Thursday, April 23, 2009

Travel Knitting

You know you're addicted when you take your knitting along with you on a photo expedition. Not that it's unreasonable; one cannot, after all, take pictures twenty-four hours a day. So while I was touring the red rock country of southern Utah, I brought along a skein of half priced yarn to while away those evening hours in the motel room as GuiGirl and I talked about color, shadows and light conditions.

I must have been inspired by the landscape. The end product of my knitting was the Bryce Canyon Cap, seen here modeled by GuiGirl.
Note unexpected undulations of rust and ocher so reminiscent of the geological formations of the area. There are swirls of dark green like the omnipresent junipers along with leaf patterns and twisting trails in the lacework. Wow, after that analysis, I'm thinking I maybe should have been an English Lit teacher. I can find hidden meanings in the knitting of a hat like they can find hidden meanings in the prose of Moby Dick.

Either that or I can really pitch some bull...


Kate said...

I don't think I told you this --- I'm heading down to Bryce on Monday! Guess I need a new hat for the trip. And ~ yes ~ VERY excited to blow my budget at the Wasatch plant sale when I return. Looks like you two had a fun time :)

Wunx~ said...

Have a great trip! Make sure to take GoodDog so you don't get lost.

AlisonH said...

Bryce Canyon is the perfect name for that! Cool!