Naming Contest - Penny For Your Thoughts

The Hazel Knits team has been so busy creating new and interesting colours lately, that our creative juices seem to be running a little low and we've been having a heck of a time coming up with a name for August's colour of the month.

So we thought "why not have some fun with this?" and let our friends (that's you!) help us find just the right name for it.  And the first one to come up with the name we select will win a skein of the featured colour in the base of their choice. Sound good?

Here are the guidelines:

To allow as many people to participate as possible, let's say two suggestions per person.

You can't use a name we've used before or anything too similar to a name we've used before.

It can't be super long (it has to fit on our labels).

Make sure your comment includes some contact information (ravname, email?)

Comments are moderated so if your comment doesn't appear right away, give it some time. I've just stepped away from my laptop.

Entries must be received by midnight Thursday, August 8, 2013.

The winner will be the one the HK team thinks personifies the colour the best, or just plain tickles our fancy.

Okay, let's see what you've got!


Anonymous sricker/rav id said...

camp wood

August 1, 2013 at 2:22 PM  
Blogger Ellen Jackowski said...

Copper Pot
Fallen Leaves

August 1, 2013 at 2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Foxy? Red Panda?

Peggy (Rav name pvn)

August 1, 2013 at 2:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burnt Cinnamon


August 1, 2013 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger cymberleah said...



August 1, 2013 at 2:55 PM  
Anonymous Nancy (nbgriz on Ravelry) said...

Nutmeg or Mahogany

August 1, 2013 at 2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Copper Canyon

It is gorgeous!
2muchstuff2day (ravid)

August 1, 2013 at 3:21 PM  
Anonymous Sheila Ricker said...

melted chocolate

August 1, 2013 at 3:23 PM  
Blogger sharon said...

How about Zinnia.

August 1, 2013 at 3:24 PM  
Blogger Gail said...

GGailG says: Hazelnut, Spiced Rum, or Burnt Umber,

August 1, 2013 at 3:36 PM  
Blogger Malee Burton said...

My first thought was. Smoky Ginger
Malee67(rav name)

August 1, 2013 at 3:36 PM  
Anonymous Marylu said...

Pumpkin Spice

Mcknitgirl (ravelry id)

August 1, 2013 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger Camanoah said...


August 1, 2013 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Doesn't look like this worked the first time, I got an error. Let's try it again!

How about Russet?

August 1, 2013 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Iron oxide
Burnt orange
Burnt Amber

August 1, 2013 at 4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Irish Setter

Rav ID SourdoughJettaM

August 1, 2013 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Copper Mountain
Rusty Penny
Burnt Sienna

August 1, 2013 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger Laurel said...

Chocolate Fondue
Iron Oxide

Rav name: smidgentigre

August 1, 2013 at 4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dragon's Blood
Baked Persimmon

Sammi2 on Rav

August 1, 2013 at 4:21 PM  
Anonymous teribella said...

tarnished copper


August 1, 2013 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...


August 1, 2013 at 4:27 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Mexican Hot Chocolate
Sweet Potato

August 1, 2013 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger scienceknitster said...

Wow -- lots of good names so far. I suggest: pumpkin pie spice or d baked pumpkin.

The first one recalls the orgins of this color (club colorway "spice"), while the second one is what first came to my mind when I saw the color.

Good luck to everyone!

August 1, 2013 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger emicat said...

Desert Canyon

emicat on Rav

A gorgeous colorway, btw!

August 1, 2013 at 4:48 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

How about just 'Penny' or 'Old Penny'.
I keep thinking 'Teak' as well.

August 1, 2013 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

It looks life toffee to me!

August 1, 2013 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Or maybe peanut brittle... I guess I'm hungry since all I can think of are food names.

August 1, 2013 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger ZanneQ said...

yammy penny
pumpkin chai

August 1, 2013 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Beautiful color; perfect for fall!

Here are my suggestions:

Cedar Chest
Spiced Cider

I'm jchant on Ravelry.

