My current work in progress:

Newlyn Jacket, by Jane Gottelier, knit from Rowan Original Denim, using 3.25mm and 3.5mm needles.

Hello Cupcake

Check out this lovely book:

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This is Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes: 175 Inspired Ideas for Everyone’s Favorite Treat, published by Clarkson Potter on June 2, 2009. I was lucky enough to receive a review copy.

This is 352 pages of delicious recipes, good advice, step-by-step how-tos, and glorious photo-styling.

Don’t these look yummy?

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And you gotta love a dinosaur cupcake!

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The step-by-step techniques are meticulously illustrated:

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There are even templates and clipart for cupcake toppers!

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When I got this book for review, I was overwhelmed with greed and thought about keeping it for myself. But given that I can’t remember the last time I made cupcakes, and have no plans to make them in the foreseeable future, I’ll pass this book along to one of you.

If you’d like to be entered in the drawing to receive my copy of this gorgeous book, leave a comment to this blog post. On Sunday July 12 around noon Eastern time, the Random Number Generator will pick a winner.

Me? I’m still shawl knitting.

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Lucy is not sure how she feels about that.

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