May the odds be ever in your favor!
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably noticed all of the hype surrounding the release of The Hunger Games movie today! It's based on the first book in a young adult trilogy by Suzanne Collins. The books examine the evils of totalitarian government and control in a post-apocalyptic North America, sometime in the future. In the new country, known as Panem, there are 12 districts and the Capitol. At one time, a thirteenth district organized an uprising against the Capitol and was destroyed. As a reminder to the remaining districts, the Capitol puts on an annual "Hunger Games" in which 2 tributes from each district, ages 12-18, are selected to go to the Capitol and fight to the death in elaborate arenas as both entertainment to the Capitol and punishment to the districts. 24 children enter the Hunger Games and 1 child will survive as the victor. The districts are forced to watch the televised events as their children fight to the death. But on this, the 74th Annual Hunger Games, our heroine Katniss, will surprise the Capitol by refusing to be a pawn in their bloody game.
I thoroughly enjoyed the books! They are well-written and really challenge young adults to think about the various themes in the book, rather than be pure entertainment. If you haven't read the trilogy, I encourage you to do so. They are quick reads and terrific books.
I thought I'd search Ravelry in honor of The Hunger Games today and list the various Hunger Games patterns I could find. If you know of additional patterns, please list them in the comments so others can locate them!
Down with the Capitol - Various Hunger Games inspired charts
District 12 - Wristers
Peeta - Shawlette (Not sure if this is Hunger Games-inspired)
Peeta Socks - Cuff Down Socks
Hunger Games Pillow/Chart
Hunger Games-Inspired Tribute's Training Beanie - hat
Hunger Games - Life and Death Socks - Toe-Up Socks
Team Peeta Chart - Large Version
Rue's Song - Cowl