Ok, so being the cute amazing girlfriend that I am, I decided to make cupcakes for Mr. Artichoke for his Birthday. But I couldn't make just any cupcakes, they had to be awesome and weird, just like Mr. Artichoke himself, so I decided on Black and Tan Cupcakes. They were wonderful, though I think next time I make them I'd figure out some other kind of icing, this was a little too drippy, weird. But here they are:
And a closeup
So, while I was making cupcakes, I heard these random kids yelling and laughing outside. So I went to the front window to see what was up, and who knew there would be a random little train in front of my house? But there was, sometimes I wonder about Southern California.
I know, I live in a weird Neighborhood, what can I say?
Ok, so on to some knitting, I finished my Dad's sweater, just in time for him to take it to Austria for him. It's the
Leo Sweater from Knitty, I made it with Esprit in Grand Canyon. I think it turned out mighty cute, I just need to get a picture of him wearing it now.
And a closeup of the ribbing.
It fits him perfectly, I couldn't have mapped it out better if I had written it myself. He wore it all over Austria and Italy, apparently it was colder than he'd thought.
A week and a half ago, one of our (Sarah, Lawrence, Joe, and I) favorite cast members was debuting and signing a pin she designed and won a contest for. So we got to take a picture with her.
And yep, that's me in a wicked shirt. Went and saw that the 15th, so amazing, I recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen it. It is one of the better written and perfomed musicals I've seen in quite sometime. And you can't miss going to Off Vine Restaurant. One of my favorite places to eat ever.
I did promise another FO, so here you go:
I have to say that is probibly the worst picture of me wearing a sweater ever, but it is the most comfortable sweater I've worn in a long time. It's Starsky knit in Oriental Mandala. It's so Squishy, I can't recomend it enough. I knit a large, and I'm by no means a large, and it's still a little big. I opted to not have cuffed sleeves, so I knit them 5 inches shorter, and I put in a button band instead of a belt. I love, love, love this sweater, I finished it Sunday night and I have already worn it twice!
So I went to Disneyland last night with Mr. Artichoke and met a bunch of his friends, it was so much fun. It's always nice when you get along with your SO's friends, and beyond that, my friends love him, so we're good all around. But I digress, I was sitting outside of the Riverbelle Terrace knitting and the sun started to go down. I don't think I've seen such an awesome sunset in a long time.
Then as I was walking down mainstreet to meet up with Mr. Artichoke the sun was at the most amazing angle and made me remember why I love Southern California and Disneyland so much.
What was I knitting, you ask? Well I'm working on the Wicked Sweater in Karaoke. It is so soft, I didn't know how I'd feel about soy silk, but it is so nice feeling, if I can knit a bunch more in that I would be a happy happy girl. Though I am wanting to try some of the new bamboo stuff that's out there, I think it'd be a good summer fiber, but maybe soy silk would be too. Hmmm decisions, decisions. So I made a good deal of progress on it last night. I cast on Sunday and had only finished the ribbing before I got to Disneyland, now I'm 8 sets of increases in. Take a look:
Isn't it pretty? It's gonna be so great! I can't wait to be able to wear it!
Ok, so I want to leave you with, by far one of the oddest vehicles I've ever seen.
For those of you that can't tell, all that detailing is rhinstones, yep, truck drivers are an odd bunch.