I hinted the other day that I have two new cowl patterns coming up. Both patterns are currently in the hands of the tech editor. All that’s left other than that is to write up descriptions, take some better pictures on my dress form, Nicole… and to name the things. Most of it is easy stuff. No biggie. Just a little time investment, and good light for photos at the right time of day, and it’s a snap. The names—Arg. Naming the things is sometimes the hardest part of the whole project. I’ve been doing fairly well lately, but for these two cowls I keep coming up with blanks and dead ends, so I’m hoping you all can help.
When you scroll down a little bit you’ll see a couple truly awful pictures that I took just after the sun rose this morning. They’re horrid photos, especially the glaring orange of the one, but they should be good enough to start the juices flowing. I hope. Their working titles are, respectively, Twisted Cowl 1 and Twisted Cowl 2.
The small picture to the right is a more accurate photo of the color of the orange-red yarn.
So far I’ve bandied about ideas from naming them after twin Greek gods, plants with twisted stems, buildings with twisted columns or other twisted decorations, leaves (the orange one reminds me of acanthus leaves, or sometimes of thistles).
Also, if it helps, if you happen to have these two yarns yourself, both yarns are from Claudia Hand Painted Yarns, her merino Sock yarn, in Indian Turquoise and Scarlett O’Hara.
Go wild. Think of stuff. Let me know what your ideas are by replying to this post before midnight Friday, 24 June, 2011. The person (or persons) who come up with names I end up using will get a free copy of both patterns when I release them.
I’ve closed out comments for this post, as the time for making name suggestions has closed. I’ll post here when I’ve decided which ones of all the fabulous names you all came up with I’m going to use. Thank you all!