Thursday, August 04, 2005

Which Womb?

For those of you who do not know, every year during the second week of August, there is a womyn's music festival in Michigan. Yes, womyn with a "y". Normally I do not spell women this way but referring to the Festival, I defer to their spelling. It is a week long event of concerts, workshops, super tasty food, camping and about 6-10,000 womyn. Mostly lesbians. It is a totally different experience going from being a minority in a male cuture to an entirely female culture and being the majority. I view the whole week as girl scout camp for grown-ups.

Anyway, a cool part about MichFest (one of the many) is that many traditions exist created by the womyn who attend the festival every year. Not officially scheduled/programmed events are sustained year to year by the attendies. One of them is the Barter Mart, where womyn bring crafts, books, clothes, anything that they wish to barter with other womyn. I decided that this was the perfect place to bring Womb Dolls. They only take about a night to make and are really cute and cuddly. And a womyn's festival is all about the girlparts, really.

I made 8 of them, in the pattern specified yarn (Cascade 128) in both pink and blue. Blue for those who are of the more masculine presenting or perhaps people whose wombs make them blue, even just for a couple days per month. Everytime I think of my Blue Wombs I sing "Blue Womb, you saw me standing alone..." to myself.

In conjunction with my pile o' wombs, Knitty is having a contest. They want pictures of an item produced of a Knitty pattern in an unusual situation. What is more magical than a pile o' wombs with a shih tzu in the middle of it?

I have decided to submit one of the following photos of Macy, the Official Spokesdog of the Totally Knitting Universe (TM).

Choice #1


Choice #2


Choice #3


I need to make this decision by Saturday night, so I need y'all to comment NOW on which one you think should go to the Knitty Editorial Staff.

18 comments:

Malanai said...

I like number one the best. It's the cutest pose that best shows off the knits. The second one is good, but the knits look cluttered, and in the third they look too spaced.

Just my opinion!
--Malanai from LJ and Michfest

alligatorjuice said...

#3

Ashley said...

I like 1 and 3 the best. 3 would be better if it was cropped a bit.

JaQ said...

#1

joanna_thien said...

i love #1 cuz i love the way your puppy tilted her head.
=D

.:from shihtzuluv in LJ:.

Ghoti said...

I liked the one with her tongue hanging out that you used on punk_knitters! Otherwise, number 1.

Anonymous said...

#1 looks a little dark. I'd go with #3.

Anonymous said...

#1 looks a little dark. I'd go with #3.

Jess said...

I vote for number 1 and for Kaysar. Oops wrong blog.

Epione said...

#1 for sure!

kaitlyn said...

#3, #3! The flames kick it up a notch. you puupy is adorable!

jmack said...

three

Caro, sugarless since 2001, mommaless since 1997 said...

I like #1, but you might want to fix the red-eye before submitting it.

Oh! And I'm a Michfest veteran! I worked there for 6 years and am going as a festie this year. If I see you at the barter market, I'll say hi. I'll be the femme with platinum hair (with black streaks), a half sleeve red-orange-yellow flame tattoo and black flames on my shoulder blades. Have fun!!!

Anonymous said...

Definnitely number one! Because the tilted head asks the question, "What? Like YOU wouldn't want to be surrounded by knitted wombs?"

Heidi

Anonymous said...

I want number three on my wall.

Dani said...

I think #1 is the best choice. The close shot makes it look like there is a big pile o' wombs. Also, the dog is cutest in that one. In the third pic, the dog looks like an alien from a dog planet who has come to take over the earth.

Jeanette said...

I love all three, but 1 and 3 have the most potential I think. If you know someone who is a photoshop expert, have them play with the "curves" function on #1 and it comes out perfect! The third one could be improved by fixing the "scary glowy eyes" :) with the red eye tool and cropping it a bit on the top, right, and bottom. Just my thoughts... Good luck!
-J

yoko said...

I like #1 the best-- I think it has the best composition.
Best of luck!