Thursday, November 29, 2007

Vainglorious

Vainglorious: adj. Exhibiting excessive vanity; boastful. Proceeding from vainglory.
Peacock: noun. A vain person, or dandy.

Did you know that the peafowl is a pheasant (of the genus Pavo)? Who knew!? Although typically referred to as peacocks, technically only the male is the peacock and the female is called a peahen. (Yes, the babies are peachicks...too cute) A group of peafowl is known as a party. When somebody says "peacock", you probably instantly think of one of these haughty guys. Have you ever seen a white peacock? This is one gorgeous bird!! Shhh...don't tell him he's white...I don't think he knows for his ostentacious demeanor!

Peacocks were a symbol of vanity and pride in medieval times; recently, they have become a symbol of bad luck, particularly their feathers. I heart Google and National Geographic!!

I think Vainglorious is a great name for this lovely yarn from Chewy Spaghetti! The colors are brilliant and bold, and capture the essence of peacock-ness.

Thank you! Thank you for all your kind words about the Hollyday Monkey socks and more! Blush! I'm touched and left speechless....until tomorrow, then.

2 comments:

L-B said...

Peachicks makes me giggle and the white peacock is magnificent!
But,hmmm...without the color, how do we know it's not a peahen? Now I want to know if peahens strut their stuff,too!

Grace @ http://kathrynivy.com/ said...

When I was growing up, we used to have a party of peafowl that would roost on top of our barn at night. It was kind of strange because I never knew where they came from... ANYWAYS that yarn is gorgeous!!