Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My favourite film and a very good sweater pattern



In a recent conversation with a friend I mentioned that my favourite
film was Goodfellas, she thought for a moment and then agreed that it was one of her favourite films too. On days when I seem to be multi-tasking within an inch of my life I am always reminded by Goodfellas, the part where he is making the sauce for the meatballs, organising the drug drop, dealing with his mistress and sniffing more and more cocaine, the pace gets faster and faster as the helicopters circle and I always watch on the edge of my seat, transfixed. Ok, maybe my crazy days aren't quite like that but I appreciate the feeling.




I have thought about my choice for a long time, I know a lot of we craft blogger ladies go for Breakfast at Tiffany's and indeed I think that film very good, it's right up there in my top five and I begin to sob long before it even gets clo
se to the bit were she throws cat out of the car but it's not my favourite. Goodfellas is my absolute favourite followed by American Gigolo - just love that final scene and well, Richard Gere in those tight trousers.



Thankfully my clothing choices are not influenced by my top two films and of course the elegantly Givenchy draped Audrey Hepburn is much more inspiring.



This is not a new knit, I made it once before. The very Audrey inspired Ingenue sweater from Custom Knits: 25 Projects (Plus Variations) and Techniques for Customizing to Fit Your Style and Your Body. This time I made it in black, and a little slimmer fitting in body and sleeves.

I love the neckline of this sweater.

And that brioche stitch detail.



I used Sirdar Balmoral a mix of wool, alpaca and silk. It is very lovely, very cheap and sadly very limited in colours.

Now, I would very much like to hear about your favourite films, please, do tell.


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25 Comments:

Blogger Arianwen said...

Very elegant sweater. The neckline is gorgeous. I think my favourite film of all time is Truly, Madly Deeply. The ultimate love story. Makes me cry every time. Not to mention that Alan Rickman has a voice to die for.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 1:45:00 pm  
Blogger mooncalf said...

One of my favourite films too. And one of my favourite patterns.

My Ingenue was 'retired' at the end of winter so I'll have to get another one on the needles soon. I think it is a wardrobe essential!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 1:48:00 pm  
Anonymous kim said...

I'm going to have to go with "The Graduate" and "A Bronx Tale." Love the sweater...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 2:03:00 pm  
Blogger kristina said...

Oh the sweater looks fabulous! And it might well be Lost in Translation for me...

K x

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 2:57:00 pm  
Blogger Dragonfly said...

I love the neckline too. And the colour! My favourite movie? Hmmm, that's a hard one... One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, I think.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 3:43:00 pm  
OpenID Jo @ a life in lists said...

What a beautiful sweater! With a perfect neckline. I've not come across that book before, it's now gone straight onto my Amazon wishlist!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 4:20:00 pm  
Blogger Dotty said...

Gorgeous sweater and definitely chic. Two of my favourite films are Truly, Madly, Deeply (has me sobbing and blotchy-faced every time) and Everything is Illuminated- very moving and great music

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 5:20:00 pm  
Anonymous Caroline Saunders said...

That is gorgeous. I have been meaning to knit this pattern since i saw your last ingenue, now i want to do it even more! Looks lovely paired with those chinos. Very inspiring, as ever! x

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 5:51:00 pm  
Blogger Ali said...

How lovely you look - the neckline is beautiful.

I don't really have a favourite movie (tend to be a watch them once sort of girl) though I am a sucker for TV re-runs of Jaws, The Towering Inferno, The Poseidon Adventure and just about any other action oldie! It's not hip I know....

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 8:58:00 pm  
Blogger Willow said...

Love the sweater!
ONE of my favorite movies is Harvey with Jimmy Stewart. It's an old black and white movie, but it just makes me laugh. Really, any movie with Stewart makes my fave list.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 9:00:00 pm  
Blogger Denise | Chez Danisse said...

This is a darling sweater. I like the neckline too. Lovely sleeve length as well. Some favorite films of mine are In the Mood for Love, Enchanted April, Stealing Beauty. I suppose I'm a sucker for landscape and romance.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 9:25:00 pm  
Blogger Denise | Chez Danisse said...

