Monday, March 16, 2009

Plainly content...

"Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires." Lao Tzu from the Tao Te Ching The pleated wrap from the cover of the new Debbie Bliss magazine Artful Yarns Cliche in the palest of summer grays a blend of cotton and linen to make the perfect summer wrap. simple garter and stockinette stitches combine in this simple pattern plain,understated,but charming none the less. Adding a charm,using elastic this time,instead of yarn to make this simple bracelet once again. doing a little cleaning up...here on the blog feeling the need for simplicity,and white, plainness... with that in mind...and a little past my 1 year blogiversary, it is time again for a giveaway. This time a surprise... actually,let's do 3 grab bags of a sort. spring cleaning from my stash...odds and ends. so if you are interested in helping me on my pursuit of simplicity..let me know. I will enter only those people who leave me a valid email..and a valid interest. I know many of you don't need any more...and that is fine,too. Just say no,thanks :) And thank you to all for the welcome interest in pause for breath. I will post the winner here..in a week or so. Spring is arriving...take a deep breath!

48 comments:

Nicole said...

oh i'm #1 ! yea me! 1 year already?? happy blogiversary! your new creations are looking quite fabulous!

kim said...

One year?! Wow, I feel like I've known you forever. I love the yarn you chose for the wrap. I can just picture it; perfect! And your bracelet is really lovely - the charm is very zen. I'd say that you're well on your way to beautiful simplicity. Congrats on your blogaversary; you've "classied" up the joint! ;)

PS> No, Thanks, please. In the interest of simplifying... :)

tiennie said...

No need to enter me just wanted to wish you a happy blogiversary! Love the new blog look and that beautiful bracelet!

lucky knitter said...

Happy Blogiversary! Your words and pictures are so inspirational to me, and I'm looking forward to more! I love the charm bracelet. It makes me want to drop everything and make one. :)
I'd love to be entered into your giveaway. It sounds like fun!

Tiny House said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I love the look of the wrap!

I would love to win!

lucy said...

Oh, how I have enjoyed your journey throughout the year! Happy blogiversary.

I love the new look and it's simplicity.

*no entry for me*

Jane said...

Happy anniversary! Love the new look and love the bracelet. So sweet. I need to clean my blog up a bit. I've sorta slacked off from it a bit.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What a lovely post!

I was just looking through that magazine last evening and admiring her patterns (I'm currently knitting away on one of her patterns). I hadn't realized before that she had a magazine out.

Congratulations on your blogaversary and here's to many many more. No, thanks, but know that I'm wishing happiness to the person who does win this year :)

PS where did you find the charm - it's perfect!

a friend to knit with said...

love your new look! clean and crisp.
and congrats on 1 year.

and no for me, too. i have won a few times.....someone else's turn. thanks!

spider said...

happy blogiversary! i love the look, and i love to win!

Nora said...

Happy 1st year and here's to many more. x

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

Love the new look of the blog, T. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway.

Renee said...

Happy Blogiversary!
I love the clean, pure and peaceful look of your blog.
Cast in my ballot for the draw ~ giveaways are so much fun. You're talented, inspiring and generous!

Stitching At Stone Cottage said...

Happy Blogversary, thanks for the inspiration...
Your new knit looks lovely..

Sarah said...

Beautiful post and congratulations on your one year blogiversary. I'm always willing to help someone else find simplicity :o)

emma lamb said...

congratulations on one year T!

i love your wee blog make-over, simple clean and beautiful... and pause for breath is looking so soothing and calming... :)

the debbie bliss wrap is a beautiful pattern, i'm looking forward to seeing yours completed... :)

yes please for your giveaway, i'm all for de-cluttering and wish i was better at it!

emma
x

greenolive said...

The new look is nice and clean and well done on your first year of blogging. As for the quest for simplicity, its something we all need to do...however having recently cleared out some of my wool and fabric stash to donate to handmade help to help restash a crafter who was a victim of the recent bushfires here in Victoria, I think I have room for something from you. So, I'm a yes please!

YarnSnob said...

I love giveaways but im never lucky!
Happy blogiversary and may you have plenty more. The wrap is beautiful, I may just have a rummage in my stash and see what suitable :)

xx

seashoreknits said...

happy blogoversary! i love the beauty of your site and enjoy visiting it regularly - thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and your beautiful creations. Can't wait to see this completed wrap - I am loving the photos you posted today. And that charm bracelet? Must have! Thanks for the fun giveaway - I am looking forward to it!
Teri

TLCknits said...

eyes closed...and the deep renewing inhalations.... I SOOOO need spring.. back to simplicity...the coolness and calmness...

ikkinlala said...

Happy blogiversary! Your blog looks great.

I'd love to enter your giveaway.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Abby said...

Happy Blogiversary! ;-)

I'd love to be entered.

MaryjoO said...

congrats on your blog=aversay! New "clean" format looks great, and the pause for breath -- stunning!

