Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Sharing some YARN LOVE.... a lovely giveaway for you

February is the month of love...
sweetheart love, family love,... and for me, yarn love...

 the wonderful and talented 
ladies at Tink yarn
make beautiful, beautiful yarns...
(click on the link above to be directed to their website)

Ashley, Terri,and Laci 
have taken their love of knitting and yarns
to the next level...
creating their very own 
yarn dying company...

these sweet ladies have shared some of their
gorgeous yarns with me
so that I could tell
 YOU
 how wonderful they really are... 

 seriously,
these are the softest yarns
that I have ever held between
my fingers...
the colors are blended just perfectly,
this yarn is to die for!

 I think that I have just found
my new favorite yarn...
 last week,
 we were in the midst of a blizzard~
more than 15 inches of snow
covered our world in a blanket
of white... 

so of course..
I grabbed my beautiful yarns
and went out into the middle of it all
to take these photos...
~
(doesn't everyone photograph yarn
in the middle of a blizzard?)
 because I love this yarn SO much...
I am going to giveaway two beautiful skeins
of this yarn to one of you...
~
(please note, that the yarn in the photos is my yarn...
yours will be just as lovely,
you will LOVE it!
~~
To enter..
simply leave a comment here
 on my blog.
(as always, my giveaways are open to all my readers,
regardless of where you live 
in this big wide world...)
~
For another chance to win...
please share this post 
or link to it on your own blog, Facebook, or Instagram page.
then come back here and leave another comment
 telling me that you have done so..
~
the winner will be announced HERE on
this page on March 1,2016.

****UPDATE****
the winner of the yarn giveaway is
Lesley Anne 
from the blog Plum Hollow 
~
this contest is now CLOSED


perhaps you would like
to purchase some of these beautiful yarns
for yourself...
you may use this discount code--
TINKLOVE
for a 15% discount 
when you make your purchase. 
(you can even share the yarn love...
and share this discount code with your friends!)
February is upon us...
the shortest month of the year.  I always feel that once February is here, we are closer to March, and that March brings us closer to spring. Its that little trick that I do that makes me think that winter is almost over...
I've been doing lots of knitting, (of course!) and will have some new projects to share soon. I have watched some great shows while I am clicking away at my needles....
 Downton Abbey, of course...(I'm so sad that it is ending)
Anzac Girls (have you seen it?  I thought it was wonderful!!)
Call the Midwife...(I am so behind on this one, and loving every minute of it!)
Some books that I recently finished and loved...
Circling the Sun, Along the Infinte Sea, and the Milliner's Secret.
 All were wonderful books that I could hardly put down -- perhaps you will love them too... 
For those of us still in the midst of winter... hang on just a bit longer...spring will be here soon! 
Love
Vicki



ps--
I'll be sharing some of these photos
later today on my Instagram page
"2 BagsFull"...
if you are an IG person, 
I would love for you to follow me there

and to share this with your
friends who follow you on 
Instagram...
~
(tell me that you are one of my blog readers, 
and I will follow you back!) 
xoxo

98 comments:

Kristin said...

Beautiful yarn! Would love to win this!

Kristin said...

Shared via pinterest.

Tanya said...

I love their yarns - not in on your giveaway, my sweet friend, but will drop your links all over places! LOVE TO YOU AND YOURS!!! XOXO

Adatina said...

Already in pictures this yarn looks so soft!
I would like to try it out!

Clare said...

Wow such lovely yarn, now wonder it's your new favourite
Clare xx

Ariadne said...

Beautiful yarn. If international followers are allowed count me in!Thnaks!AriadnefromGreece!

Vera said...

The yarn looks beautiful. Thanks for the chance!

Karen B. said...

My dearest Vicki,
it is such a beautiful yarn and your photos are as always stunning.
Many hugs,
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

maggiegracecreates said...

i love yarn so much ---- and yes I have been known to do some crazy stunts with yarn and creations --- like a blankie road trip ---

maggiegracecreates said...

and yes I shared on facebook too.

Mosaic Magpie said...

Yarn love here I am thinking! I am sitting here spinning up some pink yarn too!

Wendy D. said...

Yummy yarn -- it looks delicious! And "Tink" is a great name for a yarn company. Thanks for sharing it with us, Vicki!

Emily C said...

I love all your cute pictures. What a great idea to take pictures in the falling snow.

Julia said...

Your presentation looks so lovely out in the snow, how could anyone not want some of their own. Thanks!

sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

jeanniemc said...

