What's one book you put off reading for a long time?
When I was in elementary school, everyone was reading one book...except me.
No it was not Harry Potter (I was eagerly awaiting the installment for that series).
It was Redwall.
I remember kinda looking down on it and comparing it to Narnia.
I liked the idea of kids interacting with talking animals, not so much a world filled with only talking animals.
It just didn't make sense to me.
So, avoided reading the series.
That is until the summer between 9th and 10th grade.
I finally decided to read Redwall.
Mainly because I had watched some of the animated series and loved it.
I don't have to tell you, but I was hooked.
The characters were so simple, lived such simple lives, and I was attracted to every aspect of the world.
From the grounds of Redwall Abbey, to the food described, to Mossflower Wood.
But, the biggest draw was the simple, yet complex story.
Simple in that there were clearly evil characters and clearly good characters.
But, that didn't mean the story was simple, no, it was definitely complex.
Each time you thought Cluny got the upper hand over the mice at Redwall, something came and beat him.
It is a masterpiece of children's fiction.
And every so often, I'll go back and re-read it.
Which leads me to today's color: Habit Green.
I wanted to create a color that exemplified the mice at Redwall Abbey and the forest around them.
Each of the mice wear a green habit to indicate they are a part of the Order, and this green habit gives them safe passage all over the world.
But, Mossflower Wood plays such an important part in the story that I had to include that in some way.
Which is why I settled on this bright green.
I think it's gorgeous and I could easily see myself knitting someone a sweater with it.
What about you? What will you make today?