We have a pattern name!

Wow. You guys were all fabulous. Absolutely amazing. I loved all your ideas, your thoughts behind them. With so many fabulous entries, it was difficult to choose. It was also a lot of fun watching all your wonderful ideas magically appear on my blog.

I finally managed it, though. Dave even added his opinions of the ideas that were shared. We finally winnowed it down to just a few that were on the top of both our lists. The final decision was mine alone, and after waffling for a bit I chose Niccy’s idea, River’s Edge, which she suggested because, “The pattern reminds me of standing besides a flowing river, and watching the current run over the rocks on the bottom of it.” I can just see such a place. Several of them in fact, from various travels and day trips I’ve taken over the years. I’ve let Niccy know that she won, and I’ll be putting the pattern in her Ravelry library as soon as it has been finalized. I’m also going to give a prize pattern to Leslie, who absolutely blew me away with the sheer quantity of suggestions, the ebb and flow of her mind as it was taken by first one theme then another, and because she likened one name idea to Neil Diamond’s Song, Sung, Blue, which was always one of my favorites back in the dark ages when it was a top 40 hit.

Huge thanks go out to you, one and all, for helping to name this pattern!

What was he doing, the great god Pan
   Down in the reeds by the river?
Spreading ruin and scattering ban
Splashing and paddling with hoofs of a goat,
And breaking the golden lilies afloat
   With the dragon-fly on the river.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning