Monday, February 15, 2010

~needing sleeves

"A true leader always keeps and element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless" Charles De Gaulle hmmmm~ loaded words.... I have no sleeves.... and I need some sleeves... no surprises there... what I truly need to do is lead myself... into some time... for me.... away from the snow.... away from the grasp of work.... now that would be exciting... and finish the sleeves. then I could breathlessly decide... which buttons to use on my Japanese tea leaves and finalize this project... because there are always choices... always a plan or two... up some other sleeve... something else to delve into something to keep me busy... and something to keep me excited and breathless... like the thought of Spring... {smiling}

35 comments:

Maegan Beishline said...

That's going to be a beautiful cardigan, Theresa! And, yes, thoughts of spring {and all its blossoms} are making me giddy!

raining sheep said...

What is it about sleeves.....always seems to be so hard to get to them. This looks wonderful, and those buttons are gorgeous.

kim said...

Love it! Get going on those sleeves; it's beautiful.

Bloom fine art fotografi said...

Love this.
The pattern is delightful and the yarn...so pretty.
gahhh the button issue T.
Can't wait to see it finished.

Also, Merci beaucoup for the very generous email- you always surprise me.

the nest said...

...and so I shall encourage you in return... Your cardigan is looking beautiful, it will be so nice to wear as we close out this sweater season, because, yes, it will come to a close! You excel in the details, so I'm certain the buttons you choose will be the perfect ones.

best - Annri

Sarah said...

Hope you get that time for you soon and a great new cardi for spring

fridica said...

The second set of buttons is incredibly beautiful and I think they are simply made for this cardi! Good luck with the sleeves - they usually are much faster than we expect while we dread them... :)

Susan {Florali} said...

Lovely, thoughtful, inspiring!

Jane said...

Saw this over on Rav...it's beautiful and the button choices, oh my! I finally got to read your article Theresa! You should feel so proud!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

So lovely ~ the pictures, the knitting, the writing. You always have something up your sleeve :)

I can't wait to see your cardigan... with sleeves! Hope you get that quiet time soon.

Rachel said...

Wishing you quiet time for sleeve knitting...it's going to be beautiful! Where do you end up finding so many beautiful buttons? It makes for hard choices, but I'm so envious of your collection!

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

You always find the most perfect buttons. And colors. And words.

peaknits said...

What a lovely cardigan! I like the top buttons, but any buttons you pick out just seem to work somehow.

larissa said...

oh, it's beautiful! love you choice of color. this snowy weather is perfect for knitting the sleeves....while dreaming of spring. still haven't seen the magazine due to all the snow - we plan on getting to the city this weekend - can't wait.

Citrus Hearts said...

Oh what a beautiful post and those buttons are to die for! :)

lotta said...

I love the colors you use in your work. The neutrals, the grays, combined with the textures, are alluring. You make me want to take up knitting again. Thank you for all the inspiration.

Knitting Out Loud said...

Don't forget "the ravell'd sleeve of care"!

Lisa said...

Lovely cardigan.

L'Atelier said...

beautiful! i cant wait for you to find time for sleeves--- wonderful cardigan!
beautiful photography...
xxx

YarnSnob said...

Sleeves, what is it about sleeves, but this cardigan must have sleeves, so you must knit sleeves, it will look stunning.
You always make the right choice when it comes to buttons, the 2nd buttons are my choice.

Megan said...

You are stunning, your mind and work both.

Mlle Sophie said...

ca va etre magnifique!!

Cindy Garber Iverson said...

I can understand your yearning for Spring. Spring comes early here (it's in full swing now) so January is a month of longing and yearning under grey skies. Yes, I know how it feels.

knithound brooklyn said...

Gosh, the buttons you've found for this cardigan are gorgeous! Seems you can't go wrong with either choice. Good luck with the sleeves - it's the last slog...

b said...

the cardigan is looking beautiful!

Sarah { bee house hives } said...

What a great quote.
Wishing you some sleeves :)

Kristen said...

Love your yarn choice, yet again. Beautiful buttons too.

Kristina said...

Hi! I just found your blog, thru Artful blogging, and I absolutly LOVE it! Its so beautiful and inspiring. I'll be back ;)

Nicole said...

get workin' lady!:)

Alison said...

Oh, the thought of spring! It does have me excited and breathless in anticipation! I think I anticipate it with more earnest eagerness every year!

Linda said...

Those buttons are just gorgeous.

Kari said...

Hello Theresa! I'm new to knitting and blogging. Saw your article in Artful Blogging and fell in love with your images! Your cardigan is beautiful and the buttons are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing! All the best.

Eadaoin said...

hi t!, those buttons are gorgeous, i love both of the sets!!

JB Tucker said...

I really like the pictures in this post! I found you in Artful Blogger and enjoyed checking out your site. You're so talented! I hear you on the balance thing. It's hard to fit everything in, but some days it all works perfectly. Good luck with the sleeves.
~~JB Tucker

emma lamb said...

oh T ~ the thought of spring is the only thing keeping me going, the daffodils are slowly but surely pushing their way out of the frozen ground... soon there will be swathes of beautiful bright yellow... :)