So normally you see me yip in the space about movies, and sometimes you get to have some insight into the kind of communication that keeps a marriage between a former (mildly insane) scenic artist and a current (Vulcan) metallurgical engineer fresh and zippy. But this blog is called The Knitting Cinephile, so I’ve decided that today I’m going to speak (at least obliquely) about knitting.
I do, in fact, knit. People who know me are aware of this fact, and most of my better friends are the knitting friends I’ve made since I’ve started knitting. Knitters make good friends. How often can you get a group of people together who all hold very pointy sticks that they don’t tend to use on each other? Knitters are actually fairly docile people unless theft of yarn is threatened. As my bumper sticker says: I knit so I don’t kill people. I have not yet been asked about what I did before I started knitting.
Here is something that knitters do that you may not be aware of: knitters stare at knitted objects.
Okay, I guess that wasn’t so much of a bombshell. But if you happen to be in a store and see a person inspecting and touching and fondling a knitted piece of clothing, chances are that person is trying to work out the construction of the garment. (or is in fact a weird fetishist, but this isn’t that kind of blog — at least not today) And it’s not just in a store. I’ve paused television shows and movies because I’m enthralled with a knitted object. I’ve mentioned this before when I discussed the movie Sinister:
When I check my stats, it turns out that people most often find this page because of that sweater:
ethan hawke’s sweater in sinister
ethan hawke sweater sinister
sinister cabled sweater pattern
OKAY, GOD, YES, I WAS ALSO DROOLING OVER ETHAN HAWKE A LITTLE BIT. Geez. I’m married, not dead.
So, knitters, here’s the thing. A pattern for this sweater doesn’t exist …. YET. See, here’s the wonderful thing about having so many knitting friends. I have tasked my good friend P, who is a knitting master (as well as being the most awesome mac-daddy queen of Las Vegas, but that’s also a different blog entry) with coming up with a knitting pattern for this sweater. And she has dived most whole-heartedly into the project, dedicated even to the point where she will watch at least parts of the movie so she can see the sweater better. (P hates scary movies)
So if you’ve found this blog because you want to knit that sweater, I promise that I will keep updating the progress of the creation of the pattern. If you want to buy the sweaterm I can tell you, as a knitter, you will never be able to afford buying that hand-knitted sweater from me. Unless perhaps you are Ethan Hawke, and then you and I will have to have a Conversation. With the Hubster.