Plum Boots and Black Angora

I fell in love!

I fell in love!

It is no secret that Purple is my favorite colour.  I call Purple a neutral colour and have written about it more that a few times!

Well this week on Pinterest I saw and fell in love with  a pair of Vintage Purple boots.  These boots are Purple, described as plum by the website, beaded with iridescent silver beads and absolutely gorgeous.  I wanted them.  I even went to the original website, Bustledress.com, to find out more – luckily they were sold – I think that they might have a bit too rich for my pocketbook – But Oh I wanted them!  I hope that whomever bought them will wear them with joy or display in a place of distinction – they are fabulous!

Working a yarn store every day I am surrounded by wonderful yarn and work with and serve like minded fibre addicts.  The yarns and people are constant sources of inspiration.

One of Melody's beautiful blankets made from local wool, spun and hand-dyed by Melody, and hand-dyed Mohair!  Warm and Cheerful.

One of Melody’s beautiful blankets made from local wool, spun and hand-dyed by Melody, and hand-dyed Mohair! Warm and Cheerful.

Melody Lang is a regular customer, not so much for yarn – though she does purchase some.  Melody is a spinner, weaver and sometime knitter.  Mostly Melody comes by to chat, share ideas, and discuss fibre related news.  Melody is part of a local Artisan’s co-op.

A Treasure Chest of Markers

A Treasure Chest of Markers

The Artisan’s Studio is downtown and there are over 30 Artists that display there!  Amazing stuff!  Joan Hoye - the amazing silversmith who makes the stitch markers that I love is also a part of The Artisans Studio.  But I digress…..

Yesterday Melody came into the store; she wanted to ask questions about a yarn she had spun about a year ago. I had seen it then and swooned!  Melody was ready, and thinking about what to do with it!  Did I have any ideas?!

Natural angora and silk accented with silver beads.

Natural angora and silk accented with silver beads.

This yarn of Melody’s was spun with natural black angora and silk – and the silk could have a little merino or yak in it – all of it natural coloured.  It is a stunning piece of art-yarn.

Melody had brought the yarn back with her, packed carefully in a beautiful box – it deserved it.  The yarn weighs 80grs, and Melody estimates that there is about 300 yds in the skein.  We discussed shape and pattern and how far the yarn would go.  Melody and I had a pretty good idea of what we could expect from the yarn.  Once the we had finished the discussion, Melody said “This will make a wonderful shoulder decoration for you Lynette”, (or something like that) and gave the yarn to me!

Too pretty for words, and the photograph just can't show the hand and drape!

Too pretty for words, and the photograph just can’t show the hand and drape!

I was floored, stunned and thrilled!

Why?  Because I had been describing the yarn to someone one day and commented that it almost made me cry – it was so beautiful.  Melody felt that I would give it a good home!

I already know that it will have silver beads to accent the natural black and greys of the fibre – other than that I am not sure.  I have a couple of other projects that need finished first!  Thank-you Melody!

Moebius under construction, Cables and Lace.

Moebius under construction, Cables and Lace.

One of the projects that need finished first is a new Moebius cowl/shoulder cozy.  I am teaching the Moebius cast-on Saturday Feb 8th and decided that I had to knit-out the moebius pattern floating around in my head – cables and lace knit in Malabrigo Worsted.

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Happy Knitting

Lynette

About Lynette Meek

I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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4 Responses to Plum Boots and Black Angora

  1. Denise Whittle says:

    Oh, Lynette, the boots are indeed gorgeous! Keep your eyes open in case it comes up for sale again. Melody’s blankets are beautiful – so colourful! What a wonderful gift she has given you – I know that you will transform it into something beautiful and worthy of such a thoughtful gift.
    I also love the markers. I was admiring some glass and silver ones I saw in a Vogue magazine over the holidays – and here they are available right in my own backyard.
    What a great post!

    • Thank-you Denise!
      Melody is very talented and I think that her blankets are beautiful as well. I do have a few ideas for the yarn. I will share them as they develop!
      See you in the store soon!

      Lynette
      PS I will show you the markers!

  2. knotrune says:

    Oh I love those boots – I just pinned them yesterday too! And they would go so well with my purple bustle dress… must write a blog post on that soon (purple is my favourite colour too). I bet they were way expensive too, and probably too small and narrow for my feet anyway. The yarn is beautiful. I think if I’d made something that someone liked so much it made them cry I’d give it to them too. I know you’ll give it a loving home :)

    • I think that you are right! They would be too small for my feet as well! But Oh they are pretty!
      The yarn is beautiful. Thank-you for believing that I would and will give it a loving home.
      Also thanks for the support and for reading my posting on such a regular basis.

      Have a great Day!

      Lynette

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