Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Name that Colorway!




I love the colors(navy and purple) but just can't think of a name!




Please submit your idea in the comments with your email address.



The winner will receive one hank of handdyed sock yarn from Starbugknits.com in the colorway of their choice.



Deadline for entries is Friday,August 17 at 10 pm EST.Winner will be announced on Monday August 20.
Good Luck!

94 comments:

Miri said...

Peeking at your Etsy shp would suggest there's a theme going here. How about Twilight or Night Sky?

Anne said...

Blueberry!

meg(aphone) said...

It reminds me of Prince..so I say it's name should be 'the yarn formerly known as...'

Anonymous said...

Shooting star?

Midnight Fantasy?

-vibe
http://knit.vibegrrl.com
vibegrrl@hot995.com

Susan said...

Poseidon. (to go with Neptune.) :)

amy said...

pleione

from wikipedia:
"One of the stars in the Pleiades, called Pleione, is sometimes called Purple Pleione because, being a fast spinning star, it has a purple hue caused by its blue-white color being obscured by a spinning ring of electrically excited red hydrogen gas."

amy said...

my blog is at icypurl.wordpress.com =]
(blogger wouldn't save my non-blogger link)

miri said...

Ooops, forgot my e-mail. You can PM me at Ravelry = Miri (should the need arise...)

marie in florida said...

eliote' dream

mym
pm me at Ravelry

aka marie in florida

Amy said...

I suggest "Passion Flower" the purples remind me of these passion flowers that grew at my Grandmother's home when I was growing up.

http://ideaworx.com/LewPhotos/miss-passionflower-092605-50percent.jpg

Betharoopie said...

Calypso

betharoopie on Ravelry

Loretta said...

My first thought was Midnight Blossoms
beautiful yarn!!

Jennifer said...

I saw your contest link on Ravelry. Immediately upon seeing the beauitful yarn I thought....

Indigo Nights

Jennifer/knittingmomof3

limedragon :-: Harriet said...

Somehow the colors say "Aphrodite" to me.

Shannon said...

Beautiful colourway. I'd call it Huckleberry.

My email address is my name at librarygirl.co.uk.

Janelle said...

Andromeda.

In astronomy, the Andromeda Galaxy is the closest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way, and the one most visible to the naked eye. It's one of my favorite things to look at through a telescope:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andromeda_Galaxy

(bioengiknitter on Ravelry)

Bridget said...

Nightshade.

Congratulations on your store!

bridget on Ravelry

Kim in Oregon said...

Perseid.

Just because it is that time of year!

Beautiful yarn.

Kim said...

Orion

Nocturne

Shell said...

Midnight Splash!

Beth said...

Purple Mountain Majesty

Kendra said...

My first thought, upon seeing the photos, was 'Mood Indigo'.

I'm Kendra at Ravelry!

Kemberlee said...

This colorway reminds me of an Irish sunset...when the sky is deep blue of impending night but is still streaked with lavender, pale pink and just the beginning of the twinkling of stars.

My suggestion...Celtic Sunset.

Kemberlee on Ravelry, or contact through my blog, linked here.

Hattie said...

I'm going to say Horizon because it looks like where the purple and blue of a setting sky.

Or morning glory, I've seen flowers that color.

Courtney said...

Canyon Dusk

teabird said...

Queen of the night -

(teabird on Ravelry)
It's a beautiful colorway!

maryse said...

on my screen, it's the exact color of blueberries.

so i'd call it "blueberry harvest" or "bar harbor blueberry" since the state of maine produces 25% of the blueberries grown in the US

maryse

bagntrash@yahoo.com

turvid said...

We have a flower in Norway called "Blåklokke". Directly translated Blue Bell.

biotechgrrl said...

midnight sapphire or sapphire dreams

biotechgrrl on Ravelry

Sarah said...
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Sarah said...

Pretty!!
How about... Midnight Bruise or Bruised Midnight or Dark Matter.

~ Sarah
www.eatmyoxygen.com
or eatmyoxygen on Ravelry

herzeleidknits said...

"In the Navy"

now I have the song stuck in my head. :)

Amy
herzeleidknits.blogspot.com
herzeleid on ravelry

twig said...

Starry Night http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Starry_Night

That's the first thing that popped into my head.

twiggyann AT earthlink DOT net

Erin said...

Belladonna. It reminds me of the poisonous plant that is so beautiful.

anno said...

I would call that Nocturne.

anno @ ravelry

Cheryl :) said...

Just beautiful!!
I'd name it Jeweled sapphire.

