This new shawl pattern, Sirène, was an adventure in naming. It is hard to come up with names! Here are some of the contenders and why they were possibilities or why they weren't chosen. 1. Doghouse. Background conversation: "Honey, your car is shaking when I go over 50. Silence. Husband: I know...Uh...it gets better as the day goes on...DOGHOUSE (because I had to spend 6 hours at the mechanic since there was metal coming out of a tire and they had to order the dumb tire). 2. Winter Sucks! This was passed over because I teach Knitting Club at my kid's school and I shouldn't use language like this (not that I don't, but I know I'm not supposed to). 3. Dust on the Windows - noticed when taking these photos. But if i don't point it out you probably won't notice (unlike if your car shuddered when driving over 50mph...I know you guys would notice that and not continue to drive). Ahem.
"Ariel" after the Little Mermaid. Daughter's choice. All I need is Disney lawyering up against me. Plus the name is taken. "Flounder's Friend." Flounder was Ariel's best friend but Disney again. I liked the mermaid idea, though, since it looks like it has scales...hence Sirène. I also love how the scale stitches disappear when backlit and tiny flowers come out, almost in bas-relief. Such a fun discovery! Sirene takes 2 skeins of fingering, (740 yards), shown here in Miss Babs Yummy 2 ply in Blue Energy.