Wednesday, February 14, 2007

A couple cupcakes more

Chocolate-coconut cupcake (left) and Strawberry-coconut cupcake (right)

I've loom knitted a couple more cupcakes just to tweak my pattern and experiment with some different things. Out of curiosity, I wanted to see what one would look like when using two strands of yarn. The first one (above left) was completed using two strands of worsted weight (4 ply) yarn in the cup and one strand of brown worsted weight yarn with one strand of white fun fur for the "coconut" topping to simulate chocolate-coconut. It was larger than the first one I made and turned out too chunky to suit me, so I won't be using two strands of worsted weight yarn any more - at least not for the cup part.

The third cupcake (above right) was the results of a trip to Hobby Lobby to buy some supplies for my next project. I saw this yummy candy-colored hot pink yarn on sale and thought it would be perfect for another cupcake. This time the cup was made using one strand of pale yellow worsted weight with one strand of sport weight in yellow twinkle, which is a pale yellow with pink and blue flecks. Also, the cup was make using a regular knit stitch, instead of the knit one purl one ribbing used in the other two cupcakes. The cake topping was made using one strand of medium pink worsted weight with one strand of the hot pink fun fur worked in the same garter stitch pattern as the first two. The third time was the charm for the flat bottom. I discovered quite by accident a way to finish the bottom off very flat and at the same time create a lovely star-burst pattern with a stitch border around the perimeter.

The Loomy-licious Cupcake has been add to my pattern box on the right. If you decide to make a cupcake following this pattern, please send me a link to a picture of your finished cupcake so I can post it here.

Other Loom Knitters' Cupcakes

16 comments:

Mary said...

I love all of them! Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

HI, Thanks for the sharing the pattern, all your work is beautiful. I check your site everyday to see what new things u have come up with. You are very talented. Thanks again.

Victoria
jvsjrod2@yahoo.com
NY

Brenda GA, Dome-Dweller said...

Thanks, ladies! Your wonderful comments are always encouraging. I've already got several more projects in the making so stay tuned.

Jacco En Jenni said...

that was really nice .cool thats u can make that:)

Sorka said...

Oooh I know a Blue Willow plate when I see one!! woo hoo!
Cute cupcakes too!
Denise
Knitchat.com

~Robin~ said...

Oh, Brenda! Your genius is showing!!! These cupcakes are soooo cute that I might just have to take a break out of my own busy looming schedule to make them! I wish I had seen it earlier and I would have made one for my son (turned 3 yesterday.) I kick myself! :)

buddhabelly said...

I IMMEDIATELY thought of coconut shavings on chocolate cupcake! Ingenious use of your loom! I haven't tried this craft yet, but am truly inspired!

Brenda GA, Dome-Dweller said...

Thank you for your comments. I have actually revised the cupcake pattern, but haven't updated it on my blog. If you decide to "cook" a few, please let me know. I always enjoy how other people interpret a pattern.

tara said...

thank you sOOO much! that is sOOO cute*** ! ! !

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Anonymous said...

These are the CUTEST THINGS EVER I made some for my grandaughter and she tried to eat it LOL they are the darndest things and i am going to try to make an entire batch by the fall
THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH Brenda please please please put up some more knitting plans i just cant get enough
Phylis Yocovich

Brenda GA, Dome-Dweller said...

Hello Phylis,
So glad you like my cupcakes - they are very low calorie :-) I would love to see a picture of the ones you've made.

Lea in Roswell, GA said...

You are so imaginative and creative! My youngest daughter, who's 26, is a cupcake lover, so these will be a special surprise in her stocking this year!
Thanks sooo much!

Terry said...

Hi, I tried downloading the pattern for the cupcake and got an error message that the file was corrupted. Can you repost. Thank you so much.

Brenda GA, Dome-Dweller said...

Hi Terry! Thanks for letting me know about the corrupt file. I have updated the cupcake pattern link so it should work now.

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