Thanks to last weekend’s road trip to Ohio and back, I’m making great progress on my Monomania cardi. But I still need to put in a few hours on the sleeves, and for that I need just one thing: vicars on TV.
Right now, my local PBS station is playing Grantchester in regular rotation. In Grantchester, the Rev. Sidney Chambers regularly gets himself entangled in murder cases in post-WWII Cambridge. He’s handsome, he’s tortured, he’s compassionate, and he’s a terrific sleuth. What more do you want? There is no suspense, so you can get in a solid groove on stockinette, and even work from a chart. Lots of complicated relationship stuff, but nothing to mess up your gauge.
For an entirely different man of the cloth, I think I’ve already mentioned Rev, but it bears re-mentioning. The rev in Rev doesn’t solve crimes (unfortunately). He is living in the present day, and has very little in common with the vicar in Grantchester. But he’s tortured.
And they both get around on bikes.
Rev is a sitcom, or seems like one, until it goes a bit dark and interesting. Recommended viewing (on IMDb).
For the trifecta of genuflection, there’s always the Vicar of Dibley. (Right now the only place I can find it is on YouTube.) Dawn French is so stinking funny. Always watch the bit at the end where Geraldine tells Alice a joke.
(This is an ad for Eilersen, a Danish furniture company.)
(The prize is the glory of participation.)
Now get out there and be lazy.