Miniature Knitwear at a Cinema Near You

Only knitters and their movie-obsessed husband would make much ado about the miniature knitwear in the movie Coraline. Yes, all the sweaters in this flick are handmade on teeny-tiny needles, as author Vicki Howell has marvel on her blog, not to be outdone by her husband, who also made much to-do about it on his new everything you need to know about the movies blog, Smells the Screen Spirit. Turns out Howell knows Althea Crone (who has a web site aptly named Bug Knits, who didn’t drive herself crazy making all those mini clothes for the clay starlet. “I love hearing when fiber artists are successfully working on amazing projects,” says Howell on her blog, adding that she was especially thrilled that director Henry Selick and Focus Features went out their way to bring attention to Crone’s work.