Saturday, October 14, 2006

Snakes on a hat...actual knitting, with pictures!!

So, I think I may have mentioned these hats that I've been making for a couple of years now...the neigh upon unwearable dreadlock hats? I think my obsession with dreadlocks stems from the fact that I could never actually commit to such a lifestyle changing hairdo..but they look so damn cool! So instead I wear strange hats. Like this..see? Oooo...Ragnar what long eyelashes you have....are you wearing mascara? The better to look in the photoshoot my dear. What photoshoot is that Ragnar? Well you see, I get so many comments (some of them even positive) when I wear the medusa/ravergrrl/dreadtastic hats that I decided I would write up the damn pattern and submit it for publication in an online knitting magazine...which will not be named here. It will not be named because in spite of the fact that I even wore make-up for the photoshoot (thanks very much to hippy-Jen for the fabulous photos) I received a very gracious "thanks but no-thanks" from the editor yesterday, and this is not a slam on knitty (oops!) post, 'cause they can pubish what they like, right? But the fact remains that I have now written a pattern for this neigh upon unwearable hat, and have to decide what to do with it.

This first thing that I realized is that since I don't follow patterns I have no idea how to write patterns, so I have no idea if this hat is actually knitable, or if I just have made so many of them at this point that I could make them in my sleep. So....anybody want to be a pattern tester? I've taught several people how to knit with this as their first project, so I don't think it's that hard, basically I just want to know if my instructions make sense, and if all the decreases line up in the right spot, etc.
And if you have any plane trips coming up soon you can knit it on the plane, and then you'll have snakes on a hat on a plane.....ooooooooo.

Ragnar...as yet unpublished.

6 comments:

Inky said...

knitty fuckwits - i so want to testknit that hat for you!!

I too love the dreads but have never committed (deliberately, although I once had an accidental dread I had to have cut off, but I was about 9 years old, long before anyone in our town saw a Rastafarian).

send it on pirate sistah - and btw, you are so cute!!

Will Pillage For Yarn said...

That's SO great!!!

I hear you on the dreads. Though I make and wear yarn dreadies for clubbing and stuff and it does assuage the need a little bit :-)

Nice to see you again!!!

Mouse said...

Dude.. How awesome! I'm in the process of "committing myself to dreads" as we speak..

I'd love to be a test knitter for that pattern as well.. its right up my alley.
PS. If I were you.. I'd do what everyone else who gets "rejected" with perfectly good patterns does.. put them up for sale on your own site!!

Beverley said...

Ohh... a post...so good to hear from you again.

As for the hat, love it, why not try another publisher as in Knit.1 it is the sort of funky thing they may go for.

Cheers >^..^<

Kendra said...

I LOVE the hat!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi. I pretty randomly found your site, and that dreadlock hat looks like a LOT of i-cords, but I'd be willing to try it.

emily (the symbol of at) digitalfreaks (the symbol of a dot) org.