Ok, y'all. I'm a little disappointed by the low level of geekiness going on here! Mirabor? Captain Picard's fake daughter in that tear-jerking episode where he gets zapped by some alien probe and lives an entire lifetime in 30 minutes, complete with wife, kids, and grandkids, missing the Enterprise at first but then coming to the realization that he can't imagine his life without a family and this lovely community he's become a part of, just as he finds out it's all in his mind*?? No one else has Season 5 on DVD and always starts with that episode, even knowing it will end in a puddle of sobs? (Insert mock surprise here.) Sorry, that was a little obscure. But some of you did pick up on the Latin root of Mirabor, which makes me very proud. The verb miror (wonder/marvel/be amazed/etc.) and its adjective spin-offs such as mirabilis (marvelous/amazing) relate to the Fairy Tale colorway in that fairy tales are full of magic/amazement/marvel. Ok, really I just wanted to name a sweater after a Star Trek character.
And Karina got it! At almost the last minute, she posted her guess, which mentions both Latin and Star Trek. (Karina, I'll send you a Ravelry message to figure out how to get you the pattern.)
In other news, I am very, very excited to tell you that there will be a brand new Yarniad pattern (and interview - eek!) coming out in Julie Turjoman's new book, Brave New Knits, which will be released at the end of this month. More about that later (in which I will use the word "squeeeee!!!" several times), but for now you can see a little tiny sneak preview of my design on her blog, here.
*I am not kidding you, I just started tearing up as I wrote that.