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« Reply #90 on: April 08, 2008 03:04:45 PM »

In Stranger Than Fiction, the tattooed baker character has what looks like a crocheted afghan over the back of her couch. Its squares each have a large, raised rose in the middle. I think every square had a rose, but there might have been some plain ones.

You'd think the roses would get squashed as you use the afghan.
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« Reply #91 on: April 13, 2008 01:34:14 PM »

 the earlier episodes of friends there is always a crochet granny square blanket on the couch, and in the later ones the is a few granny pillows.

oh and  koi when i saw the hat in no reservations i paused the movie and wentinto my room to grab a crochet hook and yarn, i am still trying to figure it out.
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« Reply #92 on: April 13, 2008 03:26:29 PM »

The other night I was watching a HBO documentary called "Thin" (it focuses on anorexic/bulimic women and their stay in a treatment center), and a lot of the women in the film were shown crocheting.

It's not fiction, but it's still a film.

I just saw that too. It's very popular (as is knitting) with people with eating disorders. A) they're all freezing, and so making scarves, blankets, etc just makes sense B) It's a good way to pass time (fairly mindless once you get going) to try to not think about food/eating/the disorder C) it keeps them moving in some small way which burns calories (any thing that burns any amount of calories is good)
Kinda off topic, but I thought I'd share. A lot of my ED friends crochet.
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« Reply #93 on: April 17, 2008 05:32:04 PM »

In The Vicar of Dibley, the old lady on the Parish Council who's always cooking weird things is sometimes shown crocheting and often wearing something crocheted.
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« Reply #94 on: April 18, 2008 07:07:25 AM »

Kinda off topic, but I thought I'd share. A lot of my ED friends crochet.

I've noticed that too.  My friend was in an out-patient ED program where they would go do different activities on Fridays.  Some days the did ceramics, but many times it was a trip to the yarn store....they all learned to knit.
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« Reply #95 on: April 23, 2008 11:18:34 AM »

In Lars and the Real Girl, there are a few crocheted items and one of the ladies crochets (its in the scene where they come over with casseroles and the others are knitting).  It looked like she actually knew how to do it too, and wasn't just faking moving the hook.

If you haven't seen it, you should.  It was marketed as a comedy but it really wasn't at all.  It was very sweet and heartwarming!
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« Reply #96 on: May 06, 2008 06:45:41 AM »

I don't know if this counts, but it's a mention! On the commentary track for the first series of "Black Books", Tamsin Greig is talking about a particularly intricate plotline in one of the episodes ("Blackout"). She said "It's like really good crochet". Dylan Moran replies "I don't know anything about crochet".
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« Reply #97 on: May 07, 2008 04:48:17 PM »

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one of the ladies crochets (its in the scene where they come over with casseroles and the others are knitting).  It looked like she actually knew how to do it too, and wasn't just faking moving the hook.
This is the case of the actress saying "wait, we are knitting in this scene? I actually know how to crochet" and the director/prop master/ etc switch it out so she is really doing stuff Smiley Directors like it what the actor actually knows how to do whatever activity is happening on screen.
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« Reply #98 on: June 03, 2008 03:32:04 PM »

In the book The Borrowers the framing story has the little girl going to the old lady Mrs May (?) to be taught to crochet. They crochet lots of squares and near the end of the book they start sewing the squares together to make a blanket. The next Borrowers book refers back to this.

And thanks to meghilz for recommending Lars and the Real Girl. I'd seen the trailer back when it was first out and wanted to see it, but I couldn't remember the name. It is well worth viewing.
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« Reply #99 on: June 04, 2008 06:58:07 AM »

Ok, I'm a mom.... The Nickelodeon show Drake & Josh the evil little sister Meagan crochets (or at least pretends to) Cheesy
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