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Name that Colourway WINNERS!

After several nights of tossing and turning with wickedly weird dreams involving Jessica Rabbit serving raspberry cordials, blood orange cosmos, orange fizzes and all kinds of pumpkin concoctions to her animated type cronies. The best part of these dreams, besides the raging orange aura, was the colourway subtitles running all the way through every scene.  Absolutely most memorable scene; Jessica serving an orange fizz to Felix the Cat in a tutu ( just dated myself) while the line,”lemon drops keep falling on my head” flash over them.

I love the part of my job that involves naming the colours. I love sharing this part of my job even more. These are some crazy cool suggestions. When we’ve been able to surface from the massive order influx we’ve laughed until tears are rolling.

I’m so inspired by your suggestions ( and my dream) that I want to waltz out to the barn and dye to the names. Maybe this winter when all is gray and cold we’ll play with some of this warmth and joy.

It was really hard to choose.  I really wish I had 2 skeins of each from that dye day because I’d combine a few but alas I do not. I did find that I had 2 Mr. Blank so I did pick 2 for that one. I hope you don’t mind, I just couldn’t help myself.

I bet you’d like me to shut up and tell you who won eh?

1.  Tweety Bird > Naomi

2.  What’s up buttercup? > Laura

3.  Darlin’ Clemetine > Katy

4.  Orange you glad I didn’t say banana? >Amelia

6.  Tigerlily > Stacy

Mr.Blank.  Persephone’s Persimmons endow Mr. Blank with Big Girl Panty power.  > Mel and Val

A big round of knitterly applause to you all for the creativity and to Naomi, Laura, Katy, Amelia, Stacy, Mel and Val.  Winners if you could email me your addresses at then I could get you yarn out to you.

Thanks everyone for playing. Great fun!

As you know it was our intention to put these colours up this week along with our seasonal favs. Due to a very large influx of orders we’re waiting until next week to do this so we can get caught up.

The Knitting Daily e-newsletter featured us and a discount coupon and came out on the 7th. Since then we’ve been hard and heavy in a very short period of time. We are doing our best to get all orders out in the time frame we promise which is 5 to 10 business days.  We most certainly will be on the 10 day end of this.

We’ve called in the knitter troops to help but what we really need is for the air here to be not so laden with moisture. It’s during these moments that I’m thankful I invested in the expensive monstrosity that takes up a third of the ceiling and pulls moisture out of the barn.  GO Betty!

Yes, we do name everything.


Doesn’t everyone?

  1. ok i am SO confused my the color name for #7 aka mr blank.

    . . . wait i think i just got it and if it’s what i think it is . . .

    come on tina.

    ps yay for shipment notifications!

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  2. Mya #

    Fabulous! I bet it was tough to sift through all those great suggestions.

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  3. awesome! hurray for fun!

    and for Betty, Rollie Pollie and Tubby too!

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  4. Sarah JS #

    Love the names.

    Love the colors.

    Love Betty who helps get the yarn done.

    Love the Sockateers & Tina; this item the mostest.

    Glad you’re making your way thru the processing-the-orders frenzy.  But you do know it’s not done yet, right?  I’ve yet to place MY order.

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  5. Hazel Smith #

    OK. I’ll wait a week or so before placing my order, but #6 Tigerlily and Mr Blank are destined to be sweaters so I can’t wait much longer than that. I haven’t knit a sweater in over 30 years so I’m not sure how skillful I’ll be at this. But, I’m really, really eager,and anxious and excited and, and…

    Good luck to everyone in the barn on getting caught up with order frenzy and sock kit packaging. Perhaps I’ll save my order until after the kits have left the bar. Just be warned, my order is coming and you can bet your socks that there are thousands more like me. Those colourways struck a nerve.

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  6. ann #

    Ok, I’m going to have to have a skein of Orange you glad I didn’t say banana?  Just for the name… it sad that I’ll buy yarn if I like the name??

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  7. Hazel Smith #

    Just noticed: In my post I have the kits leaving the bar(lol). Kits! Get away from the bar! The sun isn’t over the yardarm yet. Cheers and eventually, red wine, Hazel.

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  8. Melinda #

    I might be confused, but didn’t Laura post “What’s up Buttercup?” for #2 instead of “Build Me Up Buttercup”?  Because I posted the latter… Just curious what the actual name is because I think they’re both great wink Thanks!

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  9. tina #

    You’re right Melinda. Thanks and Ooops and sorry.

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  10. I think Tweetybird’s my favorite name! Tigerlily’s pretty perfect too. And Darlin’ Clementine. And and and… Well done!

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  11. Val Champ #

    Woooohooo,…can hardly wait to receive my yarn Tina..going to be something special for sure.

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  12. Mel #

    Whoo hoo!  I’m getting yarn!  Am sending you an email with my address!  I’m so excited!  smile

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  13. Such fun!  Thanks for letting us all play!

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  14. Alice in the Heartland #

    Love them all. Congrats to the winners.

    Betty is new since last I was at the barn. Gotta a love a gal that gets your barn drier. So sorry that Tubby experienced a handle ectomy. Hope he heals quickly. Rolly Pollie is next to Rolly Pailie right? nah but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Hugs from Iowa, Alice

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  15. Well, you might have named it “Betty” but with that appendage on the left, maybe it should be “Enrique” instead?  See you at OFFF, my dear!  Hope you have some Sheep to Shoe Rare Gems or Oops for me!

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