Thursday, 26 May 2011
striped study shawl
The effect of the short rows can be easily seen here with the shawl on the floor, even though it's unblocked as yet. Larger photos by clicking on image.
The colours are not really accurate here. The black is an intense, deep black and the green is a rich forest green without the blue tinge at all. They look good together and even unblocked the shawl is large.
The designer has another shawl, really more like a scarf done using similar principles with short rows. I like the result but can't face more at the moment, although the scarf is smaller.
Actually all my grandchildren are offended by her and also by her several equally unclothed cousins at DIL's place. I find it amusing but all things considered I'd rather they had some sensibility like that.
It's not a well composed shot at all. The slash of red next to the model is actually a rug over a chair behind her and the frame of the chair can be seen on the floor too. The window in the rear of the picture opens onto the common courtyard area contained inside the building.
Rather than upload a huge lot of photos, here's a slide show you may find interesting. It's the replacement of a huge advertising poster over from where I am. I had a lot more photos but have edited these. Mostly cropped out is the road. Parramatta Road, one of Sydney's busiest roads is directly under where these men were working. The wind was blowing a gale and one of them had no safety harness.. Here's the link. Posters in a gale. I was scared watching them work.