Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Famous People who Knit

I love images of famous people, actors, political activists, singers etc who also were avid knitters.  There are so many wonderful images out there, people from all walks of life knitting for lots of different reason.  Many actors learned to knit to kill time on the set.  What ever their reason, we salute them and knit right along side them!
Shirley Temple
I think Shirley is really knitting in this shot and using her needle to count stitches.  Either that or she's a really gift actress!  You know her parents lied to her about her age?  When she turned 12 or 13 they finally told her she was really a year older!

Phylis Diller
RIP Phylis...I had the pleasure of meeting her in person once, a few years ago at a party out in Mustang Ridge, TX. I told her how much I loved her laugh. I wish I knew than that she had been a knitter.

Mamma Cass

Betty Rubble
Do you think she's knitting something for Barney or Bambam?  And I wonder where I can get a set of those needles!
Wilma Flinstone
I guess this image was never used on the show?  Or maybe it was. I'd love to own it.

Jane Jetson
Meet George Jetson!  His wife Jane owned one of the very first knitting machines!

Emmeline Pankhurst
Emmeline Pankhurst is considered one of the leaders of the suffragette movement in Great Britain. Emmeline Pankhurst was born in 1858 and died in 1928.  Here she is knitting while imprisoned for her beliefs.

Martha Washington

The very first "First Lady of Knitting!"  Of course Martha was a knitter.  I wonder if she knit the stockings George is wearing?

I collect these images on Facebook, where I'm Sandra Singh and on Ravelry in my Sandrasingh.com group.  Please feel free to add any images you find on either space!


Debbie said...

Hi Sandra! Love your pics! Are you on Pinterest? I've seen lots of Famous People knitting pics there. My ID on Pinterest is gussek if you want to look. Debbie

Katie K said...

I love the picture of Martha Washington, but I wonder if it was contemporary or 19th century and whether she really knit.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Madam Butterfly said...

Thanks for sharing! Love the photo of Shirley