Awrighty, then! Last week I presented a Backward Challenge — instead of sending me pictures of ideas for colorways, I asked you to send me words and phrases that might evoke a particular combination of colors, and my job would be to interpret your suggestions into a colorway, which would then be added to the available colorway you could order, and the person who submitted the selected name would get the first sample skein.
There were over 30 submissions sent in, and instead of picking just one, I picked three that almost instantly prompted a colorway. And instead of me being the final authority, I decided to dye up all three and let YOU decide which one you like, which one should be added to the list, or which one you’d be most likely to buy. (And yes, there were 2 of each dyed up, and 1 of each was posted to the Blog Reader Specials page yesterday with the latest batch — I picked the best of each pair for this Challenge polling.)
I will show you the dyed yarns in their initial state, as well as after reskeining, along with the names attached to them. I will NOT (yet) reveal who submitted which name. Polling is open through August 31. On September 1, the winning selection will be identified, and there will be an opportunity to order that colorway at a reduced price for all of September, after which time the colorway will be moved to the regular Custom Dyes page.
and the Individual Shots with names and comments:
Free Swim: Assorted light blue, pale turquoise, pale teal and gray, applied in streaks along the hank lengthwise, rather than in bands across the hank.
Box of Rain: drops of sky blue, turquoise, navy, and gray, boxed into panes with bands of brown.
Bat Shit Crazy: Wild, clashing colors in a frantic mess – much like an overcaffeinated Type A personality! (Note, this was the name that was submitted, but some may find the phrase offensive, so it will be renamed “Wack-a-Doodle“).
So, now it is up to you. Consider not just the visual appeal, i.e., which one you’d most likely purchase, but also consider if the colors I came up with reflect the name fittingly. Whichever has the most votes wins! And by “wins” I mean it becomes September’s color of the month, available at 15% off. 🙂
Voting is now completed; here are the final numbers: