Thursday, July 09, 2009

an artful city

'Lest you think my knitting has fallen by the wayside, not to worry! The needles are alive and well with a new project...more on that if you make it to the end of this post! Hah! Bribery.

This yummy Dream in Color yarn was the harbinger of blue skies over the holiday weekend!

This is one of two Crystal Towers that stand on the center of the Bridge of Glass that links downtown Tacoma with the Museum of Glass.

From the bridge, you can see the back of the courthouse. From the front of the courthouse, the glass sculptures are being nicely backlit by the early morning sun. I was totally mesmerized by the reflections on the floor.

A large Chihuly fixture also hangs from the ceiling, and there are more glass sculptures that are out of view from the lens. I wish I worked here.

This is just a sampling of the glass panels that form the ceiling of the 'Seaform Pavilion' on the bridge. There are 24 panels containing over 2300 forms. They are stunning. The Venetial Wall lines one side of the bridge and houses 109 glass sculputres in individual cubicles. It isn't a lovely photograph by any means, but I think you can get a feel for its immenseness and the intricacy of each of these large pieces.

From our hotel room you could see the glass towers on the Bridge of Glass...they are the bright spots of light in the center of the middle image.

Later, images from the hot shop and the visiting artist. Way cool stuff.

You made it this far...knitting time!!!

I'm using the DiC Smooshy in 'Some Summer Sky' (how appropriate is that name?!) to make the Raindrop Shawl that was offered in this month's sock club kit from Woolgirl. I may have to dub it Summer Rain.

Have a wonderful Friday-eve!


IrishGirlieKnits said...

Wow! Those glass photos are just stunning! And I love the reflections of the courthouse window on the floor! Amazing!!

And look how pretty that DIC is knitting up! Perfect for summer!

Happy Friday-eve to you too! Another 3-day weekend for me!!

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

I love the glass museum, and you have a great eye for it. I love the blue of your shawl, too...

cupcakefaerie said...

Thank you for sharing. I'll have to move the glass museum up higher on my must see list. I may also need to put that shawl on my queue. Gorgeous!