15 December 2010

...and green

7 Small Shawls: T - 16 days and counting down.

Introducing the 5th shawl for the 7 Small Shawls ebook.
I do love green.
Particularly when it's dyed by Kristine. (Did you know the yarn I used - including the exact colors I used: The French Monk's Finest and Magic Bean - is on sale?)
I wish you could see these amazing colors in person!
I'm absolutely thrilled with the way it turned out. And I loved every minute of knitting it - very relaxing.
You know what this means, right?

It's time to divulge her name so we won't need to call her "Madame X!" Leave a comment with your guess - there are only three possible Pleiades sisters left (Alcyone, Taygete and Asterope) - by midnight PST, Friday December 17th and I will choose at random a winner for the lovely nickel swirl shawl pin (from my site) pictured below!
So...start commenting already! ;)

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152 Comments:

OpenID Shanna the She-Devil said...

Ohhh Taygete would be a lovely name.

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Katherine Grant said...

Beautiful and ethereal.... Alcyone

1:40 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

I'm thinking Alcyone, my own dignified self.

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Tara said...

Taygete!
It seems doe-like in it's natural greens and...I don't know, vaguely forest-y?

Beautiful no matter what the name!

1:40 PM  
Blogger mike and chenoa said...

Beautiful! I'm guessing Asterope.

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anniebeeknits said...

My guess is Taygete - the mountain nymph. Those gorgeous shades of green, and the leafy border, say spring to me...

Virgil, Georgics 4. 232 ff (trans. Fairclough) (Roman bucolic C1st B.C.) :
"So soon as Taygete the Pleiad has shown her comely face to the earth [i.e. in spring], and spurned with scornful foot the streams of Oceanus, and when that same star, fleeing before the sign of the water Fish, sinks sadly from heaven into the wintry waves [i.e. in late autumn]."

1:44 PM  
Blogger Kelly B. said...

I love those colors!!! I think Taygete would be a great name.

Great job!

1:46 PM  
Anonymous Luinwen said...

Wonderful and I think of it as "Taygete".

1:49 PM  
Anonymous Kelli said...

Taygete sounds right to me

1:55 PM  
Blogger jillian said...

Oh yay - another beautiful shawl pattern to add to the book! I just finished a Merope and enjoyed it immensely. I'm guessing Taygete.

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Liz Andrews said...

Ooo, ooo, me! me! I have both those colors in that yarn in my stash right now.

I guess Alcyone since she married Ceyx, son of Eosphorus, the Morning Star and they were very happy together, just like those two yarns (am I pushing it here? :-))

1:57 PM  
Blogger Natalie Servant said...

I think it's Asterope. I like it the best of the remaining names & I love green, so why not?

1:58 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

It's very beautiful and lovely yarn.
I go for Taygete.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Taloferia said...

To me, it is Taygete. What a beautiful shawl, I love the subtle colour variations.
I have been coveting one of those shawl pins!

2:03 PM  
Blogger Monika said...

I think this is my favorite shawl so far. I'm thinking Alcyone would be a fitting name.

2:03 PM  
Blogger mokkakissa said...

Taygete? How do WE know that the last one gets a proper name?

2:04 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

Taygete, the beautiful mountain nymph. The green tones remind me of ferns or moss in a mountain woods.

2:09 PM  
OpenID loribird said...

My guess is Taygete. I'm late to the party with this 7 Shawls concept but I love it! And the Pleiades are my favorite constellation, what kismit!

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Kat O'Connor said...

Taygete, no doubt. She is like a woodland nymph. :)

2:38 PM  
Blogger Lost City Denise said...

I see Taygete, most definitely. Can't wait to find out what you see ---
Regardless of whether I win a pin, I'll be knitting this shawl. Beautiful!

2:41 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

I love this shawl, and I can't wait for the pattern. I'll look for appropriate yarn in the meantime.
My guess is Taygete.

2:43 PM  
Anonymous shuikuen said...

Gorgeous! Taygete!

2:44 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

Alcyone is my guess. Not real sure about these but I looked them up and this one seems to fit Alcyone
I love the shawl. As usual it is awesome

2:45 PM  
Anonymous Kate64 said...

Alcyone, no, Taygete, no, Asterope...

Does that mean I get one entry no matter what you choose (hehehe)

3:00 PM  
Blogger gemma said...

Asterope, I just love the name.
cheers,
gemma

3:01 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I like Asterope

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She will be Alcyone!
Another beautiful, beautiful design. congrats!

3:05 PM  
Blogger Page said...

Aterope. Really lovely and green is great.

3:10 PM  
Blogger paddy said...

Totally looks like a Taygete.

3:15 PM  
Blogger Mary Joy (MJ) said...

Romi, this is GORGEOUS! I love the combination of greens. I'll say Alcyone, the name just fits so well.

