Or, just plain crazy. You decide. Some people get hooked on sock knitting or lace knitting, but I'm addicted to cupcake knitting.
I found a great new pattern. It's my favorite so far. The cake and the wrapper are knitted separately. I love that!
The pattern calls for Aran weight yarn, but I had the perfect chocolate colored yarn in DK weight, so I used that instead and adjusted the needle size to compensate.
These cupcakes are knitted flat and then seamed, but don't let that scare you away. Seaming is an important skill to master and these little cakes are perfect for practicing mattress stitch. They are large enough not to be fiddly, but small enough to sew up in a jiffy. It's easy, really--a piece o' cake.
Pattern: Cupcake by Bee
Yarn: Various Brands of Acrylic DK Weight
Colors: Chocolate Brown, Yellow, Pink, Purple, Cream
Needles: US 5 (3.75) Straights