Sunday, February 25, 2007

Oscar-worthy knitting project


Most movies barely register on my radar screen, but Dan and I did see the DVD version of "Little Miss Sunshine" a couple of weeks ago, and we loved it. So it's fun to see little Abigail Breslin getting so much attention for her Oscar nomination. I have no idea how her performance compares to the other Supporting Actress nominees, since I didn't see any of the other movies -- all I know is, it was nice to see a little girl play a character so completely guileless and genuine.

And when I pulled the Parade section out of this morning's paper, there she was on the cover, wearing the cutest knitted red bolero. Isn't that the sweetest little sweater? The details may not show up in this scan, but if you get Parade as your Sunday supplement, check it out! Looks very basic...raglan increases for the short cap sleeves, ribbed edges, and reverse stockinette for the body. Cute and so appropriate for her age.

I think the pattern looks simple enough to re-create without a pattern. Off-hand, I don't know any 10-year-olds to foist this upon, but I'm sure I can find a willing victim somewhere. This also brings the opportunity to sew a co-ordinating little sundress. Hmmm....I feel a Sunday project coming on....

5 comments:

ruth said...

It's good to see I'm not the only one who gets excited when spotting hand knits. It looks like a great project.

Angelika said...

I swear, only a knitter would pay attention to something like that. My husband cracks up sometimes when we watch a movie and I go "Wow, look at the nice quilt" which, of course, has nothing to do with the movie at all, but it was just there. :)

Anne K. said...

I hear you, Angelika! There's a scene I love in "Footloose" when the preacher father is visiting the children's Bible study class and there's a wonderful nine-patch quilt in very warm tones on the wall - great use of a very simple pattern.

Now there's a special Oscar category for ya -- "Best Use of Hand-Crafted Objects in Set and/or Costumes." Remember the great hats Julia Roberts wore in "Stepmom"? And there was quilting in that movie, too!!

Wool Winder said...

I'm not a fan of boleros for adults, but I think they are adorable on children. This one is really cute! I need to rent that movie. I've heard good things about it.

Anonymous said...

Anne, Did you notice how cute this little girl looked at the Oscars when Alan Arkin was selected for Best Supporting Actor. She had on a long dress that was right for a little girl.... I don't like it when they dress little girls like adults!

I haven't seen the movie but it is on my list for "sometime soon."

Love reading about your projects....

Your sister (who cannot knit or quilt!) , Karen