Friday, October 17, 2008

MEA Knittin' and Cake eaters

Today, I'm knittin'! Hopefully all day today. Trying to get some things off needles (aren't we all?!) I really, really want to finish the knitted birthday/wedding cake that I started on a lark from Karen A's pimpin' me with this darn picture at knitting group a few months back.

Here's CORI's STORY:

Last Easter I knit a afghan for my 11-year-old daughter Kiley. The pattern was for a horses head on the middle of a grey background and dark green trellis. Once started, I realized I had to knit a ton of flowers and leaves in order to stitch them onto the afghan around the horses head for a champion ring of roses. Once completed, Ki, my daughter, didn't want all thoses roses and leaves on her afghan! Several months later Karen A from my Thursday knitting group gives me this picture (see pic): ( of a crochet cake and implies that the overachieving knitter (cori) should make it.

I don't think I even blinked - I already had all those flowers and leaves made so . . . . Now that 2 1/2 layers of the cake are completed I need to sew those flowers on and see just what I've made! Should it be sold on e-bay to the highest bidder. Mine looks more like coconut icing as I did all the knitting of the cake with Sirdar's Snowflake Double Knitting white yarn. I'll post the picture of the actual "Cori cake" when I complete it TOMORROW - ha! May be wishful thinking but the more I sew the better this darn cake looks. As you can see, even the colorway of the flowers was similar from one project to the next.
OK, until next week
Next week: number of projects on needles vs. UFOs
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