I’m not a natural-born zombie lover, as many knitters seem to be.
So It took me a while to settle into a love of The Walking Dead.
My criteria for loving a TV show has—so far—been simple; No Sweaty Men.
This one rule has kept me safe from many testosterone laden series and bad reality shows. But evidently I have overcome my rule and have come to love TWD.
Who knew? I’m usually a Downton Abbey / TCM kind of woman.
I think what swayed me toward TWD was the brilliant after-show, Talking Dead, which is hilarious and sweetly earnest, hosted by the incredibly charming Chris Hardwick (@nerdist on Twitter who also hosts @Midnight on Comedy Central after The Colbert Report M-Th.) Once I watched a few episodes of Talking Dead, I had to go back and see the entire Walking Dead from episode one. Lots of good knitting between the cringing and eye-gouging.
So here I am, loving this gory, zombie laden, not-very-logical TV show (why on earth did they not just head to an island in Season 1?) where there’s barely enough water to drink, let alone have a full bath.
One of my favorite scenes in the entire series is in episode 1, when Rick meets Morgan and Duane and takes them to the station house for a good, hot shower.
Yep, I love me a good ‘make-over’ montage! Give me CLEAN any day!
And, of all the places to look for inspiration for colorway, The Walking Dead is a hard one! But I’m up for the challenge. I’ll do it for Herschel (who I feel would have appreciated some good knitting!)
I’ll be creating these colors each week, so join me as I strive to find some wooly beauty in the gory details of The Walking Dead!
And feel free to make suggestions, I’m all ears!