Susan Haviland is Lion Brand’s Design Editor. She loves to knit and crochet in the company of her favorite films and televisions shows.
Do you find it impossible to sit in front of the television without knitting or crocheting? Are you attracted to projects with many mindless sections so you can stitch and watch the screen?
I find my appreciation of television entertainment increasingly linked to my daily stitching. And by that I mean watching movies and streaming reruns of my favorite television series surrounded by bags and baskets brimming with easy projects.
Costumers may rejoice – I am appreciating your work! How can one forget the countless knitted vests in “All Creatures Great and Small”, the terrific crocheted shawls in “Babette’s Feast“, Holly Golightly’s work in progress in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s“, Faye Dunaway’s pullover in “Bonnie and Clyde”, Greer Garson’s bed jacket in “Random Harvest“, the knitting hidden in the office drawer in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”, Miss Lemon’s outfits in “Poirot”, Mr Ingelby’s jumper in “Murder Must Advertise” … I could go on …
And then there’s the thrill of the shared moment of catching a star with needles in hand: Bette Davis, Meryl Streep, Renee Zellweger, Katherine Hepburn, Barbara Stanwyck, Julia Roberts, and of course, many others.
Do you have a favorite knitted or crocheted moment from television or film? Is there a project inspired by some of these costumes and knitting moments that you’d be interesting making? We’d love to hear about any crocheting or knitting that appears in something you enjoy watching.
We’ll feature them here and maybe one day you’ll even see a free pattern inspired by your selection!