The yarn is sooooo pretty...Love it!

Lisa Comperry said...

Yummy yarn! I would love to win this! I am also one of those people who will go out in the middle of a blizzard to photograph yarn or flowers or a sunrise :-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I would be thrilled to have some new yarn...what wonderful quality and pretty colors. I'm a follower! Hugs, Diane

Julia said...

Oh my gosh Vicki, only you would go out in a blizzard to photograph this beautiful yarn. You do such beautiful presentation. My winter has been so busy that I never once picked the knitting needles but still I can never feel bored. Life is full of good things.

Have a lovely February and happy Leap Year.
Hugs,
JB

Mereknits said...

Well count me in on this wonderful giveaway, that yarn is gorgeous.
Hugs to you Vicki, I am hopping over to see their site now.
Meredith

Shirley said...

Hi Vicki, The yarn is absolutely gorgeous. We have managed to miss the snow this time around just got rain. Today 55 degrees. I am enjoying the pictures that you post and looking forward to seeing the projects that you have been working on. Stay warm and take care. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend Shirley

Anonymous said...

I'm not easily distracted. Oh look....BEAUTIFUL YARN. Love it.
Thanks for sharing.
PJack

Charlsey said...

Beautiful yarn and a most beautiful giveaway. What are you making with your yarn? Happy February

Charlsey

Sherri said...

Oh my what a beautiful yarn, thanks for the chance!

Createology said...

Tink yarns are very beautiful. I learned of them from Tanya's blog, Bead and Needle. Now if I could just knit. I have knitting needles...
Thank you for sharing dear.

TC Goatldi said...

Taking a chance on yarn. And it is lovely as is your blog!

Shelley said...

You are absolutely one of the most generous people I can think of!!! Shared on Facebook, too~

Amy at love made my home said...

Lovely as always to hear from you! Sounds as though you have been enjoying some great TV much of which I have also watched and loved too! The yarn is beautiful isn't it, wonderful colours. xx

Jane said...

beautiful yarn, would love to knit with this.

Julie said...

Very beautiful yarn, perfect for welcoming spring with a lovely soft scarf ... its not far away, and today I have the most lovely sunshine beaming in through my window in a cold and windy day.

kathyinozarks said...

oh the yarn is beautiful Vicki, I remember now when they first started their business-they have lovely colors too
Enjoy your February
Kathy

kathyinozarks said...

I just shared on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/kathy.inozarks.1

Julie Marie said...

Oooh Vicki... these make me swoon!... I have never seen such yummy yarn!... I am going to visit their site right now... would love a chance to win one as well... your photos are stunning as always!... xoxo... Julie Marie

Dorthe said...

Hello dearest Vicki,
the yarns are really beautiful, and I know about them from another blog friend (Tanya,-http://beadandneedle.blogspot.dk/2016/01/the-tink-yarn-hatfabulous-yarn-and.html ) whom has been knitting away with it, creating beautiful shawls, and hats,-just as I know you will create something so very beautiful, with these adorable colored yarns . I so love these pink tones, too Vicki .
Have a wonderful time using the gorgeous yarns ,and come closer to spring while creating and watching series- (loved Downton Abbey ).
I will add your giveaway to my blog, sweet friend.
Hugs from Dorthe

Dorthe said...

Hello dearest Vicki,
the yarns are really beautiful, and I know about them from another blog friend (Tanya,-http://beadandneedle.blogspot.dk/2016/01/the-tink-yarn-hatfabulous-yarn-and.html ) whom has been knitting away with it, creating beautiful shawls, and hats,-just as I know you will create something so very beautiful, with these adorable colored yarns . I so love these pink tones, too Vicki .
Have a wonderful time using the gorgeous yarns ,and come closer to spring while creating and watching series- (loved Downton Abbey ).
I will add your giveaway to my blog, sweet friend.
Hugs from Dorthe

Havplenty said...

Beautiful yarn in my most favorite of colors. My sister and I crocheted and lot of hats and scarfs for our annual holiday party last year. There is such beautiful yarns on the market today. I would love to share this potential yarn win with her. We both would love it.

Debbie said...

Vicki, very beautiful photos! The yarn looks lovely!

Ancient Wanderer said...

Hi. My name is Ruth. I'm addicted to yarn. I came to this meeting not to find a way to cure my addiction, but rather to brag and announce I have no intention of curbing my collection. If anyone in the room wants to pare down their stash (as part of the withdrawal) I have a empty car trunk waiting to be filled. ----smiles and sits down----- When are the cookies and coffee being served?

