Thursday, December 28, 2006

Darling, Where Do the Mets Play?



Yet another unpronounceable knit. I started Shedir with two balls of cashmere I won in the Yarn Harlot’s MSF thank you gift drawing, and I have no idea how to say the name of this hat. To avoid another Clapotis incident (wherein I go around mispronouncing the name of my garment for a year or so) – does anyone have a suggestion about the pronunciation of Shedir? I’m thinking it’s pronounced the same way you’d answer the question in the title of this post.

9 comments:

Ashley said...

Cashmere Shedir? Num. I usually say "shed-er" (as in "shed-er? I don't even know 'er"!) but I suspect, since it's Arabic, that "shea, dear" is more right.

gleek said...

i wish these knits came with a pronunciation guide! :)

Veronique said...

I say "chez dear"! But I think I'm wrong: shedir is an arabic word which can also be spelled Shedar, Shadar, or Schedir, according to dictionary.com. Well thanks, dictionary.com, but that doesn't help us with the pronunciation!
At any rate, a cashmere shedir sounds decadent...

Mintyfresh said...

i've mumbled "shuh-DEAR" in my head when I've read it, but really, I know nothing about the actual pronunciation. Looks nice and comfy, though, no matter how it's named!

michelleknits said...

Hmmm, I thought it was "sheh-deer," but then again, I've never said it out loud or heard anyone else say it!

I'd love to knit that one time soon.

schrodinger said...

I always pronnounce things strangely, so I won't even attempt to suggest my idea. However, I will be ecstatic with a cashmere hat! mmmmmmmmm

Katie said...

Say it the way you feel it.
OWN your pronounciation of it.
I still say Clapotis wrong. I don't care.
You can always claim some sort of regional accent.
:-)

Jessica said...

Hmm, I've been going with sheh-DEAR, but I really have no idea. Why oh why must the knits come with such mysterious names?!?

Katy said...

Another vote for "sheh-DEAR"--majority rules?