Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Did you watch the show?

No, not the Oscars. No one shows up on the red carpet in a nice cardigan, so what’s to the point?



No, I mean Stitchcraft on oxygen on Sunday?

Well? It was about as I expected. Cool to see knitting on TV, but a bit underwhelming as far as usable info. It was fun to see professional knit designs. I am left with the feeling that the whole show was about talking me into knitting something ugly.

Unless you REALLY plan on knitting sleeves and the buttoning them to a t-shirt? What? Your knitting them right now? My bad.

Also, I am struggling with the purpose of Knit.1. I know it is not targeted at me, but at the “younger set”. Still, I was a high school teacher for ten years. I was even running a knitting club at my last school.

In my experience teenaged girls WILL knit scarves. I never heard them asking why no one could show them how to make a skirt out of jeans by knitting.

Does anyone watch the knitting show on DIY? How does it compare?

(Oh, and here's James Coviello's website...fascinating)

3 comments:

jessie said...

If you mean Knitty Gritty, I have watched it once or twice. The last time I saw it, I felt like it had lots of cool tips for knitters, like some casting-on techniques and how to keep from having a jog when you bind off circular knitting. I am "off" TV for some reason lately so even though I'd like to watch it again, I keep forgetting to check when it's on.

Stacie said...

I'm still gushing over yer sweater! Wow! I would think knitting on TV would be like cooking on TV or home repair on TV, eye candy but not very useful. I like "That's Clever" (stupid name) formerly "Crafters Coast to Coast" (better name, why the change?) where I once saw a felted hat/purse project that was cool.

ErLeCa said...

Sorry, I didn't watch it, but I wanted to let you know how great I thought your cardigan turned out! Awesome job!