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.