Sunday, October 07, 2007

How about some nice celebrity dish, for a change?

Remember Karen Allen, the actress who was in Raiders of the Lost Ark and Animal House? (I think she was in Starman, too, which I really liked.)

Well, she's a knitter. She's been hand-knitting all her life, but in 2002 she decided to study textile design at the FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) NYC and now she has a line of beautifully patterened cashmere knitwear and she has a knitting shop in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

Check out her website to see some of her gorgeous textiles. Well done, Karen!


Meg said...

I saw something on the TV about that a few months ago. She looked good, too.

Anonymous said...

Oh boy. she does wonderful work. I wish I knew how to knit, but crocheting is my thing.

Really impressive!

g bro said...

She also plays guest roles from time to time, like the sadly disturbed daughter of Holocaust victims on Law & Order Elevator Inspector Unit. I have always liked her.

I visited the website. Lovely stuff.

LBJ said...

That's beautiful. I liked Starman as well, especially the line where he says "Shall I tell you what I find beautiful about you? You are at your very best when things are worst"

I tried knitting a sweater when I was a kid. I was sort of artistic so I thought it would be a snap. Wrong. I toiled and struggled and made little progress. The sweater ended up stitched together as a tube dress for Barbie.

I'm frankly amazed that can knit and crochet and do that sort of thing.

FatQuarterQuiltFarm said...

Great Stuff!!
She looks fabulous too!!!
I have always wanted to try a knitting machine.... Justine Bateman has (or used to ) have a line of handknit stuff that was awesome...I think you could find her stuff at the high end department stores.......Now I know I'm trying to do things backwards....I should have done the "Famous Actress" thing FIRST before attempting to make it in the Fiber World!!! who knew?

DBA Dude said...

I loved her use of colours and thought that some of her hats looked very cool.

Christina RN LMT said...

I love the blue sweater set and all the scarves.

Lucious, lucious.

Too bad any kind of wool makes my skin itch.


Barbara Bruederlin said...

Good for her! I find it so heartening when former Hollywoodies actually do something real with their lives rather than just appearing on reality shows and trying to relive their former fame.

Anonymous said...

That is so incredibly cool!!