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.