Friday, June 20, 2008

Boobie Cupcake, Supersized

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Cupcakes for Marti's niece. They turned out really big. Wish I would have used 3.25mm instead of 3.75mm needles. I used this pattern, really fast, really easy, no sewing up at all! I also found some plastic cups in my cupboard and cut the bottom off two to put in the bases of the cupcakes so they would look and sit better. I used Phentex Dynasty for the base and discontinued Bernat LuLu leftovers from nephew's blanket for the "icing". The cherries are On Your Toes DK Sock Yarn.
I don't like the cherry on the yellow one. I should have used two strands of the yarn cuz it was lighter. I did that for the white one, and I like it better. The yellow one especially looks like a boob when viewed head-on, see?

They were really fun to knit. I wish I'd had more time to make stuff for her. I wanted to do a couple of donuts and had an idea for a jelly roll, too. They turned out a little on the big side compared with the rest of the stuff. (I just love those crocheted Oreos by our new Knit Nite friend! She'd only met me at work, and I mentioned Knit Nite and how Marti was collecting knit food items for her niece's present. She came to Knit Nite on Wednesday armed with oreos, petit fours, and pinwheel cookies! Knitters are such nice and generous folk, eh? I had three people offer me dishcloths so I wouldn't have to rush to get mine done.)

Here's some shots of my garden. The provence peas are all flowering, so it shouldn't be long now til they produce! Part One of the garden from left to right is leaf lettuce, provence peas, carrots, radishes and little marvel peas in one row, little marvel peas in two rows, and a row of snow peas.
My lettuce is finally starting to look like lettuce. It seemed like it sprouted and stayed the same for weeks.
Fast growers! I only planted these zucchini, cucumbers, and green and yellow beans last week. They stared sprouting after only a few days.
Yellow beans sprouting.

I'd like to make the garden about twice as big next year. I'd like to plant more, too. Maybe some turnip and beets and broccoli, if it isn't too hard to grow. I started some tomato seeds inside, but I don't think they're going to grow. I guess I'll have to make a trip to the garden centre and get some already started.

The kids and I should be off to the camper this afternoon. Hubs is supposed to be working. The last few weekends he's arrived home, though, because there were no loads in his home terminal which is less than two hours away. He gets paid waiting time at every other terminal, but not at his home terminal, so where it's nearby he comes home rather than sit there for a day or so. I will be taking my dishcloths to finish for the Oldest One's teacher and classroom helper. I want to send them with him on Monday. I'll also be taking my mother's socks since I don't have a pair finished yet for the SAM5 KAL. I also need to finish the baby set cuz the shower was changed to the 29th. All that's left is the arms, hat, and finishing. It sucks that the socks on the needles now won't count for SOS. I was thinking about what might be my first pair. I think I'll go with Monkeys in Cherry Tree Hill in silver streak. I got the yarn for Christmas 2006. I want to start using up some of the older stuff. I have a tendency to buy new sock yarn and use that instead of the poor stuff that's been around for awhile.

Six days til my best friend and her family get home from Alberta for a two week vacation!

Happy knitting!


Blogger Donna said...

Your cupcakes came out nicely! Love the icing on those things!
The green thumb thing seems to be working as well. You have so much growing in your garden! I could never get things to grow. Even the already started tomato plants!

4:24 PM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

Those cupcakes are precious ... all the food was!
Garden is looking great!! We just planted ours last week, hope it looks as nice as yours soon.

9:19 AM  
Blogger aija said...

your cupcakes are so cool! i love the fuzziness of them.

10:34 AM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

Enjoy your sons graduation on Weds.
We should have our new camera by that night ... hopefully!

5:02 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

I love the cupcakes!!

1:10 AM  

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