I was listening to Brenda Dayne’s knitting podcast Cast-on on the train ride home last night where she was talking about “sweater p()rn” — hereafter referred to as “SP” to try to avoid the spambots.
It’s a term I’d heard but hadn’t actually known what it meant. SP is where you’re watching a movie that features great knitwear, so much so that you pay more attention to the knits than the plot!
And then on Ravelry this morning I stumbled upon a thread discussing “great sweater movies” – someone described one movie as being “like a moving Rowan catalogue”. Rowan is a British yarn company that produces inspiring pattern books with stunningly beautiful photography that hints at another time and place.
I remember when we watched Ohayo!, a Japanese film from 1959, I was very taken by the wonderful clothes and fab knitwear — especially the jumpers worn by the kids. Must go back and watch it again!