This month's Knit the Classics book is Tess of the D'Urbervilles.
When we first meet Tess, she is wearing a white gown for dancing on May Day. She is also wearing a red ribbon in her hair. Many of the KAL members are knitting something red for Tess, and I will, too.
In fact, I'll knit two! One will be a red coif from Knitty.com out of Lion Brand "Suede." (The inspiration for the pattern was was a medieval coif or biggen the designer saw in a costume shop. How close to my Pre-Raphaelite heart is that?)
The other will be the red tips on a grey heather scarf I'm knitting for my father-in-law.
And Tess? No amount of red or greensward could save her, alas.....