Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Manzanilla Olive


While I was at Malabrigo, I had the amazing opportunity (or should I say, I had the resources) to work on some new colors for the color cards in Twist and Silky. One color I had in mind to add to the Malabrigo resume was inspired by something I had seen at home here in the US - a vibrant, rich yellow-green. The staff at Malabrigo Yarns were eager to help me realize the dream to have yarn in this color, and we even sent it to TNNA on the color cards for Twist and Silky -- Manzanilla Olive.

On the colorcard, this colorway sits between Frank Ochre and Lettuce in hue and intensity. It has the sort of mustard bitterness of Frank Ochre with just a touch of green, allowing even those who detest yellow on themselves, but love yellow or Frank Ochre as a colorway, to try something different on their complexions.

As a gift, the company sent me ten skeins of Manzanilla Olive, my colorway, in Twist, which is an aran-weight, plied yarn made of super-soft merino wool. If you would like to enter to win the skein pictured with Thusa (who greatly approves this colorway) above, just leave a message in the comments! You have until September 1 to enter.

34 comments:

  1. That colorway turned out amazing, Hannah! (And of course Thusa looks adorable sitting there watching over it. lol)

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  2. It's so pretty Hannah! Nice job!

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  3. Wow, what a gorgeous colorway! So bold! So bright! So yummy!

    And Arethusa is, of course, gorgeous as well.

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  4. I'd love a chance to win this gorgeous color. Great addition to the line as I am one of those that can't wear the yellow tones but I think this will work. Yay, another gorgeous green.

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  5. It's official! You've won my heart with that one. Great job and I hope you had a great experience in Uruguay!

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  6. That color is awesome and you are such a lucky girl to have been able to intern at Malabrigo!

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  7. What a cool opportunity! I'm one of those can't wear yellow people so I'll have to try it out =)

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  8. What a great color! I'm thinking of a snuggley hat to brighten dreary winter days.

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  9. ohhhh this is lovely and perfect! I think I have found my new favorite malabrigo color.

    thanks for this chance to win!

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  10. Wow! I really love this color - it would be an awesome 1st malabrigo knit! Lovely work - you are doing a fabulous job!

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  11. I would love to win a skein of Twist in this new color. Lettuce is probably my favorite colorway and I've seen several great projects that were knit with Frank Ochre in the Rav forums. Thanks for sharing your yarn!

    -Stephanie (sjn821 on Ravelry)

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  12. I looooooooooove green!!

    twinimama

    thanks for the info to all malabrigo junkies! *g*

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  13. It's gorgeous, Hannah! Good work. :)

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  14. Nice job on the new colorway! Can't wait to also see what it looks like in silky, I bet it vibrates!!

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  15. So beautiful! I totally understand your thoughts about not liking yellow but really liking Frank Ochre. That's me!

    Katie (knithokie on Rav)

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  16. I like this a lot! greens are my favorite. Beautiful yarn :)

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  17. That's a gorgeous color, Hannah! And in Twist... nirvana. :-)

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  18. Love this color! Looks perfect for autumn knits :)

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  19. Good work on that colour! My husband is crazy for brights and winning it would mean a crazy hat to add to his collection.

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  20. What an awesome color and fun work opportunity!

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  21. Beautiful, and it perfectly fills the hole between green and yellow. I love that color!

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  22. Remember when I was listing my favorite Mal colors for you? Well forget all that, I have a new favorite - Manzanilla Olive! It is absolutely gorgeous! I have always had a weakness for gold yellow-greens, and this one is just perfect. Well done!

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  23. OMB! That is one of the most perfect shades of green EVER.

    Well done, Hannah. Well done, indeed.

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  24. Between Frank Ochre and Lettuce? Sound like a heavenly color.

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  25. Wow - what an amazing thing to get to do. so lucky. love the color.

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  26. Absolutely beautiful, can't wait for it to hit the stores!!!
    Or I could just swing by your house and have a look for myself :]

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  27. love that colour! Great work!

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  28. Ooooo, it's so pretty. you did a beautiful job!

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  29. I am absolutely in love with that color! I saw it at TNNA and wanted to walk away with it! Perfect, especially in the Twist base yarn. That yarn is bound to be in my stash someday.

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  30. I just found your lovely blog, and I feel embarrassed that my first post in one in which I try to win something--so grabby of me--but, oh I would love to win that beautiful yarn! In any case, I will be following your blog from now on, and ogling your pretty, pretty knits!

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  31. MaybeeSomeday (Ravelry)August 26, 2010 at 4:24 PM

    Wow! It's a very gorgeous color.

    It must have been absolutely awesome to have Malabrigo make your colorway!

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