It’s fun, and sometimes a little maddening, when knitting seeps into popular culture.
My thanks to reader Laura aka @scarletknitter, who sent me the link to a brand-new little movie from Pixar’s SparkShorts, Purl.
Here’s the blurb on YouTube:
Purl, directed by Kristen Lester and produced by Gillian Libbert-Duncan, features an earnest ball of yarn named Purl who gets a job in a fast-paced, high energy, bro-tastic start-up.
Yarny hijinks ensue as she tries to fit in, but how far is she willing to go to get the acceptance she yearns for, and in the end, is it worth it?
It’s an animated fairy tale about inclusion in the workplace, with visual details that are well observed and pretty darn cute.
Warning: there is a porcupine joke that is NSFW. (Well it’s probably safe for work but it’s not Pixar’s typical kiddy humor.)
And the last line is very controversial.
I think there’s a needlework terminology mistake at 2:33, but maybe I’m being too hard on them. You’d think Pixar could hire a tech editor!
Anyway, it’s charming and I’m happy to share it. Will Purl end up in Madeleine Albright’s “special place in hell?” You’ll have to watch it and see.
Purl the movie is only 8 minutes and 43 seconds, so you’ll still have plenty of time left in your lazy Sunday.