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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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Louise
Louise

August 26, 2017

Rum Cake

Louise
Louise

August 26, 2017

Christmas Cake

Susan
Susan

August 26, 2017

Eggplant

Susan
Susan

August 26, 2017

Raisin

Nicole Acuna
Nicole Acuna

August 26, 2017

Autumn Vinyard

Nicole Acuna
Nicole Acuna

August 26, 2017

Blackberry Wine

Eva
Eva

August 26, 2017

“Berry” Brown

Esther
Esther

August 26, 2017

Mocha fudge

Natacha
Natacha

August 26, 2017

Shiraz

Esther
Esther

August 26, 2017

Expresso

Eva
Eva

August 26, 2017

Chocolate berry trifle

Chantal
Chantal

August 26, 2017

Karulino – it mean Darling in Esperanto.

sue
sue

August 26, 2017

Cocoa Bordeaux

sue
sue

August 26, 2017

Blackberry Jam

Louise Cee
Louise Cee

August 26, 2017

"Fig"ure it out?

Louise Cee
Louise Cee

August 26, 2017

Whipped brown

Shanel
Shanel

August 26, 2017

Chocolate Tart or Chocolate Berry Tart

Shanel
Shanel

August 26, 2017

It also makes me think of Black Tea or English Breakfast tea

Shanel
Shanel

August 26, 2017

Black Currant

Sandra H
Sandra H

August 26, 2017

Mincemeat pie

Shanel
Shanel

August 26, 2017

Figgy Pudding

Shanel
Shanel

August 26, 2017

Mud pie

Shanel
Shanel

August 26, 2017

Why’s the rum gone

Sandra Halka
Sandra Halka

August 26, 2017

Ribena. A deep, rich currant/berry/raisin fruit

Shanel
Shanel

August 26, 2017

Rum Raisin

Shanel
Shanel

August 26, 2017

Midnight Mocha

Shanel
Shanel

August 26, 2017

After the Storm

Shanel
Shanel

August 26, 2017

Forest Floor

Lisa Cattermole
Lisa Cattermole

August 26, 2017

I think Purple Tartan would be a wonderful name! In honour of Outlander starting soon…

Louise Cee
Louise Cee

August 26, 2017

Colour Me Storm

Louise Cee
Louise Cee

August 26, 2017

Old River

Cassie
Cassie

August 26, 2017

Nigra Twig

Jennifer
Jennifer

August 26, 2017

Tree Bark

Jennifer
Jennifer

August 26, 2017

Old Growth

Jennifer
Jennifer

August 26, 2017

Plum Wine

LoriC
LoriC

August 26, 2017

Storms at Twilight

Rebecca
Rebecca

August 26, 2017

Tinto, meaning both a red wine and dyed in Spanish.

Jan W
Jan W

August 26, 2017

Nighthawk

Stephanie
Stephanie

August 26, 2017

It reminds me of the colour palette you see on figs. So I would name it ‘Fig’ or ‘Ficus’ – part of the Latin name for the fig plant. Whatever it’s name, it is beautiful and I love it!

Geneviève
Geneviève

August 26, 2017

Darkness!!

Jennifer M.
Jennifer M.

August 26, 2017

Blueberry Fudge

Jennifer M.
Jennifer M.

August 26, 2017

Cocoa Berry

Diane
Diane

August 26, 2017

Plum pudding

Lindzabeth
Lindzabeth

August 26, 2017

Autumn Nights

Catsandyarns
Catsandyarns

August 26, 2017

Chateau Merlot

Catsandyarns
Catsandyarns

August 26, 2017

Creme de Cassis

Julia
Julia

August 26, 2017

The Woods are lovely, dark and deep.

A bit long but I just had to think of that line from a Robert Frost poem ;)

Julia
Julia

August 26, 2017

Ebony

Suzanne
Suzanne

August 26, 2017

Black forest

Suzanne
Suzanne

August 26, 2017

Morello

Suzanne
Suzanne

August 26, 2017

Black tulip

Bee
Bee

August 26, 2017

Octopuses Garden.
My first thought was the octopus at the Vancouver Aquarium.