Yvonne said...

Heliotrope!
I'm knitnat on Ravelry...
my blog is http://meritwriter.typepad.com

:)

Thursday said...

Hooloovoo

A Hooloovoo is a superintelligent shade of the colour blue.

Little is known of them, except that one participated in the construction of the starship Heart of Gold. At the launching ceremony one was temporarily refracted into a free-standing prism. This is probably analogous to the ceremonial multicolored lab coats worn by the rest of the team.
-from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

mentioned on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Races_and_species_in_The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy#Hooloovoo

idealthursday on ravelry

karen! said...

I saw your contest post on ravelry (I'm morsecode over there). My first thought upon seeing this colorway was "Hanoli" (I'm listening to a monster audio book that's the name of one of the many secondary characters in it and after googling I now know that it is also the name of a star system referenced in Star Trek). For some reason the color just associated itself with that lovely name in my mind.

knitography said...

It definitely reminds me of the sky late on a summer night, so I would go with 'Evensong'.

Crimson said...

My thoughts are either Dunkelblau (German for "dark blue") or The Wine-Dark Sea, which is a beautiful Homeric phrase.

Happy yarning!
xamonster@ravelry

Wakeful D said...

Hmm... the deep purples and blues with just a shot of a lighter color going through make me want to say...

Stardust!!

you can pm me at Ravelry (Ambrrr).

Kerry Crochets said...

Ooh! Beautiful! I think Stormy Seas would be a good one - it reminds me of the ocean at night during foul weather.

kerry(dot)clem(at)gmail(dot)com

Tracie said...

Veruca Salt. It reminds me of the colors of a blueberry and that's what she turned into.

eicart(at)gmail(dot)com

Elizabeth Green Musselman said...

Violet Beauregarde! (Oh, sorry, Tracie - just saw your comment above mine. Violet's actually the one who turns into a blueberry. "Violet! You're turning violet, Violet!")

Elizabeth Green Musselman said...

whoops - forgot to leave my e-mail address - it's greenmue AT southwestern DOT edu

Melissa said...

Concord
Abyss
Secret

What a lovely color!
I'm melissa on Ravelry. :)

Kim-n-Cocoa said...

Ohhh that is pretty. I think it reminds me of a gorgeous gem like a sapphire or a tanzenite held up to the light.

Sapphire Bay or Tanzenite Nights

I'm KimnCocoa on Ravelry or my blog here.

Donna said...

I love this colorway - it's really rich & lush...
I vote for "She Wore Blue Velvet"

I'm djbowlin over at ravelry

djbowlin at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I have two: "Miami Midnight" or "Evening Glory" (instead of Morning Glory)

I'm skat130 on Ravelry. My email is the skat130 at yahoo dot com.

Lynne said...

Undertow

:)

AnaMarie said...

I didn't actually read any of the others, so this may be similar to what's already here. It reminds me of Twilight's Edge, that point where there's still some other light in the sky but it's mostly already that deep navy, just when the stars start coming out.

Michelle said...

Twilight Walk

Jenipurr said...

I'll suggest "Moonlight Sonata" or "Moondreams". It's definitely got a quiet night thing going on.

Email address is 'jenipurr at gmail dot com'

Emily said...

How about Galaxy?

(Followed your link in Ravelry, either PM me there, username tattva1knits, or leave a comment on my blog - that gets emailed to me.)

Natalie said...

Parisian Night

Nlarson @ ravelry

Nerdy Knitter said...

I'm going to say "Lydia," because she was known for selling "purple things."

I learned this in college, when I took a Humanities class that included reading parts of the Bible. My favorite color has always been purple, and so when I read about Lydia having a stall where she sold "purple things," I was very amused. I'm sure the original text was a little more specific...

So, Lydia is my vote.

Tracy said...

It reminds me of a buoquet of deep hued flowers. I'd call it "Iris and Violets." It's beautiful!

Tracy tracy@notonlyamom.com

YTT said...

Others may have beaten me to this, but "Blueberry Hill" seems perfect.
Or "Blueberry Pie" because it truly looks good enough to eat.

Thinking of rock songs led me to "Deep Purple Jam" and "Purple Haze," but the clever references might not be obvious enough.

I'm YanTanTethera on Ravelry.

MonkeyKnits said...

Nurple...

or Purplitude.

Or something a bit more "mainstream" might be Midnight Voyage or Maritime, or even Mainstream!

I'm monkeyknits on Ravelry. Fun contest, BTW!

