Mander and Iris
This is Amanda with Iris the Gourmet Monster, by Rebeca Danger. Knit in Shepherd Bulky yarn in Unicorn Parade, held double on size 15US needles. (I swiped the photo from frecklegirl on Flickr.)

IMPORTANT: This contest is CLOSED. Thank you for your enthusiasm!

UPDATE: Due to my travel plans on Friday, the contest will close at noon, but a winner will not be drawn until later in the day. Any comments that come in after 12pm Pacific Time on Friday will be disqualified (but they’ll still make me happy).

You read that right, my little creative geniuses.

Let my friend the bulleted list outline the awesome for you:

  1. Lorna’s Laces has just introduced a new colourway for their yarns.
  2. They’ve named it UNICORN PARADE. (If you didn’t know, the people at Lorna’s Laces seriously know what’s cool. Amanda sent me a text with a pic of the new colourway ages ago. Because she loves me.)
  3. Amanda told me how they came up with the name: “We had come up with the color for Unicorn Parade a bit on a whim. Trying to brighten things up and find a great new little kids color*. We settled on the color combo and then over lunch one day decided it was time to name colors. Robot Overlord and Turtle Rodeo were obvious for their colors but we were stumped on the kids color. Then the obvious emerged. I mean seriously, have you seen anything ever look more like a Unicorn Parade? (Obviously without the glitter.)” Obviously.
  4. Because they love listening to yarnies’ feedback, Lorna’s Laces has started producing its much loved Shepherd Sock yarn in beefy 100g hanks (435 yards each!). That’s a whole pair of socks or a small shawl or a herd of amigurumi unicorns all from one hank.

Which leads us to your sparkly opportunity to win a 100g hank of Shepherd Sock yarn in the Unicorn Parade colourway.

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post naming one creature, character or non-fiction person who should join the unicorn on parade. Multiple entries are welcome (each in a separate comment, please).

This will be a short contest, kids. Friday is my birthday, and it will make me happy to choose a winner on my birthday. So.

At 12-noon on Friday, July 9th, I will pick a comment at random (the comment must name a parade companion; if the chosen comment doesn’t, I’ll draw again).

For the rest of my birthday, I will be delighted imagining the unicorn parade we will have created all together. Thank you, in advance.

Good luck!

* Yes, Amanda totally implied I have a thing for little kids colours. To that I stick out my tongue and make a farting noise.

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I totally think that Boo from Monster Inc. would have the best time in the Unicorn Parade.


Well obviously Reptar from the Rugrats will need to join the Unicorn!


I'm a fan of Pegasus, myself.


It's just not a parade, unicorn or otherwise, without a Snoopy balloon!


Centaur, of course. They have lived too long in the shadow of the trendy unicorns and pegasi (or pegasuses?). And don't call them half human. They don't like that.


Happy birthday! I love all of the new colors. I can't decide which to buy first!


I also would love to see Neil Gaiman's take on a Unicorn Parade. I'd love to see the way he could re conceptualize it into something far more interesting than just about anyone else could imagine. Then of course he'd have to walk in the parade, because he's just awesome.


Tortoises have always appreciated unicorns, and would surely parade with them. At the back, of course.


I want to see Winnie the Pooh in this parade!


Fuzzy Sapiens (from H. Beam Piper) should completely be in that parade. They're cute, smart & their gold fur will contrast nicely.


Fairies would have to fly above the whole parade, tossing fairy dust as they go.


Fairies would have to fly above the whole parade, tossing fairy dust as they go.

Yvonne Wilken

I think that Archie the Argentinian Llama should be in the Unicorn Parade as Archie is very sassy.


I don't want to be a copycat but I agree with katydidknits–it really ISN'T a parade without Snoopy!


Oh, you know Bilbo Baggins would be there with bells on!

(also, did you change your site again? I like the background!)


Definitely Rainbow Brite!


Hansel and Grettle of fairy tale fame.


A Star Bellied Sneech! And the plain ones, too. 8)


Curious George might be another cute color way.


I want a troll.


Elmo from Sesame Street is popular around here.


How about a Carebear? I don't the name but I had one with a rainbow on it's stomach.

Tiffany Rosson

I have to say that my favorite character of all time, Tinkerbell, belongs in every parade!

Margaret Briggs

New Mexico's painted ponies ( would be rarin' to join the Unicorn Parade.


I think that Richard Simmons would have a blast being part of the Unicorn Parade! hehe, picture *that* ;)

Jo Meijer

I think there should be a Thunderbird and Firefox in the parade.


The yarn would make a wonderful and colorful Smurf.


I asked my daughter who she thought should be in a Unicorn Parade (she's 5). She thinks Wendy from Peter Pan would love a Unicorn Parade. :)


There needs to be a group of dancing pixies in the Unicorn Parade.


I think there should be a Dragon in the Unicorn Parade.


C.S. Lewis


Oscar Wilde. He's got the unicorn hair thing going on.

Misha Grothe

A fairy. Unicorns and fairies live together, you know.


Franklin Habit's friend Dolores.


Captain Jack Sparrow


a bunch, er, herd? of My Little Ponies.



Mandy W

I think that a whole caboodle of young Prince and Princesses should be in the parade, to accompany the unicorns!


Luto from the labrynth!!

Happy Birthday :)

Monica (aka monnibo)

Awesome contest!! We should totally bring along Bilbo and Gandalf!!!

Christy A.

Jem and the Holograms need to provide the music for the Unicorn Parade.


Stéphane Lambiel wearing his “magical zebra with wings” costume


I think that Phineas and Ferb could do a lot for Unicorn parade.


Lady Amalthea (from the Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle), because… well… just read the book.


Chunk from Goonies!!!


Ok. I can't believe I'm the first to suggest Kim be in the parade, but, well, duh. (Not brownnosing. Nossir.) She could lead it, marching up front with a baton. What do you call that person? Drum major? Emcee? Anyway.

Also: the nerd from Robot Chicken. Unless Seth Green wants to be in it himself, which, y'know, he just might.

amanda m allen

the tortoises should probably start at the front. then by the end of the parade they would be at the back. ;-)


Charlie the Unicorn must be annoyed into being part of the parade.

Liz O

the wilds from “where the wild things are”, for starters.

Cicely Smith

oOOo – the rock biter, from never ending story

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