Saturday, May 1, 2010

Contest, Phase Two

Wow! We got some fantabulous suggestions to name our new yarn. Whittling it down to just three choices for the poll was a challenge!

I want to thank you for joining us in our little contest. We've had a ton of fun considering the choices. The creativity was absolutely amazing. I think it's good for a creative place like Lorna's Laces to open up the doors from time to time and see what the world thinks. It provides us with new insights and a fresh way of approaching our day to day work

We came up with something of a system. Or at least our feeble version of a system. The first step was making sure that the name wasn't being used by another yarn comapny. We didn't want to step on any toes. That eliminated quite a few good choices. It makes sense that many of the good ones had already been snatched up.

Next, we took out anything that one of the crew had a bad reaction to. It just didn't seem right to subject someone to having to work with a yarn whose name brings back unpleasant memories of their junior high lunch room.

Then there was the subjective part. Yes/No/Maybe. That got us down from the the original 1000+ entries to just 50.

Finally, we had a mini ballot at the studio. Everyone picked three. We totaled up the scores and came up with the three possibilities you see at the top of the blog. They are listed in alphabetical order.

I don't know which one I like best. It changes from day to day.

The last step is up to you. The poll will be open until 5:00 PM CDT on May 15th. Please vote only once.

May the best name win!


Anonymous said...

so, "Spanking" never had a chance did it.....


amanda said...

hey! i put spanking on the studio ballot just no one liked it but me ;-)

Vtknitboy said...

is this a contest to win something?

Franklin said...

If "Seraphim" wins, please promise me you will always remember that's the plural form of "seraph."

joolee said...

I like Seraphim precisely because it is a plural - it will be used on lots of different colors, etc.

Anonymous said...

seraphim sounds good to me