Tuesday, April 13, 2010

How 'Bout a Contest?

We're in naming mode around here. We finally picked the new colors that we're bringing to TNNA in June and gave them all names today. But, we have one last thing to name, a brand spanking new alpaca/silk blend yarn, and we decided it would be fun to let one of you name it for us. So why not host a little naming contest?!?!

Here are the details. Send your entry to yarn AT lornaslaces DOT net with the subject line reading "New Yarn Name". We'll narrow the choices down to our three favorites by April 30. We'll post the top three on May 1 and let you vote for the winner. Voting will close at 5:00PM central time on May 15th.

In case of multiple entries for the same name, we'll use a number generator to pick the ultimate winner.

What's the prize, you ask? How does $500 of Lorna's Laces yarn sound? You heard right boys and girls, five hundred bucks at retail pricing.

Now that that’ s out of the way, let me tell you a little about it to get you started!















"Yarn X" is a 70% baby alpaca and 30% silk blend. It's a DK four ply. I like it knit up on US size 5's and I'm getting 22 sts/4 inches. This yarn is uber soft. Squishy too. Cuddly even.

It's nekkid in this picture, but rest assured we'll be painting it in all of Lorna's Laces glorious colorways. I wanted you to see it this way so the color didn't influence your creative genius.

Please keep in mind that we're not Publisher's Clearinghouse. Contests and giveaways aren't what we do every day. I'm trying to make things as simple and fair as I can. You could probably find a loophole to exploit, but let's try and play nice and just let this all unfold for what it is...fun, fun, fun!

35 comments:

Christy said...

Ooh, how fun! I can't wait to play with this new yarn, and see what name it will have!

Merrie said...

Are we allowed to enter more than one name? I'm excited about this contest!

skaro964 said...

so when do we get to buy it?

CathyR said...

After looking at the names of your current yarns, how about Divine? It think it fits in with your description of they yarn.

AlisonH said...

My favorite fibers and my favorite to have in combination. I can't wait to get to play with some!

Esther said...

Here in the BOB (back of beyond) I keep hearing about Lorna's Laces but I didn't realise you had a follow.
And to be led here by such a luscious yarn - who could ask for more?


I will be following from now on

the blogger said...

Silky Way

jill said...

lady emperor

mellenknits said...

How about "mother of pearl"?

Lance.keller said...

How about Polar Bear?

RC said...

Silpaca Dream? Can't wait to try it.

DekoBoko Design said...

Squoosh!

Celestine said...

The yarn looks yummy. How about the name: Angel Wings

woolwoman said...

Can't wait to try this new yarn - the present alpaca silk was my introduction to LL and is one of my top fave yarns all brands. Thanks for the contest and preview - ummmm - yummy !
Mel

Anna said...

"Silpaca Divinity" or "Dream Weaver"

Anna said...

Divinity

Anonymous said...

Perfect or Butterfly.

Shiozaki Beach girls said...

lovely! How about "Shimmer"

the_lazymilliner said...

Silkway Alps


Mary Beth

Misodiva Knits said...
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Misodiva Knits said...

Why are people leaving there names on this thread? I think it says to email them.

Chris CV said...

"Nights at the Harem"

Gina said...

Can we e-mail more than one entry? If so, should they be in separate e-mails or all in one?

Thanks!

Nancy said...

'Pacamorphasis?

Laura said...

How about "Delight"? I think it would fit in well with your other names!

amanda said...

Yes you can send more than one suggestion. Please keep it within reason though. 20 or so suggestions may be a bit of over-kill and a touch unfair.

Thanks!!
Amanda

Leilasgranny said...

For some reason, I was not able to access the email address. I can't wait until the new yarn comes out! Alpaca and Silk ~ Yumm! How about the name, DUET, for such a yummy combo?

waldorfmama said...

oh my goodness, what a great contest. i've got several names in mind and will send them your way!

Yarngardennh said...

We had great fun at our Yarn Tasting last night generating names!

Anonymous said...

I would name the yarn Smooth as Silk
Lynn

Jondelyn said...
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Susan Hamson said...

"Cloud."

I wanted to dive into a wall of baby alpaca recently. It felt like clouds should feel.

Ahhhhhh . . .

lahodges said...

I tried to send a name but your email is bouncing. :(

Claudia Maheux said...

How about "Baked Alaska"? or just "Alaska"? Or "Ice Skate"

xophyl said...

"Truly Scrumptious"?