A Zombie is, according to dictionary.com, “the body of a dead person given the semblance of life, but mute and will-less, by a supernatural force, usually for some evil purpose.” Well, that’s quite creepy. Perhaps we should look at the more informal definition of a zombie being “an eccentric or peculiar person.” Ah, much better. Now what is a yarn zombie? Being a yarn zombie doesn’t mean you have to be evil. But you can definitely be an eccentric knitter or crocheter who just can’t stop!
Recently, I discovered a peculiar little website and iPhone app called Yarn Zombies and I thought it’d be perfect for Halloween crochet and knitting! We had a little fun in the office and turned some of our editors into yarn zombies. Prepare to be very, very afraid…
With the free iPhone app, we were able to make our editors turn into true yarn zombies:
Meet Caitlin, one of the editors for AllFreeKnitting. She considers herself a yarn zombie because she feasts on skeins instead of brains. Just kidding she loves yarn! She’d never waste yarn like that. In fact, here are some of her favorite ways to use up her yarn scraps:
P.S. She loves this Zombie Bunny Sunset Yarn because she also has a pet bunny at home!
Meet Audrey, another editor for AllFreeKnitting. She considers herself a yarn zombie because she can never stop knitting. Never. She knits night and day for hours and hours. She’s always so wrapped up in her knitting that I could barely get her to share her favorite knit shawl patterns:
P.S. Audrey also has a rabbit at home, and she thinks this Zombie Bunny is adorable.
Meet Jenny, one of the editors for AllFreeCrochet. Jenny considers herself a yarn zombie because she’s been hooked on yarn ever since her very first bite. Her head is so full of yarn, she makes nothing but crochet hats:
3. Dinosaur Hat
Meet Julie, the third editor of AllFreeKnitting. She considers herself a yarn zombie because she loves the color red and she only makes pattern in blood red yarn:
P.S. Julie thinks this Tiny Zombie is adorable and she wants to hang this Zombies Welcome sign on her door.Knitmare on Elm Street is one of Julie’s favorite books. You’ll find patterns for all sorts of Halloween oddities, such as a Zombie Egg Cozy, a Shrunken Head in a Jar, a Light Up Ghost, knit vampires, knit gravestones and so much more.