A Long Absence – and a new FO!

Posted on | June 3, 2011 | 36 Comments

I can’t believe it’s been over half a year since I last posted. I didn’t mean to disappear for so long. But I have a good reason, I promise! I was swamped with several projects. In addition to starting a new full time job that required me to travel for 6 months and took me away from home 4 days a week, I was working on a book for Interweave, and making a human!

Said human is my daughter, Olivia — born in March of this year. I love her to pieces. She’s constantly challenging me to be a better person. I hope I’ll someday prove worthy of her.


Oh, yeah, the cardigan she’s wearing is her coming-home-from-the-hospital outfit. It’s almost too small for her already! The yarn is Quince and Co’s Tern. I know, I know, a merino and silk blend that can be only handwashed for a baby? Still, given its lovely hand and beautifully dyed colors, I think it’s a worthy splurge for a special baby item. I’ll be writing the pattern up soon.


36 Responses to “A Long Absence – and a new FO!”

  1. Denise L.
    June 3rd, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    She is beautiful! I can think of no better reason for disappearing from cyberspace. Can hardly wait to see all of the little girl knitwear that her arrival may precipitate!

  2. Tad
    June 3rd, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

    I know I’ve said this before but, she is simply adorable!

    You’re finest FO ever! IMHO of course. :)

  3. Cecily
    June 3rd, 2011 @ 8:53 pm

    Oh Connie! Look at that amazing and beautiful little girl, I am dying to meet her!

  4. Karen
    June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    Congratulations Connie, Olivia is gorgeous, and welcome back!

  5. Teish
    June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:09 pm


    My husband and I welcomed baby #4 in April. I can certainly attest to how busy babies can keep their Mommy! But it’s a truly wonderful busy. :-)

    Welcome back, and enjoy that beautiful baby girl!

  6. Chantal Boucher
    June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:21 pm

    It’s a very good reason, you are completely excused. Your daughter is beautiful! And working away 4 days a week with a baby! Ouf!! But happy to hear you again!

  7. Jennifer
    June 3rd, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

    What an absolutely wonderful distraction from blogging! She’s adorable, congratulations!

  8. Deb
    June 3rd, 2011 @ 11:30 pm

    Oh, she is beautiful! Enjoy every minute of her–my daughter is about to graduate from high school and I can still envision her looking just like your little one…it goes quickly!

  9. Miriam
    June 4th, 2011 @ 12:28 am

    Congratulations what a busy time you have had. Olivia is beautiful. I’m anxiously awaiting the new book. Enjoy your new little one.

  10. Grace
    June 4th, 2011 @ 12:29 am

    She is so unbelievably cute! Congrats.

  11. Pat
    June 4th, 2011 @ 1:54 am

    She’s just beautiful. Congratulations! I too am excited this could mean new baby girl patterns in your gorgeous designs. :) Enjoy her, and hope she lets you guys get some rest.

  12. yvonnep
    June 4th, 2011 @ 3:44 am

    This baby is easily worth pure cashmere or more! What a cuty! You are excused for being away.

  13. Marri
    June 4th, 2011 @ 10:41 am

    Huge congrats Connie! She’s beautiful!

  14. Steph
    June 4th, 2011 @ 11:44 am

    Congratulations, Connie!!! What a precious babe!

    I think it’s amazing that you accomplished so much during your pregnancy. I just have a few more weeks until my little guy’s due date, and wanted to just hibernate during the last few months :-)

  15. Jillian
    June 4th, 2011 @ 3:28 pm

    Holy spumoni! She gorgeous! That’s a FO if I ever saw one :) congrats on Olivia and your new gig too!

  16. Julie
    June 4th, 2011 @ 3:50 pm

    She’s beautiful!!! and what a gorgeous little sweater. You certainly are super busy!!

  17. Lisa
    June 4th, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

    Olivia–and the sweater–are darling! Cannot wait to meet her and to see you at the end of the month!

  18. andrea
    June 4th, 2011 @ 6:34 pm

    congratulations connie, what wonderful news!

  19. samantha
    June 4th, 2011 @ 8:29 pm

    shes beautiful! and so glad you are back! can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on.

  20. Gail
    June 4th, 2011 @ 11:32 pm

    Welcome Back!

    and more importantly, congratulations! She looks so sweet …

  21. Grace
    June 5th, 2011 @ 12:59 am

    You’re referring to the sweater and not the human, right. Just want to be clear on that. ;-)

  22. dclulu
    June 5th, 2011 @ 1:37 am

    Congratulations! What a cutie.

  23. anmiryam
    June 5th, 2011 @ 7:18 am

    Such good news, congratulations to you all. I had wondered where you disappeared to. I hope between the baby and the job you can eke out some knitting and designing time, but if not, I hope you are simply having a great time!

  24. Mary
    June 5th, 2011 @ 11:45 am

    Congratulations! She is so cute and what a lovely sweater.

  25. Allison
    June 5th, 2011 @ 1:10 pm

    What a cute baby! Congratulations!

  26. Julia
    June 5th, 2011 @ 2:13 pm

    Congratulations! What a cutie!

  27. Lisette
    June 5th, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

    Congratulations! What a wonderful reason for your absence!

  28. Angela
    June 5th, 2011 @ 7:29 pm

    O just gets cuter and cuter! Well, I’ve only seen pictures, but that’s the impression I get (can’t wait to meet her in person!). And the cardi is adorable.

  29. Kathleen
    June 6th, 2011 @ 12:46 pm

    Congratulations, Connie! Little girls are such a treat (I have two). She is adorable.

  30. Maryse
    June 6th, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

    Nice to read you again! Congratulations on all your accomplishments during the last 6 months! Congratulations mostly for your lovely baby!!!

  31. Kim
    June 9th, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

    Believe me, I understand disappearing from blogland to make a human ;) . She’s adorable. I’m sure we might be seeing some great kids knits from you now!

  32. robin
    June 10th, 2011 @ 2:56 pm

    Congratulations on your new “FO!”

  33. May
    June 11th, 2011 @ 6:54 am

    Congratulations and welcome back! Olivia is beautiful. Can’t wait to hit “buy now” when you book is released;).

  34. Jenny
    June 16th, 2011 @ 12:23 pm

    Congratulations to your family! She is as cute as she can be!!

  35. carrie
    June 21st, 2011 @ 2:44 pm

    Beautiful baby and Beautiful sweater. Can’t wait for Immie and Olivia to meet.

  36. twinsetjan
    September 1st, 2011 @ 8:59 pm

    Simply divine!!! I love your designs, but this one takes the cake!!!!

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