Hopefully an entire week of creative fun here - it's January 18th and I already have things spinning in my head and flying off needles. I answered a call a few weeks back for my favorite (and LOCAL) "Indie-dyers" and yarn aficionados, TINK YARN. Bloggers and podcasters were recruited to test their yarns and give feedback (as well as let the rest of you in on the Vegas secret). Those of us here in Vegas already know, and the secret's out of the bag now! They were just recently "inducted" into JIMMYBEANSWOOL.COM, with their "Fremontini" color way (as with all my posts, direct links are highlighted throughout - all ya' gotta' do is click on 'em).
One of their biggest cheerleaders, I gladly sent in my name...they sent THIS back, with instructions to use it how I wanted. Not one, but TWO of their fabulous creations - a new color called "Changing Season", in a fingering weight, and "Rich Bitch" (the color of money!) in a heavier, worsted weight. The Tink girls have an entire catalogue of clever "Vegasy" names for their color palatte.
These yarns couldn't have been more perfect - it has "me" written all over it. My mind immediately raced to the desert Southwest, and a few "baubles" picked up and gifted to me this past year. Turquoise, Coral, Terra Cotta, Red Rocks, Sage and Cottonwoods lining the bottoms of the desert Arroyos in spring...teeny tiny little flecks of gold, here and there. Yep, desert perfection!
So, following their first rule of instruction (the first rule of Fight Club is...you do not talk about Fight Club...yep, different club) of "Get that yarn on the needles!", I chose a pattern I had done for two gifts this year and cast on, for myself this time. A new project called for new needles, too - whoever the absolute genius was that decided SQUARE knitting needles was a good idea, BRAVO!!!!! Who woulda' thunk? They're fabulous.
And the yarn? To die for...like knitting in butter, without the grease. I had an extra skein sitting here that I had watched being dyed on a day I was invited to see how their yarn is born. I had saved it for a special project...the tones are the same ones used for the turquoise skein, with some black thrown in the mix, but this was a fingering weight, so was perfect for this project. AND, it just so happened to be named "Rich Bitch in a Limo" - my two projects will tie into together, perfectly...and "richly".
While you're waiting to see the end result (which I'm hoping for in the next few nights myself) you might want to check out not only their own website at TINK YARN, but go read about the whole winning process these three friends have developed, by clicking here for HOW TINK YARN IS BORN. What happens in Vegas USUALLY doesn't stay in Vegas, despite what you've heard...the word's out about THESE THREE!
Laci, Terri, and Ashley of