Wednesday, September 29, 2010

1000 Fabulous Knit Hats

Last year, I submitted my photographs for a upcoming book by Annie Modesitt called 1,000 Fabulous Knit Hats. The whole book was going to feature 1,000 knit hats. All the photographs used in the book was going to be contributed by knitters like you and me. I figured it was a long shot, but decided to do it on the day before the deadline. I even had to delay my vacation to the Jersey Shore for 3 hours because I needed to format all the digital photos correctly. Many months later, I received a email saying that they wanted to use one or more of my photos. They needed me to resubmit my release form because it did not go through correctly. I was so excited when I found out the news. I kept it to myself because I wasn't sure if I was going to make the final cut. I know in the publishing world that not everything makes it into the final book. As the saying goes, I didn't want to count my chicks before they hatched.

A few months ago, I received a email from Quarry Books announcing that the book was going to released soon. I asked them if I could get a copy to review and I would give it away to my blog readers. They were so nice to send me a copy. Thank you, Quarry Books!

If you like hats, this book is the perfect inspiration book. In the beginning of the book, they feature 10 originally designed hats that designers had submitted. They were judged and prizes were given for the top 10 winning designs. The 10 patterns are located in the back of the book. The rest of the book is broken into sections: Hat Shapes, Stitch Techniques and Specialty: Babies and Children.

You will get so many ideas from this book. From color combos, stitch patterns and interesting shaping, it has something to suit every one's taste. Berets, Cloches, Stocking Caps, Cabled Hats, Crocheted Hats, Lace Hats...way too many to mention. Plus, it's amazing to see so many talented knitters out there and their well-knit creations. If you are a hat knitter, this book should be included in your library. I am going to purchase 2! One for me and one for Melody.
When I received the copy, I was delighted to find that 7 of my photographs were used in the book. And Melody is in 4 of them. In the above photo (left), Melody is wearing the Norwegian Sweet Baby Cap that I knit with Sundara Sock Yarn.Left hand side, is my husband sporting his heather grey, Seaman's Cap. I told him that his head made it in the book, but not his face.Top right, Melody is wearing the Baby Hat by Leigh Radford from the One Skein Book.Bottom left, Melody is wearing the Coney Hat by Vyvyan Neel.Bottom right, Melody is wearing the Simple Baby Cap 3 by Susan B. Anderson from the book, Itty-Bitty Hats.Bottom right is the Hat Ornaments I knitted for our tree. Pattern is called Santa Baby Ornament by Susan B. Anderson.
And my dog, Caesar, made it into the book, too! The hat is called Cable and Seed Stitch Baby Hat by Sundara Murphy.

So for a chance to win a copy of 1,000 Fabulous Knit Hats, please leave a comment by 11pm est, Oct 5, 2010. Anyone can enter even if you live outside of the USA. Good luck!

(Whoops, DH caught my mistake. The deadline to enter is Oct 5, not Sept 5. Sorry!)

29 comments:

sownbrooklyn said...

That's so exciting! I'm not surprised though. You take great photos!

APlanet4Creation said...

Those are great pictures!

Muddling Through said...

Congratulations on so many of your photos being published. They are all great!

KnitNurd said...

Awesome photos! Congratulations!!!

BJrest said...

Congratulations on so many great pics....Looks like a great book.

Oiyi DH said...

I think you meant by October 5, 2010.... :p

Grace said...

That's awesome your pictures made it into this book! I love the coney hat and the seed cable hat, will have to try those!

Julie said...

Congratulations! Your pics are great. What a little doll your Melody is! I got two photos in the book - #0947 page 283 and #0267 page 92. Exciting, isn't it?
(don't put me in draw, I have my own copy)

opportunityknits said...

This is so cool. Melody is a natural. She is looking at the camera in every pic :)

Vicki Knitorious said...

Oh, how cool! That looks like a fabulous book. I love that Melody will have her own copy of the book.
; )

kim said...

Congratulations! Your photos are always so good, it's no wonder they wanted them. I can't believe how small Melody was. She's growing so fast.

Hannah said...

Wow, that's awesome- Congrats! And now Melody is going to be famous! ;)

OzKnitter said...

How exciting, congrats! Lovely photos. I especially love the one of Melody in the Coney Hat.

Lissa said...

Congratulations, Angela -- how wonderfully exciting for you! Your photos are lovely (and Melody is so adorable); I'm not at all surprised you made the cut.

Way to go!
Lissa

craftivore said...

That's awesome! They're lucky to have all your wonderful photos. I particularly love the one of your dog, and who wouldn't want pictures of chubby, cute little Melody.

Anonymous said...

Wow, how exciting for you! I would love a chance to win a copy of this book. How fun it will be for Melody to see her pictures in the book!

Sarah R.
sarah98998@yahoo.com

littlebirdbigcity said...

I can't believe how m any pictures you got in the book, that's awesome! I love them all, especially the one with Caesar! He's so cute, sniffing the hat out. I can't wait to see this book!

CelticCastOn said...

AWWW what a great keepsake for Melody that will be!
congrats on getting so many pictures approved, even the dog made it hahaha so cool!

Debbie1085 said...

Congratulations on your achievement! You do a good job and Melody makes a great model!
I would love to learn to knit hat and I wish I live close to you!

Cindy said...

Wow congratulations on making the cut! The pictures are great!

txjan said...

Your hat pictures are wonderful, and you are lucky to have such adorable models showing off your exquisite workmanship! Also, I'm a big fan of Annie Modesitt, and to be included in her book so many times is a tribute to your talent, as she seems to have very high standards. I'd be thrilled to win a copy of this book! Thank you

Nell said...

Wonderful pictures! And these hats are just scrumptious. I'm a knitter, and I'm so excited to see these hats! Also, Melody is darling! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the photos that made it into the book! The pics are great.

Patonslake

Pixiewear said...

Wow! Congratulations!

Tracy said...

Yay! Way cool! Love your pictures!

judy said...

Congrats!!! What an honor to have husband, baby & doggy in the book! You must be smiling in your sleep! Thank you for having this contest to give us a chance to own this very special book. Thanks also for your kind comment on my 'sheep blanket.'

Ellie said...

Wow, you have some great photos and hat designs there. How fun to have both your baby and dog featured in the book! So cute! Thanks for giving us all a chance to win this neat book!

hetty said...

Oh what fun! Congratulations on getting all of those photos into the book.

Yarny Days said...

A million congratulations! You are now officially famous. You deserve it.