cupcakes and knitting and yarn oh my!

cupcakes.JPG This evening I made so many cakes I couldn't get them all in one photo. I'm staying with my wee brother in my parents' house at the moment because my parents are in Rome for my dad's birthday. So I took advantage of their fancy kitchen and made it a look a lot less smart. I've cleaned up the mess now (mostly) but it got pretty chaotic.

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I have no idea when I last had such a marathon baking session, probably not since I was at school. It's been a while since I had an occasion that warrented it, but tomorrow is world wide knitting in public day, and we're having a picnic. It was so much fun to go crazy with the baking, instead of restraining myself to just making what I can actually eat myself.

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If you're in Edinburgh and want to join us we'll be knitting on Bruntsfield Links with lots of free goodies, food and plenty of people happy to help beginners. We'll be there from 12-4, if the weather is hideous check in the Hand Knit shop to find out where we've found to shelter.

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Please come, because I made 140 cupcakes and muffins that need eaten (my brother insisted on counting). Although we have eaten a few, easily justified by the amount of exercise we've been getting with my brother's new Wii.

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The green bolero is almost done, I'm working on the shoulders and then need to do the border. I'm really loving the unusualness of this bright green tweediness. The yarn is Lana Grossa Royal Tweed, unfortunately it's been discontinued. The upside of that is that it was on sale, so this version is much more reasonably priced than the noro one was.

Thank you for all the contest entries, technically I said by midnight tonight which is in a few minutes. So lets say that you have until I post that it's closed. If you haven't entered yet, please do. Here's something to tempt you, a possible prize:

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Now I'm off to try and weave in all the yarn ends, or at least the visible ones, on Posie. If I raid my mum's button box maybe I can find some buttons and wear it tomorrow. There must be some rule about wearing hand knits to a knitting event.

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