Monday, June 15, 2009

KnitFlix: Theme Knitting

Okay, okay, it's a little bit on the (TRIPLE DIGIT) warm side to be posting pictures of-- or even thinking vague thoughts about-- hats and leg warmers. But bear with me here, I can totally rationalize subjecting you to the pictures below. Last December I got into a little habit I call KnitFlix where I would, as often as possible, spend my nights watching movies and knitting. Only I didn't just knit whatever was at hand. I tried to match my knitting to the theme of the movie. Yes, that's what a dork I am.

So, for instance, while watching Fiddler on the Roof, I knitted a kitten hat as a Hanukkah gift for my boyfriend's niece. (Aside: I had to knit a duplicate when the first one got lost in the mail on the way to Israel. I wasn't mad about this-- I like to think the package was opened for inspection and that the folks at the PO there liked it so much they kept it for kitty-kat photo shoots.) You can see the original, above, modeled by my BF, Warren-- I knitted it up with some great bargain yarn I got in the sale bins in the back room.

I also knitted myself some leg warmers, which I happily worked on while watching A Chorus Line. If you've never seen the movie, or if it's been a really long time, go ahead and check it out some night when you want to see an example of a movie that did not stand the test of time. It's hilarious in a very unintentional way.

So I was thinking, it's summer, it's hotter'n A-Chee-Double-Toothpicks out there, and they do run the A/C at movie theaters right around meat locker temperatures. So how about some theme knitting for this season's big hits-- you can super-cool off while knitting something super cool. For instance--I found a great site with free patterns for Star Trek themed knitting. And HCW is offering a class in chicken knitting. As it happens, Hangover features a chicken (I won't say another word about that movie-- no spoilers from this reviewer-- except I thought it was very funny.) So maybe you sign up for the class, learn to whip up some (not so foul) fowl, and take your skills to the movies with you.

Which makes me want to ask-- anybody else knit in the movies in the dark like I do? And anybody else have any ideas for KnitFlix theme knitting?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Chicken knitting?? Where? I went to the HCW site and didn't see any info on classes. I hope it's superbeginner friendly!