Gneiss at Unicorn Point by Virginia Catherall

Gneiss at Unicorn Point

Knitting
November 2018
Lace ?
19 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
700 - 720 yards (640 - 658 m)
One size
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On the southern tip of Antelope Island called Unicorn Point lies some 1.7 billion year old gneiss. Gneiss comes from the old German word gneist or “spark” announcing the glittery veins in the rock. This otherworldly rock is made of feldspar with pink bands of granite and quartz wandering and dancing through the formation, glittering and sparking in the sun.

This piece was exhibited in Sense of Place at the Alice Gallery in Salt Lake City, November 9, 2018 - January 11, 2019.