Hi, this is Larissa's significant other and knitting-book-co-author Martin. I'm posting tonight because Larissa is totally wiped out from her usual responsibilities, to which have been added the remarkable tonic effects of the rotavirus diet. Nonetheless she badly wanted to get out our announcement of "picks" from the meathead knitalong.
So, drum roll please...
.. and now, the obligatory "remarks"!
First of all I have to say that we were astounded at the big response to the knitalong, and gratified by the range and quality of results. It convinced me that one big theme of our book -- that people working from the same patterns still produce wonderfully individual results -- wasn't just a line in a book proposal, it was actually, shockingly, true. It's got to be a first in the world of publishing.
So, huzzah. Thank you. Whether you were singled out or not.
I think you'll see from the flickr group that choosing 18 was really hard. There were so many good entries (and not a few nice photos) we are thinking of changing the number to 32 if the publisher approves. Also our choices are somewhat influenced not just by knitting, but by a need to balance colors and so on. Accordingly we've chosen 18 hats, and then a second set of 14 hats or photos that may be called upon to serve as book meatheads should additional space arise, or should anything untoward befall the other 18. (Say, if they go out without their chaperones...)
Now without further ado, here are the 18:
..and here are the bonus 14:
You can see we really had a lot to work with. For knitters who are in these collages, look for a note on this blog in the next few days about about logistical arrangements for photos and permissions. We'll probably be building a special website just to handle that stuff.
For everybody: thank you so much. We were wowed.