An Obsession with All Things Handmade and Home-Cooked

Love is in the Air


It’s a highly contagious ailment that has no cure and no one is immune to. Spreading like wildfire once exposed to any considerable population, it could take down all of civilization as we know it in mere days. Don’t be alarmed, but there’s no sugar-coating the fact that we’re all at risk for this ruthless malady. Identifying those affected is an easy task, however- Just look for the glassy eyes, goofy smiles, stuttering, rapid heart beat, and lack of coordination. These people are to be avoided at all costs, because they’re likely to spread their affliction in the blink of an eye, without even knowing it. Sadly, most are far beyond saving by the time their symptoms become evident, as they’re often head-over-heels… In love!

As you can see, this horrible, gruesome affliction turns mild-mannered folks into certifiable hug monsters. Especially dangerous as Valentine’s Day approaches, one suffering from the disease is liable to latch on to the nearest person and simply hug and squeeze until they turn blue. Their system overwhelmed with more love than they can handle, hugs are the only way to release any of the otherwise painful tension. It’s such a terribly sad thing to see.

So guard yourselves, cross Valentine’s Day off your calendar, and stay away from anyone you care about, or you too might become an unwitting victim! I don’t mean to alarm anyone, but left unchecked, I’m afraid this thing called “love” might just take over the world, if we sit back and let it.

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Make sure you give a hug to everyone you love!

[Pattern available at MochiMochi Land]

Author: Hannah (BitterSweet)

Author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan Desserts, Vegan a la Mode, and Easy as Vegan Pie.

35 thoughts on “Love is in the Air

  1. That is possibly the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. Seriously. Adorable.

    And this is by far one of the funniest posts I’ve ever read. I’m all about the hugs. V-Day or not.

  2. oooh, too cute!! hugs are pretty great.

  3. Happy V-day in advance. Your version is very cute in the variegated color.

  4. AWWW! What an adorable affliction this thing called “love” is.

  5. Eeee, squeeeze! Adorable!

  6. Oh my Goodness, how cute!

  7. Superb:)

    Glad to see you’ve had a few minutes in your busy schedule to enjoy just creating something for yourself


  8. Awwwwwww LOVE the huggie monsters!!! So so so so adorable!!! :)

  9. haha that is so great! you’re really talented!

  10. LOL! I’m crackin’ up! Hugs! :D

  11. this is too cute hannah! i’m loving it! i want one! :-)

  12. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww! Big hugs!

  13. Yayyy! I had to just post it on my blog too. Thanks so much for testing this pattern.

    Happy Valentine’s, Hannah!

  14. Haha, that’s so sweet! Did you make that little monster?

  15. i have to make one of these – so freaking cute! i love it! happy valentine’s day.

  16. Happy Valentine day Hannah and oooo, your little monsters are sooooo cute!!

  17. Hannah,

    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting! The cake was decadent, indulgent, and just plain awesome! Calorie bomb or not, it was so worth it. I had a Valentine this year for the first time in 4 years, so your cake was the centerpiece of a special time for me.

    I love your book, by the way; I would even say it’s my favorite of all the cookbooks I bought in 2009 (and that’s quite a few). Keep the treats coming!


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  19. Hey, I didn’t realize they made a pattern in ‘me’! :-D

    I love that monster pattern and yarn. One can never give or receive too many hugs.

    I was just telling E. that I miss my stuffed animals in storage. I don’t have many, but they are stuffed in boxes in rural Virginia. So sad!

  20. This is so cute! knitting toys is so much fun.

  21. I want a hug monster. Rawr!!!

  22. this is what I would say awesome cute! :)

  23. Oh my god, the cute. I cannot stand it. I may just have to buy that pattern. This made my day!

  24. Oh geez that is so cute! I should try knitted amigurumi sometime!

  25. That is way too cute. Absolutely adorable!

  26. I love your Hug Monster!! It’s so cute :)

  27. Oh man, that is the cuteness!

  28. Those are so incredibly cute. It’s ridiculous. Awwww!!

  29. I just finished Hugs + Squoze this weekend (pictures on my blog). I loved this pattern! Thanks for the inspiration! I might never have found MochiMochi Land if not for you.

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