Monday, February 2, 2015

KNIT with TINK ~ A Yarn About Yarn...

Sometimes everything just seems to fall into place in the "grand, cosmic, creative scheme of all things fiber" - this was one of those projects, start to finish!
Inspired by a lone skein of yarn at my local yarn shop, from a wonderfully creative hand-dyeing trio of Vegas friends – Ashley, Laci, and Terri –  TINK YARN (everything highlighted in this post can be clicked on for a direct link)...the new kids on the block.  Spell it backwards, you've got KNIT (it's also a knitting term for taking stitches back out - none of that going on here, however)!
These delightful girls, with six creative eyes for color, are finally at the point of taking their creations public – those of us who have lived close by during the evolution of this venture have been lucky enough to be able to indulge, pre-Grand Opening, via SIN CITY KNIT SHOP.  And, if first-hand experience counts for anything, I do believe they're going to have a pretty successful business on their hands.
Named “Sweater Season”, I saw SW desert canyon colors in my hand that day, as well...
Soft sandstone canyon walls peach/rust; sagebrush/river-lining cottonwood trees green; pale, weathered-wood brown; with just a hint of the golden sparkle of the hot desert sun – all in one beautiful skein of sock yarn.
Using the aptly titled CANYONLANDS pattern, this one skein has turned into a fabulous accessory – coupled with a few of my great-grandmother’s vintage Mexican Silver pieces, it’s pretty much perfect, by any standards, with a little symbolic resonance (I also took it along on a recent trip to Santa Fe and Albuquerque, while working on it)!
Off the needles, soaked, and blocked – I can’t begin to tell you how soft this yarn is in this finished product.  Color stayed just where it was supposed to (both in working it AND after) – no fading or bleeding, which is exactly what you hope for from a hand-dyed yarn.  Everything I've seen produced by the TINK YARN girls is rich and creative in their color combinations – I’m sure they probably dream in Technicolor!
Clever names for dreamy yarns.  The skeins have flown off the shelves as fast as they bring it in – a testament that others are loving it as much as I did my first skein.  It's my testimonial, and I'm sticking to it.

Visit online at TINKYARN.COMor walk into SIN CITY KNIT SHOP in Las Vegas, and get your knit on!

11 comments:

creations.1 said...

Beautiful yarns and your creations is stunning!! I am off to check out their website!!

Maywyn Studio said...

Congratulations to Tink Yarn Ladies!
I love the colors you chose, very nice.

Createology said...

Great job to the Tink Yarn Gals. Fun fabulous color names. Tanya I love your finished shawl/scarf (?) and how special to be able to use your Great Grandmother's silver pieces. Creative Knitting Bliss...

My Garden Diaries said...

Love the creativity behind those girls!!! I get so pumped to see makers doing well and I will for sure be jumping over to check out their shop! And the names of those yarns....just awesome! Your creation paired with your grandmothers pieces knocked me over! Just gorgeous!!! Always inspiring friend! Hope you are well....I have 3 sick beans at the moment so I am bracing myself for a long night! Happy week you! Nicole xoxo

Colleen Mcgraw said...

beautiful yarns, my sister bought some while she was here...so happy our local girls have such talent
and agreed a great eye for color

kathyinozarks said...

beautiful yarns and love your piece-good luck to them! I love local and handmade off to check out the link
Kathy

Jackie said...

Wow, love the colors, I can't wait to start knitting!!
Your work is outstanding and love the donkey pin!!!

Dorthe said...

What a beautiful shawl, Tanya, I love the edge around it, so very wonderful, and that silverpins from your great grandmother looks amazing on it.
You are a so very clever knitter , too - meaning, what aren`t you clever in doing ,my friend !!!!! I know nothing!!!
Hugs from Dorthe

Mary Ann Potter said...

Oh, Tanya, what beautiful colors! I can almost see the softness in your canyon-colored piece. You have a real gift or this.

Quinn said...

Gorgeous, and that Canyonlands skein would have come home with me, too - just my cup of tea!
No bleeding when blocking? That's amazing! It's always disappointing when a sinkful of water turns blue or red or whatever the moment you gently press a finished object under the surface.
Good find, Tanya!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I wondered why they chose TINK. That yarn is gorgeous! Best wishes, Tammy