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It’s all in a name.

One day I’m going to write a book on … oh, never mind. Really who cares about the why’s of the out of the blue uncontrollable crap things that can happen to offset you ever so well laid plans. Today I just would like whatever techno gremlin that has taken up residence here for the past month to find somewhere else to be.

We’ve brought in the heavy handed geek squad (Narayan) to scare said gremlin away.  Keep your fingers crossed that he can uncross whatever wireless wackiness is going down here.

So what this means is that we can’t put the new colours up today. Our new hope and goal is tomorrow. 

While we’re waiting I can tell you the colour names we chose and to thank you for all of your creative and fun suggestions. It was really hard to choose and there are a couple that inspire me enough to want to create colours just for them.  Really lovely stories too. Thank you for sharing. I love this aspect of knitterly life.

Ok so…

#1 is the ever popular Bumbleberry

# 2 is Dilly Dilly which I thought expressed the whole reminding a lot of us of our grandmothers.

#3 is Mango Tango

There are a lot of new colourways going up this time ( I’ve been feeling really colour fertile lately.) that needed names so I helped myself from this glorious array we have here.

So we also will have Princess Plummy and Truly, Madly ,Deeply. 

And yes, we’re bring all of them with us to Black Sheep.

Ok off to help fight gremlins!

  1. Hazel Smith #

    I can’t believe it. You chose one of my names. This must be my 15 minutes of fame. Thank you, Tina.

    And, and, and,…… My kit arrived today!!! I am in love. The colourway and patterns are made for each other. Tina, you may have been worried, but in my books, you are such a Sweet Pea! Love what you’ve created. Cheers and red wine, Hazel.

    The words I had to type were “merely 59”. That is so NOT true.(LOL).

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  2. spider #

    black sheep, here i come!!

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  3. katy #

    Well, now I *definitely* have to order Truly, Madly, Deeply, sight unseen!  (It’s kind of pitiful how excited I am that one of my suggestions is now attached to one of your colorways!)

    Can’t wait to see them all whenever those naughty gremlins stop the mischief!

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  4. love the names! but really it doesnt matter.  they are all coming home with me!

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  5. Cecilie #

    Rosemary Rocks doesn’t come in LSS…? (My fave yarn) Pretty color!

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  6. You know, you could write a book……….telling about the naming process of your colorways.  I would totally buy it.  I love it when someone says “what is KMBFLA”?  I love the Raven series and the stories behind their names.  Sometimes, it is the description of the name rather than the colorway itself that makes me want it.  By the way, I am dying to know the history of “Spy Say Guacamolay”!

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  7. Katie M. #

    Ok, this is totally not post related but I just have to say that I saw stash pictures others have posted & I absolutely love love love, Spy Say Guacamolay in Woobu.

    In STR my new favs are Spy Say Guacamolay, Queen Charlette, and Pepe La Plume, I don’t know if they are all new or if I somehow just missed them before, but I ‘heart’ them so much.

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  8. Hazel Smith #

    Dumb question:

    I keep coming back and looking at the 3 new colourways over and over again. My tiny brain has finally twigged to the fact that in each photo there are 2 skeins pictured. The skeins are remarkably(to me) different. One skein(the top one in each photo) seems to have bands of solid colour and the second(bottom) skein shows all the colours together. What am I missing here? I dye not neither do I spin! Cheers and red wine, Hazel.

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  9. Hazel Smith #

    Just checked the photos again and photos #1 and #2 are positioned the same way(stripes first and then bands of solid colour; #3 is the opposite.

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  10. Alice in the Heartland #

    Hey Hazel. The skeins that show the colors as blocks are as they come off the dye table which is how Tina usually sell her skeins. Its how we see them in the club shipments. The mixed up ones have been re-skeined. That moves the colors around so they look a bit more like they might after knitting. Some dyers always re-skein their yarns and some don’t. It’s just personal preference and a cost factor because re-skeining means handling the skein more after dying.

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  11. Hazel Smith #

    Thank you, Alice. You have gladdened my little heart and appeased my inquisitive brain cells. Now I really do want Mango Tango in a re-skeined version. Love, love, love those colours. I have a near total inability to visualize what a yarn will do when I knit it into a sock. I have the same problem with wallpaper pattern books and upholstery samples. I guess you learn something new every day and you certainly learn something new if you ask questions. Thanks again. Cheers and red wine, Hazel.

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