4.09.2008

26 Post Challenge (K)

K is for Knitting. You can't say you didn't see that coming over the hill!

But since I don't have much joy to report on the knitting front (it's coming though...slowly) here is a bit of knitting fun instead. It will make you want to curl up with your sticks and unplug the phone.

Some Favourite Movies that Include Knitting
  • Addams Family - (Morticia knits a 3-legged bodysuit!)
  • Alex & Emma
  • Amelie - The tobacconist is crocheting (I'm letting it in because I just really love this movie!) in her shop/the cafe.
  • Babette's Feast
  • Bend It Like Beckham
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Calendar Girls
  • Chicago
  • Chicken Run
  • Dancing at Lughnasa
  • The Deer Hunter
  • Fargo
  • The Full Monty
  • Gone With The Wind (OK - So this is another crocheting one. But it's yarn and a great movie so who could resist).
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - When the Weasleys & Harry walk into the burrow, they see needles knitting by themselves. I sometimes think us muggles work at things too darn hard.
  • Heavenly Creatures
  • La Vie en Rose
  • Lady and the Tramp
  • Lost in Translation
  • Like Water for Chocolate
  • Little Women (1995)
  • Moll Flanders
  • Preparez vos Mouchoirs - (1978 with Gerard Depardieu)
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • The Shipping News
  • Spiderman III
  • Wallace & Grommit; The Curse of the WereRabbit
  • Wild, Wild West
Favourite Books with Knitting Characters
  • Balzac and the little Chinese Seamstress contains an important knitting character, who knits throughout the book.
  • Goodnight Moon (Margaret Wise Brown) "The little old lady whispering hush" is knitting.
  • Harry Potter (JK Rowling)
    • The Sorcerer's Stone (Hagrid knits and Ron Weasley's mother knits a sweater for Harry.
    • The Order of the Phoenix Hermione knits hats for house elves
    • The Half Blood Prince Professor Dumbledore spends extra time in bathroom, when someone inquires if he has an upset stomach he replies, "No, I was merely reading the muggle magazines, I do love knitting patterns."
  • Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte) Mrs. Fairfax, the housekeeper at Thornfield Hall, knits throughout the book
Knitting Celebrities
  • Julia Roberts
  • Madonna
  • Iman
  • Hilary Swank
  • Cameron Diaz
  • Daryl Hannah
  • Goldie Hawn
  • Winona Ryder
  • Julianne Moore
  • Rose McGowan
  • Kate Moss
  • Vanna White
  • Megan Mullaly
  • Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Bob Mackie

1 comment:

Kristin said...

I will have to watch Like Water for Chocolate again, I don't recall the knitters.
Love Gone With the Wind! One of my favorites.