Name, name, name… Name?

I designed and knit up this crescent-shaped shawl with the lovely Kilimanjaro (85% superwash Bluefaced Leicester wool, 15% nylon) yarn from Miss Babs, a light fingering weight yarn that’s offered in a huge 14 ounce, 1750 yard hank—that’s 500 grams and 1600 meters, to those of you who measure that other way.

blue shawl 1

I’ve written up the shawl in a total of ten sizes. Yes, ten of them. There are five different lengths, and I’ve done the math to give yardage for two different heights for each size. The largest size uses up the entire hank of yarn.


The pattern is with my tech editor, and she promises its return soon. I have pictures. The layout has been finalized. It’s basically all done. I just don’t have a clue what to call it. I’ve wracked my brain for the last couple of months, and I get nothing. Nothing!

This is where you come in. Reply to this blog post with your idea for a name for my pattern. This next part is very important: in addition to the name, I want to know why you thought of it, why this design made you think of the name you are suggesting, what inspired you. Here’s another little bit: your name and reason must be left as a comment to this blog post by the time I get up in the morning on August 11, 2014. I live in the Pacific time zone, so that should give most of you the entire weekend, plus Monday morning, or so, maybe, I do sometimes get up at 5 am, so to be certain get your idea(s) posted as a comment to this blog post sooner rather than later. Ideas left on Ravelry, Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere else will not be eligible to win. To recap: winning entries will…

  • Reply to this blog post
  • Include a name suggestion
  • Include a reason for the name suggestion
  • Be posted before I get up in the morning on August 11, 2014

What do you get out of this? Well, the winning entry gets a free pdf of the pattern. If you’re on Ravelry, I’ll drop it into your Ravelry library. If not, then I’ll email a copy of it to you. Make sure your email address is correct when you make your suggestion. If I love your idea, and can’t get hold of you, you won’t get your free pattern.

The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
   It isn’t just one of your holiday games;
At first you may think I’m as mad as a hatter
When I tell you a cat must have three different names.
George Eliot