Have you guys been watching pushing daises?
One of the main characters is a P.I. who knits when he is stressed. And Episode 2 featured a retractable set of needles as Deus ex Machina. (view online at ABC.com)
Part of me is upset that they stole all that is good from my favorite quirky French movie, Amelie - all the way down to the deadpan narrator and primary color scheme...
but things like this make up for it:
It also features two of my very favorite underrated actresses ever, Ellen Greene (from little shop of horrors) & Swoosie Kurtz.