Friday, January 29, 2016


Well, I finished up my knitting assessment assignment for TINK YARN on Sunday evening, and wanted to share - both about the yarn and the pattern!  Getting right to the hat pattern, on my beautiful girl, this one was truly a one-day knit.  Or, a two-football-game knit.  Hell, you could even whip this up during the Super Bowl, in team colors!
Drawstring side can be worn as seen; further back, behind the ear; or in the back at the nape of the neck.  Adorable any way it's worn.  Pattern has two style choices for knitting with one or two colors - this one was knit in the one-color version, using BOTH of the TINK YARNs sent to me - the worsted weight is their "Rich Bitch", and the I-cord tie and pompoms utilized the "Changing Seasons" sock weight, held double.  That was the gorgeous yarn used for the shawl.  
BOTH of these are like knitting heaven - soft, squishy, easy on the eyes AND hands.  I just can't say enough great things about the product these Vegas girls are turning out - and they all have full-time jobs, to boot.  The packaging is pretty cute, too!
I LOVE this worsted weight!  This was beautiful and fit fabulously, straight off the needles.  TINK'S yarns get even better with wet-blocking, but this didn't need least for the time being.
Subtle color changes (I love tonal yarns!) for that added yarn personality.  This is the edging on the shawl/scarf done from the other skeins.  The black I added to the mix (also a TINK YARN) was SO very hard to fact, it completely changed color outside.  In actuality, it was tones of black, gray and white, with tiny hints of the same turquoise here and there (click on the photo, and then click again).  Those two sock weight yarns had the tiniest threads of Stellina, or SHINY STUFF (it's a technical term)...not overbearing sparkly - JUST enough.
These two yarn colors were perfect for complementing each other - they told me it was actually just a random draw, and in that case, I feel like the biggest winner of them all.  How'd I make those cute little pompoms?  Clover has invented the greatest gadgets ever for pompoms - done in a matter of minutes!
The fabulous yarns?  TINK YARN, all the way to the bank!

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Colleen Mcgraw said...

Love this yarn and your daughter is THE PERFECT model...why isn't she doing this as a profession?

Mary Ann Potter said...

Tanya, this hat is just fabulous!!! Love this stye and those colors. Your work is wonderful.

You mentioned the Super Bowl. We, of course, are Carolina Panthers fans. A little disappointed that the New York Giants didn't make it this year, though --- one of my former high school students (class of '89, Millbrook High School in Raleigh) is the defensive back coach! (Many of "my" kids turned out well!)

Createology said...

Your daughter is beautiful and this hat is lovely. I really like the style and this Tink yarn is absolutely perfect. If only I could knit.

Laurie said...

Your girl IS beautiful! She has gorgeous skin. The hat is beautiful, too, and so is the Tink Yarn. I'll have to order some. But, what takes you a day to knit will take me 2 weeks. You're good! I might get there one day with a little more practice.

Maywyn Studio said...

Beautiful hat! Your daughter is stunning!
I like the way the hat can be adjusted.

Bindi said...

Hi Tanya! So this is your daughter? She is very beautiful, a real model!
I love the set you knitted, it is perfect! So neat neat!!!

Have a wonderful week ehead!


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Really very pretty! The hat and the scarf and your daughter. :)

Dorthe said...

Dear Tanya, your knitting with this wonderful yarn looks so very beautiful, I love the hats your daughter is wearing ,she looks totally sweet with it, and the shawl border you are showing ,oh it is gorgeous.
I`m home again after having been to Copenhagen with Mathilde, and try to come around visiting you all again.
Hugs from Dorthe xxxxxx

Diane said...

Fabulous colors and design.

Hugs Diane

Vicki Boster said...

Tanya-- your daughter is a stunning model for your latest creation. The hat is a lovely pattern and the yarn is amazing-- love that beautiful color!! I'm going to check out the pattern too...

Anonymous said...

The hat is DARLING[AS IS OUR GRAND DAUGHTER }. good job on both.... MOM & DAD