Saturday, January 07, 2012

Sweater and a movie

 One day last year I parked it on the couch to try to finish up the third sweater in as many weeks, two balls of hand dyed yarn dueling it up on the last of the second sleeve. Boy, was I glad to find The Legend of Lucy Keyes on the Lifetime Movie Network. It's not because it's particularly engaging, but because it's one of my fave sweater movies. Nothing better than knitting while watching a movie with great sweaters and other assorted knits worn by Julie Delpy. This one's full of it, my favorite being this creamy lacy angora number.

Another good one is a cashmere wrap with ruffled edges. I'm sure that one is a machine knit, but it's still luscious. I also love the deep pink fine-knit mohair ballet wrap she wears when her husband rolls her around in the hay in the barn (one of the few scenes with them being nice to each other). Can't find a pic of that one, though.
Speaking of knits and crochets in movies, there used to be a great list somewhere online and I seem to have lost it. There are a couple of blogs that focus on this subject, but I fear I've lost them as well. Anybody able to help me?

Until then, here's a list I've been accumulating:

Everlasting Moments (2008)
Nanny McPhee
Nanny MacPhee Returns
The Golden Compass
The Holiday
The Cider House Rules
Howard's End
The Secret Garden
Secret of Roan Inish
Meet the Parents
Dancing at Lugnasa
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Legend of Lucy Keyes
Like Water for Chocolate
Sweeney Todd
Benjamin Button
The Changeling
The Time Traveler's Wife
Sweet November
Lars and the Real Girl
Anne of Green Gables
I Capture the Castle
Big Fish
The Ballet Shoes
Hillary and Jackie
The Good Witch
Bright Star
Music Within
all the Harry Potter movies
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Return to Cranford
Land Girls

Pardon the lack of links--just put any of these into IMDB and you're on your way!

Now that we've dropped our cable TV, I am perusing Netflix streaming for more. I'd love some suggestions of what to add to this list.

Happy Knitting, Crocheting, and movie watching!


Natalie Goza said...

You've been blog busy good for you!
I always notice knits in movies now because of you. Lately, I have been really inspired by just beautiful photography or cinematography whichever it is, they really inspire me. I enjoy movies that take a moment to make a film beautiful! The newest Sense and Sensibility is one of those films.

fig said...

Thanks! And I have to see the newest S & S. Obsessed with Austen now. :-)

Lisa said...

Jim carry's Grinch has awesome knits!

fig said...

Lisa, I can't believe I left that one out. And we just watched it recently (of course!) {Adding to list} Thank you!

Donna said...

Love and Other Drugs has a small number of knits, but they are mighty great :)

fig said...

Thank you for the tip, Donna. I've had that on my list to watch, and now I have a really good reason!

Bernadette L. Maskery said...

Anybody know where I can find any of those"lucy"pattetns? Esp. That cream one? OMG, I just LOVE IT! !!!! I searched all over the net and I just cant find it. :-(
thank you so very much for your help if you have it- I appreciate it!

Bernadette L. Maskery said...

I have been looking on the web for that cream sweater in The Legend of Lucy Keyes... I cannot find it anywhere! If anyone can help me out, thank you I have been knitting for 45 years please help!!