3:17 PM  
Blogger MezzoDiva said...

For me, she is the lovely Alcyone, who threw herself into the sea.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Rhona said...

Alcyone - not even a contest! The story of the two lovers and the sea matches perfectly with the colour combo of the shawl!

3:28 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I think it'll be Alcyone.

3:33 PM  
Blogger norabrown said...

I already voted on your Ravelry group...but I'm always willing to vote again. ;)

Alcyone

3:33 PM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

She is so pretty in all of her poses! Another winner Romi :-)

My initial thought for a name was Taygete, but then, I changed my mind because of the stripes and Alcyone and Ceyx were happy together, I now refer to her as Alcyone.

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Michelle Higgs said...

At first look it reminded me of the woods so I am going with Taygete. - Michelle

3:43 PM  
Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

I keep changing my mind but I think it's Taygete. I really hope I win! I lost my beautiful swan pin this year. =(

3:47 PM  
Blogger Anner said...

Ugh, I can't decide! I guess I'll go with Taygete.

3:51 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Alcyone would be my guess but no matter what the name is, I am ready to begin this beauty!

3:53 PM  
Blogger Rhona said...

OOPS! I don't know if my earlier post went through, but in case it didn't, I voted for Alcyone, since the sea played such a dominant role in her story and Romi's colours reminded me of the sea.

4:06 PM  
Anonymous QBabe said...

My vote is for Asterope...in all her stripey glory!

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Cheryl Cegla said...

Alcyone - her story has to do with the sea & Poseidon, the blue & green remind me of the sea.

4:20 PM  
Blogger FabEwelousKnits said...

Wow, it is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors.
My guess is Taygete.

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alcyone, because she is next inline on the index. Besides which, this shawl is soooo enchanting. Looking forward to knitting her. Pollywog44 on Raverly

4:23 PM  
Blogger scifiknitter said...

I vote for Alcyone, who is so associated with water. Those alternating stripes look wavelike to me, and the overall color of the shawl looks like clear water (in a warm place, which is NOT here!).

Beautiful, Romi!

4:26 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Taygete! It's the name most associated with green for me.

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Jolene (JoboDesigns on Ravelry) said...

Alcyone? either way... I love this!

4:43 PM  
Blogger julie said...

Taygete. it's beautiful, Romi!

4:59 PM  
Blogger kaykatrn said...

Taygete. I see spring. Can't wait to try this pattern.

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Linda said...

Another beautiful shawl and I think that the name Asterope is a fitting one.

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Innovadog said...

Send me my Alcyone, so I too can revel in her beauty.

5:25 PM  
Blogger emmy said...

I am such a fan of GREEN in every shade and I am going to have get some of this yarn. I like the name "Taygete" and think it fits- But I love it no matter what you call it. I am so glad to have purchased your e-book. Your patterns will last me - the slow knitter- a very long time.

5:27 PM  
Blogger mellenknits said...

I just feel like it should be Asterope - no reason why...

5:35 PM  
Blogger Alexander the Great said...

Asterope! =)

5:56 PM  
Anonymous Dani said...

I've already voted on Rav- but I definitely think Taygete.

Beautiful shawl! Unfortunately, it looks like one of the colours you used isn't in stock over at A Verb For Keeping Warm. (I placed an order there last month- beautiful yarn!)

6:03 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

Silly rabble rousing me (over on Ravelry) I'm stickin' by my vote for Alcyone! So wonderful Romi! Can't wait to get this installment to my 7 small shawls ebook!

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Susan L said...

Taygete - I do not know why.
I love this shawl, the elegant simplicity of it (and of course the colors)

7:00 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Asterope. And that's one beautiful shawl.

7:10 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Taygete is my guess

7:23 PM  
Blogger Laura A said...

Taygete?

7:24 PM  
OpenID redsilvia said...

Asterope!!! Me likey! What a lovely shawl, can't wait for the specifics.

7:37 PM  
OpenID pencraftco said...

I think it will be Alcyone because of the other Alcyone in Greek mythology who threw herself into the sea at the news that her husband Ceyx drowned, and was transformed into a halcyon (kingfisher). These are kingfisher colors to me.

Ok, farfetched. I give up.

7:47 PM  
Blogger Goose said...

definitely Taygete. Its incredibly beautiful!

8:05 PM  
Anonymous Madeline said...

Wow, did "Asterope" (my guess) turn out beautifully! I wasn't sure where you were going with the center portion but, again, wow!

8:17 PM  
Blogger Rudee said...

Definitely, Alcyone.

8:37 PM  
Blogger Cathy-Cate said...

I'll say Taygete, because she has more of a story. But all three names are beautiful, and so is the shawl! I love the colors...

