Presenting for the first time in public
the Forest Canopy Shawl.
I took this photo on the fence and bushes belonging to my next door neighbor, a prolific, well-known novelist of creepy stories. As I was snapping pictures, the mailman was delivering the mail and when he came to my neighbor's brownstone, he rang the bell. The novelist came out, spotted me and for a moment there was a look of horror in his eyes. I must have appeared as a stalker or a paparazzo.
Very quickly I called out, "I'm only taking pictures of a shawl I knitted. Your bushes provide an excellent backdrop."
"Oh, OK," he said with a puzzled backward glance.
The mailman, a buddy of mine who knows I get many parcels of yarn and knitting paraphernalia remarked, "I think you scared him."
"Imagine that," says me with a satisfied smile.