how i knit to stay sane

September 12, 2007

Knitting in kids’ tv shows

Filed under: family,knitting,tv — K @ 11:51 pm

I’ve noticed a lot of knitting on tv lately. Of course, not in mature shows for intelligent adults. I never get to watch those. But I have noticed a ton of knitting in preschool tv. Most notably those on Playhouse Disney, mainly because that’s what N and C like to watch the most. Off the top of my head….

Higgleytown Heroes: The Grandma Hero (portrayed by Betty White, no less!) that whips up sweaters and mittens for the Higgley kids when they outgrow their old clothes before the winter.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: In the “Frog Prince” episode, Princess Daisy sits in the tallest tower, knitting an insanely long multi-colored striped scarf. She uses it similarly to Rapunzel’s hair, but what really stands out to me is that there are no ends. So, has she been weaving them in as she goes, or is it more Disney magic?

Koala Brothers: They’re here to help, and they help someone (Josie, maybe? It’s been a while) learn to knit, so she can make a jumper for the ice-cream-selling emu.

Stanley: In the Camel episode, the fish (what’s his name again?) is knitting away in his bowl. I haven’t paid enough attention to this episode to note the specific reference. Is he bored, or is he knitting with camel hair yarn? Maybe I’ll have to watch again…

I’m sure there are others, but these are the main ones that come to mind so far…. Anyone else have any good ones to add in?

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1 Comment »

  1. I got here looking for an image of the knitting Daisy from Mickey. 🙂
    Don’t forget – the stripes run the length of the scarf, but she’s knitting across the width. So was it a happy accident of a variegated yarn, or was it magical intarsia with only one ball? 😉 Ahh, the things mothers think up to keep their sanity!

    Comment by Ansley — September 4, 2008 @ 5:57 pm


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