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Mer
04-30-2005, 12:11 AM
I just went to see the Hitchhikers Guide movie...very funny, and there was a scene where all of the characters turned into knitted dolls! :lol: The main character even threw up some lovely self-striping yarn.

Also noticed that Lily Tomlin was knitting in I :heart: Huckabees, sort of. Didn't look like she was actually knitting though.

I'm wondering if I'm just now noticing things like this since I took up knitting, or if there have always been so many instances of knitting in movies! Kinda cool, I thought. ;)

brendajos
04-30-2005, 12:37 AM
lol...i thought this was another thread about people who knit in the theatre....i was here to confess that i do it and am sad that there are no movies i wanna see this week so i have a free two hours to knit without thinking there are other things i should be doing!!...lol

Wieselkind
04-30-2005, 08:53 AM
i like to knit during films and while watching TV, it makes me feel prodcutive rather than a goggle eyed slug.

KellyK
04-30-2005, 09:30 AM
I just read that the elusive Goggle Eyed Slug was placed on the Endangered Species list. Tsk tsk. Very sad. :verysad:

benniesma
04-30-2005, 09:45 AM
lol...i thought this was another thread about people who knit in the theatre.....lol

Me too! :lol: I still don't know how you ladies can DO that! I get so focused on the movie that if my DH even so much as sniffles I'm ready to chop his head off! :oops:

Mer
04-30-2005, 10:42 AM
Heh heh...yeah, I guess my subject wasn't very specific. I can knit when I'm watching movies at home, but I'm not sure about the theater. Too dark for me.

VictoiseC
04-30-2005, 11:47 AM
Hey Mer I got this new knitting book Weekend KNitting which has some rather silly articles between the patterns (one tells you HOW to eat a boiled egg.... duh)

but on one page they list movies where there is knitting. The only one I can remember right now because it struck me funny was
9 1/2 Weeks with Kim Basinger. Can you imagine? It was 9 1/2 weeks of sex with Mickey Rourke and they list the movie coz her roomate knitted sometimes.

weird

Mer
04-30-2005, 11:59 AM
Funny...I think I am getting that book for my birthday next week! At least that is the hint I gave DH, so I assume that's the case. :D

amy
04-30-2005, 10:37 PM
I just read that the elusive Goggle Eyed Slug was placed on the Endangered Species list. Tsk tsk. Very sad. :verysad:

KellyK, I know that has to be some kind of joke, but you have me baffled. Just in case, I googled "Goggle Eyed Slug"...

:shock: I DON'T recommend searching for Goggle Eyed Slug! :shock: (At least not while at work. Or around kids, or other folks that might be offended by bare breasted ladies.) LOL.

Um, uh, what were we talking about again? :blush:

Amy

KellyK
04-30-2005, 11:44 PM
KellyK, I know that has to be some kind of joke, but you have me baffled. Just in case, I googled "Goggle Eyed Slug"...

Here's where I got that from:
i like to knit during films and while watching TV, it makes me feel prodcutive rather than a goggle eyed slug.

How on EARTH did the phrase "Goggle Eyed Slug" produce bare-chested ladies??? :shock:

rebecca
05-01-2005, 12:08 AM
:cheering: :cheering: I'm so glad that ya'll straightened it all out because ya'll know I :heart: animals and have a veritable zoo around here....and ya'll make me think that my 'google eyed slug' was being put on the endagered list...when ya'll were just gabbing about some movie ! YOU SHOULD be ASHAMED :oops: of yourselves for :verysad: upsetting me :verysad: ....I need those glasses that u hear about when people turn 40 bc I read 'google'...which is what upset me ...u know...bc of my GOOGLE slug....when what was written was goggle...yup...time for the glasses (I can't bellieve..[now i'm upset about this!!] that i have to get the middle aged glasses....fyi..it's 46yrs old!)
But...i can take the 8-) glasses as long as i know that my google slug is a okay!!
good evening, one & all :waving: :waving:
fyi... :roflhard: :roflhard: it's a wacky time of week...lol...i've seen people (actors) that were knitting in the moview...but...I've never seen people (audience) knitting at the movies...algho I can..and generally do...knit anywhere
have a :XX: and :XY: , but not :frog: kind of upcoming weeks, my friends

LisaD715
05-02-2005, 05:11 AM
I always have something in my hands while I am watching tv. Cannot sit still long enough otherwise, but that is good because knitting gets done that way (or some other needle craft).

I have read that many actresses have taken up knitting inbetween takes while filming a movie. I think that is a pretty cool thing.

When I was 13 I had a great aunt who tried to teach me, I just wasn't into it then I suppose, but it is nice to see that is has not become a "lost art." I hope one day, a VERY long time from now, to be able to teach my grand children how to knit (their future daddy's weren't into it, even if the do like to cook).