Liz Sutton
Liz Sutton

August 26, 2017

This colour reminds me so so much of the fall colours in the Tombstone Mountains in Yukon so I’m going to go with “Autumn Tundra”

Linda Bradley
Linda Bradley

August 26, 2017

Scorched Earth

Linda Bradley
Linda Bradley

August 26, 2017

Cafe Lungo ( a long ,strong black coffee)

Bonnie
Bonnie

August 26, 2017

Bramble

Bonnie
Bonnie

August 26, 2017

Blackcurrant

Bonnie
Bonnie

August 26, 2017

Blackcurrant wine

Cassandra
Cassandra

August 26, 2017

Wine Dreams

Bonnie
Bonnie

August 26, 2017

Loam

Lucie
Lucie

August 26, 2017

Plum parfait

Lucie
Lucie

August 26, 2017

Moody Monday

Bonnie
Bonnie

August 26, 2017

Brambleberry

Rebekka
Rebekka

August 26, 2017

Death by chocolate

Diana Murphy
Diana Murphy

August 26, 2017

Grackle

Laura
Laura

August 26, 2017

Gothic Fairy, Midnight Amethyst, Sugarplum Dreams

Kitten WAW
Kitten WAW

August 25, 2017

Petulant Petunias

Kitten WAW
Kitten WAW

August 25, 2017

Reflective Mood

Kitten WAW
Kitten WAW

August 25, 2017

Cassis et Cacao

Geneviève Lemieux
Geneviève Lemieux

August 25, 2017

Dark Master

Geneviève Lemieux
Geneviève Lemieux

August 25, 2017

xocoatl (Aztec word for cacao)

Geneviève Lemieux
Geneviève Lemieux

August 25, 2017

Truffe-Truffle

Bonnie
Bonnie

August 25, 2017

Cinnamon basil

Bonnie
Bonnie

August 25, 2017

Purple basil

Jennifer M.
Jennifer M.

August 25, 2017

Gateau Au Chocolat

Jennifer M.
Jennifer M.

August 25, 2017

Bleuets Au Chocolat Divins

Bonnie
Bonnie

August 25, 2017

Syrah

Bonnie
Bonnie

August 25, 2017

Malbec

Bonnie
Bonnie

August 25, 2017

Mooncake

Kitten WAW
Kitten WAW

August 25, 2017

After The Sun, Before The Stars

A bit long, hope it would fit on the label

Bonnie
Bonnie

August 25, 2017

Black raspberry truffle

Kitten WAW
Kitten WAW

August 25, 2017

Twilight Mahogany

Kitten WAW
Kitten WAW

August 25, 2017

Dryad’s Gown

Kitten WAW
Kitten WAW

August 25, 2017

Mixed Berry Mudpie

Kitten WAW
Kitten WAW

August 25, 2017

Chocolate & Berries

Jennifer M.
Jennifer M.

August 25, 2017

Bearberry

Jennifer M.
Jennifer M.

August 25, 2017

Black Bear

GigglysGran
GigglysGran

August 25, 2017

Beautiful color, how about “razzleberry”

Jennifer M.
Jennifer M.

August 25, 2017

Terroir

Fiona
Fiona

August 25, 2017

Leather

Fiona
Fiona

August 25, 2017

Bedtime Story

Fiona
Fiona

August 25, 2017

REM Sleep

Lucie
Lucie

August 25, 2017

eggplant
Megan
Megan

August 25, 2017

Ravenswood

Lucie
Lucie

August 25, 2017

Plum reward

Carolyn Ewen
Carolyn Ewen

August 25, 2017

Sangria

Carolyn Ewen
Carolyn Ewen

August 25, 2017

Terrain

Winsome
Winsome

August 25, 2017

Silk tapestry

Winsome
Winsome

August 25, 2017

Aubergine

Winsome
Winsome

August 25, 2017

Fine wine

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