The year is 3015…
The polar ice caps have melted and the deserts expanded, leaving the Earth a seared, crusty Hell. Meanwhile, nuclear fallout has blocked the sun, plunging the world into a new ice age. (Yes, at the same time.) While we were distracted by the weather, the Singularity showed up and a race of intelligent computers enslaved mankind… who have all but died out thanks to a new, extra virulent virus created by zombie aliens. Really uptight, controlling zombie aliens. Who spy on us all the time. Oh, and they also drive tricked out cars around the desert and wear leather jackets.
The question on your mind?
“What should I knit?!”**
That’s the premise behind Doomsday Knits, the upcoming book from Cooperative Press. It’s a collection of garments and accessories inspired by the post-apocalyptic genre of film, literature, and fashion. These cutting edge fashion pieces will be just as at-home in your closet today as they will be in the dystopian wastelands of tomorrow. With full-on editorial fashion photography shot everywhere from deserts to urban ruins, this book will be as beautiful and enjoyable to look at as the garments are to wear. With a healthy helping of tips, trivia, tidbits, and recommended media, it’ll be just the thing for all you sci-fi-geek knitters out there as well as the fashion-obsessed.
The coolest part, for me? I have a design in it. Another thing I can’t show you yet! But I can say that I used this elegant yarn: Knitted Wit‘s Silky ‘n’ Plied in Brown Sugar, which is 55% merino wool, 45% silk worsted weight blend.
The knitting is done and the pattern and knitted piece have been sent off to Alexandra Tinsley, the editor of this fine collection. I’m looking forward to seeing it in print!
**Prose shamelessly swiped from Alex’s Kickstarter page, here.
Lots more secret knitting going on! The year is off to a great start. I still want to do some selfish knitting for me!
I can’t wait to see what you have come up with!
And I can’t wait to see it in the book, too! But the photography hasn’t happened yet, so it will be a while.
Great start indeed. I love this skein of Lorajean’s new yarn. It’s absolutely fabulously delish! Can’t wait to see more of Doomsday Knits!
This yarn was so nice to work with. Looking forward to the book, but it will be a while. Still needs the photo shoot!
Awesome! Let us know when it’s out — we’d love to review it!
Mary at The Oregonian
How fun! Congrats on the design. 🙂
A perfect color for a post-apopcalyptic world.
Congratulations! What a cool book to be a part of. I can’t wait to nab a copy, although it seems like I probably shouldn’t hold my breath at this early date!
Wow, that’s exciting! I am curious what kind of design it will be!