OK… I love “Pushing Daisies”. It’s a great show about a recluse who can resurrect people. The universe in which this story takes place is a fantastic retro-world ala Edward Scissors hands. Everything is modern, but strangely 50’s cartoonish as well.
So, why do I bring this up? Well… There is a lead character on the show who knits. The Detective is a crochety mistrusting blow hard who is also an avid knitter. He knits to reduce stress and also to hide his stash (of money). He even knit his gun holster.
I love how they use knitting in this show. it’s not a weird thing that is done by some freak or stereotypical grandma. It’s just a part of the show as something that someone does. Sometimes it’s part of the plot, hey a knitting needle comes in handy. Sometimes it’s just part of character development, he was reading a knitting magazine. It’s awesome that this guy is just a guy who (shockingly) knits.
So… that really makes me happy and I highly recommend this show.
In other ABC news, there is a new show coming out called “The Cashmere Mafia”. But so far as I can tell there is no knitting. Just another catty women in business show, a female version of Big Shots. Lot’s of personal issue things where men cheat and women have girlfriends. Don’t know if it will be good, but I was drawn to it by the fiber content in the title.
Oh well… So I have to wonder if how fiber content will end up in the new T.V. series and movies.