Nov 192013
 
DOOMvember: It's the end of the world as we know it . . .

. . . and I feel fine. Because I’ll have plenty of knitting, thanks to the crazy-good Doomsday Knits, conceived and curated by Alex Tinsley. Even when the kerosene runs out and I have to knit in the dark, inside a concrete pipe barricaded with glass shards at the end because the mutated dogs are coming . . . well, at least I’ll have this collection of 31 post-apocalyptic designs to get me through. My contribution toward survival knitting is Oryx, a drapey tank in simple textured stripes that recall bondage tape, featuring deep cutout armholes and button detailing. It’s knit in the luxurious Blue Moon Fiber Arts Marine Silk Fingering, in Deep Unrelenting Grey. Oryx is a mysterious female character who appears mostly as a haunting memory to the protagonist and survivor of biological pandemic in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx & Crake.  Who was she in the past? Who were any of us – and does it matter, since much of humankind and all of human society no longer exists? The story inspired me to . . .