May 5, 2010

Knitting In The Movies:

I was reading a book the other day and it had a bunch of blurbs about past movies that had knitting in them in one form or another...I thought I would share a few with you, they are brief but I thought they were worth sharing...even though I can't honestly remember knitting in any of them!

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Clara Blandick (as Auntie Em), knitting in her rocking chair, is one of several characters Judy Garland sees from her window as she and Toto are carried in their houses to Oz.

Phone Calls from a Stranger (1952)

Bette Davis (as invalid Marie Hoke) knits a sock while telling a visiting stranger the bittersweet tale of her marriage.

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Audrey Hepburn (as Holly Golightly) knits an out-of-control sweater, wondering if she has confused her knitting pattern with building plans. A romantic adaptation of Truman Capote's novella.

9 1/2 Weeks (1986)

In several of the art-gallery scenes in this steamy cult classic, Kim Bassinger (as Elizabeth) recounts her erotic adventures while her roommate knits on huge bamboo needles.

Bridges of Madison County (1995)

After a passionate affair with a globe-trotting photographer, a lonely farm wife (Meryl Streep)

knits in front of the television set with her family.

Chicken Run (2000)

A hen named Babs knits continuously during this clay animation feature about a flock of chickens determined to fly the coop.

American's Sweetheart (2001)

Julia Robert's (as Kiki and a knitter in real life) knits from the sidelines while her celebrity sister and her estranged husband give interviews to promote their new movies.

Chicago (2002)

Richard Gere (as lawyer Billy Flynn) suggests to his client Renee Zellweger (as wannabe chorus girl Roxie Hart) that she make herself look innocent of murder by wearing a nun like dress and knitting while in court.


  1. Hey the picture on your page's banner.. the one at the top.. How do I obtain the Adorable Lacy/Big Sunflower Hat that the middle child is wearing???
    I would love to knit one for myself (adult size) and/or one for a child.
    I appreciate the time reading this.
    I love all of your work- especially your knitted uggs.. which I have renamed "Knuggs" .. get it, knitted-uggs.
    Also waiting for the adult size verson in the Knuggs too!
    Happy needles.

  2. Don't forget Scarlet's scarf in Lost in Translation! :)