Friday, March 21, 2008

Auction for the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium

Several of my freinds and I have been knitting for a good cause: The Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium. TASM is hosting their annual fundraiser, The Aviator Ball, next month and so MrsD, KnitterforPeace, Harriet and myself have been clicking needles in support. The results will be up for auction at the ball.

MrsD produced the University of Tulsa Hat (pictured) and I made the matching scarf. KnitterforPeace donated the gorgeous Northern Lights Scarf (pictured), Harriet made a fantastic OSU scarf (picture to come). MrsD is also hard at work on a fantastic and dainty Midnight Sky shawl.

Colorcrazed will be creating an OU scarf when she returns from spring break and Eaglechic is still contemplating her creation.
Whew! That's a lot of support! My DH (the Planetarium director) and I really appreciate it, ladies. Thanks!

If you would like to attend the ball, volunteer, donate an auction item or bid on an auction item, please contact TASM by calling
918-834-9900 or at the link above.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Killer cupcakes

For Sunday at Loops, I made these cupcakes:

Cute, yes? Sweet, innocent and ..... deadly?

OK, so I got the idea from a recent Martha Stewart Show which highlighted knitting. The marzipan knitted decorations are the idea of VeganYumYum and though time consuming (three hours with the help of my husband-assistant), are not difficult. I used this recipe. In the past, I've always been a fan of Everyday Food but this recipe..not so much. The icing was REALLY buttery and the cupcakes were pretty much banana nut muffins -- without the nuts or spices. But they were cute.

I had some leftover when we were leaving, so I set one aside for the owner, Shelley. She bit into it as she was driving to pick up her daughter. And then spit it out. Because Shelley is highly allergic to bananas.

So I guess what I'm saying is: Shelley, I swear I wasn't trying to kill you. :)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Tasty bag

Here it is finally! My first cable project: The Cable Couture Bag from Loops. You may ask, "Why would you let KnottyKitty anywhere near that bag?"

Well see, I was attempting to teach him self control. When I had knit half the bag, I put it in my knitting bag and set it aside on the kitchen table -- a spot where KnottyKitty knows he isn't supposed to go. I woke up the next morning to find that KnottyKitty had unpacked my knitting bag. All over the floor. And nibbled my Blue Sky Alpaca yarn into several separate strands.

Because of his naughty-ness, I had to reattach the skein with multiple knots (now found in the interior of the bag) and hope I would end up with enough yardage. I did. By literally two inches. Bad kitty!

Note the blue lining!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Another knitting haiku

Inspired by my recent trip to Loops, I have written another knitting haiku.

I've Identified the Problem in my Budget
Ah, Loops, yarn heaven
Yes! Order me more sock yarn!
I am addicted.

Coming soon: knitted cupcake pictures and updates on recent knitting conquests.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Pestering, or What's a "Guck"?

Pictured: Guck and a largemouth bass. Guck is the one on the right, the fish on the left was rather.... young, so he went back into the waters from whence he came.

Guck and I work together and after hearing, "Gee, those scarves you ladies are making sure are great. I wish I had one," more than nine thousand times -- or roughly Every Time I passed him in the hallway, I finally took the hint and made Guck the Guck Scarf.

I hear that although it is mighty warm and snuggly, so far it has failed to attract giant largemouth bass. Which is fine with me.