I wonder how popular and long in our memory certain things remain simply because they have a great name. Knitting patterns for wraps in particular – Lady Eleanor, Clapotis, Citron, Ishbel. You can probably think of lots of others.
As I was adding our new little ruffled shawlette into my Ravelry notebook, I realized that there were already dozens of ruffled shawlettes in there. Our little pattern needs a better name; it needs a woman’s name. It needs a name that conjures up images of a woman who’s fun and flirty. Someone who knows how to be feminine and still gets taken seriously. But who?
Scarlett O’Hara, of course. She’s the biggest flirt of all time, but she’s no nonsense when it comes to getting what she needs and wants. And she understands the value of a pretty little wrap, ’cause everybody knows “You can’t show your bosom ‘fore three o’clock”.