Tuesday, September 4, 2007

A "Horror" Story

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.

7 comments:

StringPlay said...

Great story, Mary! The FCS looks fantastic and the colors really show up nicely. It's going to be perfect for fall.

sherriknits said...

The shawl is just beautiful! Wow, now the shawl has a history after it's first appearance in public. That is funny! And I do agree, the backdrop is perfect.

Jane said...

That's beautiful, Mary! And now I have to try and figure out who the author is...

susan said...

Oooh, maybe he'll write a story about the shawl . . . "The Thing Atop The Bushes."

Devorah said...

Tee Hee! Love it! And the shawl is great, too.

Linda said...

The shaw is beautiful and the story was a hoot.

The DeDe said...

It's so pretty in the light! I wish I could see it in person!