Friday, March 18, 2011

Is it spring yet? And a hat-naming contest!

We've had warmer weather this week, with lots of rain in midweek. But the temperatures seem to be steadily inching up and the spring bulbs are pushing their first bits through the soil, so I'm wondering if we can really really declare that it's spring?

Yesterday was a truly lovely day, even if it was a bit breezy. I'd been trying to set up a date to photograph some small pieces I've been working on with the intention of writing up patterns if I liked them. Our younger son's girlfriend, who is a fantastic lady BTW, volunteered to stand outside in the shadow of our trees and model for me. It was challenging, especially with the neckwarmers, because the breeze would come along just as the shutter clicked. Meaning that either the edge of the neckwarmer would lift up in an unnatural way or her hair would stand on end--some otherwise nice photos ended up in the trash because of this! Here's a few that I've managed to edit and touch up this morning.



Hat-Naming Contest:
As far as names for the patterns, sometimes they come easy and sometimes I need a dictionary/thesaurus to find something I like. This hat pattern has completely eluded me though, and I could use some help with an appropriate name. Keep in mind that other knitters and spinners will come up with differently colored yarn for this pattern so it can't be based solely on my color selection. I'll take suggestions via blog comments until the end of March (midnight EDT March 31). All names will be given consideration and I'll choose the one I feel best fits the pattern. The winner will receive a credit line on the finished pattern AND 20% off their purchase in my Etsy shop (not including items already in the Sale category). Here's the hat in question:




Thanks in advance for your help with this problem hat. Let the contest begin!

18 comments:

tadgsb said...

When I immediately thought of stained glass windows. And since it will work with any color combinations, I suggest ...

The Stained Glass Window Hat

Anonymous said...

How about Honeycomb Hat or Beehive Hat? The patterning reminded me of a cozy hive with busy bees humming around it!

Kim (aka MomOTwins on Rav)

stainedglassmiss said...

When I first saw the pattern it made me think of the craters in Belgan Waffles, so either Belgan Waffle or Waffles Anyone?

jennifer said...

It makes me think of Sea Anenomes. Or maybe Coral Reef!

Missy said...

Apiary
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apiary

It looks honeycomb-y or beehive-y...

Or
Speleology
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speleology
Because I kind of thought it looks a bit like caves.

skaro964 said...

Concentric circles seems like a good name.

skaro964 at comcast dot net

Paulette said...

When I first saw the hat I thought "Bricks and Morter".

Paulette said...

My second thought was "Window Pane"

ania65 on Ravelry said...

The top of the hat reminds me of a maze. So basing it on the old greek myths...I'll suggest :

Minotaur.

Kaylan e. Senour said...

The pattern reminds me of Penny Tiles. And then there's the "path" at the top...

So how about "Path of Pennies"? or "Penny Path"?

-Kaylan
ksenour on Rav

Doris Sturm said...

Wow, I didn't know besides weaving you also write patterns and knit and crochet - you are so multi talented! I especially like the first ensemble of the lavender hat and matching neck warmer - very pretty!

I have no ideas about names, I just wanted to say hello!

Rebekah said...

Waffle Cone, perhaps? Or Crinkle Cut? Ribbon weave. Or Asteroid (what with all those little craters.)

Katrina said...

I thought of Frank Lloyd Wright and his work. So why know a combo of where you live and the young lady in your photos.
Ex
use the name Kathryn
use the place Pagosa Springs
and come up with
Kathryn of the Springs at Pagosa.
Then tie that in with a "story" of the pattren.
Katrina in AZa

Jamie Longstreth Fritz said...

I was thinking waffle roll, but there are a lot better suggestions than that here. :)

'Kolai said...

Yep, agree about the honeycomb... but the top looks like a starburst or firecracker... so, "Firecracker Honeycomb" or "Starburst Honeycomb"... maybe? _Babeth

Annie said...

The first thing that came to my mind is 'busy bee'If it doesn't go for the hat, it goes for the maker/designer!
It reminded me of honeycomb in 'real life' as well as in lacemaking.

Beth said...

As soon as I saw it I thought of coral reefs/sea cucumbers, so something like that?

Feisty said...

@ Annie-->Yes, I'm certainly busy! Trying to have everything finished by April 30 when I get on an airplane and come visit you! Only a few weeks until I have my fill of stroopwafels.