a little bit of sweetness / by jen geigley

New Dare is up today, and it's a sweet one. We're doing an ode to first crushes ... that first boy who held your hand or called you on the phone or wrote you a note in class. (Awwww.) My page is dedicated to my first big crush in 7th grade. We used to fight for first chair in band (we both played the clarinet) and I liked him because he wore a Jane's Addiction t-shirt and knew the words to "Unbelievable" by E.M.F. (What a heartbreaker.) ;) You can read the whole story here on Rachel's blog, where she's featuring several guest bloggers and their love notes in honor of V-Day. (Thanks, Rach!)

Another sweet thing ... this scarf. I worked on this guy on the plane home from L.A., and I'm super excited to send it off to The Orphan Foundation of America’s Red Scarf Project.

I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick (in cranberry) to knit up this super easy pattern – Super Fast, Ultra Cozy Scarf by Jen Reilly. There's still a little bit of time left if you want to participate in Craft Hope’s Project 6: scarves for foster care teens. The deadline is February 14th!