I just thought of another film, totally different than what I've noted above. It's a really interesting documentary that looks at the creative process of several musicians. It Might Get Loud http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/sony/itmightgetloud/

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 9:43:00 pm  
Blogger Sue said...

It suits you very well, another lovely sweater you have made!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 4:00:00 am  
Blogger Charity said...

Gorgeous sweater! I've always wanted to knit this pattern... one day I'll there there.

My all time favourite is You've Got Mail - not classy, but lovely to me, I can watch it again and again. :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 6:23:00 am  
Blogger silverpebble said...

Oh that sweater reminds me of Ms Hepburn in the later scenes of Sabrina - all got up in a black, beatnik outfit with cropped hair and ballet pumps. Stunning!

Favourite films in no particular order:

Hot Fuzz
Running on Empty
Howard's End (especially opening credits http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWufqw3Qn2o)
Some Like it Hot

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 6:59:00 pm  
Blogger TheVintageMagpie said...

Ohh that sweater is gorgeous... you've got me thinking 'Autumn' already! My favourite film.. has to be Chocolat ... I love it.
PS. Thank you for your comment on my blog, you made me smile.. it's great to find your wonderful blog x

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 8:38:00 pm  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Very lovely and I like the slimmer silhouette.
My favourites: North by Northwest, Hope and Glory, this one:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope_and_Glory_(film) and Sabrina.
I confess I don't think I've seen Goodfellas - have to remedy that!

(Thank you for your lovely comments on my rag rug post. Once again, google mail did not want me to send you email and sent my reply back 3 times!)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 8:53:00 pm  
Blogger Linda said...

Love that sweater, the yarn looks nice. I really don't know what my favourite film is as I love many of all sorts! About Smicht with Jack Nicolson is fab!

Thursday, May 19, 2011 3:29:00 pm  
OpenID frayedattheedge said...

I haven't seen any of those films!! Love the sweater!

Thursday, May 19, 2011 6:15:00 pm  
Anonymous Laura said...

The sweater is fantastic! One of my favourite movies is Orlando. And, as I'm a huge Tilda Swinton fan, I am Love is up there, too!

Thursday, May 19, 2011 7:15:00 pm  
Blogger Bee said...

I absolutely love your sweater. Do you take orders? Seriously.
I like the 3/4 length sleeve for summer . . . it's almost always "sweater weather" in England. (btw, I was meeting with the Head Teacher today and he said that I must say "autumn" stand of "fall" and "pupil" instead of "student." I do dislike the word "jumper," though; much prefer sweater.

As for favourite films: The Piano, Out of Africa, and Persuasion are films that I can watch over and over again. My favourite Audrey Hepburn is probably My Fair Lady.

Thursday, May 19, 2011 8:46:00 pm  
Blogger nicole said...

It turned out beautifully! You look so elegant in it. Very Audrey!

I have so many favourite movies. A few recent ones come to mind:

Bright Star
I Am Love
A Single Man
The Lives of Others

Sunday, May 22, 2011 12:05:00 pm  
Blogger Robin said...

We are still waiting for summer to begin here (Western USA - Oregon). I'd like to say I've been patient. I haven't. Your weather looks amazing. That sweater is lovely.
As for favorite movies...too many to list. I mostly lean toward funny but I did recently watch The Godfather and found that I liked it.
If I had to choose a favorite I'd go with The Devil Wears Prada (today).

Monday, June 06, 2011 10:26:00 pm  
Blogger do you mind if i knit said...

I can see Audrey Hepburn wearing this, though not as well as you of course! Seriously, it does look fab, and it looks like the sort of jumper you would wear till it could no longer be worn, lovely! Love Vanessa xxx

Saturday, June 11, 2011 10:16:00 am  
Blogger Jane said...

This was one of my most favorite sweaters to knit. Love it in black. I always forget to wear mine in the colder weather.

Monday, June 13, 2011 1:49:00 pm  

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