Tuesday, July 13, 2010

~like a watermelon~

"But happiness is not always loud and bright and crowded.
Happiness ripens like a watermelon,
sweet and rosy on the inside
with only a thin top layer altogether free of small black pits.
And, like a watermelon,
the whole thing can be covered with a plain dark rind."

E.L.Konigsburg


It is July...
it is summer....
and happiness ripens with each sweet watermelon
                                                                                                  
 
 
















not too loud....
just bright enough...





















this watermelon was made...
for a perfect little girl..
who is as sweet and rosy on the inside... 

as she is on the outside...
and there is a thin layer...
altogether free of tiny black pits~ 

where there is a layer of natural sweetness...
Now.. really...
what could be better than not being loud...
or crowded...
and being able to savor the sweet taste of melon...
right down to the dark rind?

38 comments:

kim said...

Superbly beautiful and mesmerizing.

Camilla~ Bloom said...

Oh my goodness what a sweet little cardi for a sweet little girl. I love how you added the pitts...so cute Theresa.
Thinking of you.
xo

the nest said...

It is darling! Your photos & words tell such a simple tale in such a beautiful way: summer + watermelon = happiness!

best ~ Annri

Caroline said...

So gorgeous T. I love the sweetness of the photos...such perfect innocence and happiness.

Lenoirrr said...

Thank you...
for your words, the quote, these beautiful images... for giving me new things to think about.
That is what I love about your work, your blog and you, you make me think! xoxo

L'Atelier said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful!

just the right mix of super cute, sweetness, fun, fantastic and inspiring. fabulosity

Knitting Out Loud said...

Amazing sweater, amazing photos!

Christina said...

her hair sweeping across the watermelon of the dress...
love, positively love.
xo

Wendy said...

how sweet is that!!

beth said...

this is the sweetest sweater i have ever seen....and the photos.....swoon !

Denise said...

oh how sweet is that.....you are so talented

lucy said...

I nearly fell off my seat when I saw the adorable watermelon story. The images are captivating and am sure someone has been dancing in the sun with the sweater a lot!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Sweetness itself :) Such an adorable little girl in a fruity sweater ~ well ~ she's positively ripe for hugging. This, Tee, is creating true happiness.

Jane said...

oh my goodness! this is the best one yet! i adore it all!

Char said...

gorgeous piece

Champagne/StitchPoet/CrushParty said...

This is adorable! I always adore your projects and your yarn/color selection! BIG KNITTING CRUSH!

heather said...

cutie pie sweater you made. what a work of art. happiness is so interesting. i want to write a poem about it now!!

z e n i . said...

theresa
you knit all your warmth and love in this sweater. luky little girl...
chaleureusement
daniela

Clare B said...

This is such a lovely little cardigan, perfect for summer cool nights and autumn days. Am sure the recipient is very happy.

emma lamb said...

summery perfection T... :)
you're making me wish i had time to knit again... *sigh*
emma x

Stitching At Stone Cottage said...

this is so lovely...wish you were my granny...

Doreen said...

Hi Theresa - followed your flickr link and found this delightful post - you are such a creative and beautiful soul - this has made my day all the brighter x

Vicki Knitorious said...

Oh, that is so wonderful. Yum!!

Cindy Garber Iverson said...

I was carried away by the words of this post to a place where I was once a little girl eating summer watermelon without a care in the world. Thank you!

peaknits said...

What a darling sweater - and lucky little girl! Your photos are so heartbreakingly beautiful!

Kristi said...

What an adorable sweater! I love the colors and the reminders of sweet innocence and summer fun.

nicole said...

Mmm... sweet and juicy!

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Absolutely adorable. I especially love the little seeds.

fil@home said...

l.o.v.e.l.y
the colors are so vivid and soft as weel so perfect for the little girl.
xox
ccildeturin

Maegan Beishline said...

What an adorable sweater! A sweet gift indeed!

Michelle said...

so adorable T - your words, work and photos reflect the delicious delights of summer, love xxx

knittergal said...

What a beautiful little sweater and I'm sure she'll always remember and treasure her "watermelon" sweater.

As usual, love your photography too, T. Simply stunning.

... said...

i ♥ love your colorful blogs, and thoughts

Mary Lou said...

That is the sweetest. Love the colors.

Sherrie said...

Oh Theresa! This is sweater is so adorable. I want to be your little girl! Your photography is as captivating as usual. I love the quote you paired with this super post! You are one excellent and gifted woman!

Nicole said...

xo - she does love it:)

Rachel said...

Such sweetness...

justinegordon said...

I love your blog and your photographs and your wools, all fantastic