Friday, October 2, 2009

It's all about the derby girls this weekend...

It's time for the roundup of the week. Two movies caught my attention. The first was WhipIt, inspired by the book Derby Girl by Shauna Cross. I have to admit I've been intrigued by women in the roller derby since the 70's when Raquel Welch first appeared in Kansas City Bomber. It was something I would have never been encouraged to try as a young lady, hence the fascination. We now know from the reality show a few years ago, Rollergirls and a segment on the special, KnittyGrittyKnitsters that derby girls also knit cool accessories unique to their sport, wear lipstick, and like most of us, make sacrifices to participate in an empowering activity, the sport of roller derby that is sweeping the nation and receiving it's well earned due. Of course, the cool names and outfits are also a bonus.

Next is Michael Moore's movie, Capitalism: A Love Story, maybe not so knitty, but interesting none the less. I will still be searching for knitwear on people in the movie anyway.

This weekend I'll be whipping up a cool pattern, Little Arrowhead Lace Scarf from Knit Outta The Box. You will remember the fab interview with the creator Laurie Gonyea right here on this blog-a-roo! If not - check it here!

Keep your eye on all things knitting and knitworthy!

Marg (wondering was I "Mad Marg" in the roller derby in a parallel universe? hmmm)

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