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Nook Sleeves

With less than a month until Father’s Day, I thought it might be fun to all band together and knit a quick gift for the dads in our lives. Join me for a Knit Along on our new Caron Facebook Knit Along Group where we’ll be making either of two versions of eReader (aka Nook, Kindle, etc) cozies I’ve designed. We’ll start this week by signing-up and gathering supplies. Next week we’ll all cast on and get knittin’!

Dad doesn’t have an eReader? No problem! I’ll tell you how to adapt the patterns to fit most techie gadgets. Hope to see you there!

Craft.Rock.Love,
Vickie

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It used to be that when characters where knitting onscreen, it was a sign of either their advanced maternal age or obligatory fulfillment of “women’s work”. That was then and this is now, though.  True,  yarn & sticks are sometimes placed in actors’ hands as a gag but I say, there’s no such thing as bad press…even for knitting!  You see, every time needles go clickety-clack on TV or in movies, it’s another knitting awareness notch in the collective conscious belt.  It’s what I like to call, progress via pop culture!

Here are a few shots from some of my favorite peaks into screen style stitching.

Gillian Jacobs as as “Britta” in NBC’s Community

Community

Melora Walters as “Wanda” in HBO’s Big Love

Big Love

John C. Reilly as “Gus”  in the 1999 Film, Never Been Kissed

Never Been Kissed

Jane Adams as “Tanya” in HBO’s Hung

Hung

Kristin Rudrud as “Jean”  in the 1996 Film, Fargo

Fargo

Comedian, Jim Gaffingan in HBO’s Flight of the Conchords

Flight of the Conchords

Most people can’t actually knit on primetime programming but we all can do it while watching it! Here are a few pattern links from the Caron archives paired with programming suggestion  for the next time you’re ready to watch & swatch!

Happy screen-side stitching!

Craft.Rock.Love,
Vickie

Don’t forget to check out Movie Mondays on my personal blog, for knitwear shots from your favorite flicks!

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