A Yarn I Can't Understand

Sometimes you come across something that is utterly mystifying (or in this case, someone finds it for you - thanks Carolynn). Handknit Heros [sic] is a deep four-page superhero(?) thriller you can find at any time of day or night on Lion Brand Yarn's website. The first page was apparently distributed to thousands of high school students across the USA, apparently to attract kids to the wonderful hobby that is knitting. (The SBG dares you to click the pages to readable size.)Our heros struggle through opaque panel transitions to find "yarn graffitistas" that have been terrorizing the town by leaving soft cosies around every day objects. The gall!
Suddenly, the kids are dressed as superheroes, and there's a subplot about a confetti handler...
And then it's full-on superheroics, with yarn being thrown around like so much spider fluid. The yarner's motivation? That there's too much waste in the city (now the confetti makes ±sense). Her solution: Throw more junk on top of other junk. The Heros' solution: Sign her up and start recycling.
So if you're gonna knit, please, don't waste yarn on stuff I won't use. Which I think is a lesson that stayed with Carolynn - she's just dropped knitting as a hobby. I guess I'll never get those mittens now!



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