8:54 PM  
Blogger Marina said...

taygete ;)

8:56 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I'm going with Taygete. Am I allowed to make this in something very un-green? ;-)

8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, as we've just entered the Halcyon Days, I'll throw my vote to (H)Alcyone, too. - Sam

9:24 PM  
Anonymous yvette said...

I vote for Taygete, it is a gorgeous shawl.

9:48 PM  
Blogger lesizmo said...

I vote for Taygete! What a lovely shawl!

10:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Taygete!
jwallace on rav

10:17 PM  
Anonymous Audrey.tam said...

Alcyone was my instinctive choice! the romantic story is a bonus :-)

10:20 PM  
Blogger Jani said...

Taygete, definitely. She's a beauty!

10:30 PM  
Blogger Marla said...

Alcyon for the Halcyon days of year's end.

10:34 PM  
Anonymous Stitchygirl said...

I chose Alcyone. I love the beautiful colours and the edging pattern is Devine.

11:04 PM  
OpenID RynSerenity said...

Ooh, Alcyone definitely! :)

12:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taygete would be my choice. Love, love, love the edging!

12:16 AM  
Anonymous Helen said...

Asterope, definitely Asterope!

2:32 AM  
Blogger Syd said...

Taygete

4:30 AM  
Blogger JackieLemon said...

This is absolutely stunning. My guess Taygete

5:00 AM  
Anonymous Rosemary said...

My guess is Taygete, because she is associated with animals / nature. This shawl reminds me of a grassy meadow bordered by leafy foliage. Lovely!

5:16 AM  
Blogger Mindy said...

I think that Taygete best fits this shawl.

5:54 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Beautiful. Taygete seems to be perfect.

5:58 AM  
Anonymous Juli said...

I like the sound of Asterope! And "Green is Good!"

6:02 AM  
Anonymous TinaVanHoecke said...

I definately think Alcyone.
2 lovers, 2 colors and such lovely sea shades of green.

7:30 AM  
Blogger Ana said...

Looks like an Alcyone to me :D

7:32 AM  
Blogger Raelys said...

I definately think Taygete. It's so gorgeous, I just can't resist green.

8:21 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

I would guess Asterope. The green a direct reference to the green leavs on the aster! Beautiful!
Andrea W

8:30 AM  
Blogger Sylvia said...

Asterope is my favorite! I think it fits the shawl to a tea!

8:35 AM  
Blogger Laura Sue said...

Oh, Alcyone from whose name comes halycon. The lovely greens and calmness it exudes just breathes the halcyon days of summer to me.

8:56 AM  
Blogger lisala said...

Alcyone seems the right name. I can't wait to get started!

9:31 AM  
Blogger Dataknitter said...

Alcyone is my guess. She is a lovely sea green color and all references to her in mythology refer to the sea.

She is absolutely gorgeous and I can hardly wait to start knitting - I have just the perfect handspun for her.

9:46 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

I'm thinking Taygete. I'm looking forward to testing this one! :-)

10:40 AM  
OpenID knittina said...

I vote Taygete.

I believe she was linked with Artemis, and the hunt, and this one feels sorta woodsie.

10:43 AM  
Blogger livin4fishin said...

My guess is Alcyone. The green reminds me of sea water-hence reminding me of Alcyone.

11:22 AM  
Blogger Melissa Barton said...

Alcyone!

11:40 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Taygete would be a very fitting name.

Plus I must admit green is my all time favorite color..I've been drooling over the colors used for the shawl!

11:40 AM  
Blogger knittinwolf said...

Oooooh I love green, my favorite! Think it's Taygete!:)

11:45 AM  
Blogger Gwen said...

So beautiful. I'd guess Taygete, with the greens and golds.

I'm excited - I just got your 7 shawls eBook in a Secret Santa exchange. Hooray!

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Katie @ Yarn Love said...

Alcyone - because I like it best. Love those colors together, too! Gorgeous!

11:46 AM  
Blogger Bogie said...

Asterope. (I think).

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Janine said...

Taygete. Figuring out the color combinations will be fun.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Heatherly said...

Alcyone
because of her relation to the winter solstice...it would be timely

12:18 PM  
Blogger cattis said...

Alcyone - the green fits really well to one of the pics I saw on the net of Alcyone. So this is my bet. And the shawl is absolutely wonderful no matter what it's called :)

12:26 PM  
Blogger tresjolienixer said...

Beautiful!!! My guess is Alcyone...

12:47 PM  
Blogger Eva said...

My guess is Alcyone.
Alcyone threw herself into the sea to die after her beloved, Ceyx was lost at sea. In compassion, the gods turned them into halcyon birds. The term halcyon days refers to the 7 days encompassing the shortest day of the year which are the most tranquil and refers to the period when Alcyone, as a bird, came to nest and lay eggs. The tranquility of the shawl reflects beautifully those 7 tranquil days of nesting.

