Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy Birthday, Cara!

Today is my oldest daughter's 26th birthday. It's hard to believe that 26 years have gone by, with all its ups and downs.

Cara requested a pair of mittens to match the scarf and hat that I made her for Christmas. She told me this the middle of last week!

Did I finish them? Yes, I did!! Just finished the last t
humb this morning, steamed them, and I think they turned out pretty well for my first pair of mittens!!


Here's the pattern, if you're interested. I like this pattern a lot--has instructions from small children to men's--and it's easy to follow.

So, a very happy birthday to Cara!! Hopefully, they fit!! I made them a little bigger than my own hand, and they should. If I'm lucky, I'll get her to pose for a picture with her hat, scarf and mittens.

Be sure and check out my kitty tracker!! It says 7 pounds, but apparently kitty's don't do decimals!! It's actually 7.4 pounds, and that 0.4 is important!!

Beth

10 comments:

Beth in NC said...

Oh my gosh, I am impressed!!! Those are some beautiful mittens! WTG! And hallelujah for the 7.4 pounds. You're right that .4 is important!!! one more .1 pound and you can say 7.5 -- which rounded up is EIGHT!!!!

Congratulations (and happy birthday Cara).

Love,
b

grey like snuffie said...

1. I'm in awe of those mittens...my first pair never made it past the thumb---well it kind of looked like
a thumb shooting out there.

2. WOO HOO for the weight loss and you're right the .4 does count.

3. It is an amazing thing to have children in their 20's...how did we get there and how did that happen when I am only 22. :)

Tea said...

Those mittens look perfect! You knit great under pressure; that's all there is to it. :) Thanks for the pattern link! As soon as I saw them I wanted it.

Aunt Kathy said...

♪ ♥ ♫ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ♪ ♥ ♫ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ♪ ♥ ♫ HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR CARA ♪ ♥ ♫ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ♪ ♥ ♫

_____i_i_i_i_i_i_i_i_____
@@@@@@@@@@@@
l_______HAPPY_______l
l______BIRTHDAY_____l
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The link didn't work. The mittens are great, your thumbs look perfect.

kadezmom said...

Happy Birthday Cara.

See. You got those mittens done.

All stressing does is take away from knitting time!!!

Jennifer said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CARA!!!

Congratulations on mission accomplished on the mittens. They look beautiful and I wish I could knit...I need some. :-)

Congratuations of your weight loss...that is amazing. We are doing the same thing...I haven't lost much but my hubby has lost 13 pounds in 2 1/2 weeks.

((hugs))
Jenn

Peggy said...

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l_______HAPPY_______l 
l______BIRTHDAY_____l 
1_______CARA________1
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WOW! Hope you love your mom & her heart and her skills at making those beautiful mittens! What a GIFT! As you are to her so be sure to appreciate her & her wisdom & love!

Blessings Beth...WOO HOO! Way to go! Both Kitty & Mitties! Awesome!
Now rest & relax and enJOY your daughter's day & all God sends your way! So what else can you make?
Are these items in your itzy bitsy
etsy dot.com handmade place
and the "angels" also? I know GO & LOOK...

Peggy said...

P.S.
You see that I can't even make a cake and I was copying Kathy's pattern!

Wife of Rob said...

OHHHHHHHHH....I wish I knew how to knit! Those are great!

Denise said...

Happy Birthday to Cara, may she be sweetly blessed.