Thursday, March 3, 2011

Amazing Ammonites!

 For countless centuries the spiral has "inspired" artist and craftspeople.   Recently in a favorite haunt, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science a display of ammonites captured my camera's focus.  Fossilized and extinct, these elegant creatures were named for the Egyptian god, Amun (also spelled Amon), who wore a helmet adorned with rams horns.  Now every knitter knows that a ram's horn means wool and wool, to me, means fiber joy.

And speaking of fiber joy, recently it was my pleasure to be interviewed by the lovely Lara for the Math4Knitters podcast.  Those of you who know me will be able to tell I was "thinking on my feet" even though Lara had kindly provided me with her  questions ahead of time. I have always been best at improv because I can't keep to a script (or a pattern!). And just don't listen to me when I talk about taking a sabbatical (as if!) from the Knitaway® this year...see here for what's really happening. The interview for Math4Knitters was a really warm and enjoyable experience.  And take a look at the bottom of Lara's featured I detect yet another a spiral design?  Take a listen.  And thank you, Lara.
photos © C. Oberle 2011

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