Lazy Sunday: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

By Kay Gardiner
August 26, 2018
Crikey, We've Got a Lot of Ideas for Stuff to Watch While You're Knitting

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  • A friend and I enjoyed it together to celebrate my birthday. Loved it.

  • Just finished Endeavor season 5…GLPPS sounds perfect…you have (I hope!) watched Foyle’s War

  • Such a good movie. Watched it when it first popped up on Netflix.

  • It was such a delight, in every way. Now I have to re-read the book.

  • I loved the book and didn’t know there was a movie. Thanks!

  • Also recommend Agatha Christie’s Ordeal by Innocence on Amazon Prime. Same attributes!

    • I am currently watching this. It is not a good book to knit to. Too much to see.

  • There’s some juicy vintage knitwear in there. I loved it!

    • I really want the pattern for that lovely brown reverse stockinette cap she wears often in the movie

      • YES – me too!

      • YES, OH ME TOO! HOW can we find a pattern for it? HELP MDK!

        • Yes! Has anyone found or created a pattern?

      • I can’t knit but am considering taking it up after seeing her hat. If you find anything on it could you let me know too? Thanks!!

      • That’s the one I’m searching to find a pattern for, too! My sister- in- law wants that brown cap.

      • I’m not sure if anyone is still looking for a pattern, but this is the most similar looking one I have found so far! – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/guernsey-tam. You may need to have a ravelry account to download the pattern, but both the account and pattern are free 🙂

  • We read the book in my book club. I loved it. Then we watched the movie and I noted all the knit wear. The book was, as they say, better but the movie had Downton Abbey actors with beautiful scenery. I highly recommend the book and movie.

  • Loved the book. One of my favorites.

  • I’m totally onboard with #1 thru #7. Also, I enjoyed the book very much. I guess I know what I’m knitting to today 🙂

  • I’m in. 🙂

  • Also that woman from Doc Martin.
    I turned off the trailer halfway through so I can watch the film…better 🙂

  • Damn, damn, damn. I was determined to not want to watch this, because I love the book so much….but I am sitting here in tears….it’s got her in it, and him, and oh hell, I’m going to have to ask my dear knitting neighbour when I can watch her Netflix.

  • Loved the book and didn’t know that there was a film. I need to look for it.

  • YES to all of the above.
    Plus, totally enjoyable. Already watched it!
    However, I am cutting out fabric while listening to Jonathon Schwartz on “The Jonathon Channel.” That is what makes my Sunday complete!

  • The Netflix version is excellent. The book is beyond amazing and should be read or listened to immediately! I went back and reread it the minute I finished watching and there is so much in that book to enjoy.

  • Wow–a new Jonathan Channel? I have to seek this out. I have missed his weekend show so much, despite the troubling allegations.

    The Guernsey movie is fantastic. I already watched it last week. The Dutch actor from Treme is amazing.

    • PS to previous. We don’t even know what the allegations were.

  • Hooray! I just discovered the book a couple months ago, and watched the movie last week. I emailed you guys to make sure it made it into Lazy Sunday; after the third or fourth cardigan I thought to myself, “Kay and Ann need to see this”. Silly of me to think it hadn’t happened yet!

  • Watched last week while flying cross country. Loved it! Not sure that all parts were the same in the book, but I can handle that.

  • After reading this, I watched it. Loved it, the photography, the acting and the actors, and the wonderful old houses, and beautiful scenery. I can’t remember everything in the book and don’t think that it is exactly the same but it works. Thanks for the heads up.

  • Thanks for bringing this movie to my attention-it was charming and fun to see all those Downton Abbey actors!!!

  • We just watched this over the weekend as well. I’m starting to think that Lily James is the new Kate Winslet.

    • Kate Winslet actually was set to play Juliet, but something happened and she didn’t.

  • Did enjoy this but wandered about loving a pig farmer (hmm). I finished binging on “Silk”. Now that was truly a great series. Hated to see this one end. Enjoy your potato peel pie!

  • Thank you.
    For a wonderful movie, and
    Finally getting my husband to renew our Netflix subscription.
    We both absolutely loved the film!

  • I read this book a long time ago. Loved it. Can’t wait for the movie!

  • the knitting in this movie was amazing – someone needs to reverse engineer everything!!

  • I didn’t realize this was on Netflix – I’ve been waiting for it to show up at my theater! I will be watching it soon – I just read the book this summer. It’s a favorite of a bunch of my friends, but for some reason, I didn’t think I would like it. Ummm….. I was wrong!

  • LOVED the Guernsey/Potato Peel movie!! And the vintage sweaters were fabulous.

  • We have been rewatching Downton Abbey, so those familiar faces leaped out at me. Cousin Rose! Mrs. Crawley! Even Edith! Gotta watch this one.