A photo of one of the rooftops at Nijo Castle in Kyoto. I originally took the photo as inspiration for a weave pattern. I can see it so clearly as a weave.
However, since being home, I started to knit the 'alexandria cowl'. It is a gift to a friend in Japan and hopefully she will get it in time for their cold winter. As I knitted, I kept seeing the image of the rooftop in my mind, especially in this colour.
I love the texture, the contrast of thick and thin creating these ridges.
I have knitted this before and had also given it away. I think I will end up knitting it a third time (and hopefully the last time, for myself).