Saturday, November 29, 2008
Gorgeous Knitted Things
As mentioned in post previous post (read The Big Angel Blow-Out here), once in a lovely while, Cath and I get to meet some pretty spiffy people. Last weekend at a craft fair we had the pleasure of meeting Kay Moates of On Slender Threads: knitter extraordinaire.
Kay expertly mixes mohair, cotton, silk and stones into her creations. They remind us of ButtercupLtd's baubles that we mentioned in an earlier post. Also, her scarves and shawls don't just look delicately beautiful, they also feel luxuriously soft and weighty in a comforting way (most of the stones anchor the ends of the scarves).
The photo to the left is just another gratuitous paper crane photo (see background- we really liked that shed). In the photo to the right Kay let me try on some of her scarves (that's me containing my giddiness and trying to look like a thoughtful blogger).
Her gorgeous creations also remind us of softer versions of Rodarte's Vogue-coveted knits.
Image courtesy of www.rodarte.net
You can purchase Kay's scarves here and see some of her other work here.