Congrats to Carla in MT whose randomly winning comment about her favorite SSY color was "Caribbean! I need to make a pair w/ this color!" You're comment was randomly chosen and you will the SSY Colorcard Set! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your address, and I'll get that set out to you.
I had a good time reading all your comments about your favorite colors in the Simply Sock Yarn line. Some of you mentioned sports teams, some Harry Potter- and the funny thing is, I'm a Harry Potter fan and when I designed the colors, wanted to make sure I could knit House Socks at any time! And I think it's nice that it was noticed that there are many options for neutral or "manly" colors for socks. My husband is notorious for choosing gray for his socks, but with Simply Sock Yarn he has options that will be more interesting for me to knit.
Many of you commented that you really liked Tuscany. Tuscany was one of the last colors I chose for the line. And originally, it wasn't even a color in the line. But as my dyer and I were testing for the perfect Cranberry, Tuscany was one of the colors that was part of the last test batch. It was such a dusky and rich color, yet unlike any solid sock yarn colors I'd seen. So I added it last minute to the line. If you were to give it another name, what would it be?
Loretta commented that she recently ordered Cranberry, Tuscany, Burgundy and Chocolate for accents on toes and cuffs, but "the colors nestled together are so stunning that I may have to use them together for a fairisle project." Loretta, when I packed up your order, I remember thinking that the color combination was really striking and I might have to do a project with the same colors! Good minds think alike!
I think that's why these color cards are such an asset. They allow you to really dream up color combinations that you might otherwise wouldn't have put together. Recently, a well know designer e-mailed me that when she received the cards I sent her for an upcoming project, she found them to be quite an inspiration. But that's all I can say about that right now, but I'll share more about that as I can! But I have to admit that I agree- being able to see all the colors in person and compare them can make all the difference in planning the perfect project. Afterall, if you are going to spend dozens of hours on a project, you deserve to have all the tools you can to make sure that project is exactly what you want it to be.
I'm inspired by all the pastel colors that are in stores right now, and I'm considering knitting Easter eggs to decorate with next year. These are the colors that really speak to me: Sunflower, Wasabi, Tangering, Peach, Buttercup, Fiesta Lime, and Pink. There's something about these colors that scream EASTER!