Acts of Knitting and Nerdery

All fans of “The Walking Dead” know, Carl is never, ever in the house like he’s supposed to be, which leads to large portions of any given episode being devoted to watching Rick and Lori and the rest of their post-apocalyptic tribe mates running around in a state of panic trying to find Carl. “Where is Carl?” has become one of the iconic lines of the series. It might even be classified as a catch phrase if it wasn’t so damn dramatic.

This is what led my friend Kayti to invent my new favorite game, a photoshop meme in the spirit of Sad Keanu and Ryan Gosling Hey Girl: Where is Carl?

You should go check it out, and submit your own photoshop of where you found Carl if you’re into that sort of thing. For an example, here’s Carl hanging out in front of the Von Trapp mansion with Julie Andrews:

Oh help… I think Captain Von Trapp’s mansion has been overrun by walkers!

I’m kinda proud of that one, actually. Putting Carl behind the gate put my photoshopping skills to the test!

Since this is a knitting blog, and Where is Carl is definitely not about knitting, I thought it might be fun to pull together a collection of zombie-inspired knits. Because let’s face it: if I ever find myself in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, I’m totally raiding the abandoned yarn stores. I’ll make my way in a post-apocalyptic world trading socks and hats for food and guns. Besides, you can always use a sturdy large gauge knitting needle to stab a walker through the eye.

I made this drop stitch scarf awhile back when I first discovered the Zombie BBQ colorway by Lorna’s Laces:

It is still one of my favorite projects that I’ve ever made. There’s a matching hat and a set of fingerless gloves, but they’re nowhere near as fantastic as the scarf.

Here are some other great zombie and post-apocalypse projects that were made by other folks:

Daryl Dixon Amigurumi by Nic Rochet

 

Zombie the Podcaster by Amy Spinler

 

Zombie Monster by Kimberly Kwon

 

Zombie Lace by Firefairy

 

Braaaaaains!!! (Thinking Cap by LadyKatya)

 

zombeh kitteh horde by cheezombie

 

rmsheffler’s A Second Zombie Apocalypse Hat

 

Silvia66′s Post Apocalypse Survivor

 

Armadillo of Darkness by Carol Amich

 

3 COMMENTS
Kennda Lynch
March 29, 2012
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You are more right than you know. In the penultimate episode of the 2nd season of the walking dead…Lori was knitting!!!!! :-D

Liz
August 24, 2012
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I just love the drop stitch scarf and I am absolutely dying to make it!! I’m obsessed. Where did you get the pattern?

becky
August 24, 2012
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Hey Liz, It’s the Drop Stitch Scarf on Ravelry. It’s a ridiculously easy pattern, easy to whip out. :-)

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