The Name Game

While I was out touring, a few people asked me about the names of colors of my yarn, so I thought I’d post the scoop for those interested. For the CRAFT colors, I’m slowly starting to put up pictures of the namesakes to see when you click on an individual swatch. Check out Jennifer, Allison & Mafiosa, when you get a chance! πŸ™‚ Alrighty then, here goes…

CRAFT (Organic Cotton & Milk Fiber)
Named after my friends or other crafty people who’ve inspired me.

Suss (dark purple): Knitwear designer, Suss Cousins
Meowers (light pink): My on-line knitting friends
Libby (coral): My mom
Todd (teal): Designer, Todd Oldham
Cathie & Steve (olive green): Hosts, Creative Juice
Jennifer (mint green): Host, Craft Lab & Owner, Naughty Secretary Club
Candi (tan): Knit/Crochet designer, Candi Jensen
Martha (pale yellow): Martha Stewart
Allison (chocolate brown): Host, Uncommon Threads
Mafiosa (hot pink): Austin Craft Mafia
Adina (black): Editor-in-Chief, Vogue Knitting & Knit.1 Magazines
Chica (red): Craft designer/writer, Kathy Cano-Murillo (aka Crafty Chica)
Carol (white): Craft guru, Carol Duvall
Kelly (light green): Producer (formerly of Knitty Gritty), Kelly Mooney

ROCK (Hemp/Soysilk/Wool)
Named after rock stars, of course.

Kim & Kelly (turquoise): The Deal sisters /The Breeders & The Pixies (Kim)
Karen (Lavender): Karen O. /Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Siouxsie (dark purple): Siouxsie Sioux/ Souxsie & the Banshees
Courtney (hot pink): Courtney Love/Hole/Solo stuff
Billie Joe (lime green): Billie Joe Armstrong/Green Day
Dave (blue): Dave Campbell/ Arms in Danger
Billy (orange): Billy Corigan /Smashing Pumpkins, etc.
Shirley (reddish-orange): Shirley Manson/Garbage
Jeremy (bright yellow): Jeremy Enigk / Sunny Day Real Estate/Solo stuff
Joan (black): Joan Jett/Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Thom (brown): Thom York/Radiohead
Trent (grey): Trent Rezner/Nine Inch Nails
Gwen (red): Gwen Stefani/No Doubt/ Solo stuff
Jack (white): Jack White/White Stripes

LOVE (Bamboo/Silk)
Named after fictional couples from movies.

Lloyd & Diane (turquoise): Say Anything
Gail & Dewey (pale yellow): Scream
Peter & Mary Jane (red): Spider-Man
Sarah & Maurice (dark teal): The End of the Affair
Napoleon & Deb (dark yellow): Napoleon Dynamite
Jack & Sally (gray): Nightmare Before Christmas
Andi & Blane (coral-y pink): Pretty in Pink
Mulder & Scully (emerald green): X-Files
Harold & Maude (brown): Harold & Maude
Ennis & Jack (periwinkle): Brokeback Mountain
Shelby & Jackson: Steel Magnolias
Buttercup & Wesley: The Princess Bride
June & Johnny: Walk the Line
Joel & Clementine: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Stay tuned, more colors in all 3 lines out this fall!


11 Responses to “The Name Game”

  1. Elise

    Love the name game for your beautiful yarns. I’ve not been able to find it locally, can your yarn be ordered online? Also, do you prefer any one type of needle (all bamboo, for example?). Thanks for any input!

  2. DebbieKnitter

    OMG, seriously, the name thing has literally driven me NUTS!!! I have 6 skeins of each kind (the milk fiber is my favorite by the way….soft, soft,soft!!) Anyways, I was DYING to know how the names came up. Thanks for sharing with us, the colors are amazing.

  3. Jill

    Can I come over and listen to albums and watch movies — and of course, knit — with you?

    Seriously, you had me at Siouxsie & the Banshees – but what cinched it was your entire LOVE list. πŸ™‚

  4. Jen

    I was just commenting on another blog recently how I sometimes buy yarn based on the name, if the name is a really good one. Napoleon & Deb? Harold & Maude? I am afraid I am going to have to get my hands on those! πŸ™‚

  5. Vada

    I love all of your yarn. I’m not even joking, it’s like my new addiction-at least it’s a healthy one πŸ™‚ I noticed you had Pretty in Pink, any chances you would name a yarn after Claire and Bender from the Breakfast Club, or could one just be Anthony Micheal Hall? Ok, what about Duckman? lol πŸ™‚ I love my John Hughes 1980s movies, what can I say. I know this is kind of late, but I was away from my computer, congrats on your marriage!

  6. Vickie Howell

    Elise–I dig working with Addis Turbos, Daisy Needles (resin) & bamboo. The yarn can be found on-line at http://www.yarn.com.

    Theresa–Why, thank ya!

    Debbie–Jeesh, if you were dying, all you had to do was ask. I would’ve told you earlier! πŸ˜‰

    Jen-Those 2 colors actually look really nice together. πŸ™‚

    Vada–Thanks for the nice words about the yarn. Can I quote you on that? πŸ˜‰ ANd yeah, I love J. Hughs movies. I wanted to spoof the Breakfast Club poster for the cover of Not Another Teen Knitting Book, but they were afraid of being sued (and also that today’s teens wouldn’t get the reference). Hence the birth of the current cover with the mullet-looking picture of me.
    Worst. Cover. Ever.

    Jill–It’s kind of a communte from Orange County to Austin, dontcha think. πŸ˜‰


  7. Vada

    Of course you can quote me! πŸ™‚ I love Breakfast Club, and as for the mullet cover…at least you weren’t wearing flannel, too. πŸ™‚

  8. Anonymous

    Vicki, I have an idea for your craft collection. Jack and Meg (the White Stripes), and the yarn should be white and red.