~absolutely cabled~

"In passing, we should note this curious mark of our own age: the only absolute allowed is the absolute insistence that there is no absolute" Francis Schaeffer Absolutely...no more cowls... but,of course, there is no absolute.. so... a cabled cowl absolutely cabled... when I begged off cowls... twists and turns that kept me absolutely intrigued... right up to the end. Aran style... in winter white...this was absolutely supposed to be something else... a gift..this yarn was... enough for a sweater... but I thought that this...close and near.. a big hug... might be the absolute best choice for it. held double... {with a few skeins left...for something else} because,there is always something else, absolutely...right? something white, something sweet.... who could absolutely resist a homemade marshmallow? at this time of year....really... one is all you need to top your hot chocolate... or... just absolutely yummy all by itself.. and I would not want to miss the chance to wish you an absolutely, perfectly fabulous New Year... so... Happy New Year...and may it be the absolute best you've had so far.

Comments

Frances said…
The quote is "absolutely" true. The luxuriously draping cowl is magnificently knit. Wow!

Yes, it's a short hop from a cosy white cable cowl to a bit of snowy frost and back to the warmth of hot chocolate with a homemade marshmellow on top.

Wishing that 2010 brings us all lots of such happy hops, creative stretching, and just maybe ... a bit more peace in our world.

xo
kim said…
You, my friend, are amazing. That is THE best quote I have ever seen. It shall be copied and put in my little leather book. And the cowl? GORGEOUS. Truly. What a special post right down to the "knitted" mug. Lovely.
Sharon said…
So cozy and warm. Love your knitting...
Theresa this is really lovely with the wintery white yarn. Your cable work is gorgeous. I bet it is very practical as it is pretty.
I also am admiring your new header...gorgeous with all the reds mixed in with the snow...
...hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
camilla
xo
Caroline said…
I want that cable cowl! Oh my gosh it's so pretty. You blow me away with your talent! Wishing you a beautiful New Year...can't wait to see what you will have in store for us in 2010.
peaknits said…
Such a pretty post! I love that cowl and headed out for the Vogue Magazine just to have it after seeing The Yarn Snob's version. Lovely.
ulli said…
winter white - cables - marshmallows, stillness & coziness & sweetness, what a fitting way of ending a year.
MadMad said…
Oh, that cowl is just stunning. Now I need one. Though I'm torn by which I need first, the marshmallow or the cowl...
mariainblog said…
Lovely cowl and -as always- beautiful pictures.

Happy Holidays to you and your family T., and a really good start of a terrific 2010!

Cheers from Toronto

Maria
This post is an "absolute" sweet ending to the year, just the way i like it! You have never seized to wow me with what you create, see or touch. But of course, you already know that cables are like the sweet marshmallows to me, right?

all the best of sweet wishes for the new year mon ami chéri!
lucy said…
that was me with the weird alpha numeric!
Julie said…
the cowl looks so amazing in that soft white yarn! great job.
nicole said…
Incredibly beautiful, I see why you couldn't resist.

An absolutely beautiful, cozy, happy 2010 to you!
Stephanie said…
I found your blog through Camilla at Bloom and through Flickr. It is a feast for the eyes and the soul. I could spend hours just pouring over the beauty you have given here. Just thought I'd let you know that. I look forward to following along. Happy New Year to you.
Jane said…
Have a wonderful Happy New Year Theresa. Thank you for providing me with inspiration both in your photography and knitting. Can't wait to see what's in store for next year.
the nest said…
absolutely necessary cowl; absolutely yummy marshmallows; absolutely beautiful snow!

the opening quote really strikes me as true, so important to acknowledge & recall, it puts everything into a clearer perspective. thank you for the reminder.

best - annri :)
Eadaoin said…
happy new year to you too :) what beautiful whites in this post, i love that home made marshmallow especially, it looks sooo good! very glad to hear you got the package safely, i didn't think you'd get it so soon!
YarnSnob said…
This is the best choice for the yarn, it took my breath away. Amazing in white, perfect in every way :)

Have a wonderful new year my friend.
Eliza said…
I love your whites! And what a great cowl! Someday I'll try a homemade marshmallow. Maybe I'll have to make it myself.
Have a fabulous New Year!
larissa said…
Gorgeous cowl! LOVE the way the cables compliment one another. I want that 'knitted' mug. Wishing you a New Year full of family, laughter, and time for creative endeavors!
Kristen said…
Beautiful cowl, and I love your photos.

All the best for the New Year.
lucky knitter said…
Absolutely Gorgeous! Happy New Year, Theresa
Cozy Knitting said…
My family always made homemade candies during the week after St. Nicholas Day. My husband had never had this tradition,and was amazed at homemade marshmallows. So every year one of my grandmothers made him marshmallows coated in chocolate and rolled in toasted coconut(homemade of course). No one I know has ever done this, so it was a joy to see you had homemade marshmallows.
Anna said…
Oh, that is fabulous, calling it a cowl really doesn't do it justice! Your photos are truly stunning too. I've loved discovering your blog this year, and wish you all the best for 2010!
iknitipurl said…
It's absolutely gorgeous! Well done Teresa!
amanda said…
Honestly I don't know how you do it with your posts. Rarely can a blogger conjure up such atmosphere. Beautiful.

Happy new Year!
Sarah said…
Absolutely wonderful! Happy New Year to you too dear T
Linda said…
What a wonderful cowl T. i love that cup too! May you and your family have the best ever 2010. Happy new year. xxxxx
Deb said…
Beautiful Wintery White post!
Wishing you a Very Happy New Year T ♥
Renee said…
It's beautiful!! Such a gorgeous knit.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year! May 2010 be all you hope it to be.
Kristi said…
Gorgeous images...love all the neutral tones! Here's wishing you a wonderful 2010! Thank you for the inspiration you've given me this year!
Brittany Noel said…
This is beautiful. I've been craving a cowl... and wondering if I have it in me to make one during this last week of break. I knit a few rows the other day and it wasn't so bad... Anyway, as always, I adore your knitting and your sentiments. I could use a cup of hot chocolate right now, but have coffee instead. Perhaps a bit of chocolate in it?

Happy New Year, Theresa, I hope it's absolutely the best :)
It's all absolutely fabulous! Been away and missed you :) Thanks for the link ~ those marshmallows would be a fun treat for Steve's B-day.
Rachel said…
Good thing there are no absolutes in life...or this cabled cowl would never have come to be. It's gorgeous!
Neuroknitter said…
That cowl is stunning! Gorgeous in that winter white!

Happy New Year!
knittergal said…
Absolutely gorgeous cowl, T...and it suits you perfectly. Best to you in 2010.
raining sheep said…
I have looked at this cowl several times - it truly is nice. I like that it is slight larger than a typical cowl and fits down a bit like a shrug. Strange, here I am living in a very cold country and I have never made a cowl.
Journeying Five said…
so much more than a cowl! i really love it! so nice that it really is like a warm winter embrace.
Kim Klassen said…
so happy to have found you in blogland! your post is BEAUTIFUL... just like your images...

i look forward to following your "lovliness" on your blog as well as flickr...

the cowl is most wonderful too!

xxo, kim
Theresa,
Your post is so wintry warm, it makes me think I will stay in and curl by the fire.

Your cowl is o such a great pattern. Neat that it turned into a hug!
Rima said…
That is an absolutely delicious cowl.
Rebecca H said…
I love that cowl. I made it in the same pink that was in the Vogue mag--a 20 strand Itailian meranio, and it it loveley, warm and georgous. It was great fun to knit as well. Detailed enough, but easy to memorize and "feel." It looks great in the drapy white, too.

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