Monday, August 10, 2009

It is another rainy day in Muskoka, a great opportunity to sit indoors with some quiet music playing and knit a few rows on a project. The Tea For Two exhibit is in its final week and has drawn in a huge number of viewers from here and afar. I have met teapot collectors, tea cosy enthusiasts and even some small children who have watched the latest Harry Potter movie and tell me that one of the characters puts on a tea cosy and wears it as a hat. Too funny!

The exhibit seems to spark past memories for some, sitting in Granny's kitchen having tea with her lady friends, or a beloved tea cosy that was ragged and worn and finally had to be thrown out. The playfulness in each design sure does bring smiles and chuckles. This weekend someone will win their favorite tea cosy in a draw. Who will it be?

Yesterday, I went to see a new movie with Meryl Streep in the lead role, Julie and Julia is a delightful and accurate story of Julia Child, the famous cookbook author and teacher. In a couple of scenes, Meryl Streep is wearing a handknit cardigan, a beautiful fairisle pattern knit in deep colours, very fitted with puffy sleeves. Wouldn't it be a great idea if the sweaters we saw in current movies had patterns available to order through the designer? Many a knitter has been inspired by seeing her favorite actor/actress wearing a handknit creation in a movie scene.

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