Emily of cupcake club and I made zillions of cupcakes for Saturday night's party. We used recipes from the More from Magnolia cookbook, the Cake Bible and In the Sweet Kitchen. All but six of the cupcakes were devoured at the party, so I think the recipes were solid choices. Hurrah!
Emily's shrug is done! I used 3 skeins of malabrigo six ply bulky merino yarn and Barbara Walker's twining leaves pattern. It fits pretty snugly, but the yarn is pretty stretchy, so I'm happy. Excuse the pajama shot- I couldn't wait to take a picture of it. I knit it cuff to cuff in the round for the arms, increasing every eight rows for the first three increases and then every six until the armpit. Then I knit back and forth and then did the next arm in the round. The yarn was very nice to work with, but has a faint odor of vinegar which is kind of funny. I am wondering how you block something knit in the round. Do you have to have a form to put it on?
I got this new "Rock and Serve" tupperware which allows you to go from the freezer straight to the microwave. As we only have microwaves at school and at the hospital instead of toaster ovens, it was definitely time for a lunch club. Emily came over and we made macaroni and cheese with pork chop and green beans for one of the lunches and chili with beef over rice topped with cheddar for the other. So now I have nine new minilunches in the freezer in my new tupperware. The only problem is that I'm not sure what the best way to nuke these is... do you defrost first or blast them on high for a long time?