If you read this blog at my site instead of in a feed reader or via email, you may have noticed, by glancing at the work-in-progress box immediately above the daily content, that I’ve gone on a naming frenzy. Yes, both shawls in progress now have names.
The blue shawl I am close to completing shall henceforth be known as The Exonumist’s Shawl.
You may wonder how I came up with such a name.
Someone used the word “medallion” to describe this shawl in yesterday’s comments. “Cool,” thought I. “I can call it The Medallion Shawl. Well, of course there are eleventy-billion knitting patterns with “Medallion” in their name, some of them shawls.
I starting thinking about medallions and my thoughts turned to tokens, medals, coins, etc. The work exonumia is used to describe coin-like objects, and an exonumist is a collector of exonumia.
While all this may seem a bit pedantic (I’m afraid I am a bit of a pedant), the word struck my fancy, so the name will stick.
Here is the current state of The Exonumist’s Shawl:
As you can see, the end of the edging is almost in sight. I made much better progress than I expected last night.
On to the spiral shawl. This one I am calling The Order to Chaos Shawl. The reasoning behind this name is not quite so convoluted. Here’s the progress so far:
And here’s a close-up:
The body of the shawl is worked in tidy diagonal lines out from the center to a certain point. At that point, the neat lines (the order) taper off and a field of flowers (the chaos) is introduced. Hence the name.
More pattern hi-jinks will ensue. Stay tuned
“I’m glad my momma named me Lucy. Clearly, it could have been a lot worse.”