Category Archives: Colors

Glowing Sheep!

There has been quite a bit of talk about the genetically modified lambs born in Uruguay,  and by now you have probably heard or read about them, too!

Uruguayan Glowing Sheep: clic on image to read about it

It’s a genetic experiment developed by IraUY. There are already examples in the world of animals that having been genetically manipulated to produce proteins like insulin in their milk. The major goal of IraUy in doing this experiment is to perfect the technique of genetic manipulation in order to document and share their conclusions so other scientists can use what they have learned. They incorporated a gene taken from the Aequorea Victoria jellyfish, which is fluorescent and therefore easy to detect the sheeps tissue. As a result, these 9 lambs show their fluorescent colour when exposed to a certain UV light.

When we saw this news, and read on twitter some users making jokes that we should spin their yarn, we just had to create our very own glowing colourway, inspired in these 9 lambs!

 

Fluo in Worsted

Fluo in Malabrigo Yarn Worsted

It’s really flourescent in person- it’s quite difficult to capture that in a photo!
I, personally, must confess I had a lot of fun imagining what would happen if one of these lambs got away from where they are and started running across the fields, and someone ran into it at night and saw it glow. Oh, the stories that would create!

This colorway will be presented at TNNA, so it will be available some time after that.

– Vero

 More information about it

io9

The Washington Times

Gamma Squad

 

Color Feature: Mallard

Photo submitted by Lisa Page

Photo submitted by Lisa Page

 

Inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways:

 

Top row: Silkpaca in Indiecita, Rios in Natural, Chunky in Azul Bolita, Worsted in Sauterne. Bottom row: Mecha in Queguay, Mecha in Tabacos, Lace in Sapphire Green, Mecha in Volcan.

Top row: Silkpaca in Indiecita, Rios in Natural, Chunky in Azul Bolita, Worsted in Sauterne. Bottom row: Mecha in Queguay, Mecha in Tabacos, Lace in Sapphire Green, Mecha in Volcan.

 

Did you know you can now submit a photo to be used in our color features? Just send it to colorfeat@malabrigoyarn.com(By submitting, you are indicating that you own full rights to the photograph and are giving us permission to reproduce it on our blog. We’re sorry, but we are not able to use every submission.)

Thank you!

-Alex

Color Feature: Windy Day

photo by flickr user "Casey David", used under creative commons license.

photo by flickr user “Casey David”, used under creative commons license.

 

Inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways:

 

Top row: Silky Merino in Ankara Green, Rasta in Laguna Negra, Worsted in Jewel Blue, Arroyo in Sandbank. Bottom row: Silkpaca in Fucsia, Lace in Natural, Silky Merino in Topaz, Arroyo in Glitter.

Top row: Silky Merino in Ankara Green, Rasta in Laguna Negra, Worsted in Jewel Blue, Arroyo in Sandbank. Bottom row: Silkpaca in Fucsia, Lace in Natural, Silky Merino in Topaz, Arroyo in Glitter.

-Alex

Color Feature: Toy Trucks

Photo by flickr user "Horia-Varlan", used under creative commons license.

Photo by flickr user “Horia-Varlan”, used under creative commons license.

 

Inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways…

 

Top row: Mech in Azul Fresco, Silky Merino in Natural, Rios in Fresco y Seco, Silky Merino in Party Pink. Bottom row: Chunky in Bergamota, Gruesa in Shocking Pink, Sock in Ochre, Worsted in Bobby Blue.

Top row: Mech in Azul Fresco, Silky Merino in Natural, Rios in Fresco y Seco, Silky Merino in Party Pink. Bottom row: Chunky in Bergamota, Gruesa in Shocking Pink, Sock in Ochre, Worsted in Bobby Blue.

-Alex

Color Feature: Boat

Photo by flickr user “FriaLOve” used under Creative Commons license.

 

Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo Colorways…

 

Top row: Finito in Chispas, Lace in Natural, Twist in Belgian Chocolate, Silkpaca in Frank Ochre. Bottom row: Rastita in Mostaza, Arroyo in Marte, Worsted in Sauterne, Silky Merino in Spring Water.

Did you know you can now submit a photo to be used in our color features? Just send it to colorfeat@malabrigoyarn.com(By submitting, you are indicating that you own full rights to the photograph and are giving us permission to reproduce it on our blog. We’re sorry, but we are not able to use every submission.)

Thank you!

-Alex

Color Feature: Pigeons

Photo by flickr user “nandadevieast”, used under Creative Commons license.

 

Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo Colorways…

 

Top row: Sock in Tiziano Red, Silky Merino in Blackberry, Silkpaca in Polar Morn, Rios in Pearl Ten. Bottom row: Lace in Verde Esperanza, Worsted in Marron Oscuro, Rios in Niebla, Rios in Plomo.

-Alex

Color Feature: Little Icelander

Photo by flickr user “Örlygur Hnefill”, used under Creative Commons license.

 

Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo Colorways…

Top row: Arroyo in Vaa, Lace in Olive, Silky Merino in Tatami, Angora in Primavera. Bottom row: Silky Merino in Pollen, Sock in Black, Worsted in Sealing Wax, Lace in Mariposa.

Did you know you can now submit a photo to be used in our color features? Just send it to colorfeat@malabrigoyarn.com(By submitting, you are indicating that you own full rights to the photograph and are giving us permission to reproduce it on our blog. We’re sorry, but we are not able to use every submission.)

Thank you!

-Alex

Color Feature: Aurora

Photo by flickr user “heatherbuckley.co.uk”, used under Creative Commons license.

 

Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo Colorways…

 

Top row: Arroyo in Plomo, Angora in Sunset, Rasta in Azul Profundo, Rios in Fresco y Seco. Bottom row: Silky Merino in Rupestre, Worsted in Sapphire Green, Arroyo in Pocion, Arroyo in Black.

-Alex

Color Feature: Tulips

Photo by flickr user “Ian Sane,” used under creative commons license.

 

Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways…

 

Top row: Chunky in Sauterne, Worsted in Vermillion, Rasta in Baya Electrica, Worsted in Burgundy. Bottom row: Silkypaca in Natural, Worsted in Molly, Chunky in Little Lovely, Lace in Verde Adriana.

Did you know you can now submit a photo to be used in our color features? Just send it to colorfeat@malabrigoyarn.com. (By submitting, you are indicating that you own full rights to the photograph and are giving us permission to reproduce it on our blog. We’re sorry, but we are not able to use every submission.)

Thank you!

-Alex

Color Feature: Old House

Photo by flickr user “Örlygur Hnefill”, used under Creative Commons license.

 

Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways…

 

Top row: Silky Merino in Topaz, Silky Merino in Viena, Organic Cotton in Pecan, Arroyo in Sandbank. Bottom row: Lace in Polar Morn, Silkpaca in Indiecita, Arroyo in Vaa, Rios in Pearl Ten.

-Alex