Saturday, October 15, 2011

Opportunity of a Lifetime

By Diane of Lady Dye Fiber Arts & Design

Last month I had an opportunity to meet one of the most famous knitwear designers of our time, Nicky Epstein, at Newbury Yarns. Newbury Yarns has recently moved to a new location and as part of the re-opening, Nicky Epstein was there to meet and greet knitters but also to do a private workshop with individuals. She was a really nice and a witty woman who signed all of my books.

What I really appreciated the most about the experience, was how open Nicky was to questions about not only what I was working on but also willing to discuss more in detail of the books she had written. In particular, as she signed the book Knitting in Tuscany, she talked about the recipes that she decided to put in the book as well as her experience traveling through Italy. I truly valued that experience and look forward to meeting her again one day. Until then, I will keep my signed autographed books and hope the she blogs or writes about me in her next book in regards to the lovely hand-dyed yarns of mine that I had give to her the day we met :) Happy knitting everyone!

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