Wednesday, April 6, 2011

And the Award Goes to....

I think there should be a new category added to the Academy Awards---best knitting. Think of all the movies you've seen with great knitted stuff. Admittedly, these are mostly Brit movies. Last night I watched an oldie but goodie, The Riddle of the Sands, based on the classic early espionage book by Erskine Childers. This beautifully made 1979 film stars Simon MacCorkindale and Michael York alongside Jenny Agutter. It's set in 1903 in the Frisian Islands and features some of the best men's knits I've ever seen, especially fairisles and guernseys. Yes, I paused the picture several times to get a good look. Lovely evocative music, great sweaters, a perfect accompaniment to an evening of knitting.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh, this reminds me of a 1992 movie called "Peter's Friends" in which Hugh Laurie wears a cable sweater which has a terribly obvious mistake in a cable. The scene was making me quite nervous! I couldn't concentrate on the dialogue at all.

    What an interesting post and lovely pics!

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