If I didn't already have my dream job I would like to be the person who chooses the colour names for yarn. That's a job right? Someone gets to do it. Madelinetosh has an inspired namepicker. I'd much rather knit something in Stovepipe, Steam Age, Smokestack or Baltic than in grey or blue.
If I were in charge of the naming of yarns I would make sure there was a sock yarn called Mincemeat*. I think it would make fabulous socks. They'd be the perfect thing to knit at this time of year.
Alas I have no Mincemeat sock yarn, but I do have Tropical Fish sock yarn from Meadow Yarn. Now, where did I put my pointy sticks?
*It's Delia's recipe with apricots instead of currants, the addition of cherries and rum instead of brandy. Tomorrow is Stir Up Sunday. Time to make the Christmas Pud.