Tomorrow is the last day of the the Dye for Glory contest. We're pretty darn proud of the colorways we put together. If you are on Ravelry, please take a minute to vote.
For the time being, the only place you'll be able to get any of these colorways is at Sock Summit. We'll make the popular ones available at your LYS later this fall. Let me know which ones you'd like.
We entered in nine categories. Some of them were right up our alley, like Painted and Dipped. Others required a little more interpretation. We had fun with that and came up with some techniques that were new to us like in Primary and Out of the Box.
When it came time to name these colors, we took a detour from our usual scheme. Often, we name colors after locations that have a connection somehow to Lorna's Laces. For example, I used to live on Bittersweet Place, the studio is in the Ravenswood neighborhood so we have colors named Bittersweet and Ravenswood. We don't always name things that way, but it gives us a starting point.
For the contest, we decided to have a little more fun. We worked with a "Monster and Event" framework. You'll see what I mean when you read the names.
Watercolor Category: Hydra Pool Party
Pooler: Zombie BBQ
Mosaic: Vampire Tea Party
Painted: Frankenstein's Cotillion
Dipped: Hobgoblin Hoedown
Primary: Medusa's Masquerade
Shaded Solid: Ghoul's Gala
Out of the Box: Nightmare's Night Out
Random Stripes: Lorna's Lazers (This name is not Monster Event. It's the name of our imaginary bowling team.)
As biased as I want to be here, picking a single favorite in many categories is going to be really hard. The beauty of the colors is astounding. I guess the best way to remedy that is simple...you can buy as many as you want!
P.S. It's my blogiversary. Two years. I suppose I should have done a post looking back and waxing poetic. Maybe next year.