Joyce Clark Frank said...

How very pretty. It looks really soft. I would love to be entered in the give a way.

~VIRGINIA~ said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Even in the midst of winter you photos are beautiful...Can't wait to see what you create with the yarns. Thank you for a chance to win some.

Hugs, V

~VIRGINIA~ said...

No sure if my comment went thru will wait to see!

Pam L said...

What gorgeous yarn and I clicked over to their shop and the colors are gorgeous. Thanks for this introduction and enter me in the drawing. Spring is coming heard Peepers last night here on Lookout Mountain.

Pam L said...

Just pinned this on my "favorite blog" board does that count as I don't have a blog?

Lesley UK said...

I think it's wonderful...photographing the wool in a blizzard! It's beautiful, and I would love to use it to knit a soft and snugly scarf for my Granddaughter. Blessings

~VIRGINIA~ said...

Posted on my Facebook! Here is the link
https://www.facebook.com/virginia.abshire?fref=nf

And here is the link to my youtube channel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uevqo1-Mlz8

Sue Kosec said...

Beautiful yarn. Just stunning. Even more beautiful are your pictures. But - in a blizzard?????????? You're gutsy, girl.

Want to leave a comment but you can leave me out of the race. I wouldn't know what to do with the yarn. Haha. Let a knitt-er/crochet-er have my chance.

Have a great day!
xo
SuZeQ

Debbie Vignola said...

Never can too much yarn. Thanks for the opportunity to win

phylliskingartworks@nc.rr.com said...

.....thanks, Vicki, for helping us yarn addicts enlarge our stashes! And for adding me to the giveway for some gorgeous hand-dyed yarns from TINK!

Pat S. in Lebanon said...

You make the yarn sound heavenly....sure would like to try it.
Thanks for the generous give away.

Claire Sutherland said...

Love the colours of this yarn, would live to win some for myself x
Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

Claire Sutherland said...

https://twitter.com/claireiain/status/695003805956628480 I shared your picture on my twitter page. Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

Maria said...

Thank you for introducing us to another lovely yarn; it sounds so nice to work with. I enjoyed visiting the website and reading how the girls got started. With yet another yarn shop closing here in my city it looks like more and more the ability to fondle quality yarns before buying will be a thing of the past here in Brisbane Australia.

Jocelynn said...

What a gorgeous yarn. I'm itching to touch it!!
Posted on my groups in facebook as well. :)
Thank you for the opportunity.

Julie Trepanier said...

I would love to win :D sharing to all my friends

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win such beautiful yarn.
Judy H.

Motherdragon's Musings said...

Such delicious yarn. Thank you for the chance to win.

Wendy said...

Seriously beautiful yarn! So happy you are sharing through your giveaway. Your photos are stunning. Love how you enjoyed the snow to stage them!

Sarah said...

Very pretty! What a beautiful prize :) thanks!

njreaders said...

Gorgeous yarn. Can't wait to get some.

Heather O'Gorman said...

Ooo I would love to win this, it's stunning and I've been looking for some lovely yarn to knit something for my best friend's daughter :)

Ahrisha said...

That is Beautiful yarn. I haven't knit with it yet. Thanks for the heads-up.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

jes said...

I may have to try some of that yarn...

jes said...

I may have to try some...

Cozy Expressions said...

Love the colors. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

Karen said...

Lovely yarn, thanks for sharing about Tink !

K said...

Sorry, not sure if my previous comment made it through. Just wanted to say thanks for posting about Tink, I hadn't heard of this company before.

Anonymous said...

Tink yarn is beautiful. This is a sweet and wonderful giveaway for the month of love. I love the way you showed the yard in your photos. Happy Valentine's Day to you. Blessings, Nancy Carr nancythedove@aol.com

yaya said...

I thought the yarn had little crystals on it and now I'm assuming that's snow?! We haven't had that much snow all year..really weird for Ohio. I don't knit but my Granddaughter has learned and I bought her some lovely yarn for Christmas...I had to get someone to go with me because I know nothing about yarn! So she would love this I'm sure! I'm loving our mild Winter and it's making the wait for Spring easier but I so love Easter and can't wait for that! Take Care!

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello sweet friend,
Oh what gorgeous yarn! It looks so soft and fluffy - must be a dream to work with.
What beautiful images you have displayed here. I'm sure there is someone much more needy to own this precious yarn than I - you can decide.
Sending you big hugs to keep you warm and nurtured!
xox Suzy

Tina said...

