Wednesday, September 4, 2019

I’m here in Capitol Reef

I have finally arrived in Capitol Reef National Park. I am blown away by the beauty and inspiration already even though I have been here less than a day. The house that the park provides is amazing. Just look at the view out my back window!

I have already started knitting a Navajo sandstone inspired piece while sitting by Navajo sandstone.

And have already done all the touristy things including picking peaches at the historic orchards and buying an amazing pie at the Gifford House. The next month as artist-in-residence is going to be fantastic!

Monday, August 5, 2019


Last year after finishing a flurry of patterns and pieces for two (two! What was I thinking?) exhibitions I snuck in a stranded knitted scarf inspired by pickleweed at Great Salt Lake. This piece reflects the jumble of lines and patterns that you see in pickleweed with the beautiful autumn color of reds and greens.

This piece will be on display in the Lambourne Prize exhibition from Friends of Great Salt Lake this September at the Sorenson Unity Center. And I published the pattern on Ravelry if anyone wants to make it.

From the pattern: Pickleweed is abundant in the liminal edges of Great Salt Lake. Around the most saline part of the salt marshes, pickleweed thrives by expelling salt from its cells to outer leaf tissue. As the days grow shorter and cooler this leaf tissue begins to change to a brilliant red color contrasting and mixing with the green pickled stems.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Organizing my Palette

I have been so busy this winter I have not been able to do much thinking and planning for my residency in Capitol Reef National Park next September. But I did take time off on my birthday early April to organize my palette. I know I am months ahead but this prep work is the fun part. I think I have a good color/fiber/weight mix for anything I might be inspired by in September.