August 1, 2013 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger Jocelyn Grayson said...

Saigon Cinnamon.

August 1, 2013 at 5:13 PM  
Anonymous Marisa Monzon said...

Cinnamon bear

August 1, 2013 at 5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cinnamon Toast
Rum Toddy

Juli (nanasknittin on rav)

August 1, 2013 at 5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm thepoch on Rav.

Here are my suggestions:

Pumpkin Stew
Roasted Yams

I'm not waiting for the color to have a name -- I need some NOW!

August 1, 2013 at 5:37 PM  
Anonymous Hannah G said...

Cozy Caramel

I'm BreatheAndSmile on ravelry.

August 1, 2013 at 5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am EdmondsKathy on Ravely

I suggest Cinnamon Bark

August 1, 2013 at 6:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


August 1, 2013 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger katydid1235 said...

burnished copper

August 1, 2013 at 6:15 PM  
Blogger KatyAnne said...


August 1, 2013 at 6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just use the title for this blog post

Penny For Your Thoughts


Mud in Your Eye

ejsufka on rav

August 1, 2013 at 6:21 PM  
Blogger KatyAnne said...


August 1, 2013 at 6:21 PM  
Blogger Jane McKeag said...

Bittersweet (please)

August 1, 2013 at 6:27 PM  
Blogger melsheljack said...

Love this color! First thing I thought when it saw it was
Rusty Nail
Melshel on ravlery

August 1, 2013 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger ikkinlala said...


It doesn't have a white face, but it's just the right shade of brown.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

August 1, 2013 at 6:34 PM  
Anonymous Maryzona on Ravelry said...

Sun Baked Adobe

August 1, 2013 at 6:51 PM  
Anonymous Kinara said...


August 1, 2013 at 6:53 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Cantrell said...

Dragon's Touch
Caramel Apple
Smoldering Ember

escantrell on Ravelry

Gorgeous shade!!

August 1, 2013 at 6:56 PM  
Blogger Rayleen B said...

First thing I thought of when I saw this yarn was "Mustang." But I also thought "Redwood." I love the idea of keeping to PNW or nature names when it comes to HK.

Gorgeous color, makes me reminisce a bit.

August 1, 2013 at 7:18 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Rusty Nail

August 1, 2013 at 7:25 PM  
Anonymous Tricia G. said...

Sequoia or Russet

August 1, 2013 at 7:25 PM  
Anonymous Marvel (flamingo on Ravelry) said...


August 1, 2013 at 7:33 PM  
Anonymous wittknitt on Ravelry said...

How about Copper Penny?

August 1, 2013 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

Sonoran Desert
Red Desert

August 1, 2013 at 7:47 PM  
Anonymous Sue Snow said...

How about Mahogany?

Sue S
Ravelry: soxsusie

August 1, 2013 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger Happyknitter114116 said...

Nutmeg came immediately to mind.
Brazil nut

August 1, 2013 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger Susan Cluck said...

chalkos (Greek for Copper)

August 1, 2013 at 9:04 PM  
Anonymous JentheHen on Ravelry said...

How about Chester Copperpot? Like from the movie The Goonies. :)

August 1, 2013 at 9:52 PM  
Blogger Eliza said...

Chocolate lab

Very pretty! Ariaknits on rav

August 1, 2013 at 9:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Autumn Leaves

ravelry: shanniedee

August 2, 2013 at 1:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burnt Sugar

Tin Roof Rusted


August 2, 2013 at 4:16 AM  
Blogger Frankly Beka said...



Rav: franklybeka

August 2, 2013 at 4:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rav name: saveferris17

How about "Equinox"

Or "Harvest Moon"

August 2, 2013 at 6:11 AM  
Anonymous Miriam said...

Amber Sunflower

Deep Squash

rav name blekky

August 2, 2013 at 6:45 AM  
Anonymous Margie Coesens said...

