Knitting Adventures in New York City.
i love teh west fordham gates--and my childhood is recorded in a series of photo's at the fountain. the zoo used to be free EVERDAY--and we were poor (financially) but RICH to have the zoo and botanical garderns, and central Bronx library all with in walking distance... we got to know the keepers, and i used to know and recognize all the elephants-by name. beautiful day for the zoo.
What great photos to show the power of good blocking! Your shawl is gorgeous! The zoo looks wonderful too!
why is it called the traveling woman?
The traveling woman looks totally awesome!
J., here's what the designer had to say: Being an indecisive individual, this shawl is named after two things. First, the song “Travelling Woman” by Bat for Lashes (she’s British, hence the extra “l”). “Travelling Woman” is a song about a brilliant woman with a promising future, who loses it all because she fell in love with a man who had too much potential, and not enough substance.The edge of the shawl represents the dangerous web of love, as well as its highs and lows. Along the bind off edge, the shawl can be blocked to subtle points, or straight.Second, the character Angela Montenegro on Bones. If you’re familiar with Angela’s character, I think the song selection makes sense: she’s artistic, a believer in love, and just the type who might get in a little too deep before she can find her way out (she did get married in Fiji to a complete stranger, after all). This is the second in a series of patterns based on the characters from the Bones television show.
It is a beautiful shawl, and blocking does wonder to the finish of the knitting! Love the color you have choosen. And I love the photo of your daughter in the zoo, really professional shot! The zoo looks like a great place to visit, hope you has a wonderful day.
your shawl is beautiful. i love the color! i'm always amazed at how much a piece can grow just with simple blocking. it's like magic!
Wow! I had no idea there was so much substance to yarn and knitting needles!!
Lovely! It's so fun when you go from "finished object" to "finished blocked object" - especially with shawls. I agree with knitterwockey - they're pretty magical.
I love the pre and post blocking photo - and the colour is amazingI am inspired to knit a travelling woman too