Welcome to the dark side. Zombies are everywhere these days. Knit some of your own Zombies inspired by the silver screen. “Knit Your Own Zombie” by Fiona Goble is a soft-covered book of eight interchangeable zombies for you to knit. There are over 1,000 combinations to rip ‘n reassemble for horrifying results.
Fiona sets you up to create and conquer these un-dead. She walks you through materials and the guts of the matter. All zombies require only the knit and purl stitch to complete. Step by step photographs will guide you through the knitting process. The shape shifting chapter will show you how to increase, decrease and more to shape these creatures. The chapters, Finishing Line and Reanimating your zombies will have them up and about wrecking havoc in no time.
Much like the voodoo dolls and pins, the satisfaction is the same using snaps and velcro to tear off the arms and legs and reattach them. Start off with the classic zombie and progress to the Zombie Chef inspired by the first season of South Park and the cafeteria zombie scene. Chef carries his clever and knife and wears a blood spattered sweater while whipping up your meal. Then there is Biker Chick Zombie. Motorcycle mama wears a cop helmet and has chains jangling from her low riders.
Let’s not forget the other walking dead or un-dead. You can knit yourself up Dracula with a skull capped walking stick and bat at his side. Don’t wait, he is getting thirsty.
Frankenstein is almost cute. He is so large and in need of a plastic surgeon. Change up his head on another body and see if that is an improvement. The Mummy has an eye hanging from his face and his blood soaked bandages are in need of a change.
Create this cast of zombies and be ready for anything. There are body parts to spare; brains, hearts, guts. You decide where they go. If you are a fan of the undead, start with a complimentary free pattern of the zombie-gravedigger, complete with spade. Don’t forget to lock them away when you are done playing.
CDC Zombie preparedness
Who would think the CDC would get us zombie prepared. Read about how they have taped into this popular and growing audience on preparedness on all hazards. Be ready for emergencies and when disaster strikes.
Danny Gallagher prepares you for an encounter. Zombies have always walked among us. Take a peek at these facts he has collected. They are older than you think.
Zombie preparedness class
In the Oregon rain-forest last year there was a Zombie preparedness class. Maybe they will be having another class this March. Be careful the next time you are in the woods. They may be still lurking there.