Friday, November 14, 2014

Naming Contest!


Well, it's that time of year again. We have fallen desperately, shamelessly in love with a new yarn but we can't for the life of us figure out what to call it. You've helped us in the past with Honor, Solemate, and Sportmate. I'm hoping you can work your magic one more time.

The yarn is yummy. It's a bulky weight with a super tight twist. Around here, we call that "sproingy". And I'm going to say it's a "technical" term. Or at least as technical as we're ever going to get. It's pictured here undyed, but we'll be dyeing it all of our colors.


So, the details. This is 90% superwash merino and 10% nylon. Why nylon, you ask? Well here's the logic: There isn't enough nylon in it to make the hand of the yarn feel any different than 100% merino, but that much nylon will make the yarn nice and strong. So, if you are the sort that loves a nice knit slipper, this yarn would be perfect.

Perhaps Cadeautje by Ysolda.


Of course the yarn isn't just about slippers, it's also be a fine choice for a nice chunky sweater or a fabulous hat and mittens or scarves or .... You name it, this will work. I swoon when I think what will happen to cables or of curling up under a toasty blanket made with this yarn.

Perhaps something like Susan Hanlon's Stylish Squares Blanket?


Between the superwash and the nylon, a blanket would be pretty bullet proof.

This will knit up at about 3.5 sts/inch. A 100g hank witll have 120 yards. Lovely, don't you agree?


I think that about covers the details. Except for the name. Can you help?

Email your suggestion to contest@lornaslaces.net. We'll narrow it down to the top three when I get back from vacation on December 1 and then we'll put it up for a vote. Winner will get a bag of the new yarn in the color of their choice.


Pretty sweet don't you think?

75 comments:

Mairwen said...

Why not call it "Sproingy"!

Anonymous said...

"So Twisted "seems like a good name!

Valoria said...

How about Big Bounce, Bounce, Lofty, Arise, Frisky, Gambol, Frolic, Flexy, Ricochet?

Virginia Smith said...

How about Plush?

Bonney said...

How about "Busy Bee" as it's so hardy and hard working?

Rachael said...

It's irreverent, but what about "sproingmate" to keep in theme with solemate and sportmate?

Jo Brown said...

French Cream

Julie Matthews said...

Beauteous

Deb G said...

Wooly Warm, says it all.

Linda said...

I like "sproing".

Joan and Kevin said...

Call it "Heaven"!

Fleming said...
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Amanda Haugland said...

Big Bounce. Or Bounce House.

becca.elpy said...

The first picture made me think of whipped cream. So whipped cream...or meringue. (I have dessert on the mind).

Anonymous said...

Snow Storm

Karen M said...

Shepherd Bulky
('cuz that's what it is!)

Debra H. said...

What about 'clouds' in another language?

rinebird said...

I like "cloud " I just thought of " spring form" too, because it is springy.

Red said...

Looking at the slippers photo, I thought of Stomp or Stompy, since you could do that with nice, thick socks. P,us the idea of Stompy yarn makes me grin. :)

Venice Smith said...

How about "Creme" with the accent over the first "e" ala French (accent grave). To me it evokes soft and cushy, homey yet rich.

Cash Wall Browning-Smith said...

I say Chicago - its beautiful but tough!!!

Lorrie D said...

Twist and Stout! :)

Amy R said...

"Call it What You Want"- just let me know when it's ready to order!

Quinn said...

Snug.

stjeanne456 said...

Supple twist

Dr. Steph said...

Tuffy

avalongaladriel said...

Sprung Spring

Katie said...

I suggest "Hygge." It's a Danish word that means "coziness" but more specifically, it infers a coziness that comes from fluffy blankets and sweaters, warm beverages, fireplaces, and family. I think it would be perfect for this yarn.

D. West said...

My suggestion is Vigor. Looks like a wonderful yarn!

VICTORIA CROSS said...

I would call it Notable.

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LizzieM said...

Ice Queen would be my choice.

JennaC said...

This is a yarn for the outdoors. You should call it 606 after the new Bloomingdale Trail.

Tina Mikhael said...

You make it sound "Scrumptious!", "Soufflé", "Insouciant", "Delicious!"

Kristina90 said...

Inspired by others' suggestions, I'd go with Snuggle, or Hug(s).

Lake Effect :: Sara said...