Arielluria
08-31-2007, 11:00 AM
Last weekend I saw 2 things which showed people knitting.

First was an episode from season 1 of Kung Fu (1970's series) in which Caine is talking to an older Amish man who is knitting.

Second was a biography on Hitchcock, it showed home movies of his wife in the garden just standing there knitting. That was great because I do that all the time, especially when I'm out with the dogs in the backyard. It makes it so much easier to wait for them to do their business. ;)

debinoz
08-31-2007, 12:20 PM
I watch TCM a lot and they have quite a few women on there that knit. The one I remember the most is "The Letter" with Bette Davis. She was knitting pieces for a lace bedspread all the way through it.

Jan in CA
08-31-2007, 12:20 PM
Last weekend I saw 2 things which showed people knitting.



Wow...you're really digging deep..this thread is over 2 yrs old! :teehee:

Arielluria
08-31-2007, 12:37 PM
:teehee: I just remembered the title of the post and searched for it. I'm too impatient to "dig deep". LOL

Arielluria
08-31-2007, 12:39 PM
I watch TCM a lot and they have quite a few women on there that knit. The one I remember the most is "The Letter" with Bette Davis. She was knitting pieces for a lace bedspread all the way through it.I LOVE old movies and Davis is one of my favs. I've never seen that one though, I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

I wish I could get a screenshot of a movie from my computer. Does anyone know how to do that? I have a program which allows me to do that, but I guess Windows Media Player won't allow it. It's a pain because I really want to share some scenes sometimes, or a still from a Knitty Gritty episode for explanation's sake.

Arielluria
08-31-2007, 12:41 PM
As long as we're on the subject, don't forget Foul Play ('78) where Goldie Hawn "offs" Scarface with her knitting needles. Very cute!
:roflhard:

remclave
08-31-2007, 08:55 PM
Episode 139 "Night Call" of The Twilight Zone. The character Elva Keene played by Gladys Cooper is knitting a mean streak. I was impressed as she pulled the yarn from th e ball located to her left side to throw it with her right hand around the needle. Talk about weird tension!:mrgreen:

figaro
08-31-2007, 09:08 PM
I just finished watching The Wedding Singer with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore (love this movie!) and when Robbie was telling the 1st class passengers about the jerk boyfriend, one of the ladies was knitting on circular needles.

debinoz
08-31-2007, 09:45 PM
I use the GOM player to capture most of my stuff. I think I got it free from download.com

Rhea
09-01-2007, 12:08 AM
A couple of the girls knit in the version of Little Women with Winona Ryder.

Cosette tries (and fails) to knit a stocking in the version of Les Miserables with Clair Danes and Liam Neeson.

Oh, and these aren't movies, but I have seen knitting in a couple of commercials around here.

There was one for some kind of arthritis medicine that had a woman knitting on the bus complaining about sore hands.

Then the one for that sleep aid with the dream Abraham Lincoln knitting something (on the bus too, i think) and the beaver asks if it is for him.

karne
09-01-2007, 03:20 PM
I've seen knitting in TV shows and I always look close to see if they're 'really' knitting!

Tyne Daly on Judging Amy was always knitting in episodes and she really knits.

The other day I saw an episode of Friends, and Courtney Cox was knitting. Not sure what it was, but she was actually knitting.

For myself, I always have to have something to do when I watch TV. Sitting and doing nothing is not something I can do. Happily.

Ok, this is how bad it is. A few weeks ago, I took my daughter to the airport in Tulsa - about a 90 min drive. There's nothing between here and Tulsa. I took my knitting bag.

Well, you know, what if there was some kind of 'delay' on the highway? I've seen news where traffic was backed up for hours! What if I had to sit there for hours with nothing to do? ;)

I know, nothing compared to the trauma of what actually stopped the traffic, but still....

Arielluria
09-02-2007, 12:54 PM
Karne, you sound JUST LIKE ME! Check out my Addicted to Knitting post (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=53123).

I ALWAYS take my knitting with me, even if I'm just going to Walmart 3 miles away......what if my car dies? I might be just minutes from my knitting with TONS of time to knit............oh the HORROR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:roflhard:

I actually LIKE Dr.s offices which make me wait over an hour to see "his highness" now! :teehee: Time to knit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:whistle:

:woohoo:

I cannot watch TV without knitting! It's an obsession with me, and all the women in my mother's family are the type who can't sit still for long. Thank goodness for knitting! I've gotten so much done this my first year of knitting........see scrapbook (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=64741&highlight=scrapbook).

