This boldly colored scarf has more than quadrupled in length since I photographed it last week – although you can’t really tell from this photo. I felt lousy last weekend and spent a lot of time knitting in front of the TV. It didn’t help that I woke up at 4 am on Sunday morning – just in time for a House marathon! I have a bit of a gripe about this yarn – while I still love the reds and oranges and greys and yellows, this yarn contains a fairly extensive stretch of beige and dark orangeish-red strands blended together – the exact colors of that horrible imitation “krab” stuff that used to pop up in grocery stores and restaurants back when I was a kid – before the 21st century came along and we all learned about farmers’ markets. I spent part of Saturday feeling physically ill from looking at those colors and thinking about “krab” and being annoyed that the red and beige are, in a way, ruining the scarf. I don’t know. We’ll see how it looks when the whole thing is done.
The book is Paradise Lost, of course – Book III. Book III is unbelievably complex, with all these crosscutting metaphors about God being associated with light and creating light, alongside Milton’s own experience of going blind, with connections to Homer and Tiresias and other blind-but-wise individuals from Classical literature, and then some puns on “sun” and “son” – and that was just in the first hundred lines! Paradise Lost was a bit too much for me last weekend. Perhaps this coming weekend will be better.
Yarn Along is, as always, hosted by Ginny on her blog, Small Things.