Christy said...

Bonnie Blue Butler

I loved the name of Rhett and Scarlett's child in Gone with the Wind

Christybelle on Ravelry
christyDOTclarkATgmailDOTCOM

Sue said...

First of all, that colourway is absolutely gorgeous!! I love, love, love it.

My suggestion is "Northern Lights". It reminds me of the night sky with the shimmering lights of the aurora.

Oh, and I'm Spudd on ravelry.

Cayli said...

I would say Pansies or Bluebonnets but I usually go with nature stuff.

Beautiful yarn by the way!

I'm SpinaYarnforEwe on Ravelry

frogger said...

How about Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil? All those neat blue/purple streaks...

frogger@ravelry

Eilene said...

How about...
Midnight Velour

Elinor said...

The Persieds meteor shower peaks this weekend. I'm going to go with "Persied." So pretty!

Redford Phyl said...

How about Plum Lovely?

Mary said...

"Starry Night"

Kathie said...

Midnight Sapphire (fitting color so close to the Virgo Birthdays about to start!)

kathie@charter.net

kathie on ravelry

Dani said...

Twig beat me to Starry Night - the second thing that came to mind (with the other half behind me popping in his two cents LOL) was Siberian Squill, i.e. the name of a beautiful bluish-violet perennial that blooms as one of the first plants after a long and tough Siberian winter

Dani said...

oops sorry, submitted without email

Annie said...

Inka dinka doo!

from anniedriscoll (at) verizon (dot) net

Also, anniedriscoll on Ravelry.

Trish said...

I think Western Twilight. Gorgeous colors!

alreadycrzy(at)gmail(dot)com

sheepish one said...

moonlight on the mountain

sheepishone @ ravelry

Saffista said...

Can I enter two? How about

Storm at Sea
or
Night Storm?

I love the color BTW

technorhetor[at]gmail[dot]com

norichan said...

Star Fire.

It reminds me of watching a bunsen burner. The blue/purpley color actually indicates a hotter flame than the reds and oranges we generally consider hot.

Knitty Cat said...

I haven't read all the other suggestions, so forgive me if it's taken...

Indigo Montoya

hehehehehhehehehe

I'm knittycat on ravelry

Kathy said...

Nightfall
Deep Waters

(kmayers@gmail.com) :-)

Kellie said...

Violaceous - meaning blue-purple, but it also has such a delicious sound to it!

Blue Moon - the lighter parts remind me of moonlight shining through a curtain of bluey night.

Kellie on Ravelry

bookgrump said...

Satin Bowerbird (or just Bowerbird).

It's an Australian bird. The males, which are about the same colors of this yarn, are awesome architects and decorate their nests with blue bobbles and ho hums to attract the females.

- bookgrump on Ravelry

Sandra said...

Midnight Garden
Still Waters
Garden Shadows
Sea Shadows

eight_cow_woman at yahoo dot com dot au

Beautiful coloured yarn!

Thalia said...

Lake at Twilight
Iris at Midnight
Steeped in Indigo
Fireflies Playground


It's very beautiful, btw.

laughingmuse1 at yahoo dot com

Jack said...

"Off the shelf" because it reminds me of the colours the sea looks as it fades of into blackness once you are past the continental shelf.

jackikelly@optusnet.com.au

Lenora said...

blue berry hill

starry, starry night

Anonymous said...

Maleficent. It reminds me of Queen Maleficent from the Disney Sleeping Beauty movie.

z's momma said...

Stormy Night

you've got lovely yarn colors.


I'm tinker on ravelry

Ann said...

My first suggestion is Damson (the colors remind me of plums - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Damson.jpg)

or, my other suggestion is vespertine.

very pretty yarn!!

alexis said...

Cool Mountain Stream -- very pretty! Alexis on Ravelry...

planetKnit said...

without reading all of the other ideas, I'd call it

Starry Night

Sandra said...

And another one...

Night Moods.

eight_cow_woman2001 at yahoo dot com dot au

Woops - I forgot the '2001' in my email for my last entry.

Emily G said...

Celestial because it reminds me of the night sky.

ergreene2001@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hey Emily it's Sally from the meet-up. Katie's blog is katiesknitting.blogspot.com. See ya later. good luck choosing a name for the yarn.

sallybear5@yahoo.com

Cindy said...

Lovely color! How about "Moonlight Becomes You" since the slight hint of silvery grey amidst the mixture of dark blues reminds me of a sliver of moonlight in a night sky. :)

Kelly said...

Blueberry Thrill