IBAmyB
09-02-2007, 01:06 PM
I cannot watch TV without knitting!

Me too! I have to be doing something... knitting, cross stitch, etc. I can't just sit there!

Just recently saw people knitting in:

The Ultimate Gift (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0482629/)
Alexia knits a scarf(?) while waiting in a hospital room

BlackAdder II (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088484/)
Nursie knits something(???) on 4 large wooden DPNs

The 4400 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0389564/)
People run screaming from a park and in outtake on the DVD the "bad guy" chases after a woman with a bag yelling "You forgot your Knitting!" :roflhard:

CSI (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0247082/) (Vegas)
A woman is killed when she falls on a knitting needle at a dog show (though when the owner says she knits to make blankets for her dog, the blanket they show is crocheted... :fingerwag: )

karne
09-03-2007, 01:06 PM
"A woman is killed when she falls on a knitting needle"

Reminds of one of the times I was flying. I checked and double checked to make SURE I could take my knitting. I could. So, we're taxing down to find the runway we're going to take off on. I get my knitting out and get comfy.

The steward comes by and asks me to wait till we take off to begin knitting. I looked at him and my whole face said WHY? He kinda laughed and said something to the effect of - well if we have a rough takeoff and needles go flying... well, it could be bad.

I inwardly rolled my eyes, but I put my knitting away until we had safely taken off. Geez!!!

karne
09-03-2007, 01:13 PM
I actually LIKE Dr.s offices which make me wait over an hour to see "his highness" now!


Yup I like those places too. But I don't always want to talk to people and somehow people always think that whatever you're doing (knitting, crocheting etc) means they can talk to you and then tell you about everything they've ever knitted. I'm not totally anti-social - sometimes it's ok, but sometimes you just want to ask them to Be Quiet!!!!! "I'M here to knit, not to jabber!" :)

When we travel, my husband always drives. Great knitting time!

Flying - great knitting time.

Waiting for kids, the 'royal' dr or dentist, trapped in traffic - great knitting time.

kellyh57
09-03-2007, 09:39 PM
Yup I like those places too. But I don't always want to talk to people and somehow people always think that whatever you're doing (knitting, crocheting etc) means they can talk to you and then tell you about everything they've ever knitted. I'm not totally anti-social - sometimes it's ok, but sometimes you just want to ask them to Be Quiet!!!!! "I'M here to knit, not to jabber!" :)

Ah yes. I hate it! I knit simple things while I wait, but everyone wants to know what it is, who it's for, what kind of yarn, etc. I've got 2 kids. I don't get alone time, except while waiting at the OB office. I want to savor every second of it and these Nosey-Nellies make it worthless!

I've since switched to reading more, and nobody bothers me, except those that are trying to read the cover when I hold it up!

Kelly

Padawan_Knitter
09-03-2007, 11:15 PM
Let's not forget the original Halloween, when Jamie Lee Curtis not only brings her knitting when she goes babysitting, but she actually stabs Michael a couple of times with the needles! Hooray for knitting as self defense!

karne
09-05-2007, 09:25 AM
Ah yes. I hate it! I knit simple things while I wait, but everyone wants to know what it is, who it's for, what kind of yarn, etc. I've got 2 kids. I don't get alone time, except while waiting at the OB office. I want to savor every second of it and these Nosey-Nellies make it worthless!



Sure am glad to know I'm not alone... or snooty! :) After I wrote that I thought, Gosh, you sound like a real snob. :( And I'm not - I just want to sit and knit and not be bothered. sigh... ok, that sounds snobby too. I"ll leave it alone.

Kelly, I see you live in Kansas City... I live in Joplin. Just a small world :)

Arielluria
09-05-2007, 09:48 AM
Well, I never thought I'd want to watch that movie. Now I do. :DLet's not forget the original Halloween, when Jamie Lee Curtis not only brings her knitting when she goes babysitting, but she actually stabs Michael a couple of times with the needles! Hooray for knitting as self defense!

rachejm
09-05-2007, 11:09 AM
I knit while watching TV. When my boyfriend is here he tells me off when we put the TV on and I try to get my knitting out!!! He just doesn't understand.

Can't say I've ever tried knitting in the cinema, its a bit too dark I think. Then again I usually go to the cinema with my boyfriend and if he objects to me knitting in front of the TV he'd probably never forgive me for knitting at the cinema. It'd be much more interesting than watching some of the movies he likes to take me to tho!!!

