death eaters, come on let’s dance

October 27, 2008 at 2:47 pm 2 comments

Around the middle of September, a lovely girl named TJ (that I met at Terminus, but we didn’t figure out that we had met until later, when discussing tutorial options) contacted me through this here knitting blog to ask about me perhaps contributing a knitting tutorial for an onine fanzine she was putting together with a friend of hers, Athena.

I must pimp:
SPEW website: Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare
Athena’s LJ post about the zine: veganwrocker – SPEW Zine

We decided that I would do a Knit-Your-Own-Hat Tutorial for the October 31 issue. I was SO EXCITED about it! (I still am!) I used some simple, easy-to-acquire Lion Brand Wool-Ease, and did just a basic garter stitch hat. Knit flat! There is no binding off, even, just threading yarn through the stitches to cinch it up at the top. I’m really happy with the way the hat turned out, because it is very basic, and I think (hope!) that it is easy to follow.

I finished the instructions last night, scanned some images from The Knitter’s Bible to explain casting on waaaay better than I could with words, and set it all up in a word doc. Now all I have to do is move some pictures from my camera into the word doc, and send it on its way!

I hope Athena and TJ like it, and that zine subscribers actually enjoy it.

Also: SERIOUSLY, WORDPRESS? 3 weeks after I needed a poll on my blog, NOW you decide to make the “Add Poll” tool? EPIC FAIL.


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foreshadowing FO: Grand Canyon Beanie

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  • 1. Kaitlen  |  October 27, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    That’s awesome!! 😀 I’m excited for you, and I’m sure your pattern is AMAZING 😛 Congrats!

  • 2. Athena  |  November 3, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Hey! Just here to say thanks again, it came out great. I’m just putting the finishing touches on the issue, and I’ll be printing it and putting it online tonight.

    A note to anyone who’s interested: I’ve just revamped the website a bit; you now can go to the site and sign up to be a member. You can create your own profile as an S.P.E.W. member, and you’ll be put on our email blast list so you’ll get any news right away. Plus, every time a new issue comes out it’ll be sent to you. It’s all completely free, and we’d like to get the word out to as many people as possible, so all sign-ups are appreciated and squeed about. Thanks!!


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