January 01, 2012
For Auld Lang Syne
Happy New Year!
Since I last checked in here, I've done a ton of knitting! I knit ten squares of my Spectrum Crosses blanket, then school let out for summer vacation and I lost my knitting mojo. But then it turned to Fall and I actually managed to knit a whole sweater in time for Rhinebeck! Granted it was in a bulky yarn on size 10s, but still, A WHOLE SWEATER! Complete. With sleeves and everything! And when I was done that I knit ANOTHER whole sweater. This one on size 6 needles with all kinds of new to me tricks. This sweater, honestly, elevated my knitting to higher heights. It gave me so much confidence that I started yet ANOTHER sweater which I'm currently about 1/3 of the way through. LOVING THE KNITTING!
Which brings me to the blog because honestly I don't have many people to talk to about my knitting. And the people I do have are sick to death of me. So I'm giving you a sneak peak of my sweaters and a super cute picture of my girls and then I'm coming back to talk about all the knitting. I hope one or two of you are still out there!
I know it's been awhile, but I hope you're all doing great and looking forward to the new year. I feel like it's gonna be a good one!
Posted by Cara at January 1, 2012 12:27 AM
Yay! for blogging and for knitting and for blogging about knitting. I'll listen to your knitting crap all day long! And really, two spam comments already?! Are you raveling these projects? I need to see them!
Posted by: Teresa C at January 1, 2012 01:00 AM
Its great to see you back! I look forward to seeing MORE pictures of your knitting. And ... Happy Birthday!
Posted by: Morgan at January 1, 2012 01:07 AM
Yay! Can't wait to read all about it. Miss you.
Posted by: Vicki at January 1, 2012 01:17 AM
Yeah! I'd love to hear more about the sweaters. I can't believe you've been able to knit at.all with your girls so small and still at home. . . Good for you!
Posted by: Ruthanne at January 1, 2012 01:27 AM
Been following you on Twitter and glad to see you back on the blog. I loved the spectrum crosses idea. Do you know Mochimochi knitting? Someone did a rainbow of snowmen that reminded me a lot of your spectrum crosses blanket. Glad to read your blog again! Happy New Year.
Posted by: Sarah at January 1, 2012 01:56 AM
Posted by: Nia at January 1, 2012 02:11 AM
Wow, cables and everything! I say your knitting mojo has returned.
The girls are looking great. Good to 'see' you again.
Posted by: Susan at January 1, 2012 04:04 AM
Happy Birthday! Happy New Year!
Welcome back - we've missed you :)
Posted by: Zoë at January 1, 2012 04:42 AM
Happy Birthday, and Happy New Year! Looking forward to follow your blog :) Can't wait to see the new blanket.. :)
Posted by: Bea at January 1, 2012 06:51 AM
Posted by: Loren at January 1, 2012 07:57 AM
Can't wait to hear all about your knitting. Both of the sweaters that you knit are way up there on my list. I even have the yarn waiting for Aidez. Happy Birthday!
Posted by: Melissa at January 1, 2012 08:13 AM
The girls are getting so big and are completely adorable. Happy New Year and Happy Birthday as well.
Posted by: Kristyn at January 1, 2012 08:16 AM
Welcome back. Glad your knitting mojo is back with such a vengeance. Maybe I'll find mine this year.
Posted by: Nancy Mathews at January 1, 2012 08:21 AM
Happy birthday, Cara! So happy to see you back and looking forward to hearing about the sweaters. Have a wonderful day!
Posted by: Jan at January 1, 2012 08:33 AM
Happy Birthday! I'm looking forward to hearing more from you too! Great picture of the girls - they are adorable.
Posted by: Jennifer at January 1, 2012 08:43 AM
still here- lovely sweaters and gorgeous girls!
Posted by: sarah at January 1, 2012 08:48 AM
I have missed your blogging so happy to read your post today!! Am glad you've been able to knit - can't wait to read about it.
Happy New Year to you and your family and Happy Birthday to you!
BTW - your girls are darling - growing so fast!
Posted by: Dawn at January 1, 2012 08:57 AM
Yay! She's back. There is hope for blogland! I'm dying to hear all about the sweaters and your blankets and your family! The little grrls look like they are busy, happy and know how to keep mom on her toes!
Posted by: margene at January 1, 2012 09:08 AM
Yay! Love the sneak peak and the picture of your girls. They are getting so big!
Posted by: Jenna at January 1, 2012 09:13 AM
Looking forward to blog posts! Welcome back!
Posted by: Diane at January 1, 2012 09:29 AM
Great to see you!
Posted by: Donna at January 1, 2012 09:44 AM
Glad you're back in the knit/blog saddle again.
Happy New Year!
Posted by: toni in florida at January 1, 2012 09:59 AM
OMG - Happy Birthday and what Gorgeous Girls!! I've so missed your 'voice' - maybe I'll get my knitting mojo back too!!
Posted by: robin at January 1, 2012 10:12 AM
This is sort of like a reverse birthday present -- from YOU to us on your birthday. I wish I could get my blogging and blog-reading mojo back...I miss them... where'd they go???
Anyway, Happy New Year and Happy Birthday, January One.
Posted by: Norma at January 1, 2012 10:12 AM
So happy to see your update. Happy New Year and Happy Birthday too!
Posted by: Lori at January 1, 2012 10:34 AM
How's this for thinking we forgot about you! Look at all your comments. Happy Birthday! WOW...your girls are getting so big! Weren't you just pregnant with your oldest last year??? The sweaters look terrific, although close-ups and details would be better. (hint, hint) Have a great 2012!
Posted by: Beverly at January 1, 2012 10:36 AM
Yay! Your girls are so cute. Great knitting mojo is back and lets bring back the blogs in 2012!
