Friday, May 28, 2010

Desert Rose Shawl

This one is definitely going into the queue.

The incomparable Renee Leverington of Goddess Knits fame has done it again! This time she dazzles with the Desert Rose, designed exclusively for

The pattern is available as a .pdf download and also available as a kit that includes a skein of sumptuous Suri Elegance lace yarn.

Shown here in one of my personal favorite flavors, Carmel Latte, I think the simple yet elegant lace pattern would be stunning in one of our handpainted colors as well. Perfect to throw over your shoulders to ward off the evening chill that seems to find us even on the warmest of summer days. Let us know if you cast-on -- we would love to see your version!

Monday, May 17, 2010

New Paca-Paints name revealed!!!


Yay! What awesome new names!!!

One disclaimer, the votes for "Spiked Punch" were a few fewer than "Cherry Blossom", but thanks to you guys we realized that some other clever yarnies had already come up with that name and we didn't want to step on their toes (or squash their fruit). So, Angela gets to do her happy dance as we select her nominee, "Spiked Punch", for the pink flavor!

However, not all is happiness here in AYC land. We are all terribly disappointed that "Fer Doods" did not make the cut. Come on! We love & respect you all but really -- a landslide with only ONE vote for Fer Doods??? Sigh. I guess that's why we let you guys decide. But just so you know, around the warehouse we are totally still calling it "Fer Doods".

Congrats to our winners:
Neejess- Wisteria Way
StephCat - Seahorse Parade
Squiggi - Spiked Punch
Katerina - Deep in the Pines
Courtney - Mardi Gras
Emily - Emerald Isle

All the winners have been emailed or rav mailed and prize skeins will be shipping out this week. Thanks again to EVERYONE who submitted a vote. We love you guys!

Hold your breath!

I am officially closing the contest voting threads now. Results of the namings & winners of the yumminess to be posted here in just a few minutes. Yay!!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Last but not least

We have had so much fun with this contest, but sadly, we are at our final new colorway for Paca-Paints. It occurred to us as we were coming up with the new colors that we didn't have a really good green. I mean a dig your toes in the grass, fresh steamed veggies kind of green. A green so green it almost hurts. Well, we have one now...
Help us name our final pretty. Choices are:

1) Emerald Isle
2) Princess & The Pea

All comments have an equal chance of winning, one comment per person, please. We will announce this & all the winners soon. Thanks for playing & we hope you enjoyed getting to see all the new lovelies!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I will apologize in advance

Why am I apologizing? Because I know by the time you are finished reading this blog post you will have a song stuck in your head. So I am sorry. If it is any consolation, I have the same song stuck in my head too. The worst part is, this song really requires whistling and I am hopelessly inept at whistling.

What? Did you stumble onto the wrong blog? Isn't there supposed to be some sort of yarn naming contest type thing going on here???

No, you are indeed at the right place. Here is your yarn:

And here are your choices:

1) Mardi Gras
2) Bewitched

hangs head in shame as she fruitlessly pushes air out her mouth in a lame attempt to whistle

So, post your favorite, one comment per person please & a randomly drawn winner will get a skein of the good stuff. Meanwhile, I'm off to invest in whistling lessons.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Not to be outdone

Lest you think that women rule the roost around here (okay, we do, but.....)
We did come up with some less frilly shades in the new flavors of Paca-Paints as well.

Choices for this batch are
1) Deep in the Pines
2) Fer Doods

Yes, some days we amuse ourselves. Post in the comments and join in the fun! Don't forget to hit us with your blog link, ravelry ID or email addy so we can track you down.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Tasha's Favorite

Okay, this isn't exactly Tasha's favorite. Sadly, her favorite didn't make the cut. It is however tattooed onto her left forearm, but that's a blog post for another day. This is her second favorite, and actually quite close to her body art.

Tell us what you think...
1) Spiked Punch
2) Cherry Blossom

Remember, everyone has a equal chance to win & just one comment per person, please.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Beth's Favorite

We thought since we started off the festivities with Angela's favorite new colorway, we would follow with Beth's.

Same rules as before, leave us a comment on the blog letting us know which name you prefer and all entries are eligible to win a skein of our newest lovely (assuming Beth doesn't hoard them all for herself!)

Your choices are:

1) Misty Harbor
2) Seahorse Parade

Have fun!