Five New Lotus Yarn Colors are Here!
Now that the new yarn shipment is here I’ll make this a quick post and then go back to checking it all in. I weigh each cone and list it with its lot (a way to keep track of inventory, etc). I’ve learned it’s best to treat each raw cone from the mill as a unique item. Each has a different amount of yarn on it and is part of one particular lot.
Here are the speediest photos I could take. I figure the best thing is to put a new color with others that it harmonizes with. These five colors all fill gaps in our existing range. That’s a total of twenty Lotus yarn colors for 2016.
I’m pleasantly surprised by the rich and elegant look of the new colors. The orange could have been bright; instead it’s warm and rich. The emerald green is a full jewel tone. Even the neutrals are rich-looking and make my fingers itch to crochet them (it takes a lot for a neutral to hit that spot for me).
New Lotus Yarn Colors Need New Names. Hmm.
The ideal name for each color meets three priorities in this order:
- The color name has a maximum of 12 characters so that it fits well within the space I’ve left for it on the ball band.
- The name conveys the spirit of the exact color. Like our “Bamboo Green”: it is not minty just because it’s a light green; it’s more pistachio, and clean like a new spring shoot: bamboo. “Satin Grey” is exactly that. So is “Dark Roast”, and “Rose Red” (it’s not a hot fire red). A mental picture of the color can help correct whatever it looks like on someone’s monitor.
- It’s nice when the color name refers to the signature sheen and drape that makes this yarn a keeper for us.
The final Lotus color names I’m considering:
- Pale Violet or Lavender Ice or Smoky Lilac or Icy Amethyst
- Emerald, Emerald, or Emerald
- Soft Caramel or Mushroom Bisque or Cafe au Lait or Honey Taupe or something
- Carbonite or Slate Patina or Graphite or Charcoal or Gunmetal Glint
- Orange Riche or Persimmon or Tangerine