- Author: Melanie Falick
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
- Published: 27 March 2009
- ISBN: 9781584797692
Knitting is more popular today than it has been for decades - it's been called 'the hot new hobby' and even 'the new yoga'. The latest generation of knitters thrive on quick projects that are creative, fulfilling and relaxing - and can fit into a busy lifestyle. Weekend Knitting collects 50 unique, innovative projects and ideas for the beginning and intermediate-level knitter, many of which can be made in a weekend or less. Every project is presented in full-color photographs and with clear instructions. Weekend Knitting also features beautiful photos shot in and around real homes, evoking perfect knitting weekends filled with fresh air, friends and delicious food. Long-time knitting expert Melanie Falick has also brought together quotes about knitting, creativity and balanced living from such diverse sources as Virginia Woolf, Pablo Picasso and Saint Francis of Assisi. Recipes for treats such as hot cocoa and butter cookies and tips about fun and stress-reducing activities like hand massages, taking a bath and hosting a knitting film festival complete the weekend knitting experience.
Melanie Falick is the author of Handknit Holidays, Weekend Knitting, Knitting for Baby (with Kristin Nicholas) and Knit: A Personal Handbook (all STC), plus Kids Knitting and Knitting in America (both Artisan) - with over 400,000 books in print. She is the former editor-in-chief of Interweave Knits magazine and the current editorial director of STC Craft. She lives in Dutchess County, New York.