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Colour Naming Contest!

par Debbie Sullivan August 23, 2017 685 Commentaires

Colour Naming Contest!

WE HAVE A WINNER!

The new name for this yarn is... Allspice! Congratulations to Linda, who suggested the name and will receive a skein of yarn as her prize, and to Grete, our randomly selected winner who will receive sock knitting pattern as her prize.

Thank you to everyone who entered, we had some really amazing name suggestions, it was hard to choose just one!

One of my favourite tasks to have our interns help out with in the studio the past two summers has been creating new colours for our yarn lines. Last year we got to play with dyeing a new base yarn, which eventually became Largo Organic. This year we wanted to focus on expanding the colour range for our Pizzicato sock yarn (a fingering-weight BFL/nylon blend). 

We started by looking through the colours we already offered on the Pizzicato base, and checking to see where the gaps were. Annie suggested we really needed a true bright red, and maybe a brighter green as well. Here are the final results of her experiments, Heartbeat and Tree Frog. 

Pizzicato heartbeat hand-dyed sock yarn

Heartbeat

Tree frog Pizzicato hand-dyed sock yarn

Tree Frog

Fabio on the other hand was inspired to try to achieve a deeper, richer tone, and created this gorgeous burgundy colour. He suggested we name it Palestra, after a type of dark wine his grandfather used to make. 

Pizzicato hand-dyed yarn Palestra

Palestra

I wasn't going to be left out of all the fun, and created one new colour myself as well. I wanted to make a darker fairly neutral colour that still had depth and interest. 

Pizzicato hand-dyed yarn colour naming contest

Name this colour!

I really love how this turned out, deep brown with touches of red and blue undertones, but I need help naming it - so we've decided to have a contest!

How to Enter:

  • Simply leave a comment on this post with your suggestion before midnight on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.
  • Enter as many suggestions as you want, but please keep each suggestion in a separate comment.
  • We'll pick 2 winners on Thursday, August 31 (one will be the person who suggests the winning name, and one will be randomly selected from all entries). Winners will be contacted by email. 
  • The person who suggests the winning name will receive 1 skein of Pizzicato sock yarn in the as-yet-unnamed colour.
  • The randomly chosen winner will receive a PDF copy of 1 Sweet Paprika sock pattern of their choice. 
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Joani
Joani

August 28, 2017

Chocolate Rainbow Cloud

Tonya
Tonya

August 28, 2017

Vin Violet

Patsy Yoke
Patsy Yoke

August 28, 2017

Zinfandel

Anne Van Benschoten
Anne Van Benschoten

August 28, 2017

Elderberry Wine

Anne Van Benschoten
Anne Van Benschoten

August 28, 2017

Elderberry

Shawna
Shawna

August 28, 2017

Van Gogh’s Sunset

Kathy Williams
Kathy Williams

August 28, 2017

Bella Fesso……beautiful prune in Italian

Kathy Williams
Kathy Williams

August 28, 2017

Plumbago

Kathy Williams
Kathy Williams

August 28, 2017

Uvetta…..Italian for raisin!

Kathy Williams
Kathy Williams

August 28, 2017

Cherry Cola

Linda Williamson
Linda Williamson

August 28, 2017

Velvet Secret

Manisha
Manisha

August 28, 2017

Tapestry

Kathi
Kathi

August 28, 2017

Plum Harmony

Marilyn
Marilyn

August 28, 2017

Mocha Magic

Lee M.
Lee M.

August 28, 2017

Midnight Sonata

Maggi
Maggi

August 28, 2017

Chocolate Raspberry Swirl.
Katie L
Katie L

August 28, 2017

Blackberry bramble

Annyke
Annyke

August 28, 2017

Dark Cherry chocolate.

Rosemary Dorman
Rosemary Dorman

August 28, 2017

Figgy Puddin’

Laura Rippley
Laura Rippley

August 28, 2017

Sweet Sangria

Cathy Green
Cathy Green

August 28, 2017

Fantabulous

Cathy Green
Cathy Green

August 28, 2017

Beautiful

Tanya Keen
Tanya Keen

August 28, 2017

Shiraz and Spice

Tanya Keen
Tanya Keen

August 28, 2017

Mulberry Wine

Tanya
Tanya

August 28, 2017

Stormy violet :)

Cathy Green
Cathy Green

August 28, 2017

After Midnight

Cathy Green
Cathy Green

August 28, 2017

Dark Chocolate Mocha

Janet Graves
Janet Graves

August 28, 2017

Twilight sky

Lisa Ferron
Lisa Ferron

August 28, 2017

The prince and the pauper

Cathy Green
Cathy Green

August 28, 2017

Chocolatey Goodness

Nichelle
Nichelle

August 28, 2017

Crimson Peacock Blue or Crimson and Peacock Blue

Andreas
Andreas

August 28, 2017

Charred Plum

Lucie
Lucie

August 28, 2017

Plumalicious

Robyn Franke
Robyn Franke

August 28, 2017

That should have been “Garam Masala #2” – the one with cinnamon!

