Monday, October 25, 2010

designing....devising....sharing

"...As we surge up into the world, 
we try to devise a shape, a plan. 
There is dignity in this. 
Your whole life is a plot, a scheme, a diagram. 
It is a failed scheme but that's not the point. 
To plot is to affirm life, to seek shape and control..."

Don DeLillo 

We do this,
we all do,
we plot,devise,seek ways to shape...

our daily lives...
and there is dignity in this...
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but,that's not the point...
It was time..
for me,to diagram some shapes...
of my own...
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to design,create...
and by taking a little control ...
I do not think it failed...
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And to affirm this ..
I decided to share...to gift..
these thought out plans,these designs..
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in hopes..
that they would bring some pleasure to a life.
keeping your hands warm...
and maybe your heart as well.

my designs have been made available in PDF
for download by clicking on the links 
on the right sidebar....
a gift to you all...
Chinese Waves...(the gray ones here)
Greek Waffles...(the black ...)
and Gray Dawn(the twisted cable mitts)... from my previous posting
Enjoy~

50 comments:

melanie said...

Well, now I really AM going to teach myself to knit, thank you for sharing these T!!! I willdefinitely need a friend beside me to teach me to read the pattern, but I'm going to try, what's the worst that could happen, a scarf? ;p xoxo

Kari Desi said...

Love it--Affirm Life. Thank you for these beautiful patterns! Fingerless mitts are my absolute favorite. Can't wait to make them. <3

mariana said...

oh oh... so beautiful t! you are a gem. love love YOU. xo

Delibu said...

Thank you so much for your gifts, and for the most precious one that is you!

Delibu said...

Thank you so much for your gifts, and for the most precious one that is you!

julie said...

Oh, T. I adore them -- they're so wonderful. Thank you for sharing. xx

christina said...

Thank you for the beautiful patterns. They will be a certain knit and lovely presents. By the way I always find your posts inspiring and the quotes appropriate.

ivy style33 said...

Hi my dear,

I'm so pleased to see you designing, devising, shaping and also "wising" (that's just a self made word)life and about life...

Beautiful designs, beautifully made by you and so wonderful that you share them.

My favotite is Chinese waves, but I love them all and am particularly fond of the names you've ginen them.

Have a great day ~ lots of love to you, xoxo

L'Atelier said...

yeay! thank you T!!!
they are AAAALLL gorgeous! each one of them... i have to chose which one to knit first....decisions decisions...
xo

Jane said...

Thanks T. I was just thinking I needed to make a few pairs. Now I just have to figure out what yarn to use!

Tara said...

What a beautiful gift for your readers and packaged with such beautiful words.

britt said...

they look lovely. great job. and what a great gift idea.

Laura said...

Beautiful designs. Thanks so much for sharing!

MadMad said...

Beauties! Thank you!

anmarie said...

love those chinese waves!

Lynda said...

These are so beautiful T.! Now if only I could knit. :) Love your blog! xo

beth said...

if i knitted, i'd be jumping on those like a child on a hotel bed....

but i don't....

but i do wear fingerless gloves just like yours....

and of all my friends, i'm the only who does.

they just don't get me.....

mary said...

They are all beautiful! Thank you!

the nest said...

please, consider your scheming affirmed... at least by me! they are all three gorgeous and perfect for giving. into the stash i go. thank you very much!

Sam said...

Now you've done it..... not one pattern, but 3??? I am so excited. I will have to start right away! They are beautiful Theresa. Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Doreen said...

If life is indeed a plot, a scheme, a diagram - albeit a flawed one - and to plot is to affirm life, to seek shape and control...then this my lovely friend is a triumph. You have dreamed up this wonderful plan and created such beauty...with the spirit of friendship at its heart...you continue to astound me xx

jillian said...

Lovely - thank you.

Elizabeth said...

Lovely, lovely patterns, but I'm having trouble with the downloads. My anti-virus software is blocking me from the site you put the downloads on.

You would do readers a service by linking to Ravelry instead.

nicole said...

How wonderful! There is so much beauty in your writing, photography, and knitting. I feel lucky to bring some of that loveliness into my own life. I will definitely be casting on soon...

Thank you for your generous gifts.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

How nice of you.

Christina said...

my friend,
i am taking my first knitting class this weekend.
i will carry you in my heart.
x

z e n i . said...

thank you so much theresa;
for your generosity, your warmth, and your talent to open hards...
merci. chaleureusement
daniela

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Tee thank you for sharing of yourself, your time, and your talent. The designs are all beautiful and so "you" and I can't wait to make my first pair!

Rachel said...

Definitely not a fail...so glad you opened up the doors to design. And thank you for sharing the patterns!

seashoreknits said...

thank you so much for these unique and beautiful mitts.
i especially love greek waves - so lovely!!!
can't wait to try all of them.

seashoreknits said...

oops - i meant greek waffles!!

Eadaoin said...

What a wonderful gift! Such a lovely thing to share :) I wish I knitted as these gloves are just lovely, but it is a skill I lack. I think I will share this with my readers though, I think some of them will love this post, thank you so much for sharing xxx

Larissa said...

Gorgeous designs! Thank you so much for sharing these. How exciting it'll be to wear your designs!

amanda said...

This is so generous. Love the grey. I see some in my future!

Camilla~ Bloom said...

Gorgeous T.
Lurv the textuerd pattern and the color of the yarn.
- pattern desgner extraordinaire!
xo

nicole said...

They are all lovely in their fluffyness and in fabulous colours, too!! One can never have enough greys in the cupboard!
you make me wanna run out, buy some yarn and start knitting immediately!

twntygreydays said...

these look very nice , and warm , also fun ... they are so versatile,and functional !Im almost getting to my yarn , i think about making something alot lately ( pretty soon)

Wendy said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you, T!! What wonderful patterns! Now I have no excuse for having cold hands ;)

lila said...

Well now I really I am really have to teach myself to knit,...this is fabulous T!!
hugs
lila

Demoiselle Libellule said...

Beautiful designs, Theresa!

vanessa said...

thanks for sharing...just downloaded the pattern. can't wait to cast on.

lucy said...

T. I am in love with all the designs and the images. I just want to be in them...! Thank you for sharing.

Teresap said...

A beautiful gift from a beautiful person. Thank you.

Caroline said...

You amaze me...your wisdom, your knitting your photography. Such a deep soul you are... xoxo

Yarny Days said...

These are so beautiful!

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

These look so warm and beautiful. I wish I could knit like this.

Your images are lovely.

Have a lovely week xox

a friend to knit with said...

LOVE these, t!
thank you!!!

linder said...

Thank you so much for the great post and the offer of patterns! Your photos of those beautiful, warm & cozy fingerless mittens made me think that I should try to make some and then there was your generous offer - I chose the Greek Waffles and am excited to try something new. Thanks again!

Renee said...

oh, gosh, need them all...
Thank you so much, Theresa!

Net als Toen said...

Hello Theresa,
I just discovered you have a blog too. And a beautiful one.
I always loved these mittens and downloaded the pattern. Thank you !
I saw you make them in only 2 days, that i'm absolutely not going to realize :)
Hugs, Pauline
x