Here’s the completed neckband for Palm Desert Winter Sweater #2. It’s a dark green – kind of a pine color – with stripes in a light green that we’ll call, I don’t know, “caterpillar”? That’s a really strange name for a yarn color, and yes I do realize that caterpillars come in many different colors, but when I look at the color, the first thing I think of is this kind of caterpillar:
Back when I taught in a Montessori school, I made several aborted attempts to give one of these little guys a suitable habitat in which to become a moth. These attempts all ended in a little lesson on mortality and impermanence – but what can you do? I still think of these caterpillars every time I see something in this shade of green.
I really am reading Anna Karenina this time – no games, no sly distractions. It’s wonderful, of course, and on this read-through I’m noticing how similar it is to Middlemarch. Sometime soon I will do some research on this question – on whether Eliot and Tolstoy read each other’s work or corresponded with one another, etc. All kinds of interesting.
Yarn Along is hosted once again by Ginny on her blog, Small Things.