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New Yarn Needs a New Name!

I’m totally stuck. I have this absolutely gorgeous new yarn base that I am dyeing and want to add to our main stable of yarns, but it needs a name! So, with a great suggestion from Aimee at L’Oisive Thé, I’m running this as a contest… help me name the yarn base and you’ll get a skein in the colourway of your choice.

Yarn, yet to be named
This yarn needs a name.
Yarn, yet to be named
What would you call it?

The yarn is 50% of the softest and squishiest superwash merino wool blended with 50% glossy silk in a fingering/sock weight. It’s about 375 yards per 4 oz skein and could definitely be used to knit a pair of special socks, or better yet, a little shawl or cardigan. I love this yarn because it has the easy-care of superwash, but also added strength and lustre from the silk.

I’d like to add this to our website for early Spring, so go ahead and email me your suggestions at felicia [at] sweetgeorgiayarns [dot] com up until February 28, 2010. Send up to 5 suggestions for the name of the base yarn (not the actual purple colour) and also the colourway you’d like if you win… see our colourways here » So far, our sock yarns are called things like “Tough Love Sock” and “Superwash Sock”…

I’m so looking forward to hearing your ideas!!

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About Felicia Lo

founder + creative director of SweetGeorgia // designer + dreamer // wife + mama // dyer, knitter, spinner, weaver, youtuber + author // been writing this blog about colour and craft since 2004 // see what I am making @lomeetsloom and @sweetgeorgia.

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72 thoughts on “New Yarn Needs a New Name!

  1. Virginia says:

    It’s beautiful! It reminds me of the sunsets we got on the Oregon Coast after Mount Pinatubo blew in the Philippines.

  2. Virginia says:

    It’s beautiful! It reminds me of the sunsets we got on the Oregon Coast after Mount Pinatubo blew in the Philippines.

  3. Meg Freeman says:

    Reminds me of Lady Slippers.

  4. Meg Freeman says:

    Reminds me of Lady Slippers.

  5. hi felicia, love the yarn. it looks lovely.

    you want to name the yarn and not the colorway, right?

    hm. how about…

    Superwash Shine
    Superwash Glossy
    Lustre Silken Wool
    SilkWool Glossy

    :)

  6. hi felicia, love the yarn. it looks lovely.

    you want to name the yarn and not the colorway, right?

    hm. how about…

    Superwash Shine
    Superwash Glossy
    Lustre Silken Wool
    SilkWool Glossy

    :)

  7. Jeanne B. says:

    Superwash Swilk (the W is for the wool)

    Wooly Worm Superwash (references wool and silkworms)

    Silkerino Superwash

    My favorite colorways in order of preference are: Stillwater, Rusted, and Blackberry.

  8. Jeanne B. says:

    Superwash Swilk (the W is for the wool)

    Wooly Worm Superwash (references wool and silkworms)

    Silkerino Superwash

    My favorite colorways in order of preference are: Stillwater, Rusted, and Blackberry.

  9. Gail says:

    It reminds me of berries that are in that gorgeous stage of blues and purples.

  10. Gail says:

    It reminds me of berries that are in that gorgeous stage of blues and purples.

  11. Debra says:

    Legacy

    Heirloom Dream

  12. Debra says:

    Legacy

    Heirloom Dream

  13. La Rêveuse says:

    How about Silkerwash? Supersilk? Silkalilkadingdong? (Yeah, not the last one.)

    My first thought for that colorway was Aurora Borealis. I grew up near the Canadian border, and it was spectacular to watch. Often greens or blues, sometimes purple, but once we saw swirly rainbows. Just about blew my mind.

    I love nightshade, mist and fondant. OK, they’re all gorgeous, but orange makes me look like a corpse. :)

  14. La Rêveuse says:

    How about Silkerwash? Supersilk? Silkalilkadingdong? (Yeah, not the last one.)

    My first thought for that colorway was Aurora Borealis. I grew up near the Canadian border, and it was spectacular to watch. Often greens or blues, sometimes purple, but once we saw swirly rainbows. Just about blew my mind.

    I love nightshade, mist and fondant. OK, they’re all gorgeous, but orange makes me look like a corpse. :)

  15. FranP says:

    My first thought when I saw this yarn:

    “Smitten”

  16. Sharee Mortensen says:

    Gorgeous colour…. how about Luxury sock? Glamour sock?

  17. Sharee Mortensen says:

    Gorgeous colour…. how about Luxury sock? Glamour sock?

  18. BarbR says:

    I’m fresh out of names, but I LOVE the yarn. I’ll be looking for it on your site, for sale. :-)

  19. BarbR says:

    I’m fresh out of names, but I LOVE the yarn. I’ll be looking for it on your site, for sale. :-)

  20. FranP says:

    My first thought when I saw this yarn:

    “Smitten”

  21. Monique says:

    Beautiful!

