Seduced!

Looking own just a small portion of Pike street Market.

Looking own just a small portion of Pike street Market.

Last weekend we went to Seattle – drove down Island to Victoria and hopped on the Clipper.

Have I ever told you how much I don't care for heights!  Almost the first thing we did when we got to Seattle was ride the Seattle Big Wheel - 200 feet up - great views - got to concentrate on the views!

Have I ever told you how much I don’t care for heights! Almost the first thing we did when we got to Seattle was ride the Seattle Big Wheel – 200 feet up – great views – got to concentrate on the views!

It was a wonderful weekend shared with good friends and included lots of shopping, fun, laughter and food.

We went to Seattle Mariner games – one for me – two for my husband. Visited the Pike Street Market – what an incredible place; shopped at Macy’s – me – not my husband – and generally had a wonderful time.

It is amazing how much can be fit into only three days!

A cedar plank covered in glowing golden glass

A cedar plank covered in glowing golden glass

The highlight for me was the Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit.  The exhibit was housed in an exhibition hall, glasshouse and gardens outside and below the space needle.  In the next few blog postings I will take you through each room as I experienced them.

Glowing glass and cedar baskets - texture and light.

Glowing glass and cedar baskets – texture and light.

The Northwest Room was actually the second room.  The first was the Neon Glass Forest – it did not translate well in pictures.  Not my pictures at any rate!

Northwest room – a slab of 6 inch Cedar, only about 18 inches off the floor, 20 inches wide and about fifteen feet long – covered in glass vessels.  Some inside each other, some beside each other – all in glowing golden glass.  Behind the plank – a wall of woven blankets in a rainbow of colours.  Beside the plank – shelves of more glowing golden glass vessels with cedar baskets intermixed.

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My favorite photo - not the best for the pattern though!

My favorite photo – not the best for the pattern though!

The Northwest is known for its many shades of grey – grey skies, grey-green trees and grey-blue ocean predominate many artists views of the Northwest.  But here was a new vision – light filled and glowing gold like the heart of the cedar plank.  I was stunned and seduced.

Late last summer I wrote about glass, stained glass – colour and light combined – Seduction by glowing, coloured glass.  The seduction is complete.  I will never look at colour in the same way again.

Monday evening was the photo session for Yippie Ki Yi Yea!  Tamera and I went to the bottom of the hill and took many photographs.  We were both happy with the results.  I am having a hard time picking the best shots for the pattern though!

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Number 48 is gone, Number 22 remains, waiting for the right project.  I also need to collect more 24K delica’s – nothing else will do!

First side of the Celtic Fichu - more lace knot work.

First side of the Celtic Fichu – more lace knot work.

The Celtic Fichu is about 2/3rd’s done.  The first side is finished (except for a small bit of grafting).  The second side will go faster now that the decisions have been made and the pattern laid out!

Seduced by Glass and Knitting

Lynette

About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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3 Responses to Seduced!

  1. QuiltinGram says:

    Love Pikes Market. Vicki and I took a trip down for quilt show and tired around the market also. Will have to put it on my bucket lust to go see glass exhibit. PBS had a show on his work years ago and it was spectacular!
    Take care, Cathy

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