Friday, June 7, 2013

Knitting in Movies

As I've mentioned in the past, I love to knit while "watching" a movie. I have been known to watch the same movie (or program from Masterpiece Mystery) over and over and over again just to keep my knitting mojo going. There are a few films I simply cannot get enough of... as soon as the credits appear and the opening music swells, I am transported away from the daily stress to a Knitter's Neverland. Ahh...

Below is a list of movies or television shows which feature knitting.

Love, love, love Myrna Loy in The Thin Man series.

After the Thin Man (1936)
The Women (1939)
Now, Voyager (1942)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Foul Play (1978)
Miss Marple (all seasons and films from the 1960s to the present)
Enchanted April (1992)
Little Women (1994)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
Dan in Real Life (2007)
Upstairs Downstairs (2011)
Call the Midwife (all seasons which began in 2012)

Call the Midwife

Can you think of any more out there? Please share! I am always on the look-out for more film inspiration.

And just for kicks, here is a list of movies that make me want to knit. I don't believe there is a single stitch knit in any of these films, but they each have that certain something that makes me subconsciously reach for my needles. I am easily inspired by the weather (the green hills in Circle of Friends and the rolling waves in Deeply), the music (Cole Porter tunes in Easy Virtue) and the clothes (Mona Lisa Smiles).

Holiday Inn (1942)
White Christmas (1954)
Charade (1963)
Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea (1985, 1987)
Pride and Prejudice (1995)
Persuasion (1995)Circle of Friends (1995)
Deeply (2000)
Gosford Park (2001)
Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Down With Love (2003)

Miss Potter (2006)

Easy Virtue (2008)
Sense and Sensibility (2008)
Little Dorit (2009)
Downton Abby (2011-present)
Poirot (any show with the great David Suchet)

This list could go on for ages, so I'll stop there. What do you like to watch while knitting?

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