Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Weekend Hats: Cecily Glowick MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating! Want to participate? Post your own WOW entry on your blog, and leave your link at Breaking the Spine.

Here's what our family and friends are anxiously waiting for:

Weekend Hats; Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre ~ October 18th - 2011 - Interweave Press

My daughter's 2nd knitting book (above) will be released in October. So we are very excited for both Melissa and Cecily. Their first knitting book, New England Knits, went into 2nd printing after selling all of  the first 17,500 copies before Christmas 2010.

Weekend Hats ~ Overview

Embrace the hottest head-turning fashion accessory: the knitted hat

The clever designs of Weekend Hats will have enthusiastic knitters everywhere rejoicing in year-round hat style. Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre have brought you the best in designer knit hat patterns all in one beautiful and fun-loving collection. Included are 25 clever variations on caps, berets, beanies, cloches, hats, toques, tams, and snoods ranging from feminine to sporty. This collection of unique designs makes knitting a picture-perfect hat easy-to-do, offering the best in contemporary style and customized techniques. Inside you'll find:
  • Twenty-five contemporary hat patterns from authors Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre as well as top-notch designers including, Jared Flood, Connie Chang Chinchio, Kate Gagnon Osborn, Courtney Kelley, Kristen TenDyke, Cirila Rose, and more.
  • Expert advice appropriate for a variety of skill levels with special attention paid to exploring cables, lace, color, and texture. 
  • Tips and tricks on how to maximize the use of specialty yarns and accessories to add a little panache to your designs.
All the designs in Weekend Hats are ideal projects for travel, gifts, or sneaking in between larger knit projects. With the guidance of this expert knitting team, you'll learn everything you need to know to master both the styling and technical aspects of creating distinctive knitted hats.

Whether you're interested in comfort, style, or just knitting enjoyment, Weekend Hats is your all-in-one resource for creating want-to-wear knitted caps.

19 comments:

  1. I'm thrilled for your daughters success!

    I know just two stiches but do enjoy knitting. I keep trying to get to the knitting store near me to pick up new yarn and sign up for a class. Would love to make a hat.

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  2. The hat design is just gorgeous! You must be one proud mama. I wish them much success with the book.

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  3. I wish I could knit. That's something I always wished I let my grandmother show me.

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  4. Wonderful! Congrats to your daughter....and I wish that I could knit. I tried once....and maybe if I had persisted, things would have worked out. But alas, I did not. That was one lumpy sweater! LOL

    Thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY WOW POST and
    MY WEBSITE

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  5. This is so very cool, and even though I am not a knitter, I may have to grab a copy of this book to show my support. Awesome news!

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  6. How exciting! I plan to rediscover my love of knitting this winter...this may be just the place to start. Congratulations to your daughter!

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  7. This is wonderful news, Diane! Congratulations to your daughter and her co-author. I love the hat on the cover....perfect timing here anyway, since the temps are supposed to drop 20 degrees in a couple of days!

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  8. Woo hoo! Congratulations to your daughter - she's obviously very talented!

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  9. I don't knit, but if I did, a hat would be on my list. How difficult are these for a beginner?

    I have my grandmother's supplies (mainly for the cute container she kept them in, which I now use for magazines) :)

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  10. And I should have read closer...didn't realize one of the authors was your daughter! How exciting...congrats to her!

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  11. A big congrats to your daughter that is such good news. Enjoy!

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  12. That is so awesome!! Now, if she could just come and teach me how to knit then my day would be made!!

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  13. Congrats! ☺ This is one great gift for all crochet enthusiasts. I would like to but I've forgotten how to read the diagrams and I think I also need that desk lamp magnifier as my eyes are not what they used to be. lolz.

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  14. Hw awesome for you and your family! If I could knit I'd pick it up. Love that het on the cover.
    Hope she sells lots :)

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  15. I don't blame you for being excited! That's really wonderful. I wish I knew how to knit. Maybe someday . . .

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  16. I did not realize your daughter was a knit designer! (I'm a HUGE knitter, and definitely need to add some of my knitting fun to my own blog!) This one looks great; I'll be on the lookout for it!

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  17. How very cool and exciting! Best of luck to your daughter!

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  18. How very cool and exciting! Best of luck to your daughter!

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  19. How exciting! You must be very proud of your daughter! :)

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