Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The BiG Reveal...and a naming competition :)

Goblin's Apprentice
Vampiric Bloodlust
Burning Embers
I am so excited to be able to to introduce you all to my new, exclusive and superBrilliant Aran Base Yarn :) These few kettle~dyed colourways are just the beginnings of what will be a complete dyefest in the New Year!!!
It's 100% merino with typical aran yardage...... and it is so much more beautiful in real life, believe me :)

But, before I can put any of these babies up for sale (all 300g dyelots) I need to find a name for my new yarn.'s now over to you guys :D
I will offer 200g of specially custom dyed superSpecial Aran to the person who comes up with the best name for it. The name needs thought, as I want it to reflect Babylonglegs' new studio for one, and the fact I can dye so much more yarn!!! Plus, it also needs to reflect the specialness of the whole effect of the yarn, as it takes dye in such a unique way, as you can see from the pictoores :)
So...get your thinking caps on!!!
Leave me a message here, on the blog. I can't include any names, however awesome they are, suggested anywhere else, I am afraid.
Things would get too confusing otherwise, plus I want you to all inspire each other!!!
The Competition Closes at 12pm on New Years Eve....... ;)


Blogger Unknown said...

Wow that is so pretty :-o

8:08 PM  
Blogger Woolly Wormhead said...

'Transitions' :)

Love the way it takes the colours!

8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh it's GORGEOUS! I am so jealous, how beautiful is that?!

What about Primi? You know when you're pregnant with your first baby you're referred to as a primipara, this is you growing your wool baby :)

9:12 PM  
Blogger Chrissy said...

The yarn is so amazing. I love the affect. How about "Prism". The way it takes the dye and turns it into different colours makes me think of the science classes we did at school with the pretty rainbows created from sunbeams.

11:16 PM  
Blogger Mildawg said...

both because the yarn is enchanting and because it's what you say when you're meeting someone for the first time (new beginnings).
Great job with your yarn!

1:54 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

wow it is gorgeous!

1:34 PM  
Blogger Claire said...

Looks fabulous...
How about "Dawn" - thinking of the soft dapply effect of the colours, like the first fingers of the dawn sun - and every new day has a dawn...
Have a great Christmas and New Years!

2:30 PM  
Blogger Jeannette said...

I'd say ' Dawn '.
Fabulous wool !
Congratulations !!!

4:43 PM  
Blogger lottie said...

Revelations :0)

7:23 PM  
Blogger Quesselchen said...

Are telling us that we can't spend our Christmas pennies on that gorgeousness yet? You are an evil temptress!!!
Which also happens to be my suggestion: Temptation - your yarns and colours are all a temptation and you must feel very tempted to play in your new shed and try new colours and other new things...
Lots of hugs!

11:13 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

It looks wonderful!
I would call it 'Merbaby' - MERino Brilliant Aran Yarn Base.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

'Chameleon' for the subtle colour changes within each ply of the yarn.

9:29 PM  
Blogger Eleanor said...

My (well, my Mum's)suggestion is 'Genesis'... an "origin, creation, or beginning"

It's a new beginning & a gorgeous creation!!! I can't wait til it goes on sale (although I think my bank account won't) :-)

12:40 PM  
Blogger longdrawjames said...

hmm... how about

that is the spanish word for beginning. its a different sounding word like your yarn, and also a nice sounding word which kinda shows specialness.. the fact its something that hasnt been heard before by lotsa people is kinda reminiscent of your new shed seeing as the quantitiy of yarn you will be able to dye now is more than you could before, so is new.

5:16 PM  
Blogger sandp said...

'Renaissance' would be my suggestion for a new beginning or rebirth.


This response will probably show under one of Mr. C's pseudonyms.

9:06 PM  
Blogger spinmerightround said...

"Horizons" because next year is full of exciting new horizons you and us of course!

9:41 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Alpha, sort of seasonal, and the beginning, not only of a new studio, but yarn and the dawn of a new year.

Please can you delete the Gnom one it's not me!

1:53 AM  
Blogger Miffy said...


12:03 PM  
Blogger Kybosh said...

How about Janus? The Roman god of gates and doors (your shed/studio) and beginnings and endings.

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Evolve, or Evolution, as it covers the way in which you have evolved from small beginning into magnificent sheddiness, and it also captures how the merino evolves as you apply yoour dying skillz, and how the colours on the yarn evolve from each other, and how the yarn will then evolve into something new again when the knitter adds their magic...

Scrummy yarn, btw!!!

10:53 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

Maybe I'm being too literal, but how about Twister? As in a swirling tornado. Everyone is mesmerised by the action and the funnelling of a tornado, and perhaps this is the storm that will herald new beginnings for your work.
Gorgeous, whatever you end up calling it!

3:00 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

'Epiphany'. And yes, I know the competition is technically closed, but I had to suggest it anyw!ay

11:47 AM  

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