I'm not a big fan of Valentine's Day really although I loved trading Valentines when I was a little girl in school. My mom always got me supplies, and I would make them out of red construction paper and paper doilies. My mom wasn't big on candy, but my Valentines were very popular because I would stick red lollypops through each one. I still like the "crafty" side of Valentine's Day, and I've been knitting little hearts as decorations for the last couple of years. I have a couple of patterns I like, but my main pattern has been the free Love Heart pattern from Jackie Z's Craft's blog. It's an easy pattern to adjust, so I've made big and small hearts with it and felted and unfelted ones. She calls for using five needles altogether, but I like using three.
I've been knitting my hearts with my new Knitter's Pride Dreamz needles. I'm pretty partial to Brittany knitting needles, but I really like these, and they aren't very expensive. They're colored-coded too, which I love since I can never tell my size 0 needles from my size 1s. I think the size 2s are going to be my favorite though since they're pink!