Wednesday 17 July 2013

Celebrity Knitting

I'm not much of a Starfucker but I do smile when I hear about famous people who knit.  The latest one I heard of was Ryan Gosling -- who, by the way, is Canadian, so DOUBLE PROPS.

GQ Australia did a pretty lengthy interview with him -- about ninteen pages in their gallery, and around page 16 came this little tidbit:

It’s a brief glimpse inside the mindset of a man who’s aware of his own success, and doesn’t want to acknowledge it or try to build on it, for fear of jinxing things. Perhaps he’s not so happy-go-lucky after all. What does he do to unwind from all that? Exercise, TV marathons, um... knitting?
“I do like to knit actually.” He stops. “You’re laughing.”
“It’s true.”
Right. Well, what does he knit?
“You know, like, scarves, hats. I can’t do anything really elaborate, but I can do the basics. I can cast on and off and all that.”
“No no, it’s true, and by the way it’s a very manly thing to do. Cowboys used to knit on their horses.”
It’s an interesting factoid, even if Gosling didn’t learn his needle skills in the saddle.
“I did this scene in Lars and the Real Girl where I was in a room full of old ladies who were knitting, and it was an all-day scene, so they showed me how. It was one of the most relaxing days of my life. If I had to design my perfect day, that would be it. And you get something out of it at the end. You get a nice present. For someone who wants an oddly shaped, off-putting scarf.”
Would he ever make woollens for a living?
“No,” he says, trying not to giggle. “I mean, I’m too slow for that. I’ve gotta be honest — I could turn out like one scarf a month.”

 Sorry, but that's pretty cool.

As for other project stuffs, I have some FOs, some WIPs, and my adventure in NYC to post about. It'll be coming in the next couple of weeks, I promise.

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