|Card 1 from the Topps "Mars Attacks" Trading Card Set|
But while scientists have not ruled out the possibility of life on Mars, it is most likely that Martian life, if any, will be discovered as tiny microbes or bacteria, not the green, multi-armed, highly intelligent beings of legend and comic book fame.
|Red Planet Socks|
You don't really need multiple Martian arms to create cables, just a cable needle. The cable needle holds stitches off your needles and out of your way. When you return to the stitches and work them back into your project the stitch order has been swapped so that the cable is created. Easy! For visual instruction of cables visit Michelle Hunter's video.
Do you shy away from double point needles? The Red Planet Socks use two circular needles at the same time to create the seamless narrow tube of the sock (I love the pointy 24" addi Sock Rockets!). You simply cast on to one needle like normal, divide the stitches onto the two needles, and then use the flexible circulars to work around. KnittingHelp.com has a great instructional video on their YouTube channel.
|HiKoo American B.R.A.N.D. in Biscayne|
Because of the artisanal dyeing process, there may be some color transfer. We highly recommend washing your American B.R.A.N.D. yarn before winding it into a ball to minimize this transfer. The manufacturer also suggests using metal needles.
|Red Planet Sock in Arches colorway|
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The trading card pictured at the top is from "Mars Attacks," a science fiction trading card series released by Topps in 1962. The cards by science fiction artists Wallace Wood and Norman Saunders tell the story of Earth being invaded by a highly advanced, but cruel, race of Martians who intend to colonize the planet Earth.