Arielluria
09-05-2007, 05:54 PM
I knit while watching TV. When my boyfriend is here he tells me off when we put the TV on and I try to get my knitting out!!! He just doesn't understand.I can TOTALLY relate. My DH is always complaining...........yet I'M always the one asking "did you see that?!?" because he missed it.
:flirt:

beckyrhae
09-07-2007, 09:55 AM
I had find this thread, I was just watching "Slap Shot", the old Paul Newman hockey movie and one of the "wives" knits while watching the game from the stands.

feministmama
09-07-2007, 10:19 AM
I knit while watching TV. When my boyfriend is here he tells me off when we put the TV on and I try to get my knitting out!!! He just doesn't understand.

Can't say I've ever tried knitting in the cinema, its a bit too dark I think. Then again I usually go to the cinema with my boyfriend and if he objects to me knitting in front of the TV he'd probably never forgive me for knitting at the cinema. It'd be much more interesting than watching some of the movies he likes to take me to tho!!!

tsk tsk. I think its time for a new boyfriend :teehee:

Arielluria
09-07-2007, 10:36 AM
I disagree! There will be many things in a relationship 2 people don't see eye to eye on. I've been married 19 years and my DH is the same way, but I'm not going to dump the best husband in the world over a little knitting!!!
:flirt:

I'm relatively new to knitting, he's just getting used to it. It's awesome to see them turn around and really appreciate the knitting. I nearly bounced off the walls in happiness when I heard those magic words come out of DH's mouth a few weeks ago........"you know what you COULD knit for me?"

You can really tell when a guy loves you if he goes into a LYS (as mine did last Christmas) to get me something. :rofl: He walked in and loudly asked "do you sell any yarn here????" to make all the women there laugh. They did, he told me. LOL! Mind you this is a 6' 3" / 250 lb. bearded man.

Anyway..........lots of family members don't GET knitting. But they'll change their tune once they see what they get out of it ;)

Check out my post Non-Knitters Just DON'T Understand! (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=59933)

:muah:

rachejm
09-07-2007, 11:02 AM
In his defence its not the knitting that he objects to its just knitting while he is there that is the problem. I think he likes to be the centre of attention as I don't get to see him much, we go to different Universities so it can be a bit of a problem. He did want me to knit him something, I told him I'd only do it if he bought the yarn cos I'm broke. He does seem rather impressed with my Dark Mark Scarf (pics on my blog). Sorry, gotta advertise the new blog.

Arielluria
09-07-2007, 12:27 PM
See, you're getting him interested already! ;) My DH is the same way, he works long hours so all our free time is for US, and that's the way it should be. But mostly we like to watch tv, so my attention is on the TV and I can knit without looking at my work, so there's no reason not to do it ;)

On the weekends he always drives us wherever we go which is fine with me.........more :X:time!

Nice blog. What's a Jaffa cake?
:whoosh:

rachejm
09-07-2007, 01:04 PM
Jaffa cakes are these little sponge things, they look like biscuits but they have a sponge base with orange jelly on top and are coated with chocolate. They are on wiki, Jaffa Cakes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaffa_Cake)

Arielluria
09-07-2007, 03:33 PM
Thanks. Never heard of them. Am on diet.........will eat sugar covered rocks at this point if you hand them to me!
:passedout:

REVS
09-07-2007, 03:35 PM
They are called PiM's (http://www.furansunocafe.com/produits.php?no=41&lang=en&base=gateaux) in the US.

Arielluria
09-07-2007, 03:40 PM
Hmmmmmmm...........and they have my name on them (literally).......notice the "Lu" on the left? :woohoo:I think that means if I eat them they won't go to my hips.
:flirt:

OK, OK, it's just the diet talking. Time for a latte!

I've never seen PIMs. Might be a northern thing.:noway:

Arielluria
09-10-2007, 10:57 AM
I knit while watching TV. When my boyfriend is here he tells me off when we put the TV on and I try to get my knitting out!!! He just doesn't understand............Last night my DH (doesn't understand my knitting obsession).....told me to "go knit!"...
:thud:

"WHY?" You ask?.............I reminded him he needed to change a lightbulb 10 feet up in the air.

So you see..........they WILL come around to the knitting thing after all..........one way or another. LOL!
:woot:

rachejm
09-10-2007, 11:06 AM
Thanks for that, I needed the laugh!

PaperGirl
09-10-2007, 11:12 AM
The older sister in "Raising Helen" is a SAHM and just makes me want to smack her, but I digress..

She knits, and while pulling out her knitting, comments to her hubby about how "Knitting is so fashionable with celebs now! Alot of them knit!"

(ok, exact quote not remembered, but thats sorta the scene....)

Arielluria
10-11-2007, 07:22 PM
I saw a few weeks ago an oldie from Disney (from the 60's) called The Ugly Dacshund..........so cuuuuute to see what the little devils did with the balls of yarn all over the living room! Wish I could get a screenshot of that.