Cupcake Hat


I found this Cupcake Hat pattern and just about died — it is so adorable! I cast one on immediately without anyone in mind for it. Then we received an invite to a 1 year birthday party in a few weeks for which this will be perfect! Not that we use hats that often in Vegas, but this baby is on the balder side so she’ll use it for a while and can save it for next winter.

Do you think a boy could wear one if it was done in “boy” colors? My DH thinks if I did a chocolate cupcake with white frosting, a boy could definitely wear it. His opinion surprised me — I thought he’d be totally against a boy wearing a cupcake! Thoughts?

Edited (Dec 4, 2008): the pattern is linked above!

Pattern (and a completed photo if you want to see how cute it is!) can be found here.

Alligator Scarf



It’s done! Very cute, very easy and fairly quick. Switching to 7s didn’t seem to make a difference.

I’m not too thrilled with Morehouse Farms. You have to buy the kit to get the pattern (and I didn’t use the yarn) and the only send the pattern for the kit you buy (child or adult). Now, I can figure out how to make it bigger, but give me a break. I wish they’d just print them both and send them. $17 for a pattern and yarn is a bit steep, if you ask me. I love their stuff and would’ve definitely done business with them again if I didn’t feel like they were nickel and diming me.

Off it goes to its intended recipient….

Log Cabin Knitting



I’m working on my first log cabin blankie. I looked at a lot of projects on Ravelry for color ideas. One of my favorite ideas is to make each log cabin strip out of a different stitch pattern. The blankets turn out beautifully! So I got myself an inexpensive stitch pattern dictionary… and away I go! That gray stripe on the right is a stockinette with a “curl” every so often — I think I’ll avoid stockinette for the rest of the blanket. Of course the edges curl and the fabric is much bigger than the other patterns. We’ll see how it goes when I get all the edges worked in.

I didn’t want to invest $100 in yarn (even for a kid sized version!) and I wanted it to be washable for mom. After reading reviews on either Ravelry or Knitter’s Review (can’t remember which) I decided to try Lion Brand Wool Ease. Many knitters like it and it seems last longer without pilling badly. So far, it has knit up very nicely.