Off to the Races – A Double Knit Scarf

My niece loves horses!  I stumbled across this pattern a few years back and had been putting it off because it was double knit.  Last year, I bit the bullet and tackled a new skill.  I am happy the holiday’s are over and I can now share the project with you.

The double knitting did take a little while to wrap my brain around, but once I got the hang of it, the scarf moved along.  I do admit that double knitting takes longer than knitting two separate scarves, but I love how it turned out. As you can see in the photo above, one side is teal green sparkly yarn with brown horses, the other is brown with teal horses.  Double knitting did create a super warm scarf that will be great in cold weather. The scarf became the foundation piece for an entire set.
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Cupcakes anyone?

cupcakeI have been playing around lately with knit play food. I was fortunate to find a free pattern on Maiya Knits for a simple cupcake.

Armed with some scraps of yarn, a set of #5 dpns, and some fiber filling, I was able to knit this in one evening.

I did adjust the pattern slightly. I opted to leave off the face as I was looking for something a little more realistic than cartoonish.  I also did not knit the cupcake liner that was included in the pattern.  I decided that it was great without and now I can knit something else.