One Step Closer to the Apocalypse

I have a new survival skill to add to my “In case of Apocalypse” repertoire.  I have memorized an easy, fast hat that can be made with only half a skein of bulky yarn and sticks.  It’s Jane Richmond‘s Autumn and by using bulky, instead of super bulky, I made two hats in the time it takes to watch two movies.  That means I could easily keep two souls warm through a nuclear winter with one ball of lion brand and The Hunger Games on Netflix.

Also on my survival skills list are my abilities to switch from eating whole, raw foods to vienna sausages on a dime,
to live without sugar and caffeine,
to spend lots of time alone without going all “cast away”
and, recently, to outfit my whole family with just a few quick measurements and yarn.
I am so ready for impending chaos.

I used size 4 and 6 needles with Wool Ease Chunky.  The pattern calls for Thick and Quick, but I just made it work by knitting the seed stitch a little loose.  Have I told you how much I love seed stitch, especially chunky seed stitch?  Well I do, so they were very satisfying to make.

(ravelry, kollabora, instagram, and flickr)

Though I didn’t use it for these, I do have plenty of Thick and Quick I could try this pattern on.  You see, I’m all about using the yarn stash I have to create what I need.  At least I keep telling myself that.
In survivalist fashion, I was using the stashed Wool Ease from yesteryear, to suit my needs today.  Now, the burning question is- what end-times solution could I MacGyver from Fun Fur?

This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. Jane Richmond

    As always your photos are stunning!! I really love these Autumns in chunky weight, I may have to cast one on myself!

  2. Kelly

    lol Fun fur vest? cave man style….
    I'm a seed stitch lover too! My brain loves it.

  3. Jenna K

    What a fun, quick knit!! Also love that you have thought about your role in the world after the zombie apocalypse. 🙂

  4. Woollen Wilderness

    So many people are knitting for Christmas now, so it's very refreshing to read a post about apocalypse preparation! The hat looks great, lots of post-apocalyptic heads will be thankful and warm 🙂

  5. Evelyn

    Not only are you and your family ready for the apocalypse, you will all be surviving the tough times in style! I love Jane's designs and this one is spot on. As for living without sugar and caffeine, I'll match you on the sugar but caffeine will do me in!

  6. Vanessa

    I love these! I have zero memorized hats, so I am clearly unprepared for the end times. Mitts I can do. We might have to find one another during the Apocalypse just to be sure we have all our bases covered. 😉

  7. MichelleCarter

    Thanks, Jane! I'm with you- I need one for myself, too. Luckily I have lots of bulky in the garage. 🙂

  8. MichelleCarter

    Oh, that vest idea is gonna haunt me, Kelly. I really have been wanting a fuzzy sweater- but… maybe not in fun fur. 🙂

  9. MichelleCarter

    Hehe. Well, making your own clothes gives a survivalist kind of confidence, you know? This was such a satisfying, quick knit.

  10. MichelleCarter

    Haha! Thanks so much. I think I'm done with Christmas knits. Now it's all about me 🙂

  11. MichelleCarter

    I agree- Jane can't fail! I can live without sugar, but it's nice that I don't have to, Evelyn.

  12. MichelleCarter

    True, Vanessa! But I'd much rather find each other at Rhinebeck. One day… right?

  13. Elena Knits

    We are developing some good skills and are almost ready for Apocalypse. Those hats seem fun to knit, they use very little wool. Oooh, that mask balaclava reminds me of the planet of the apes. That's a funny project!

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