Monday, May 4, 2009

Spooky Stiches

In the last decade, knitting has turned hip. But it's been the same kind of hip for a while now. How can we save knitting from backsliding into the realm of grannies?

Mix it up with other hip things. Like zombies!

Check out these monster embroidery patterns. You know, for tote bags or samplers or the clubs. You can embroider a Frankenstein's monster, a mummy, or (of course) a zombie. The zombie has earrings and a headband, and I'm not sure why. Is he a pirate? Or is she a girl from the mall? (Very Romero.) Did she shop at Claire's?

I've got to admit--I've always wanted to learn how to do crafty-yarn-things, and this is pretty good incentive.