..."[preparing for a scene] as the scene is about to be shot, roberts trades her ratty pink plastic shopping bag in which she carries around her downtime knitting for a leather briefcase...later, in her bathrobe, alone in her trailer, surrounded by knitting projects, including a cap she has just finished for [tom] hanks, and a sweater in progress for her son henry..."
this is one of the rare instances that i read about her knitting. i loved the glimpse that the article's author gave into the actress' hobby. i was surprised that she hauls her knitting in a shopping bag. i think i expected her to have a namaste bag, or at least a jordana paige. even a granny's fold up knitting basket. she carries her knitting in a shopping bag. how down to earth is that?
then i wondered what kind of cap she knit for tom hanks. was it a cabled beanie in a rich warm wool? a floppy stocking cap in funky stripes? i mean, what do you knit for someone like tom hanks? i'm sure it's not with shitty red heart.
then there's the sweater she's knitting for her youngest child. i wondered if it was a simple sweater, maybe with cables? a colorful fair isle? a stockinette sweater with an intarsia dinosaur on the front? how warming is it that this woman, who has access to the best clothing in the world, is lovingly making her son a sweater, perhaps for christmas or his birthday.
a couple searches through ravelry came up short on anything about julia roberts - there were no groups or forums dedicated to her and unless she has a pseudonym, she is not a fellow raveler (although there was a juliaroberts, who lives on the east coast, is a SAHM with three kids and likes to knit for small children). comments in forums about here either pertained to her movies or knits she wore in movies. i did find this little tidbit that she has a craft room and relaxes there, knitting and sewing. how adorable is that?
|image courtesy of agirlnamedbong.blogspot.com|
imaging julia's craft projects put me in the mood for another blog contest. here's the rules:
1. leave a comment about...what do you think julia knits? what kind of yarns do you think she uses? do you think she has a favorite knitting gadget? does she knit with knit picks interchangeables or good old reliable susan bates aluminum straights? what do you think she sews or crochets or weaves?
2. get creative! pick one, any or all of the above! i can't wait to read what you think!
3. mr. number generator will pick the winning post!
4. the winner will win:
these wonderful skeins of mmmmmmmmmmalabrigo in hummingbird!
and these cute stitch markers!
not to be a grinch, but this contest is open to readers in the US (overseas postage is killer - with my last contest, the postage cost more than the yarn and markers put together!) i will take comments until sunday afternoon, december 12. have fun with this, and good luck!