Wednesday, April 26, 2017

I’m Back!

It’s been awhile, but I haven’t meant to be gone from the blog so long. I had a sort of knitting slump and creative block, which happens often in late winter and early spring with me. I slowed down and took a breather from the break-neck knitting I have been doing for so long so I haven’t much to show. But I have been knitting slowly, inconsistently, and with less stress than in the past. Which I guess is a healthy hiatus to have.

The picture above is me knitting on a break during a workshop I was presenting with the Humanities Council on Museum interpretation. We were in Leeds at the Silver Reef Museum – such a lovely invigorating spot.

I hope to post more as I begin knitting more and show some more pieces from Great Basin Artist in Residency. I only have a few more months to create before choosing a piece to give to the Park.

In the mean time, enjoy a piece I have posted before but has recently been accepted in a local exhibition. Great Basin Sky is in the Spring Salon at the Springville Museum of Art. If you are in the area, you can drop in and see it!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Tundra Swan

I took a break from doing the many pieces I have in the works for my Great Basin Artist in Residency to create a lacy shawl patterned after tundra swans. They are beginning to migrate again through northern Utah and are so beautiful soaring in the sky that I had to stop and create something. I have put the pattern in my Ravelry store if anyone else wants to create one. Now back to knitting and remembering the beautiful Great Basin National Park!

Caption from pattern:

Tundra swans migrate through the Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area in Utah twice each year. In the fall, about 40,000 swans fly through on their way to California where they spend the winter. Then in the spring, they fly back to the Arctic tundra. With a massive wingspan of up to six feet a wedge of Tundra Swans can dominate the skies during migration. A bevy of these birds create a graceful dance in the sky.