Beautiful yarn! Stunning pictures!
I am already preparing my blog behind the scenes for this year's grow your blog party. This time for real!
Tina in Germany

Joanne G said...

SO pretty - thanks for the chance to win!! jvermunt(at)shaw(dot)ca

darla said...

This yarn is so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Carolyn said...

Just love the shades of pink in your pictures. You are fortunate to own these colors.

Would love to win some of this yarn. Thanks for the opportunity.

Carolyn
Carolynscreations@live.com

Curtains in My Tree said...


Thanks for your give a way
my youngest daughter just said last weekend she would like to take knitting classes and we was looking at needles and yarn not knowing which to purchase first
This is very pretty unusual soft looking yarn

here's with my fingers crossed

Janice

on a good day said...

Hi, just found you! I don't knit or crochet, but I did crochet a double bed afghan for myself while in high school (white, and 2 different light blues) I am 55 now and have it packed away, as usual, because my family always includes cats and dogs and I want to pass it on to our son. He will be 16 in March. Anyway, I would love to win some yarn, especially if it's as soft as you say! I have a neuro condition that makes it hurtful if the fabric is not soft, so my friend could knit me something! Unless I give it a try. Thanks for sharing and for putting on your contest! Germaine from Ontario, Canada where it is winter here too.

marilyn said...

I love your blog. And love that yarn! Thanks for the opportunity to win it. Warmest regards, Marilyn

lynn cockrell said...

That yarn is to die for, Vicki! I visited over at Tink's and it is a feast for the eyes and imagination!

lynn cockrell said...

I shared your Facebook post and left a comment there. Also shared to my Pinterest "Kit" board and will share with other pinners! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Gorgeous yarn! I'm not entering. Just stopping by to say hi and send warm wishes your way! Tammy

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Mokki said...

What beautiful yarn. I love the snow in the photos.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I must admit I doubt I'd go out in the snow to take pictures of yarn (I wouldn't be out in the snow to take pictures of anything, but that's because I hate snow). Your photos are wonderful though, cold or not!

Alli Butler said...

Beautiful yarn!!! What a blessing it would be to win!

Kim Carter said...

It is lovely yarn. I would be excited to win. I really love seeing your beautiful creations and reading about your travels. I am not able to travel and enjoy reading about the fun places you share. Thank you!

Deb said...

Hi Vicki, very beautiful yarn, and i'd love to be included to win. I haven't been knitting lately but really should get back to it. this would be the perfect yarn to start knitting again...or have you move next door so we could knit together. :)

Kim Carter said...

Lovely yarn...what a treat it would be to win! I really enjoy reading about your travels and the pretty things you create!

Jane Raymond said...

The yarn and your photos are both lovely. I always enjoy the artistic quality to your pictures.

Susan Walter said...

A yarn giveaway. Please count me in ! (not that I need anymore yarn)
I wish I had your blizzard, mine gave me 3'+ two wks ago. Last night's was only 6". =>¡<=

LesleyAnn said...

I can't imagine knitting with yarn so beautiful but ... I certainly would love to give it a try!

Bless you Vicki for all you do for others.

Sara Kate MacFarland said...

Vicki, the yarn is lovely and your photos show it at its best!

Sharon Chapman said...

Just have to giggle about you photo taking in a blizzard. I can just picture it. Such beautiful yarn would get my creative juices flowing. Someday I'll tell you about trying to photograph one of my watercolors outside and it started to rain..... need I say more.

Carol said...

Such beautiful colors and it looks so soft... it would be a treasure :)

Sue said...

Such beautiful yarn, it invites you to be creative. It would be lovely to have the opportunity to knit with it.

Sheryl S. said...

This yarn looks wonderful and such a pretty colour you have chosen. Would love to win your generous giveaway, thanks for the chance.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

perfectly imperfect...my life! I'm in...whatever is next, I'm in. Please don't put my name in the giveaway, I've already won.

Marlene Hanson said...


Buttonmimi,

Thanks for the generous giveaway. I always enjoy your lovely photos and comments.

Dawn Jones said...

The yarn is stunning and would be perfectly lovely made into any creation!

LesleyAnn said...

Thank you! You know I'm just tickled pink!

Your photos are so beautiful and when I opened the package, the yarn is just as beautiful as the photos. It's amazingly soft. I will be searching for the perfect pattern for this fiber. I look forward to seeing what you make with yours, too.