Saturday, April 19, 2008

Knitting for the Big Screen: a sort-of FO

A friend of mine works as a propmaster in the local film biz. Last week, she called me up and asked if I had any half-finished projects.

"Do I ever!" I said. "What do you need?"

It became apparent that none of my seven WIPs would do, naturally. (Not to mention I might not get the project back, and don't think for a minute I'm about to let my Trellis Scarf on set if it ain't coming back in perfect shape.) I grilled her on what she needed, and what we came up with is this:

Seriously blah, right?

Yet the joy of props is that sometimes you want something that is not eye-catching, beautiful, elegant, or even half-way decent. This I can do!

It's eight inches of a poorly executed drop-stitch garter scarf in Bernat Silky Smooth. And that's all my friend needs. A non-knitting actress has to look like she's knitting it. In fact, if the thing ever does come back to me, I'll likely unravel it and send the yarn back to the thrift store where my friend bought it for a whopping $1.99.

Bernat Silky Smooth is now discontinued, says Ravelry. Working with this stuff made me feel like a calligrapher who's been handed a crayon. It's no Classic Elite Wool Bam Boo, that's for sure.

Oh, and you're about to ask, Which movie? No idea. It has no star power and may never come to a theater even remotely near you. If it does, however, I'll be sure to spread the word that my scarf, yes, my ugly, unfinished scarf will grace the big screen in all its uneven glory.


Anonymous said...

Ha, that's cool. I really hope the movie gets big; that'd be neat to see your handiwork on the big screen. "Oh no, I don't know any of the actors but I do know that scarf!" lol

Sally Comes Unraveled said...

My cousin went to UIL state competition for her school's one act play. (I forget which play.) Her character had to knit. Someone had started a scarf for her, but she forgot to bring it. Instead, she fiddled with some yarn and a sweater my Mom had knit for her Cabbage Patch Doll years ago. Of course, it was glaringly obvious to us, but I think it was a "good save."

Kara said...

How exciting! Your knitting could be famous! That is pretty darn cool.