece of food.  Yes, this house is filled with an abundance of giggles these days), she is not the funny Valentine I am talking about.  The real goofiness is found in the yarn for this hat.

It was my first time working with Malabrigo Twist, and just like Malabrigo Worsted, it is soft to the touch- a gift for a knitter's fingers (with the added bonus of a little more consistency).  Not sounding funny yet?  This part came when I was done with the knitting- blocking time.  You see, here is a picture of the leftover yarn used for this hat:

Looks a little different from the pictures above, huh?  When I got the hat wet my red started to bleed quite a bit.  At first I tried to scrub it out, but it was too hard where the colors met.  Then I decided- I do have a little girl- she can handle a pink and red Valentine's Day hat.  So, into a bucket of warm water went said hat.  I quite like the pink and red combo, I'm happy with the results, and glad I got to learn my mixing color lesson this way.

In other news, today is a big day for me.  Today is the first day of the last week of my 20s.  How did that happen so quickly?  I remember when Joe turned 30, back in 2007- he told me I would be there in no time.  In the moment I laughed, now I see how fast it really does happen.

Now, I have to figure out how to make this last week epic.  It's been quite a decade- any suggestions?
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