Did you know that eagles mate for life? Well, on my parents’ anniversary, my mom declared that she and my dad were eagles. It’s a good thing she didn’t specify that it is bald eagles that mate for life… my dad who’s starting to shine on top probably would not have been amused.
When it came to naming this pattern, I admit I was stumped. All my ideas began with the letter “s” and as you all know that particular letter has had prominence in pattern names in the past, so my challenge was to pick a name that began with any of the other 25 letters in the alphabet! I took it to my designer friend who posed a curious question to me: “Were you inspired by anything other than the yarn colors and texture of the stitches for this cowl?” I was – a causal jeans wearing mom taking flight on the back of an eagle for a little weekend fun.
Who would have thought combining the visual in Isaiah 40, with a jeans wearing mom, adding a touch of science, and a sprinkling of friendship would be the route to discovering the perfect name for a design inspired by family and life in the mountains!