Wednesday, November 14, 2012

this infinity scarf is for you, thora birch.

I want to tell you about one of my favorite movies, Now and Then. What? You've never heard of this cinematic masterpiece?

Let me break it down for you and give you reasons why you should drop everything and watch this movie. You too, boys.

1. The movie stars some of this centuries most beloved actors:
  • Thora Birch, also the star of another favorite, Hocus Pocus
  • A young Christina Ricci who, at this point in time, also graced our VHS players with her fabulous portrayal of the troubled pre-teen Kat in Casper
  • Rosie O'Donnell at the peak of her stardom (cerca the era of The Rosie O'Donnell Show) playing the grown-up version of Christina Ricci.
  • Demi Moore playing a serious, dressed in black, smoking author. She was the most troubled.
  • Cameos by Cloris Leachmann, Janeane Garofalo, Brendan Fraser--the list goes on.
2. The movie touches on coming-of-age subjects prevalent in all our lives.
  • What material you should fill water balloons with in order to create the most authentic bra stuffings. Answer: pudding. (Thanks, Thora)
  • If you come across Brendan Fraser walking along the side of the road, stop and talk to him. He might give you a cigarette.
  • Red Rover rules.
  • How to properly execute a seance. 
  • You should totally be nice to old men that ride their bicycles through cemeteries at night. They'll save you when you happen to get stuck in a man-hole.
You might be asking yourself, "Danie, why are you telling me this?" It's because recently, I indulged in the film and in the time it took to watch it, I knit up the coziest of infinity scarves.

This guy uses up only one skein of Lion Brand Hometown USA Yarn and will take you less than 1.5 hours to complete. Totally less. 

It wraps around twice and it's super warm and cozy. Do yourself a favor and knit yourself one.

Super Simple Quick Knit Infinity Scarf

  • One skein Lion Brand Hometown USA Yarn (or something similar)
  • #17 knitting needles
  • Tapestry needle
  • A MOVIE.
Cast on 14 stitches 

Sl 1 purlwise (with yarn infront), K2, P2 til one stitch remaining, K1

Repeat with the rest of the row for pattern.

It's important to slip the first stitch purlwise in order to achieve a nice, clean, chain edge.

When you run out of yarn, cast off, leaving about nine inches of yarn. Bring both ends of the work together, and with your tapestry needle, sew up the seam. If you don't have a tapestry needle (or can never find yours like me) just roll some tape around the end and use that like a needle. Weave in the ends of the yarn.




  1. I'm super glad you posted this! 1. I LOVED Now and Then. I remember watching it constantly at sleep overs. 2. I have been wanting to make an infinity scarf for so long, but I didn't know how and I don't have the patience to sit through those knitting patterns. Thank you!


  2. I leaned how to just do the knit stitch recently, and I went absolutely crazy knitting scarves for everyone. Problem is, it takes me FOREVER to finish one scarf. Can't wait to step it up and try this knit!