    I would name it:
    – Halfbreed (like me!)
    – Luminisity
    – Prescient
    – Preternatural
    – Sotto Voce (from Italian, soft voice)

    Should I be lucky enough to win, I love: tourmaline, or fondant, or honey fig

  22. Monique says:

    Beautiful!

    I would name it:
    – Halfbreed (like me!)
    – Luminisity
    – Prescient
    – Preternatural
    – Sotto Voce (from Italian, soft voice)

    Should I be lucky enough to win, I love: tourmaline, or fondant, or honey fig

  23. KelleBelle says:

    How about “cupcake”? And that colourway right there is absolutely gorgeous!

  24. KelleBelle says:

    How about “cupcake”? And that colourway right there is absolutely gorgeous!

  25. kimberley says:

    my suggestion for this colorway is: ” SMOOTHIE ”

    it is so rich an vibrant like blackberries, raspberries and bluebeerries all buzzing around my blender in the summer, juicy and sweet!!

    great contest, fabulous color!!!

    kimberley

  26. kimberley says:

    my suggestion for this colorway is: ” SMOOTHIE ”

    it is so rich an vibrant like blackberries, raspberries and bluebeerries all buzzing around my blender in the summer, juicy and sweet!!

    great contest, fabulous color!!!

    kimberley

  27. Eliza says:

    It looks delicious!

    “Meltaway Blackberry” . . .

    and then choose different fruit for the other different colors.

    Eliza

  28. Eliza says:

    It looks delicious!

    “Meltaway Blackberry” . . .

    and then choose different fruit for the other different colors.

    Eliza

  29. Karen says:

    Looks “Luscious” to me.

    lus⋅cious

    –adjective
    1. highly pleasing to the taste or smell: luscious peaches.
    2. richly satisfying to the senses or the mind: the luscious style of his poetry.
    3. richly adorned; luxurious: luscious furnishings.
    4. arousing physical, or sexual, desire; voluptuous: a luscious figure.
    5. sweet to excess; cloying.
    Origin:
    1375–1425; late ME lucius, unexplained var. of licius, aph. var. of delicious

  30. Karen says:

    Looks “Luscious” to me.

    lus⋅cious

    –adjective
    1. highly pleasing to the taste or smell: luscious peaches.
    2. richly satisfying to the senses or the mind: the luscious style of his poetry.
    3. richly adorned; luxurious: luscious furnishings.
    4. arousing physical, or sexual, desire; voluptuous: a luscious figure.
    5. sweet to excess; cloying.
    Origin:
    1375–1425; late ME lucius, unexplained var. of licius, aph. var. of delicious

  31. Heather says:

    How about “Better Than That Crap “Gloss” KnitPicks Yarn”? Anything would be, Personally, You would have a lot of convincing to do to get me to ever knit with silk and merino again. Pill city even before I got it off the needles.

    But I’m sure your yarn is much better.

  32. Heather says:

    How about “Better Than That Crap “Gloss” KnitPicks Yarn”? Anything would be, Personally, You would have a lot of convincing to do to get me to ever knit with silk and merino again. Pill city even before I got it off the needles.

    But I’m sure your yarn is much better.

  33. Minh says:

    Regardless of the name, I will definitely order a skein once the yarn is on your website!

    Hmm, let me put on my thinking cap and try to come up with names before the end of February…

  34. Minh says:

    Regardless of the name, I will definitely order a skein once the yarn is on your website!

    Hmm, let me put on my thinking cap and try to come up with names before the end of February…

  35. Yvonne says:

    I was thinking that the silky merino blend would be very graceful so my submission is Good Gracious Sock Yarn.

    My favorite color is Boysenberry

  36. Yvonne says:

    I was thinking that the silky merino blend would be very graceful so my submission is Good Gracious Sock Yarn.

    My favorite color is Boysenberry

  37. Fay says:

    Slick/Slik Sock
    Supersilk (already suggested)
    Super Softie/Softy

    As for my favorite colorways, I’m enjoying your solids: botanical, deep olive, and black plum.

  38. Fay says:

    Slick/Slik Sock
    Supersilk (already suggested)
    Super Softie/Softy

    As for my favorite colorways, I’m enjoying your solids: botanical, deep olive, and black plum.

