It's amazing at the designers, authors, anchor women and calendar chicks that Sonya can convince to talk, teach and book sign at her shop. Keep your radar on her calendar of events...
I bought this book - because I fell in love with one of her sweaters in it that I actually saw at TNNA 2 years ago and couldn't get it out of my mind. Mind you, it's a little over the top - which I don't feel I am. In this case, however, I feel like I may be coming out of my shell! Get ready....
There are over 150 pearls on it with osterich feathers to ensure that I'll be noticed! The picture doesn't show off the gorgeous cable stitches or the richness of the yarn (Cascade Dolce) - or even the 3 different sizes of pearls sewn on in and between and around the cables.
I'm thinking if I can get some of my many deadlines done, I might have time to get this sweater done in time for my nieces wedding this October. Or will I look like the bride???? Mother of the bride????
I may also make it so that the Osterich feathers can be attached and detached as needed for the occasion.
Fun fun class....lastly...this sun shawl is spectacular up close. I'm not a shawl fan but this was unbelievably gorgeous in person. Knit with Art yarn - pure silk, the yarn alone cost $300 or so (according to Nicky). Perhaps that's another reason that it's so spectacular, anything knit in cashmere, angora or silk is going to be stunning! Interesting enough...is that it is knit in the garter stitch through out and short rows.....and I call myself a designer??? Now that's what a real designer creates!
I love taking classes....they inspire me to go further, think outside the paradigm and truly create a one of a kind master piece instead of the everyday dozen.