Hollywood Knitting - Jane Powell

Jane Powell teaching Frank Sinatra how to knit. Jane was the Oregon Victory Girl at the age of 12 and traveled all over the state promoting war bonds. She also had two radio broadcasts she was featured in. All this before signing with MGM at the tender age of 14.

Hollywood Knitting - Audrey Hepburn

Besides being a knitter, Audrey Hepburn spoke 5 languages. During World War II, Hepburn's mother moved her to Arnheim, believing the Netherlands would remain neutral and safe. Hepburn acted as a courier for the Dutch Resistance and danced at fundraisers. She suffered from malnutrition at one point and because of this experience became an advocate for UNICEF.

Hollywood Knitting - Maureen O'Hara

In memory of Maureen O'Hara, I found this photo of her working in her mending in a bed jacket and negligee across a bed covered in an amazing crochet coverlet. There is another photo in this series where she is sitting up and under the coverlet and seems to be really mending something.

Hollywood Knitting - Merle Oberon

Merle Oberon knitting while Vivian Leigh and Laurence Olivier look on. Merle, nicknamed "Queenie," was born in 1911 in Bombay, India and was raised by her grandmother. Merle was best known as Cathy in "Wuthering Heights."

Hollywood Knitting - Myrna Loy

We know her for her roles in romantic comedies like "The Thin Man" and "The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer" but did you know that Myrna quit acting during WWII so she could focus on the war effort? She worked with the Navy and the Red Cross and was so outspoken as an anti-Nazi she made Hitler's blacklist.

Hollywood Knitting - Bette Davis

The great Bette Davis crocheting. She was the first female president of the American Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. She was the highest paid woman in the United States in 1947 and 1949.

Hollywood Knitting - Ingrid Bergman

Love this photo of Ingrid Bergman and Alfred Hitchcock winding yarn on the set of the movie, "Notorious" in 1946. Notorious is famous as Hitchcock's first film that used sexual tension as a theme and is considered his arrival as a mature director.

Hollywood Knitting - Carole Lombard

One of my absolute favorite actresses, Carole Lombard. She was the highest paid Hollywood star in the late 1930's. Her final film with Jack Benny and Robert Stack, "To Be or Not to Be", was in post-production when she died in an airplane crash while on a World War II War bond drive.
November 19, 2015 by Kelli Ladwig

Let's Rock the East Texas Fiber Festival!

Join us for the McKnittey Road Show at the East Texas Fiber Festival at the Pickers Pavilion in Lindale, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We are going to be introducing some Collegiate Color kits and McHoliday projects!

Why Consciously Crafting?

At McKnittey, we believe we are to be better citizens of the world. Each one of us is called to be a steward of the gifts given to us. Since we are both “multi-craft-ual” and want to use what we know to better the world, we decided to knit them together and create this Consciously crafting community.


July 04, 2015 by Gretchen A.