Robyn Franke
Robyn Franke

August 28, 2017

Garam Massala

Robyn Franke
Robyn Franke

August 28, 2017

Rum Raisin

Estela
Estela

August 28, 2017

Chocolate truffles!

Rhina Az
Rhina Az

August 28, 2017

Brinjal Garden

Natalie Roussel
Natalie Roussel

August 28, 2017

So beetiful (like beet annd beautiful)
Bonnie
Bonnie

August 28, 2017

Celestial Nobility

Bonnie
Bonnie

August 28, 2017

Imperial Spectrum

stebo79
stebo79

August 28, 2017

Blue Berries & Red Wine

LouiseCee
LouiseCee

August 28, 2017

Lava Cake

Louise Cee
Louise Cee

August 28, 2017

Unearthed

Louise Cee
Louise Cee

August 28, 2017

Chocolate Prism

Ann
Ann

August 27, 2017

Plum perfect!!

Julie
Julie

August 27, 2017

Pomace – The stuff left over after pressing red grapes into wine

Julie
Julie

August 27, 2017

the color reminds me of a duck head; specifically a Canvasback.

Julie
Julie

August 27, 2017

Minotaur

Christine
Christine

August 27, 2017

Jam Tomorrow

Jessica Shatkin
Jessica Shatkin

August 27, 2017

Berry Compote

Carolyn Ewen
Carolyn Ewen

August 27, 2017

Brownie points

Carolyn Ewen
Carolyn Ewen

August 27, 2017

Phantom of the Opera

H
H

August 27, 2017

wine dark sea

Marie-Ève
Marie-Ève

August 27, 2017

Dark roast

matkailijakirppu
matkailijakirppu

August 27, 2017

Choco coffee :)

Autumn
Autumn

August 27, 2017

Dark Chocolate

Winsome
Winsome

August 27, 2017

Elegante

Winsome
Winsome

August 27, 2017

Simply sumptuous

Winsome
Winsome

August 27, 2017

Bellissima

Bettina
Bettina

August 27, 2017

Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Winsome
Winsome

August 27, 2017

Berrylicious

Winsome
Winsome

August 27, 2017

Shadow plum

Winsome
Winsome

August 27, 2017

Plumberry wine

Winsome
Winsome

August 27, 2017

Berry essence

Winsome
Winsome

August 27, 2017

Berry cordial

Winsome
Winsome

August 27, 2017

Royal grape

Winsome
Winsome

August 27, 2017

Regency

Winsome
Winsome

August 27, 2017

Regalia

Winsome
Winsome

August 27, 2017

Regina

Winsome
Winsome

August 27, 2017

Velvet crush

Winsome
Winsome

August 27, 2017

Rare amethyst

Winsome
Winsome

August 27, 2017

Berry squish

Winsome
Winsome

August 27, 2017

Grapes and Berries

,Winsome
,Winsome

August 27, 2017

Misted plum

Margaret
Margaret

August 27, 2017

Fig

Joanne Unsworth
Joanne Unsworth

August 27, 2017

Aubergine

Carolyn Ewen
Carolyn Ewen

August 27, 2017

Eclipse

Jeanne
Jeanne

August 27, 2017

Royal shadows

Louise Chapdelaine
Louise Chapdelaine

August 27, 2017

Bruised stormclouds

Louise Chapdelaine
Louise Chapdelaine

August 27, 2017

Bruised stormclouds

Louise Chapdelaine
Louise Chapdelaine

August 27, 2017

Skipping pebbles

Louise
Louise

August 27, 2017

Chocolate fondue

Jeanie
Jeanie

August 27, 2017

Plum Decadence

Linda Bradley
Linda Bradley

August 27, 2017

Coffee beans

Linda Bradley
Linda Bradley

August 27, 2017

Allspice

Rhina Az
Rhina Az

August 27, 2017

Purple Yam Fudge

Rhina Az
Rhina Az

August 27, 2017

Wine Time

Rachel Ballew
Rachel Ballew

August 27, 2017

Imperial Dawn

Ami
Ami

August 27, 2017

Amaranth

Ami
Ami

August 27, 2017

Rhode Island Red

Ami
Ami

August 27, 2017

Pluot

Rachel Ballew
Rachel Ballew

August 27, 2017

Bittersweet Berry

Ami
Ami

August 27, 2017

Baroque velvet

Rachel Ballew
Rachel Ballew

August 27, 2017

Royalty

Rachel Ballew
Rachel Ballew

August 27, 2017

Amaranthine Twilight

Rachel Ballew
Rachel Ballew

August 27, 2017

Midnight Mulberry

Heideh Sarfehjoo
Heideh Sarfehjoo

August 27, 2017

Brown eyed girl

Sabrina
Sabrina

August 26, 2017

Forest Purple

Sabrina
Sabrina

August 26, 2017

Wild Blackberry Pie
(or perhaps just Wild Blackberries – I know, only one name per post, but I’ve always been bad at following instructions properly)
Seriously, the colour on my monitor is the exact same as the insides of the blackberry pies I made this summer with fresh picked wild BC blackberries.

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