  39. Donna D. says:

    I suggest “Ethereal”
    DD

  40. Donna D. says:

    I suggest “Ethereal”
    DD

  41. pat j says:

    HELLO FELICIA —here goes — what about- precious georgia ,or lavish, or silk delicious , or happiness or sweet touch

    – hope you find a good one — cheers pat

  42. pat j says:

    HELLO FELICIA —here goes — what about- precious georgia ,or lavish, or silk delicious , or happiness or sweet touch

    – hope you find a good one — cheers pat

  43. PattiHN says:

    Marshmallow
    Superwashmallow
    Sockmallow
    Sock Chocolate! (hey, that’s soft and good, right?)

    Sorry, I guess I must be hungry!

  44. PattiHN says:

    Marshmallow
    Superwashmallow
    Sockmallow
    Sock Chocolate! (hey, that’s soft and good, right?)

    Sorry, I guess I must be hungry!

  45. Dana says:

    Mystic Gleam

    Super Sweet

    Secret Crush

    Satine

    Moonlight Sonata

  46. Dana says:

    Mystic Gleam

    Super Sweet

    Secret Crush

    Satine

    Moonlight Sonata

  47. Connie says:

    How about Luxe Superwash Sock? Since I’m a retailer I probably can’t win but I thought I’d send my suggestion anyway.

  48. Connie says:

    How about Luxe Superwash Sock? Since I’m a retailer I probably can’t win but I thought I’d send my suggestion anyway.

  49. Suzanne says:

    Silky Scrumble
    right now teaching myself finally toe up with your Speed Demon yarn, makes learning very soothing…

  50. Suzanne says:

    Silky Scrumble
    right now teaching myself finally toe up with your Speed Demon yarn, makes learning very soothing…

  51. Rachel says:

    Hmm…

    Simple Pleasures Sock?

    Whatever you decide to name it, its gorgeous!

  52. Rachel says:

    Hmm…

    Simple Pleasures Sock?

    Whatever you decide to name it, its gorgeous!

  53. Tanja says:

    I just love your colours! I have so many of them listed on my birthday wish list! I’m hoping hubby will take the hint! :-)

    Your new yarn looks like it will be a dream to work with.

    How about “Sweet Luxury” or “Sweet Luxury Sock”?

    1. sweetgeorgia says:

      Thanks for all the fantastic names so far everybody!! There are already so many, I’m going to have more than a thousand to choose from… keep ’em up! We still have until the end of February :)

  54. Tanja says:

    I just love your colours! I have so many of them listed on my birthday wish list! I’m hoping hubby will take the hint! :-)

    Your new yarn looks like it will be a dream to work with.

    How about “Sweet Luxury” or “Sweet Luxury Sock”?

    1. sweetgeorgia says:

      Thanks for all the fantastic names so far everybody!! There are already so many, I’m going to have more than a thousand to choose from… keep ’em up! We still have until the end of February :)

  55. Michelle says:

    My immediate response was that it reminds me of foxgloves – which I see someone else thought of – ladyslippers is another name for the same flower.

  56. anne says:

    Bumbleberry.

  57. anne says:

    Bumbleberry.

  58. Emiko says:

    Supersilk (already mentioned, but was the first that came to mind)

    Silkenwool
    Superluxe
    Superlustre
    Supergloss

    What a beautiful base! And colorway too!

  59. Emiko says:

    Supersilk (already mentioned, but was the first that came to mind)

    Silkenwool
    Superluxe
    Superlustre
    Supergloss

    What a beautiful base! And colorway too!

  60. Julia says:

    Can’t wait to use it! So pretty.

    How about:

    Mighty Sock
    Sock Deluxe

  61. Julia says:

    Can’t wait to use it! So pretty.

    How about:

    Mighty Sock
    Sock Deluxe

  62. Liza says:

    Felicia- it’s gorgeous!

    Obscure.

  63. Liza says:

    Felicia- it’s gorgeous!

    Obscure.

  64. One Sheep says:

    Has anything been decided yet? What’s the new name? We need to know so we can buy some!

  65. One Sheep says:

    Has anything been decided yet? What’s the new name? We need to know so we can buy some!

  66. sweetgeorgia says:

    @One Sheep: Indeed! It’s going to be called Silk Crush Sock and you can read about it here https://blog.sweetgeorgiayarns.com/2010/03/silk-crush-sock/ or purchase it here… https://shop.sweetgeorgiayarns.com/products/silk-crush-sock

  67. sweetgeorgia says:

    @One Sheep: Indeed! It’s going to be called Silk Crush Sock and you can read about it here https://blog.sweetgeorgiayarns.com/2010/03/silk-crush-sock/ or purchase it here… https://shop.sweetgeorgiayarns.com/products/silk-crush-sock

  68. Lynda Catlin says:

    Has this gorgeous yarn got a name yet??? My suggestion “Wisteria Lane”

    Lynda

  69. Lynda Catlin says:

    Has this gorgeous yarn got a name yet??? My suggestion “Wisteria Lane”

    Lynda

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