Friday, October 14, 2011

Salt Flats

I was out at the salt flats the other day. Beautiful, stark, monotonous, flat…all these words and so many more. My work takes me around the state visiting museums and although I have seen the salt flats many, many times, on this occasion I was actually inspired. We were forced to stop at the rest stop 10 miles east of Wendover because we ran out of gas. While waiting for help to arrive, my companions and I spent some time looking, smelling, feeling Salt Lake’s west desert. I realized then that I really don’t know anything about the Great Salt Lake even though I have lived here most of my life. I was inspired to know more. I was also so inspired by the colors, textures, and overall feeling of the salt flats that I wanted to capture it somehow. The only somehow I know is by knitting.

But, I don’t know how to design knitware.

This then is a journey to learn more about place and to become more proficient in designing my inspiration of that place.

I  hope to have fun, learn, and get cool knits at the end of it all.

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