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!


  1. 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!

  2. Its great to see you back! I look forward to seeing MORE pictures of your knitting. And … Happy Birthday!

  3. Yay! Can’t wait to read all about it. Miss you.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. Happy Birthday!

  7. Wow, cables and everything! I say your knitting mojo has returned.
    The girls are looking great. Good to ‘see’ you again.

  8. Happy Birthday! Happy New Year!
    Welcome back – we’ve missed you 🙂

  9. Happy Birthday, and Happy New Year! Looking forward to follow your blog 🙂 Can’t wait to see the new blanket.. 🙂

  10. Happy Birthday!!

  11. 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!

  12. The girls are getting so big and are completely adorable. Happy New Year and Happy Birthday as well.

  13. Welcome back. Glad your knitting mojo is back with such a vengeance. Maybe I’ll find mine this year.
    Happy Birthday!

  14. Happy birthday, Cara! So happy to see you back and looking forward to hearing about the sweaters. Have a wonderful day!

  15. Happy Birthday! I’m looking forward to hearing more from you too! Great picture of the girls – they are adorable.

  16. still here- lovely sweaters and gorgeous girls!

  17. 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!

  18. 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!

  19. Yay! Love the sneak peak and the picture of your girls. They are getting so big!

  20. Looking forward to blog posts! Welcome back!

  21. Happy Birthday!
    Great to see you!

  22. Glad you’re back in the knit/blog saddle again.
    Happy New Year!

  23. OMG – Happy Birthday and what Gorgeous Girls!! I’ve so missed your ‘voice’ – maybe I’ll get my knitting mojo back too!!

  24. 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.

  25. So happy to see your update. Happy New Year and Happy Birthday too!

  26. 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!

  27. Yay! Your girls are so cute. Great knitting mojo is back and lets bring back the blogs in 2012!

  28. 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.

  29. Happy Birthday, Cara, and welcome back!!

  30. Can’t wait to see more about your sweaters! Your little ones are so adorable!!
    Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!

  31. Happy birthday!
    The girls are adorable — so big, too!

  32. Happy Birthday! Welcome back… you’ve been missed. Beautiful girls, beautiful sweaters.

  33. Your girls are beautiful!! Happy to see you blogging again. 🙂

  34. Happy birthday! Glad your knitting ‘mojo’ is back!
    Happy New Year!

  35. 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!

  36. TodayWendy says:

    Happy Birthday!

  37. Happy Birthday!!

  38. 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)

  39. 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.

  40. Great sweaters, beautiful little girls! I’ve missed reading your blog. Look forward to more knitting news.

  41. Yay! Welcome back. I have missed your posts. 🙂

  42. 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.

  43. 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.
    Happy birthday!

  44. Happy Birthday Cara!

  45. Happy New Year and Happy Birthday.

  46. I would love to listen to your knitting chatter! Happy new year and happy birthday!

  47. Happy belated birthday!!!
    Such beautiful girls! Can’t wait to hear more about everything.

  48. Heather L says:

    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)

  49. 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!!!

  50. Welcome back, happy birthday, good knitting! You’ve been missed!

  51. Missed you…glad you’re back!

  52. 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!

  53. Happy Belated Birthday and welcome back. Those little ladies are adorable!

  54. Your girls are beautiful! Happy birthday!

  55. 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!

  56. happy belated birthday!! 🙂

  57. Happy Birthday! 🙂

  58. I love your blog. . . the girls, the knitting, the everything! Happy 2012!

  59. Glad to see you blogging!!! Looks like all is very well:)

  60. So glad you are back. Have missed your blog…

  61. So glad you are back. Have missed your blog…

  62. I would love to see the additional spectrum cross squares — love the ones you posted last May! Welcome back.

  63. Lori in Michigan says:

    Welcome back! The girls are gorgeous!

  64. Beautiful girls, lovely knitting, I am happy to read what ever you have to say.