crossing lines~

"... if you cross a line and nothing happens, 
the line loses meaning....
You keep drawing a line farther and farther away, 
crossing it every time....
You'd be surprised at how easy it is ....
To lose yourself--to get lost.
Or maybe you wouldn't be surprised.
Maybe some of you already know.

To those people, I can only say: I'm sorry."
— Lauren Oliver (Before I Fall) 
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there are lots of things...
I have learned along the way..
I had it written down differently..
the way the lines should cross...
trying to replicate some old hand smocking I had once done...
I kept crossing lines...
farther and farther I went...
but they kept losing meaning..
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so..rather than giving up..
and feeling I had lost my way...
I decided to look at it..
from a different perspective..
cross the lines...
and reconnect...
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and I found..
that this way...
not crossing so many lines..
and drawing them in..gave a form..
and the form...
had meaning...
I liked this shape...
that was what I had learned...
but you probably are not surprised~

and now it seems...
yet another pattern must be written..
but you knew this {smiles} 

Comments

Stephanie said…
Yes...sometimes less is more :) They are beautiful Theresa and so are you!
kim said…
Beautiful design, soft and creamy. Purrrrrfect!
ELK said…
the form is indeed the meaning..I relish the ribbon and the writing in the notebook as well...
Sam said…
Sooooooo very elegant. Naturally. I am in the middle of a fingerless glove knitting frenzy, Miss Theresa. Not sure how that happened.... I can't wait for the pattern.
Camilla~ Bloom said…
Gorgeouso!
Very clever missus.
Love the smocking,they look buttery soft T. Neat that you showed us your notes.
ivy style33 said…
...hi Theresa...you speak right to my heart and to my mind...have let myself be part of rather lots of useless information on my effort to catch up with blogland....

...so I decided to just let it go...frustrated souls running to overpass one another while pretending friendships...I choose peace and here I always find it.

What brilliant words you chose again to so wisely share...
accompanying your always inpiring pictures...

I love forming shapes...
it probably relates to my having been a teacher for many years...
I like helping in forming personalities
...much like I currently do with forming spaces...
...but most of all I wish for my life to aquire a mostly needed form and structure, after so many changes the past 3 years...
I so wish for change & stability at the same time.

I see a teacher in you always....one I trust to follow.

Thank you for all that you are and share.
beth said…
oh, that line....

but yes, i did know.

smiles here, too.
Deb said…
Beautiful design & the wool ~ dreamy!
These take my breath away! The yarn and pattern are divine together and and soooooo perfect for the holidays. Some lines are meant to be crossed ;)
It is easy to get lost. Thought provoking quote and post.
Mary said…
They look so cozy... and beautiful!
:D
raining sheep said…
So absolutely gorgeous. Soft and so cozy warm. Such wonderful words too, so calming. Perfect for today.
Jane said…
oh, I like these T. Can't wait for the pattern.
the nest said…
definitely smiling! they look gorgeous.
patrice said…
I love your writing. Your honesty is so lovely. Thank you so much for being so truthful before us.
The fingerless gloves are so ummy. I can not wait for the pattern. I think I will knit these lovely's for myself to remind me of "crossing lines-" ox
Christina said…
oh my friend, i imagine that love, is the color of that ribbon. ; )
love
love
The stitches here are absolutely beautiful, Theresa. You are working magic with those fingers :)
P.S. Your ring looks incredibly similar to mine!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brittanynoel/4651068416/in/set-72157624193933914/
Ainhorn said…
Such beautiful words and the story you tell with your shots...
britt said…
lovin the armwarmers.
i am on #2 the greek waffles. already made the chinese waves. now i have to keep adding to the list. but don't worry this is a thanks and hopefully those that receive them will as be saying thanks!
nicole said…
You are such a generous soul. Thank you (in anticipation) for another beautiful pattern!
nic*nilla said…
So good of you to get lost while crossing lines... and even better to create such a wonderful new design by getting lost in the process...
There is something to be learned, something to ponder in everything your write Theresa...these words - so..rather than giving up..
and feeling I had lost my way...
I decided to look at it..
from a different perspective -
These are lines to live by...thank you so much for so often making me look at things from a different perspective xx
Rachel said…
These words...

so many ways I can relate to them in my life, in my work, in my emotions.

beautiful 'new direction' this pattern has become.
Sarah said…
I'm glad you took a path that lead to these - so much creativity from you at the moment - wonderful
Larissa said…
Perfectly crossed lines here lady! So luxurious. The smocking reminds me of snow capped mountain peaks. LOVE!
L'Atelier said…
YESSSS! love them!
beautifully put and photographed as usual too... i nearly feel the softness of them
Ally Johnston said…
There is always another pattern waiting
I loose myself in your beautiful words and images.

Love that cream softness xox
amanda said…
Divine! And the photography is just dreamy!
Mlle Sophie said…
magnifique!! love it!
I love the way you describe your personal process of searching and finding simple and perfect beauty!
lila said…
Beautiful post, i always feel like i need a cup of tea and a sit down when i read your blog. I want to read it, re-read it and then have a think...lovely T!!
hugs
Lila

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