Oh, Bridge to Terabithia, you still make my chest tight and my eyes overflow. Even when I’m only scanning you for colorway inspiration.
This is a YA book that definitely deserves to be celebrated in yarn.
For those of you who haven’t seen my post from November 19, I’ve made a game of coming up with yarn colorways inspired by my favorite YA novels. bekswhoknits from Polka-Dots & Sparkles decided to join in.
Colorways inspired by Bridge to Terabithia
Jess’ Sunday Best: For some reason, I’ve always remembered Jess’ description of the Sunday-best clothes he wore on the first day of school. Brown corduroys and an ironed shirt. I imagine a self-striping yarn, medium brown for the corduroys, white and blue for the shirt.
A magic kingdom: A riotous yarn, full of rich colors like the banners of noble houses. With some sparkly Angelina thrown in, because, you know, magic.
The sacred grove: A deep,cool, dark green, like pines in shadow, with flecks of yellow, like sunlight peaking through the branches.
The golden room: A variegated, sunny gold. Just like a room painted gold, with stripes of paler value where the light slants in through the windows.
Fastest runner in the fifth grade: Jess doesn’t get to be the fastest runner in the fifth grade until the very end of the book after …
… Leslie dies.
So I’m torn about this color. I don’t know if it should celebrate Jess’ joy in running (all athletic stripes and energy) or his consciousness of the price he never would have wanted to pay for the honor . Oh heck, I know. Option two is so sad. No one would want to knit with that. Option one it is.
The queen they’ve been waiting for: Regal but girlish and innocent. Another self-striping yarn. A base of creamy white, with stripes of gold, pink (Maybelle likes Barbies), and leafy green.