World-Wide Knit in Public Day

This Saturday, June 9th is World-Wide Knit in Public Day. Check out the huge list on the right-hand side of their page to see if there's a public knitting group near you, or just pack up your knitting and find a comfy cafe or park bench.

My local (Seattle) event sounds like a lot of fun despite the forecasted rain: they're knitting in the newly minted Olympic Sculpture Park. Too bad I'll be busy taking my dog to the vet and then celebrating my grandparents' 65th anniversary on Saturday. I'll just have to make up for it by knitting at the veterinarian's office and the restaurant.

Marzipan Yarn Ball and Knits Tutorial

It looks like in response to the overwhelming response VeganYumYum received for her awesome vegan cupcakes topped with marzipan knits, she posted a tutorial on how to make the yarn balls, as well as how to create the knitted texture. You can see her detailed step-by-steps and clear pictures at the post How to "Knit" Marzipan.

Edible Vegan Knits

While I love cheese and ice cream too much to ever be vegan, I have been drooling over the delectable veggie dishes at VeganYumYum for a little over six months now. I really hope she reaches the world-wide acclaim of Chocolate and Zucchini some day, because her darling petite deserts and inventive veggie dishes are just too amazing. And if that cooking ninja ever lands a book deal for her recipes, her book will have the honors of being the first ever vegan cookbook to end up on my dedicated vegetarian cooking shelf.

And I dare you to say "no" to these cupcakes with "knitted" marzipan! So cute!