Thursday, November 12, 2009

a new color! and a contest!

Monday's dyeing session yielded these four colors (I know, the two in the middle look awfully alike, but they are two different overdyes):

The one on the far left might be the new Chinese Lantern version, but I believe the one below is definitely a winner. See the skein on the far right, above? This is what it looks like re-skeined:

Periwinkle Sheep watercolors sock yarn
80% superwash merino/20% nylon
approx. 420 yards
7-8 sts/in

I am hoping this is closer to what Betty had in mind. We are going to visit one of our LYSs together tomorrow and I will have a chance to show her. Either way, I am keeping this one for the Periwinkle Sheep line-up! I have all I can do not to make a Multnomah Shawl out of it, right this minute!
Now for a name.... wouldn't want to help me name it, would you??
You would? That'd be awesome, as I am torn between a few different ones, like Maple, or Fall along the Hudson, or ... what will you come up with?
If I pick your suggestion, you will win your own skein of this new Periwinkle Sheep colorway! If this color is not up your alley at all, send in your suggestion anyway, but tell me your color preference and I will do my best to accommodate you.
If there are several people voting for the same color, I will randomly select a winner.
This contest is open through Friday, November 13th, 10 pm EST. A winner will be announced sometime over the weekend.
PS: no worries. If Betty likes this color, she has a free skein coming already. I've put her though enough with this!


  1. Hmm. Well, I am making dinner right now and roasting an acorn squash. The lovely smell coming from the oven, these cooler temperatures and the color of this yarn all spell out late fall to me!
    So my name suggestion is: Roasted Acorn Squash

  2. Hmmmmm. Cranberry Pumpkin Bread?? Whatever you call it, I want it! Will it be at The Spinning Room?

  3. Caramel Apple!

  4. I have two ideas: Rustling Leaves, or just Rustle. It's a lovely color!

  5. Cranberry Crumble. From me, Cathy

  6. How about Autumn Medley?

    Wow, you are just taking my breathe away with all these beautiful yarns! This one is so pretty before & after skeining!!!

    P.S. Thank you for the note! Will write tomorrow after I get back home.

  7. Makes me think of Autumn Spice - Yum! It's beautiful! From, Janice A.

  8. How about Autumn Sunlight? Or "Light through October Leaves" (hmm, a little long). It is a truly gorgeous color, and will add sunshine to any knitter's life!

  9. How about "Light through Autumn Leaves" or "October Sun". It's so pretty, it would bring sunshine to any knitter's life!

  10. how about Olana View, for the fall scenery from that vantage point?

  11. The first name that came to mind for me was "Harvest" but I like some of the others too! YES, it will be at the Spinning Room. Karen says she will bring some on Wednesday.

  12. Autumn Twist
    Turning Leaves
    Equinox (this could be part of a set ;) )
    Rake the Leaves
    Apple Peel
    October Splendor

    All I know is that I kind of want to eat it.

  13. Crisp Autumn Leaves ~ Gretchen

  14. Tropical Sunset



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