Saturday, December 30, 2006

Frozen Fog

Frozen fog creates(I hate to say it almost, but it is the only way to describe it!!) a magical fairy land of lace-ified stuff. It is different from frost, everything is covered with an impossibly delicate outline of crystals, even up into the treetops. The frozen fog on sword ferns...
The detail is incredible, every line and edge is graced with a whisper of frozen fog crystals. I'd love to have a microscope to see what shapes the tiny water drops have formed--are they six sided like snowflakes? are they elaborately branched, or a simple hexagon? The frozen fog on snowberry bushes...the fog remains only on the very coldest outer tips of firs, anything on an exposed dark surface melts quickly though.
The frozen fog in the woods is protected by the canopy above. As the frozen fog melts(decays? breaks down? warms up?) it sags from the surfaces in loops, like cobwebs, adding to the lace effect. I love this new way of seeing edges. Textures and shapes are made more clear and sharp everywhere on everything(like new glasses!). The woods are silent, the birds are huddled together in sheltering trees.

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Where You Can Find My Knit Designs

  • ZigZag Yoke Pullover for Women/Classic Elite Yarns
  • Swing Coat/Cherry Tree Hill Yarns
  • Generation Gap Kid's Scarf and Hat/Fall 2006 Knitter's Magazine
  • Doodles Hat and Pullover for Kids/Fall 2006 Knitter's Magazine
  • Headin' East Women's Kimono Jacket/Fall 2006 Knitter's Magazine
  • Snow Bunny Girl's Cardigan/January 2007 Creative Knitting Magazine
  • Snowman Dance Kid's Pullover and Ornament/November 2006 Creative Knitting Magazine
  • Monster Pillows/September 2006 Creative Knitting Magazine
  • Pebble Rib Women's Jacket/September 2006 Creative Knitting Magazine