Monday, May 25, 2015

Black Rock Desert Residency

Just a quick update since I don’t have easy access to wifi with my computer. If you are interested in following what I am doing during my two-week residency, follow me on Instagram or Twitter (both are vcatherall).

But, needless to say, I am having a great time! One week down and one week to go. It has been incredibly rainy but hopefully this week it will dry out and I can actually go out on the playa. But despite the limited access to areas around the National Conservation Area, the rain has been beautiful and the colors!

I am getting a lot of inspiration and will be posting what I have been doing when I get back in June. Until then, follow me on other social media if you want to see more recent photos.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Inland Sea Socks

Finished my lacy sock pattern. Just in time for getting it off my to-do list before going to the Black Rock Desert. They are fun quick socks to knit up and I hope you like them. No fan fare just a quick pattern release before being overwhelmed by inspiration in the desert. You can find the pattern on Ravelry

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Half the Fun

My father, who was a Recreation Management Professor, always said that any vacation or experience has four phases: Planning, Anticipation, Experience, and Remembrance. I have always remembered this and tried to make the most of planning and anticipation knowing that that was half the fun.

I am therefore having a ton of fun planning for my Artist-in-Residency at Black Rock/High Rock. My first task was choosing a palette. In addition to gaining inspiration through sketching and journaling, I want to be able to knit swatches while I am out there. I only have two short weeks and I want to be as productive as possible. This palette of yarn is what I will be taking. It truly sings to me. The muted desert colors are so beautiful I am itching to get started!

In addition, I want to bring a set of needles, not only for me, but for others who might want to knit or learn to knit. This set of bamboo straight and double pointed needles are coming along for the ride (along with my well-used collection of needles that I use everyday). Thinking and organizing like this is so satisfying to me. I am a true believer that the anticipation and planning is half the fun of any adventure.