Arielle (My daughter's hair is like this)
Chocolate Kiss

August 2, 2013 at 7:18 AM  
Anonymous Janie said...

I suggest the name "Paprika."

Whatever you decide to name it, I know I'll be buying more than a few skeins - it's so lovely and perfect for fall!

Janie - JHsizzle on Ravelry

August 2, 2013 at 8:00 AM  
Blogger Holly in CT said...

It looks like s shiny new Copper Penny to me andthat's my suggestion.

August 2, 2013 at 8:17 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

Auburn Tresses

Slinkster (ravID)

August 2, 2013 at 8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Autumn Glow

Rav. ID: chrlly

August 2, 2013 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger thao said...


thao713 on ravelry

August 2, 2013 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger Jody said...

Chestnut or Gingerbread Cookie

August 2, 2013 at 9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toasted Rye


Mole sauce (with the mark over the e as in Mexican food)

aleenknits (on rav)

August 2, 2013 at 9:37 AM  
Anonymous Zo (zed on Ravelry) said...

Copper Glow or Burnt Sienna

August 2, 2013 at 9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goji Berry

Rav dburns

August 2, 2013 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Conway said...

Double Decaffeinated Half-Caf with a Twist!

Keeps the name in the NW (coffee), is punny (the yarn has a twist), and is a quote from a funny movie (LA Story). Double Decaf for short?

August 2, 2013 at 9:55 AM  
Anonymous Liz Ramirez said...

It looks exactly like Brown Butter (caramelized butter) to me!

lizandjuan on ravelry

August 2, 2013 at 10:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before I knew it was unnamed, I thought "that looks like cinnamon toast!" So I'm going with that.
- Tessknits on Ravelry

August 2, 2013 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger Mimi F said...

Irish Setter, Vizsla
mimifan on rav

August 2, 2013 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

How about Lucky Penny? :D

August 2, 2013 at 10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Georgia Clay
Dirty Blonde

email addy: ssnmrr@yahoo.com

August 2, 2013 at 10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Either Cinnamon Spice or Cinnabar.

rav id - alendra

August 2, 2013 at 10:31 AM  
Anonymous judyindiana said...

Autumn Warmth

August 2, 2013 at 10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Maple Crush

sushiwan on rav

August 2, 2013 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger Debi said...

Ooo I have another one I just have to share... how about Brulee?

August 2, 2013 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger karen noyes said...

Burnt Caramel
Mulled Cider


August 2, 2013 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Kashtan (Russian for Chestnut)

Ravname = rosiekitty

August 2, 2013 at 11:12 AM  
Anonymous Kathie said...

Oak Barrel
Chestnut Mare

KathieJ on Rav

August 2, 2013 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Kashtan (Russian for Chestnut)

ravname rosiekitty

August 2, 2013 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger adrienne said...

irish lassie


bellybuttonknits on ravelry

August 2, 2013 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

Cinnamon Latte!

August 2, 2013 at 11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


In case you've used Paprika, then


August 2, 2013 at 11:36 AM  
Anonymous Christine said...

I like Chestnut, but that has been mentioned. So my 2 votes are:

El Zorro (the fox in Spanish)
Sedona (as in Arizona)

RAV ID: mapleweave

August 2, 2013 at 11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Red Cedar

rav name: alhbooks

August 2, 2013 at 11:48 AM  
Anonymous buikema@cawd.org said...

Terra Rossa

August 2, 2013 at 11:52 AM  
Anonymous Sgbooth88 said...

My first thought when I saw the color was

Cinnamon Stick

But after looking at it and thinking about it, I think it looks more like it should be

Cocoa Bean

Cocoa Beans are a lovely and gorgeous reddish brown!

