Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Zombie!

What would you do if the zombie apocalypse happened and you didn't have the perfect hat to wear? I know many people ask themselves this difficult question, and I have found the answer. I knew I had found it the second I saw 3.5 oz of assorted fiber (some of it glows in the dark!) at Merlin the Cat Yarns on etsy.


Radioactive zombie apocalypse yarn! Spun and plied on Big Meg, 1.5 oz of spindly awesomeness. She's a bit light for a plying spindle, but once you get some yarn on her, she spins and spins and spins like a dream.

This is the hank, freshly soaked in Eucalan and dried, much to the amusement of my cats, who tried to slay the neon sheep.


And a closer look. It was surprisingly difficult to keep the singles from becoming all even and smooth -- art yarn is not easy to make. Did I mention it glows in the dark?


Now, if I could only find a brain-shaped button, I'd have everything I need to make the ultimate hat for the radioactive zombie apocalypse...

In somewhat more... tame crafting news: the March mystery sock for SKA. Homework and twisted stitches have kept me from progressing too far -- this is 2/3 into clue 1. I love twisted stitches, but they hurt my hands.


The yarn is a beautiful cherry red, or blood red, depending on your preference and point of view. I love these socks, but knitting them is going to take a good long time. I can only do a few rows a day, then I need a break.

9 comments:

Thea said...

I love the zombie yarn! will need to see a pic of it glowing....

Bonnie said...

I hope you find a brain-shaped button. Maybe these? http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36472119

Bezzie said...

Fimo/Sculpey clay and you could totally make your own brain button.

Love that yarn! Go MSU! (Sorry, I know that's where Merlin's from and I have $ riding on the Green & White!)

Becky said...

Can't wait to see the zombie hat. Nice job on the art yarn.

Fujiyamamama said...

Oh crap! I better get my zombie headgear on the needles quick!

weezalana said...

But wait - would you want your hat to glow in the dark if you were running away from zombies?

I agree with Thea, if you can, get a pic of it glowing in the dark!

LBorealis said...

Dude, that is some kick-butt zombie yarn! I love it. The hat is going to be awesome.

peri said...

I adore your zombie yarn - perfect. Could make a brain button out of fimo?

puffthemagicrabbit said...

I love glow in the dark!!