As you delve deeper and deeper into the yarn life, you begin to notice other devotes to knitting and crochet, especially when you’re participating in one of the greatest of crafting rituals; crafting and binge watching.
A couple of weeks ago I dived beck into The Golden Girls. I remember a few episodes from my childhood when it was still in production, and more so once I hit the college years and syndicated episodes always seemed to be playing on one of the 10ish cable channels available in the dorms. Despite the passage of time, the series is still topically relevant.
Through this trip through the late 80’s I notice Sophia was a crocheter and has never finished what looks like a scarf with a bright orange border. I’ve giggled a few times, that someone thought enough to actually put together a decent prop but never had it progress, but then there are continuity errors left and right through the series. The idea of someone streaming an entire TV series from first episode until last and someone catching those errors had to be fairly foreign. I don’t remember the first box sets of TV series popping up until DVDs became easily accessible in the mid-90s.
Besides Sophia Patrillo, who else has busted out yarn on screen?
Molly Weasley – Harry Potter
Her monogrammed sweaters were pretty infamous. One day I need to get around to making on of them for myself.
Morticia Addams – The Addams Family
From TV series to movies, both Carolyn Jones and Angelica Houston can be seen with knitting needles in hand.
Izzie Stevens – Grey’s Anatomy
Izzie may have been the most noticeable character playing with yarn in the series, but there have been a lot of background characters through the seasons that have been working on projects.
Hawkeye Pierce – M*A*S*H
Yep, probably one of the few male characters that I can think of.
Old Nan – Game of Thrones
She gets the award for giant sized double points for what I think may be giant sized socks for Hodor.
I’m certain there are dozens more that just haven’t popped into my mind.
Slowly but surely, yarn crafting my be getting a little more screen time as it’s popularity continues to grow….but there’s a catch….as you see character’s working, are they doing it correctly? See how often you can catch an actor, well, acting how to knit or crochet.
Who else can ya’ll think of?