Tuesday, February 19

Name that shawl! (a blog contest)

Woo-hoo! I took my newest shawl off the blocking board this morning. Isn't she a beauty?

It's an easy and fast knit that looks a lot more complex than it really is. It doesn't take a lot of yarn. I knit this small shoulder shawl with a 350 yard skein of Mountain Colors Weavers Wool quarters (dk) on size 8 needles.

I'm in the process of finishing the pattern, but I can't come up with a name for it.

Anyone want to take a shot at naming it? If some one can come up with a name I like, I'll give them a free copy of the pattern.

You have until Friday, February 22 to send in a name(s).

Post a comment or send me an email with your entry.

57 comments:

Tineke said...

I would say Pyramid Hearts, or Hearts of the Pyramid

KnittinKitten said...

I like CUPID'S ARROWS because the large arrow points remind me of arrow heads and, with the hearts, surely the arrows belong to Cupid!

CozyStitches said...

All my Love Shawl maybe? I like the Cupid's Arrows though. :)

Anonymous said...

hearts a flutter - pretty shawl

Cindy said...

It's. . . well, LOVEly! :)

To me, it suggests connections and reflects how each of us are connected to each other by love.

Therefore, I'd call it something like Love Connection or Heartstrings. Or go all exotic and do something like Cordes de Coeur (heartstrings in French). :)

catmum said...

What struck me is the architectural detail...kind of Frank Lloyd Wrightish, but also very wing-like. So it could honor/refer to both FL Wright and the Wright brothers flight? and it would be the "Wright" shawl for me to knit for first shawl, I think

trek said...

Well, there are 18 hearts along the edges, so I'd suggest "18 Carat Love Shawl"

Very pretty.

Melissa said...

I see hearts and steps so I was thinking "Stepping into Love"

Avis said...

How about Giza, as in pyramids of?"

TurquoizBlue said...

Eros Diamond Ladder Shawl

Linuxwitch said...

Lovely design. How about "Stairway to My Heart"

MUDNYC said...

It looks like a Manta Ray with its wings spread, although I know that doesn't really say anything about the clever hearts in the border.

Miranda said...

I have 2 suggestions!

love-in-idleness
or
Hathor's Pyramids (Hathor was the Egyptian Goddess of Love)

BelovedOne on ravelry

Sharon Rose said...

Etruscan. :)

http://www.mysteriousetruscans.com/art/juno.jpg

TurquoizBlue said...

Heartfelt Steps

Dove Knits said...

I found your contest through Ravelry. The shawl looks very architectural to me, and the clean lines remind me of Frank Lloyd Wright, so I'll call it Wright Angles.

Barbara said...

Hay Ride.

Trista said...

I should be automatically disqualified from this contest, because upon first viewing, I completely missed the clever little hearts.

I was more focused on the triangles, which put me in mind of Machu Picchu, which might be a good name, except that it does nothing to call attn to the hearts.

SO after collecting my tangential thoughts, I came up with Peruda in honor of the Incan goddess of love.

Dkswife said...

Linear Nouveau

Leah said...

Intersections of the Heart.....the heart loves in many ways and different intersections in life take you in different directions on the journey. Beautiful design.

Nerdy Knitter said...

Unchained Melody? Unchain My Heart...I don't know.

Kenyetta said...

I see Aztec when I look at your very lovely shawl!

shell said...

Hearts Entwined. Love the design.

Becky said...

Pillars of Love

knitmd said...

I think "Intersections" myself... it is a beauty!

shortoldlady said...

Love Grows!

Silk said...

my first thought was Aztec..but i see someone else suggested that, so i will go with "Aztec Hearts"

Turtle said...

It looks to me like 4 tiered wedding cakes (or just cake)and the trim of hearts. "Wedding Wishes" or "The way to a mans heart" " i love cake!" very nice design...kudos!

momtat92 said...

I saw Egypt and the Great Pyramids when I saw the shawl, so here's my name for it

Hieroglyphics

Dj said...

Celtic Hearts

Nicola said...

They say that the moon will be blood red tomorrow for the lunar eclipse, so I'm going to go for that....Lunar Eclipse.

krysten said...

hmmmmm, Hearts' Wings?

it's amazing! i can't believe it was only 350 yards!

Bev said...

I'm in the camp that saw the architectural elements. How about Modern Deco-- a current version of an Art Deco idea. bev

Jen said...

it reminds me so much of the log cabin quilt variation called Courthouse Steps. that could actually flow right along with the hearts theme and the idea of couples happy on the courthouse steps...

ferda said...

I would say ''Twist of the Hearts''
love
ferda

Tracey, in MI said...

Twisted Hearts

Twisted Love

Heather said...

I can see the wings....so how about "Wings of Flight"

It is lovely and even if I don't win, I think when you have this available for sale I will get it!

Susan said...

To me it looks like 2 Stealth Fighters, but the hearts say Love, not War, so my name for it would be Make Love, Not War.

Lisa L said...

Beautiful! I'd say Wings of the Heart!

Erin said...

Cupid's Bow?

Anneh said...

Ladybird

Chel said...

I like the name "Interwtined", because of the way the lines that made the hearts intertwine... Just like the hearts and lives of those we love.

floweringfield said...

I really like your shawl. How about Connected at the Heart, or Love's Entanglements, or Spread the Love, or even Straight from the Heart.

Estella said...

This reminded me of the geometry my son has been working on in 6th grade where they fit shapes together - tesselation. How about that?

Tesselation

Marlyn said...

Phoenix.

Gay said...

"Inca Steps" if I won this pattern I would knit it in fine alpaca as this would seem very appropriate

Sue_hp said...

Pheonix Rising - it looks like Native American wing art to me.

Tracy said...

That is lovely. I agree with the architectural feeling of it. What comes to mind for me as a name is perhaps "Cityscape," or if you want to refer to the hearts as well, perhaps "Heart of the City."

Beautiful!

Amanda said...

How about "Arms of Love"

crazzybunny said...

Pythagorean Love or just Pythagorea or something like that.

Marsha said...

Vicki
The shawl is gorgeous! Waht a combination of color andd esign to make this POP!

It's striking yet so very simple and uncomplicated. Makes me think "Hearts Afire" would be a good name.

Marce (BrownBerry) said...

How about...

Foundations of Love or

Love Span

LaVerna said...

I am so not good at these kind of things.I would love to have one so I am suggesting Heart's Desire.

Christy B. said...

Interlocks of Love? I don't know exactly. I do know it's a work of art.

Susan said...

Love Kite Shawl. To me it looks like two beautiful kites floating in the air. It's lovely!!!!

Kathy said...

I see hearts and diamonds and rectangles. All diamond engagement stone shapes. How about Carot Cuts?

or
Will you Marry ME?

Aster said...

Aster
Aurelie (Aurel)
Celadora
Allegra
Tarina
Athari
Athena
Ember

Those are all I've got. :)

Aster@ravelry