I have named my second pair of socks in 2011 Kupaianaha. Huh? You may ask, well the yarn for these socks is Knit Picks Stroll in the Aloha colorway. I thought that it was a fun and exciting colorway so I had to come up with a good name. The are also going to my Aunt Jane who is super fun so they needed something special.
“Kupaianaha” is the Hawaiian word for surprising or wonderful and it may have influenced surfers who had grown up with Howdy Doody. How did I come up with this? Well my first thought was to stick with the Hawaiian theme, and I thought of the surfer phrase cowabunga! Which led me to this. ;)