But would like to enter ... and then I can give some of my stash to charity LOL
thanks, Maryjo

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary! I appreciate you and your blog. It is something I look forward to. I would love to be entered into your contest. Anything from you is bound to be very special. Thank you for being you. xxxooo's
carol
lcconnally@yahoo.com

cupcakefaerie said...

I love the elegant simplicity of the design, the beautiful photos, and the ideas. Thanks for sharing.

(no entry for me)

L'Atelier said...

Happy blogiversary!
Love the wrap and the bracelet!
and I really really want to be part of the giveaway,please!
(not sure you got my email so here it is a.ivedi[at]yahoo[dot]com
have a nice evening
xo

Anonymous said...

happy blogiversary. Just discovered your blog, and put it with my favorites.
love to be entered in your giveaway. It's interesting to get something for free from across the ocean....
greetings from holland.

Brittany Noel said...

That is one fine piece of knitting, T. I feel like I can knit vicariously through you. It's nice. I would love to be part of your giveaway! And it is spring here, people are walking their dogs and their kids (kids not on leashes!) and everyone is in green because it's the 17th!

peaknits said...

That wrap is so perfect, the lines are beautiful! Congrats on one year!!

*I cannot say no to a contest:)

Janna said...

I'm casting on for that wrap tonight! I love your aesthetic. Happy Blogiversary!

mistybliss said...

happy blogiversary! I'm so glad to have found you here. Your work is amazing, and as always and your images capture their beauty.
I've already been lucky enough to win a giveaway... xxx

britt said...

nothing like spring cleaning. and simple is definitely the way to go. love the look! Happy BLOGIVERSARY! How exciting! i would love to help take some goodies off of your hands. i have had a ton of requests for knitted objects lately and odds and ends would help. thanks.

Sheila said...

Enjoy your blog to no end! Love the photography - and the knitting! Should I be lucky - I would be glad to enter in your Spring Cleaning Give-away!

Sheila

raining sheep said...

Happy anniversary. I am so glad you blog and I am happy I found your blog. It is a source of inspiration. I will pass on the giveaway as I have been a lucky recipient of a few already. I love that Debbie Bliss magazine. I was touching it last weekend in the store, but I am doing a no shopping year (can you imagine!) and so could not buy it in order to stay true to my goal.

jam sandwich said...

Happy 1st birthday (belated!) That wrap looks lovely, I must get out and grab this mag although maybe I should finish my project from the first before I do that. I too am spring cleaning although it's autumn (but still feels like summer), my dining room has disappeared under the filing sort out and the shredder has just given up!
Cannot resist a little stash give away though, so please enter me.
Love the new look by the way.

Marmee said...

Thanks for the year, I enjoy your blog and am really looking forward to following Pause for Breath. What you have done so far is amazing!
Please enter me in your drawing - I'm always willing to help someone else "simplify". Now if I could only do it myself....

nicole said...

Well... as much as I am trying to simplify, I cannot say no to a giveaway from the talented t. So enter me, please.

Happy happy, joy joy!

The Wooly Wumpus said...

Your pleated wrap looks lovely. Happy blogiversary. One year already! How can that be??

Alison Boon said...

simply put in a way that we can all relate to. After the mayhem of these past few weeks I crave the simple pleasures of life once more.

iknitipurl said...

I knew that pattern the moment I saw your picture! I haven't started mine but I frogged a shrug that wasn't fitting too well and decided to do the pleated wrap instead. Love the pleats!

Happy blogiversary!

GreenPea said...

Many Happy Returns!

Thanks for the inspiring photography.

Yes please to a possible stashaway.

mbutterfudge said...

Where does the time go? Seriously how can it be almost April? Congrats on your blogiversary, thats very cool indeed. Your bracelet is so adorable and the new knitting looks lovely, I really love the colour. Enter me up, I'd love to play XXX

Amy said...

I just found your wonderful blog. I am a newish knitter who really doesn't have much of a stash yet - just buy yarns for a particular pattern I would like to make. So any help in the yarn department would be nice. But I do hear you about the simplicity thing - definitely doing that in my house right now. So now that I've confused you - yes please, enter me in your giveaway :-)

Lin said...

One year of beautiful photographs, knitting and words, I hope there are many more. Its inspiring to read lovely blogs like yours.
I have recently destashed so please could I enter your draw as I am allowed according to the space in my yarn boxes. ;)

skeinsherway said...

Ah, spring, spring cleaning, simplifying, decluttering mind, home, and blog... sounds wonderful!

Happy Blogiversary!
ali

amanda said...

Congratulations on the blogaversary Theresa - I don't know why but I assumed you'd been blogging for years!

I've got the new Debbie Bliss too and it fits quite well with the 'all things simple' don't you think? There's such a lot I want to knit from it!

btw... your place really is an oasis of calm. :)

Chris said...

Spring has sprung. Great time to clean up and clear out to make room for growing creativity.
Congratulations - Happy One Year!

Anonymous said...

hi, just love your pleated wrap. where can i get this pattern?