Crochet and cupcakes
Crocheting is such a treat for me -- I can finish something cute in less than 20 minutes and use my bits of leftover yarn (I never throw away any yarn that's at least 24" long). I first saw these Tawashi flowers on Ravelry and then Stacey made her own version of them as well. I conquered the magic ring with the help of the instructions in Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker (the instructions in the book are much more intuitive for me than the directions here, but your mileage may vary) and made a few of these flowers last night while watching a movie.
And yesterday morning, I made the crocheted cupcake I've been obsessed with since seeing a few of them around blogs and Ravelry:
It's lopsided and I didn't quite understand the instructions for the base at first, but I think I understand it now. I'll have to crochet another cupcake to be sure. I was in such a hurry to put it together that I didn't do a great job seaming it, but I still love it. I enjoyed working with the yarn I chose -- it's Cascade 220 Superwash. Now I totally understand the rave reviews about it. It's my yarn of choice for my future crocheted ripple blanket.
And the real thing -- a coconut cupcake from the Twisted Yarns 5th Anniversary celebration this past Saturday:
"Sweeties" will be opening soon in The Woodlands and I can't wait to have a place to go to get my favorite coconut cupcakes.