September 27, 2013 12:25 PM   Subscribe

Klubok, or Ball of Yarn, made in 1968, is a short animated film based on a Russian folk tale about a poor old woman and what happens after she finds a magic ball of yarn one cold winter's night. The movie was directed by Nikolai Serebryakov and the music was created by Eduard Artemiev.
posted by orange swan (7 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Every time a folk tale begins with the character having some sort of magic gift land in his or her lap, you know it's not going to end well.
posted by orange swan at 12:58 PM on September 27, 2013

Greed will get you every time.
posted by annieb at 2:03 PM on September 27, 2013

It may seem like a good idea to knit a house, but—I cannot emphasize this enough—don't knit a house.
posted by BrashTech at 2:22 PM on September 27, 2013 [1 favorite]

For those fans of Russian sci-fi, this is the same Artemiev who did the groundbreaking scores for Tarkovsky's Stalker, Solaris, and The Mirror.
posted by ThatFuzzyBastard at 2:49 PM on September 27, 2013

So creepy! The poor lamb!

That was excellent.
posted by spacewaitress at 5:06 PM on September 27, 2013

It lost me when she used her knitting needles to make a crocheted dress.
posted by rikschell at 9:12 PM on September 27, 2013

That's par for the course for much of the knitting-related stuff that appears on the net, rikschell. When I do google searches for knitting fully half the stuff that comes up is crocheted.
posted by orange swan at 9:05 AM on September 29, 2013

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