Monday, February 11, 2008

The point of it all

This blog is called Cast on a Cupcake, right? So you come here looking for both knitting and cupcake content, yes? Well, today, I'll make all your dreams come true.

First, with some knitting.

Tea Roses - the whole package - Beach Glass

I was seriously craving some bring pink sock yarn for Valentine's Day. And Sonny and Shear was having a 25% off sale. The Tea Roses (Whimzy Pinzy 2 Socks @ Once) looked close to what I was looking for, and the Beach Glass (Hazel Knits Sock) was just too gorgeous to pass up. Now that I've received it, I like the Beach Glass far more than I like the Tea Roses. I was looking for something more like this (which ends up like this when knit- unfortunately every store in the entire internet is sold out. Boo).

And second, with some cupcakes.
Coconut Lime deliciousness

Oregon passed a domestic partnership law that was supposed to go into effect January first, but someone got an injunction against the law, delaying its implementation until a judge could take a look at the law. Well, a judge looked at it, said discrimination is wrong, and allowed the law to go into effect February first. Unfortunately, that was a Friday, so the law really went into effect on the third. Long story short, my friends were among the first 50 couples in line at city hall on Monday, and got their domestic partnership in Oregon!

They held a marriage reception / party on Saturday night, and I promised them some approximation of Key Lime Pie cupcakes. Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World had these Coconut Lime Cupcakes, which were a dream to make, and came out beautifully, with the help of my decorating bag & the assistance of my friend Katie. (Someone has to taste the frosting & lick out the bowl!)

The cupcakes looked a little amateur next to the bakery-wedding cake, but they disappeared by the time I left the party, and the grooms had to shelter a cupcake in their refrigerator to make sure they were able to eat at least one. An unqualified hit!


Bertha said...

I've been lusting after that same Hazel Knits Beach Glass from Sonny & Shear too! I bought some other stuff in their sale and now I am kicking myself for not getting some of that too! Oh well, next time! Those cupcakes also look INCREDIBLE.

Claudia said...

Who files an injunction against "domestic partnerships?" It doesn't hurt your religion or your beliefs for *somebody else* to visit *somebody else* in the hospital or inherit his/her assets. I mean, you weren't going to get anything in the will anyway, right?

Sonnny and Shear is silly! I like it. But only if they play "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves" exclusively.

Joanne said...

Those cupcakes look way too yummy! Wish I were there to eat one.

VeganCraftastic said...

Those cupcakes look gorgeous!

Jake said...

Oh goodness gracious just looking at that lime deliciousness is making me lust after them again. So glad I squirreled one away in my fridge to enjoy the next day. Thanks again sooo much!