Posted by: Jen at January 1, 2012 10:39 AM
Happy New Year, Happy Birthday, and welcome home, Cara! We've missed you! Looks like more than one or two of us is still around... Actually thought of you this past week when I put on a pair of Jaywalkers inspired by your collection. Love the sweaters, can't believe how big your girls have gotten! Have followed you since before your oldest was born. Time sure flies! Looking forward to hearing more from you.
Posted by: Midj at January 1, 2012 10:56 AM
Happy Birthday, Cara, and welcome back!!
Posted by: Lynne at January 1, 2012 11:10 AM
Can't wait to see more about your sweaters! Your little ones are so adorable!!
Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!
Posted by: Amanda at January 1, 2012 11:24 AM
The girls are adorable -- so big, too!
Posted by: sprite at January 1, 2012 11:46 AM
Happy Birthday! Welcome back... you've been missed. Beautiful girls, beautiful sweaters.
Posted by: Anthea at January 1, 2012 12:02 PM
Your girls are beautiful!! Happy to see you blogging again. :-)
Posted by: Kim at January 1, 2012 12:52 PM
Happy birthday! Glad your knitting 'mojo' is back!
Happy New Year!
Posted by: Geri at January 1, 2012 01:03 PM
Happy Birthday! I'm still here knitting away...in fact, I'm working on the sleeves of the bottom of your two sweaters. Looking forward to hearing what you have to say about yours. And wondering what pattern used for the green sweater. Looking forward to a good year!
Posted by: Debbie at January 1, 2012 01:44 PM
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Posted by: Veronica at January 1, 2012 04:37 PM
Happy New Year! Happy Birthday! I think of you often as I sloooowly work my way though a blanket I had to knit because I liked yours so much! (Mason Dixon's mitered squares)
Posted by: Ringer at January 1, 2012 05:42 PM
Gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag, Happy Birthday! So good to hear from you, and seeing how well you are!
Your gorgeous girls are growing way too fast! Keep knitting!
Good to have you back.
Posted by: alke at January 1, 2012 05:42 PM
Great sweaters, beautiful little girls! I've missed reading your blog. Look forward to more knitting news.
Posted by: Marcy at January 1, 2012 06:05 PM
Yay! Welcome back. I have missed your posts. :-)
Posted by: catherine at January 1, 2012 07:28 PM
Looks like I am not the only one who is glad you are back. I was planning to blog daily in 2012 and so I need to run post something in the next two hours.
Posted by: Rebecca at January 1, 2012 10:12 PM
Your girls are so BIG! Funny how that happens.
The great thing about Google Reader is that, no matter how long it has been since someone posted, it still tells me when there is a new one.
Posted by: kmkat at January 1, 2012 11:15 PM
Happy Birthday Cara!
Posted by: Wanda at January 2, 2012 12:37 AM
Happy New Year and Happy Birthday.
Posted by: Kelle at January 2, 2012 12:47 AM
I would love to listen to your knitting chatter! Happy new year and happy birthday!
Posted by: Ina at January 2, 2012 04:42 AM
Happy belated birthday!!!
Such beautiful girls! Can't wait to hear more about everything.
Posted by: Angelia Batson at January 2, 2012 12:13 PM
I'll be here to read if you write something...glad you posted, your girls are so big! (you don't know me, I was a lurker from way back before kids etc)
Posted by: Heather L at January 2, 2012 03:57 PM
Your girls are just beautiful. I love both sweaters, especially the colors that you picked! Have fun - come back & write. We're still here.
Have an exceptionally wonderfilled New Year - every day of it!!!
Posted by: Marietta at January 2, 2012 05:56 PM
Welcome back, happy birthday, good knitting! You've been missed!
Posted by: Pam at January 2, 2012 09:39 PM
Missed you...glad you're back!
Posted by: Val at January 3, 2012 09:25 AM
Yay! I'm still out here! Happy Birthday! Happy New Year! (a couple of days late, but still)
And I saw your awesome sweater on you at Rhinebeck - it and you looked FAB.
Yay knitting! Yay blogging! Yay 2012!
Posted by: earthchick at January 3, 2012 01:10 PM
Happy Belated Birthday and welcome back. Those little ladies are adorable!
Posted by: Patty at January 3, 2012 01:13 PM
Your girls are beautiful! Happy birthday!
Posted by: Lorette at January 3, 2012 03:24 PM
Happy Birthday, Cara! And Happy New Year. Your sweaters are beautiful and your daughters even more so! :) It's good to hear from you and I can't wait to see your mitered crosses blanket. Your original post on it almost made be buy the pattern and cast on. Once I see the finished blanket, I just might jump ship and start one.
I love to hear you talk about knitting and to see your beautiful pictures. Here's to a yarny 2012!
Posted by: Tara M at January 3, 2012 04:45 PM
happy belated birthday!! :-)
Posted by: margaux at January 3, 2012 05:35 PM
Happy Birthday! :)
Posted by: Lyssa at January 3, 2012 07:55 PM
I love your blog. . . the girls, the knitting, the everything! Happy 2012!
Posted by: June at January 3, 2012 08:20 PM
Glad to see you blogging!!! Looks like all is very well:)
Posted by: jeanie at January 3, 2012 11:59 PM
So glad you are back. Have missed your blog...
Posted by: Martha at January 4, 2012 04:26 PM
So glad you are back. Have missed your blog...
Posted by: Martha at January 4, 2012 04:27 PM
I would love to see the additional spectrum cross squares -- love the ones you posted last May! Welcome back.
Posted by: Sue at January 5, 2012 10:58 PM
Welcome back! The girls are gorgeous!
Posted by: Lori in Michigan at January 6, 2012 12:16 AM
Beautiful girls, lovely knitting, I am happy to read what ever you have to say.
Posted by: irene at January 7, 2012 01:35 PM