Monday, April 17, 2006

Cupcakes, Callouses, Cabling & Cooper

Alliteration is the name of the game!

So I chose tonight to try out these little gems of cupcakes by Chockylit (Yes, that is our battered and burnt cookie sheet beneath those cupcakes). We have a family dinner coming up that is partially a belated anniversary celebration and a pre-wedding dinner and I want something with a little WOW factor.
The batter is out of this world good. The baked cupcake is a little dry, with a tendency to crumble - not too sure what needs to change there.
Tomorrow I will add the filling and the topping. I am thinking that even if the result is not as pretty, they are going to be damned good cups of cake.

Pre-cupcakes, I spent much of today working on the strap for my purse. It is a braided cable number which is a lot of fun to knit but there are two problems:
1) It seems to be taking an inordinate amount of time to cable 16 stitches -- how long does a sweater take?!
2) I have a reddened, cracking patch of skin on my index finger -- which you may or may not be able to see in the picture above.

I can't resist one more 'C', so indulge me: I'm Curious, does anyone else get callouses from spending the day knitting?
If so, what do you do about it? Would a thimble work? Lots of localized hand cream?
I really want to know!

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