August 2, 2013 at 12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Pecan Pie

Phyllis Jacks

August 2, 2013 at 12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Want to change "Toffee" to "Toffee Taffy"


Phyllis Jacks

August 2, 2013 at 12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from Leelaswann on rav

August 2, 2013 at 12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

know I'm not supposed to, but a third name just came to me. "TOAST"


August 2, 2013 at 1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Penny or russet

Rav I'd=Antinova

August 2, 2013 at 1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Walking stick or cinnamon stick

On Ravelry, I'm macaroniduck.

August 2, 2013 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger dove said...

Smithy's Chestnut tree
Chestnut Brown
Chestnut Tree

Rav bluewingteal

August 2, 2013 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger sharon said...

I like Nasturtium, for my second choice!

August 2, 2013 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Amphibiaknitter said...



August 2, 2013 at 3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds me of "Red Rocks"
gdaigle (ravelry)

August 2, 2013 at 3:54 PM  
Blogger Heidi G said...

Madrona bark

rav name - HeidiGali

August 2, 2013 at 4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like a nod to its colour way roots...so...

Somewhat spicey

Spiced up


August 2, 2013 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger sherry nelson said...


Extra Spicy

Rave ID= Rynna

August 2, 2013 at 4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pommes Frites

ravelry: fairywren

August 2, 2013 at 4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My choice for color name would be Red Rock or Burnt Sienna.

This color reminds me of the canyon walls around Zion Nat'l Park and Red Mountain, one of my favorite hiking spots!

Rav name: kswingle

August 2, 2013 at 4:31 PM  
Blogger Caitlin said...

Curried Ginger?

August 2, 2013 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger Loomlady said...

Louisiana Roux.....looks good enough to eat!

August 2, 2013 at 4:43 PM  
Anonymous Susan Trail said...

How about "Auburn Tresses" ?


August 2, 2013 at 4:50 PM  
Blogger Hannah said...

I immediately thought "Red Headed Stranger" after the great Willie Nelson album. It's a gorgeous color. (hannahr on Ravelry)

August 2, 2013 at 4:53 PM  
Anonymous Susan Trail said...

My second name would be "Rita", for Rita Hayworth's hair (and my Mom's).


August 2, 2013 at 4:54 PM  
Blogger +Martha said...

Redwood or Sequoia

Love, love, love this colorway.

August 2, 2013 at 4:59 PM  
Anonymous NeedleSpeed said...

My choices are
Forgotten Penny

August 2, 2013 at 5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well-Loved Teddy Bear
Rocking Horse

Rav: BelieveInFairies

August 2, 2013 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger Debra Cherniwchan Belletete said...

Apple Butter

Belchickie on Rav

August 2, 2013 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger Olga said...

Planet Mars

EndlessQ on Rav

August 2, 2013 at 8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Red Dirt Road

rainey on Rav

August 2, 2013 at 11:05 PM  
Blogger alittleweirdo said...

Squirrel Nut Brown

August 2, 2013 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger nanasbug said...

chestnut bark
nanasbug on ravelry

August 3, 2013 at 1:46 AM  
Blogger Mary Allen said...

Head or Tails?

Rav ID-Rubysmom

August 3, 2013 at 1:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spideysmom says:

Grammie's braids
chocolate cherry ganache

August 3, 2013 at 3:38 AM  
Blogger Gigiformilo said...

I see Rosehips when I look at this lovely skein.
Gigiformilo on Ravelry

August 3, 2013 at 10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the color!

Cinnamon Chocolate

Rav: Whirlstrom

August 3, 2013 at 1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Something good enough to eat

Clothesdoc on Rav

August 3, 2013 at 4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toasted Nutmeg

August 3, 2013 at 4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Red Birch

rainey on Rav

August 3, 2013 at 5:04 PM  
Blogger Azangelique53 said...

Crushed Almonds would be a great name.

August 3, 2013 at 9:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mountain Mahogany?

This beautiful yarn is reminiscent of the reddish-brown dye extracted by the Hopis and other Native Americans from the root bark of this shrub.

Ravelry ID: liliesofthefield

August 3, 2013 at 10:17 PM  
Anonymous Margie Coesens said...

