Did you know that Julia Roberts loves to knit? She does, indeed! The same can be said for other famous figures like Queen Elizabeth, Ringo Starr, and Ryan Gosling (yes, Ryan Gosling), according to Mental Floss. Justine Bateman is also “an avid knitter,” per IMDb. However, it turns out that this star doesn’t just consider knitting to be a hobby. She turned her love of the craft into a business.
After learning how to wield a pair of knitting needles at Studio City’s La Knitterie Parisienne, according to the Los Angeles Times, the celeb started making her own yarn-based creations and, per WWD, received an “enthusiastic response from friends and stylists who heard about the sweaters by word of mouth.” In time, stores were picking up her “signature line of edgy sweaters, knitted caps, and crochet bikinis.” Beyond that, “stylists for Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani and Glamour, Maxim, Mademoiselle, InStyle, and Harper’s Bazaar regularly pop[ped] in to her home studio.”
“This is my second big career,” the star told WWD while discussing her transition from Hollywood to fashion. She also explained her attraction to the medium, saying, “Yarn is kind of like clay to me. There is something so intimate about hand-making these.” Granted, when it came to another career pivot, Justine went for something a lot techier.