My first thought since with the added nylon, it's a hard working, stronger yarn but hasn't lost it's softness is to name it after the city we adore that has the same attributes. Windy City & Lake Effect came to mind first then playing with names of local attractions, I thought of the magnificent mile. I think you should name this yarn Magnificent. :)

Kai said...

How about 'Luscious', 'Whisp' (as in whispy clouds) or even 'Whisper'. Then there's 'Squish', 'Softie!', and my husband has just said 'Lollipop'!! :)

Kai said...

Or 'Cumulous' a type of cloud.. Or 'Marshmallow'

Pam said...

Burly OR

I have a new rescue dog (Daphne) and she is about 2 years old. She needed to put on a little weight but then we noticed it was starting to be a little too much. My husband keeps calling her JunkyTrunky (b/c she is getting some junk in her trunk). That's the first thing I thought of but I don't know if you want to name your yarn Junky!

Aimee Hansen said...

Daydream or Sumptuous :)

Unknown said...

"ahhhh"

Barbara said...

Warmth

CindysKnitN said...

Lorna's Laces Luscious has a nice ring.

Lisa said...

I'm already coveting this yarn! It looks like the perfect solution for getting through yet another harsh winter in the city. With that in mind, my first thoughts are:

Snowpocalypse
Chiberia
Polar
Blanket


How about something based off of Lornas' home base:

Brown Line
Montrose
Loft
Ravenswood
Raven


Or, based off the yarn's bulk/strength/twist:

Aplenty
Bundle
Cushion
Muchness

Fierce
Heft

Twist


Or for quickness with which it will fly off the needles, how about:

Rocket
Zippy
Sprint


Or just simply ...

Divine

Bgstoner said...

I would say Cream Puff.

MaggieBelize said...

How about "Cloud Nine"?

(I am also tempted to suggest "Buxom", but not sure how p.c. that would be ...)

chickinboots said...

In keeping with the theme of the other yarns, I suggest "Chunkmate." Think of it as "chunky" weight meets "Checkmate" unbeatable quality/washability/sproinginess.

Ashley said...

Cloudgate? Maintains the hometown pride and that yarn looks super squishy. Like clouds!

Linda Gormley said...

How about Marshmellow Cream

Virginia said...

I keep thinking of the sound a spring makes in a cartoon -- "Boing Boing"!

Hester from Atlanta said...

Comfort

Melanie Hanna-May said...

Above, you mentioned bulletproof in regards to a blanket. "FireArm" sure sounds like a fitting name to me.

Anonymous said...

Border Collie, cuz that 10% nylon is gonna work hard to keep the 90% merino in check. If you have ever lived with a border collie you know exactly what I'm talking about

Lorrie D said...

Big Shoulders (city of...)

AlisonH said...

Trampoline.

50of47 said...

How about "Sproing has Sprung"?

susanF said...

I would call it "Stoic"because it will be able to endure hardship and wear and tear without showing signs of breaking down. This word that starts with S goes with Solemate and Sportmate. I cannot think of another yarn anywhere that is called Stoic and this would be an added feature.

Heather Lyons said...

Maggie or Mrs. Daley after the first lady of Chicago or Maggs

Anonymous said...

I suggest "Icecycle" for strength, clarity, and meltingly soft

Anna Shallman said...

"Swoon" seems appropriate to me.

Donna said...

How about TooTwisted!!!

Anonymous said...

Twirled

PenCraft said...

Resilience. Lorna's Laces Resilience.

MariaPN said...

Mucho Merino! Chubby Sheep! Robust! Plushmate! Soulmate! SuperSheep! Sproing! Smore! Posh! Plush! Lavish! Lush! Magical! Abundant!

kathy b said...

Watertower Place

It even withstood the Chicago Fire

yarngirl32 said...

I say"Perfecto' as it seems perfect to me!

Anonymous said...

Wooly-tex

Katherine Heger said...

how about "Force" and may the Force be with you and all of us!

/anne... said...

Spring ?

Simple, and accurate :-)

Shopping4Sales said...

How about Heavenly?

Clearlysewcrazy said...

Spring

Bubiknits said...

Burro (that in italian means butter)
Tuttapanna (that in italian means milk cream)

allison j said...

The Big Squish

CanDance Walker said...

I would call it "Springing Snow"

tamuri said...

Honeycomb