So there I was watching Grey's Anatomy, to which I am addicted, and I was all pleased to see Meredith and Izzie knitting. Izzie's character is pretty good, Meredith - not so much. Izzie makes a joke that she is knitting pieces of Meredith's sweater behind her back so she can switch them when Meredith is not looking because Meredith won't be able to live through one more bad thing in her life, and I thought that was pretty funny.
Later on, when M is at the vet - the receptionist makes a remark that since she is knitting she must be off men. Huh? I mean, she is, in the show, but why is it that the woman assumes every woman who knits is supressing something? And then - Izzie gives the sweater to a patient she likes, admitting she has worn it for three hours so it would smell like her. Okay, it was bulky yarn and thick needles but she made a sweater for an adult male in one day while working full time, and had enough time left over to wear it for three hours? I am pretty fast, but what with the whole taking time out to save lives thing, I don't think I would have made it.
Why is knitting always wrong on tv? I worked in tv, I understand the time constraints, but is it possible that not a single prop person in the entire industry has a clear understanding on what knitwear looks like? I always see someone "knitting" when the finished project on their laps is clearly crocheted. They hold their needles wrong, hold the yarn funny, and stab at it like it is the monster in a horror movie.
I have an idea for a new career - stunt knitter. If they can cut to someone else's legs for a dance scene, or someone else's fingers for a piano playing scene, then I want to offer up my hands as stunt knitting hands. I wonder what union I would have to join?