We chose a date and even though it was one of the hottest days of the summer, we left the Jersey shore and headed to the city. It did not disappoint, but then I love NYC! I chose not to take my camera, so I am using my daughter's photos from her iPhone.
This gives you an idea of the elevation. Along this stretch are built in benches. The plantings are all low maintenance.
We stopped at the "beach" where they had built in and rolling chaise lounges with a view of the Hudson River. I took out my knitting and we watched for awhile the children and adults going barefoot in the water created by a little waterfall.
I thought we had come upon some yarn bombing but it was one of several sculptures along the trail, Old Singer with Blossoms.
It occurred to me that we were in the neighborhood of Mood, the fabric store used by the show Project Runway. I convinced my daughter to go, even though she does not sew and I don't sew anymore. She got inspired by some of the fabric and decided I could make a scarf for her. I figured it would be faster and cheaper than knitting so I did come home with 2 pieces of gorgeous fabric. The store is truly a tactile and visual experience.
I have been using some beautiful yarn form Plymouth, Grass, 65% cotton and 35% hemp. I like the idea of creating an A-line shape by incorporating the drop stitch into the knitted fabric as shown in the photo below.