The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Well despite the fact that March is for WIPS, I did cast on something new this weekend.

In the past I have challenged myself to learn new techniques with some hand-dyed skeins of yarn. Of late, I have been very inspired by Wenat and her pooling stoles. You can see that I experimented with pooling colors around Christmas. Well I decided it was time to try again.

This stole is going to be a for a friend on Ravelry who sent me a skein of yarn she wanted knit up using the pooling technique. This particular skein of Wollmeise is in the colorway Raupe Nimmersatt, which is the German name for The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Yesterday I dove in and with only a little tinking I had the first pattern repeat done:

Do you notice anything special about this?

How about now?

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