[Image:  An illustration of Utena and Anthy from Revolutionary Girl Utena as ponies.  Anthy is leaning back in Utena’s arm as a bright light glows over her chest, referencing the sword-drawing sequence in the anime.  Rose petals fly around them, and there is a large rose crest stained glass window in the background.]

AH SHIT I forgot to share this here!  I was commissioned to do this piece by a wonderful person I met at WisCon. ^_^


[Image: Webcam photo of Alex holding up three sheets of paper; white, yellow, and orange; with circles printed on them.  She’s tapping her chin with her other hand thoughtfully.]

Making buttons of the Cutie Mark Crusaders’ cutie… marks… hm.

Maybe I didn’t think this through completely.


[Image: A graphic of sequential photos of how to make a center-pull ball of yarn by winding it around a knitting needle. Text reads: “How to Wind a Center-Pull Ball of Yarn by Hand”]





(via One Trick to Turn Any Yarn Into a Center-Pull Ball | Lion Brand Notebook)

This should get all the reblogs… and maybe even tattoo it somewhere on me! :P

Oooh, helpful! Here’s the method I used before I got my grubby mitts on a ball winder.

This is a basically good method, but I really recommend using something much thicker than a knitting needle.  It makes the yarn come out more smoothly and with less tangling.  I used a paper towel tube with a notch at the top (for putting the tail end so it would disappear.



[Image: Animated GIF of Lumpy Space Princess from Adventure Time, tangled in bedsheets and hanging off the edge of a futon, looking around blearily and drooling before faceplanting down again.]

This is exactly how I look and feel when I get home after a con.  LSP, you are my spirit animal.