Monday, November 18, 2013

Shores of the Great Salt Lake

I have been to the shores of the Great Salt Lake many times. One of the most beautiful visits was last December when I went to see the Spiral Jetty again with my family. It was a cold, gray and windy day but that meant that we were the only ones there. It was beautiful and serene and, not to sound cliché, awe-inspiring. The black basalt rocks on the shore were starkly set against the salt-crusted basalt of the Jetty. Truly beautiful!

I am going to the Jetty again in a couple weeks. I work for a museum that is the custodian of that artwork and I get to create fun programming for families who want to visit the Jetty. And yes, I have the best job in the world.

So, more pictures of all that wonderful salt and basalt in a couple weeks. Which brings me to why I am talking about this. I am inspired to knit something with a stark contrast of black and white. I recently bought some amazing yarn called Silver Spun. It is spun silver with cotton, molecularly bonded so that the silver will not wash out.

In addition to this yarn being beautiful and soft, it is conductive so can be used on gloves for any touch-screen device. I have been needing gloves that can be used with my phone, so I am going to design some graphic gloves that mimic the stark salt and basalt of the Great Salt Lake.

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