the domestic sphere

my dalliances with all things domestic


old shale

someone i know once said she didn't like feather and fan. i think more specifically she meant that it was sort of yesterday's cantaloupe rinds. it had been done. it was in the back of my head, though. and i think, rather than hackneyed, it is a classic.

and then there's the name. while "feather and fan" is evocative, what it evokes for me is more the victorian parlor -- fussy and prim. so i find out that the older name for it is "old shale". which is, on its surface, an uglier name. but what it references is actually a far more picturesque image: the patterns left in the shale-rich sands by the waves.

so old shale it is. and it's pretty.

yarns here are Curious Creek Fibers' Oban, Shira, and Kibo.

posted by kristi at 1/07/2006 06:56:00 AM
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