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)


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!