Anybody who loves knitting will know, deep down inside, that it's not all sweetness and light. Remember those women who sat underneath the guillotine in France as aristo's heads were being chopped off? The remorseless click, click, clicking of those needles can be extremely chilling...
Yes, there's a dark side to knitting and Fiona Goble has found it! Her book, "Knit Your Own Zombie" is the antidote to sweet little simpering pretty dollies. Here comes the horrible truth - in all its knitted glory! (Or should that be 'gory'?)
And if you get really mad and want to tear your dolls apart (don't we all?) - go right ahead. They are specially made so that you can rip off their arms and heads and even interchange them. They won't mind - they are, after all, the living dead!
There's a couple of interlopers in there but they are welcome into the family. Frankenstein's monster isn't, strictly speaking, a zombie - and neither is Dracula. But they are so iconic of the dark side that the 'real' zombie dolls allowed them to join the gang!
And another advantage to these zombie dolls is that you can now knit dolls for boys!