Thursday, April 7, 2011


If you've been a Dedicated Knitter for a certain amount of time, you've probably fallen victim to the Thunderbolt Syndrome at some point. You know what I mean... when you're cruising along with your WIP(s), really quite content, and you stumble on something while casually surfing the Interwebs on your lunch break and WHAM! You find something that, for whatever reason - cuteness factor, season-appropriateness, kickass technique, whatever - you're suddenly overcome with the urge to cast on for Right-The-Hell-Now. Total Thunderbolt moment. You've been struck, and you might as well just give in to it, because if you don't, that unfulfilled desire will just keep festering and will eventually eat you up from the inside out until you're just a whimpering, weird mockery of the human condition (OK, maybe that's just me).

Turns out the Thunderbolt doesn't just happen with knitting or crochet. It can happen with anything that's makeable (that might not be a real word). It happened to me last week, when I stumbled upon the cutest, most knitter-appropriate treat EVER, and I knew I had to make them. There just wasn't any choice in the matter.

Don't believe me? Tell me then: could you have resisted????

Counting Sheep cupcakes, found via One Pretty Thing

And as if that weren't enough to get you rushing off to the grocery store to make your very own sheep cupcakes, they've got MARSHMALLOW JUNK IN THEIR TRUNKS!!!!

Go make some. You won't regret it.

Happy Knitting, Everyone!


sapphireblue said...

That's why the pattern search on Ravelry is evil. I have to knit everything right now.

Chantal Boucher said...

Trop cute les cup cakes!
Et ne t'en fais pas avec l'urgence de nouveaux tricots... y'a rien à faire avec ça. On aura beau prendre des résolutions de terminer un avant de commencer l'autre, le plaisir est trop grand, voire irrésistible!

cauchy09 said...

ha ha ha! those are some hilarious cupcakes.

i get distracted by shiny new patterns all the time. oy. self-discipline is overrated.

Laurie said...

Oh my freakin' god...they are wonderful!!! LOVE the marshmallow junk. LOL! You call it "thunderstruck"...I call it "Knitter's ADHD". ;-)

tentenknits said...

AAAmaaazing. And I laughed out loud at "marshmallow junk in the trunk". thank you for that!!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

I try to stay away from the search on Ravelry... cuz I have 1000000 things in my queue now that I want to knit. Not enough time in the day, week, month.. etc.

I REALLY wanted to eat a cupcake you made. Damn diet.

Sinéad said...

Marshmallow junk in their trunks. Love it! They are so freaking cute, I think I will have to make some next weekend.

dawn said...

I think the marshmallow junk in the trunk is the best thing about them! I bet they were quite tasty too!