Root Beer Float
Candy Bar Delight

Ravelry ID: PrincessMargie

August 4, 2013 at 4:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After much thought my choices are

Root beer Float

Cinnamon Bun (or Roll)

Rav: Terri32

Love the color!!!

August 4, 2013 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Old Penny or Lucky Penny?

RavID: knittinaway

August 4, 2013 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger YvetteRose said...

How about:




Yvette Rose (aka Rosehiver on Ravelry)

August 4, 2013 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Painted Desert or Grand Canyon

August 4, 2013 at 2:39 PM  
Anonymous Knittymuggins said...

Hachiya (a type of persimmon)

Thanks for another gorgeous color & a fun contest!

(Rav ID: Knittymuggins)

August 4, 2013 at 4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Russet Spice "
Gorgeous color for the fall & winter.

Fran (Gatekeep on the Mountain) NY

August 4, 2013 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger Katherine Chapman said...

Dragonsblood, Ransom, Persimmon, Copper Bell.

August 4, 2013 at 8:25 PM  
Anonymous Mary said...

I'm watching Game of Thrones, so I'd call it, "Melisandre".

August 4, 2013 at 8:31 PM  
Anonymous Rav name = handy1 said...

Warm Embrace

August 4, 2013 at 10:45 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...



August 5, 2013 at 7:35 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

"Mahogany Bay" after the horse breed

GinnyBug on Ravelry

August 5, 2013 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger Tricia Welton-Hinkle said...

Moroccan Spice
Moab Man

- twhinkle on Ravelry

August 5, 2013 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger Melissa Leisher said...

Not sure if these have been suggested already or not (I tried to scroll through but man there are a lot of entries lol!)

How about Burnished Copper or Candescent Copper (meaning seeming to glow or burn from within as this lovely yarn does)?

I also like Leather Bound or Leather Bound Book

My Rav name is happyknitter14

August 5, 2013 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Cherry Bark

(rav name puppymancer)

August 6, 2013 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

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August 6, 2013 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Opiedog4 said...


August 6, 2013 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger Ericacr said...

root beer

August 7, 2013 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger lambdamuepsilon said...

Cinder Toffee

Rav name: lambdamuepsilon

August 7, 2013 at 11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Cinnamomum verum (the true cinnamon)

rav name: msunny

August 7, 2013 at 2:55 PM  
Anonymous Stephanie (verybusymonkey) said...

What about Moroccan Spice Market

August 7, 2013 at 3:19 PM  
Anonymous ann hunt said...


Reuben (after a Viking boy in the song: "Reuben, Reuben, I've been thinking, what a gay world it would be, if the men were all transported, far beyond the Northern Sea...")

huntannsbcglobal on Ravelry

August 7, 2013 at 5:08 PM  
Anonymous Dawn (Norskgal on Ravelry) said...

Sunset Scoria
Burnished Suede

August 7, 2013 at 10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of my first thoughts were already suggested. I hope I didn't miss any posts and am not duplicating previous suggestions.

Red fox (or fox red)
Arbutus -fits with the Pacific Northwest.

The unofficial name is... Mine! Must acquire soon. Great colour.

August 7, 2013 at 11:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My first thought was copper penny but that was already taken! How about Rusty Nail?

Rav name - needleinhand

August 8, 2013 at 6:07 AM  
Blogger clare targaryen said...

how about cinnamon girl or
fall for you

August 8, 2013 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger alittleweirdo said...

Brown Betty

(rav name: alittleweirdo)

August 8, 2013 at 12:07 PM  
Blogger Skrewkat said...

Little late on this one and I must be in the minority but some reason reminds me of the trail trestles we have around here and the ones around here make me think of the 1920s in the pre-depression time where rails were the form of transport! So my vote for a name is:


AKA the slang name for the illegal bars during prohibition.

August 8, 2013 at 5:06 PM  

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