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Diem said...

Taygete :)

12:51 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Alcyone. That's my guess. The shawl, and the pin, are both gorgeous. Nicely done!

1:06 PM  
Blogger Isela said...

I would pick Alcyone :)

2:13 PM  
Blogger laceandsteam said...

Taygete seems just right to me. Green, for the nymph of the woods, running along with the goddess of the hunt.

No matter how it comes out, I've got my yarn picked out in my stash.

2:20 PM  
Anonymous Leslie F said...

Taygete, but I think the color scheme is an influencing factor.

5:58 PM  
Blogger Paula Nina said...

Alcyone...cause the desired result is all in one...all together...

6:15 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

I think Alcyone is a good name--two “sea”-like colors--two lovers lost at sea. It just seems to fit!

Wendy
(Wendeluu on Ravelry)

7:36 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

I think Taygete seems the most appropriate of the three, but she is a beautiful shawl no matter what her name!! Can't wait to get the pattern for this one!!

8:00 PM  
Blogger Zphotogal said...

I vote for Sterope - I think of the river with that one.

8:07 PM  
Blogger Khaterene said...

I think the name you picked is Asterope. Thanks for holding the contest.

8:16 PM  
Anonymous Jacquinz said...

The die is cast... Taygete it must be...beauteous. But yarn aside, I think the pattern is fabulous... so wearable!

8:30 PM  
Anonymous Allegra said...

I have no idea. I just stopped by to say OMG HOW GORGEOUS!!!

10:21 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Alcyone! Such gorgeous work, Romi. :)

4:06 AM  
Blogger rubylamore said...

Lovely! Alycyone because of the blue/green waves of the sea.

4:52 AM  
Anonymous Pixiewear said...

Asterope because she was a gardener, and what better way to honor her than with a lovely green shawl?

5:58 AM  
Blogger Jersey Shore Deb said...

I like the sound of Alcyone

5:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

taygete actually sounds green.

Annihilating all that's made
To a green thought in a green shade.

from the garden by andrew marvell

6:00 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

I'm guessing Alcyone, which seems to go well with those lovely greens.

6:06 AM  
Blogger ghitiya said...

taygete the green

beautiful leafy shawl

6:07 AM  
Anonymous StudioJune said...

Love it! Alcyone :)

6:31 AM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Alcyone is my guess. Can't wait to see the actual pattern!

7:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

simply beautiful. I say Alcyone.

7:46 AM  
Anonymous Kari W. said...

Alcyone. A beautiful name for a beautiful shawl.

8:56 AM  
Blogger troy and christina said...

Beautiful, and I have to guess Asterope.

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Tece said...

I think it is Taygete!

9:44 AM  
Anonymous Ali said...

Alcyone!! I think it is Alcyone!

10:03 AM  
Blogger Ulrika said...

I'm going for Taygete.
I simply love this design... love the stripes and completely love the lace edging.

10:05 AM  
Anonymous Alan said...

It's Taygete for me too!

10:13 AM  
Blogger Dyno-knit said...

I love the design, I vote Alcyone

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Jeffiknitter said...

I'm going with Asterope. This is the perfect shawl for a sea nymph, all flowing golden hair and blue green tinged by the sea.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Alcyone! It looks very sea-like. So gorgeous!

11:39 AM  
Blogger Janet said...

I think I already voted, but just in case I'm dazed, glazed, and otherwise erroneous, I vote for Alcyone! And when do we get to start knitting it?????

12:38 PM  
Blogger Iina said...

Looks like an Asterope to me. :) I can't wait to knit it!

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alcoyne ;) vibj the yingyang sheepie

1:11 PM  
Blogger Caroline Stanley said...

Asterope!

2:04 PM  
Blogger franzazz said...

I like Taygete.

2:09 PM  
Blogger KatJobson said...

Yes I think it should be Taygete, don't know why except that when I first saw the names and shaw I was drawn to Taygete. The lace edging on this shawl is so gorgeous and it makes the solid part glow, really so beautiful.

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Linda said...

I would wish for it to be Taygete - it is so beautiful

4:54 PM  
Blogger NanaJ said...

Taygete for me. I hope I don't have to be correct to win..

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Elsa H. said...

I'm voting for Taygete too... it just /sounds/ right, if that makes any sense!

6:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taygete just seems right. Beautiful shawl, well, they all are! Deborah D.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

Taygete.

9:52 PM  
Anonymous marginalian said...

I'm too late for the contest, but my guess is Alcyone.

12:41 AM  
Blogger rosangela said...

I guess: Asterope - for this beautiful one! :)

9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the names are wonderful, but I really think Alcyone is the one that seems to fit the best (and I know I'm too late for the contest, but as the name hasn't yet been posted, I couldn't resist adding a comment : )

8:09 AM  

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