Sunday, October 24, 2010

Celebrity Knitting

It bugged me that I had to leave a blank in my last post on upgrading your "About Us" page by adding someone famous who visits your store. No one came immediately to mind. So I went looking for famous knitters.

There are a lot of articles out there on celebrities, who knit.  It's not that there are a lot of celebrities who knit; it's that anyone in knitting tries to raise the status of knitting by linking it to someone famous, hence an overload of articles.

I'll skip Rosalind Russell - if she did visit your shop, please say it ..."there was a time when...RR...visited regularly. The others I found were: Scarlett Johansson, Debra Messing, Tracey Ullman, Uma Thurman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Moss, Catherine Zeta Jones, Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Winona Ryder, and maybe Demi Moore.

Here is the link with pictures in case you want to create a "wall". I added the last three stars from memory - you won't find them there

Now, I am not sure that Demi Moore actually knits. I may have confused her with Julia Roberts - they all start to look alike after a while.

One of the interesting things about this list is that these people became famous first and then some clever knitter found out that they actually knit. There are few that have become famous because they knit. We really owe it to Elizabeth Zimmerman, Kaffe Fassett and I am sure there are others that are household names, maybe even in non-knitting households, that are famous because they knit - Please add to my list.

I know that there are knitting personalities and designers that stand out because they have refined their particular niche in the industry to near perfection - Stephanie Pearl McFee for humour in the face of all the things that can go wrong in life and stitching. Lucy Neatby for reminding us of what a gentile art knitting is. Ysolde Teague for sheer energy and again I know that I am missing a few - comment or send me an e-mail and I will update the list.

Dinner tonight?  It's nearing the end of October so - "Dan's October Soup", Sorry there is no picture - so I guess it will never become famous, like Ceasar Salad or 1000 Island anymore?  If you do make the soup, please take a picture and send it on. I'll post it.  Let me know if you varied it at all. I know that I will add a bit here and there - can never leave well enough alone...Enjoy

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