Monday, March 09, 2009

Never Not Knitting

I have had big smiles the past few days in turning over and reading Stephanie Pearl McFee's daily calendar, Never Not Knitting.

For example:

Saturday, March 7 read:

"You Know You Knit Too Much When . . .

. . . you'll watch a movie just because you heard there's a good sweater in it."

I find this to be particularly true with period films.

Also there's a TON of scrumptious knitterly goodness in The Village. (I think I remember about half a dozen pieces I wish I'd had the pattern for!)

I wasn't really knitting when I saw The Piano many years ago. I wonder if there are any good knitted items there? (Otherwise, I personally found that movie nearly intolerable. What WAS the Academy thinking with the Oscars that year????)

Also, I was particularly struck by the quote she found to use on yesterday's date.

"All knitterly creation stems from on simple element: yarn. It is the baker's flour, the jeweler's gold, the gardener's soil. Yarn is creation, consolation, and chaos all spun together into one perfect ball." -Clara Parkes

Amen! Couldn't have said in better myself!


auntieknits said...

I have that calendar at my desk at work and even my non-knitting coworkers get a kick out of it.

I love looking at knits on TV and in movies. Also in real life. I have been known to do a double take when someone walks by with a cool hat or interesting sweater :)

mcstitch said...

I have been known to be in a conversation and then not pay attention because I'm wondering how that shirt so and so is wearing was put together and how can I duplicate it...
I know exactly what you're talking about! but in a sewing sort of way. I need a calendar like that to get me inspired.

mcstitch said...

Hey! Knitted anything lately? You're my inspiration lady!