Curious George, the yellow striped army worm caterpillar, was crossing the road yesterday afternoon. I put my knife next to him so you could see his size in the photograph.


Normally caterpillars pay no attention to my knife.  But not George.


He decided to examine it. First he checked under the blade.


Then he climbed on top of the smooth, warm knife.


He actually hung out on it for a bit before continuing across the road. My walking friend and I wondered if he liked the smooth surface more than the jagged road. I tried to identify him on Google. Seemed like it ought to have been simple… My awesome neighbor, Robyn, found it!  It is the yellow striped army worm caterpillar!


Published by

Carrie Staples

Author, illustrator of "The Yarn Animal Book", probably the only craft book with instructions for making such unique yarn animals as an orangutan, an ant eater, a llama and a star-nosed mole and "The Single Minded Prince, a fairy tale for all ages about a boy and a pirate captain who both misbehave. The books and a booklet series based on each different yarn craft topic covered in "The Yarn Animal Book" (pompoms and other really easy yarn crafts, knitting, crocheting, rya, needlepoint and embroidery), are available on Amazon and Kindle.


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