The best laid plans...
Last September I ceraintly was eager to get it out, but then school has just slammed me.
So let's blame school, blame my obsession with food which has pulled me away from my knitting, blame the lack of finances or whatever, but a winter issue of Take Back the Knit this year just hasn't happened.
It was close to completion, but not close enough.
And it'd feel silly to put out a winter knitting zine now, so far into the season, especially when Interweave's about to put their Spring issue out.
And so I've decided to pull up my socks and take a new approach. I've just concluded this morning that the best plan is to let go of previous intentions and move as much as of the content as possible over to a Spring/Summer issue.
Submissions received for the Winter issue that would still be appropriate for a Spring/Summer issue will be printed. Pieces that're undeniably wintery will just be held next fall. (The idea is editting will be revisited in the summer for the Fall issue.)
With all this shifting, spaces have opened up and I'm hoping you'll take this opportunity to send something my way.
There are 4-6 pattern spots left (so far we've got a vest, wrist cuffs, fingerless gloves, a skinny scarf, thigh-high socks, ankle socks, a seed-stitch bag, and a zippered cardigan). I'd love to add some shrugs, boleros, wraps, tanks/tees as well as a tube top, a shawl, a skirt and a baby/kid item.
The number of articles and tutorials I can take is flexible, so make me an offer. I'd like to have some content that addresses the links between knitting and feminism, so if that's a topic you can get fired up about, super.
The desired tone as always is a little more indie-hipster-artsy-punkrock than your conventional knitting mags (and you needn't be too worried about my definition of those terms, you see how that manifests itself for you). That's what makes this publication a unique and important contribution to our present day knit culture. And as always, the submission guidelines can be found here.
If you know anyone else who might be interested in submitting, I'd be ever so greatful if you passed on the word.
The deadline is February 28 2006. I'm going to be strict with this because it's these extended deadlines that really kill the momentum. So plan ahead.
I hope you haven't all written this project off as flaky because of the lull - your contributions are the only way I can continue to put out a zine that's at all worthwhile.