OK, so someone on Flickr has made knit dolls recreating scenes from the cult classic Dawn of the Dead. Of course they’re very cool.
But what’s even cooler? BoingBoing—the place to get linked if you’re anybody in blogland has a post about the dolls and their creator. I love to see fiber art noticed in the mainstream press. Thanks BoingBoing! (Oh, and it was my non-knitting brother who turned me onto the knit zombies–John is my resource for what’s on the technological cutting edge.) John says today BoingBoing linked to knitty’s article about making your own breast prosthesis (or “tit bits”) Maybe boingboing’s getting crafty! (John says it’s because knitting has “geek chic.”)
In other news, I have a new pattern published in the brand new MenKnit magazine! It’s a hip new publication for and about men who knit. While I don’t think it’s any harder for men to knit than women (and therefore no more remarkable) there is a clear absence of fashionable patterns out there for men to knit or wear, and MenKnit has set out to correct that problem–they’ve got lots of cool patterns including some great socks; an update on the classic “muscle tank” and a cool shadow knit scarf. The zine is published in PDF form. I love that because the patterns are formatted for printing. I don’t know about you, but I don’t usually knit in front of the computer. You can download the zine here.