Saturday, January 10, 2009

do you watch pbs?


You might want to check out the show Knit and Crochet Today on January 21 (you'll have to check your local station to see what time the show airs, if your station carries the show, that is). That episode is called Adorable Toys (click on Season 2, then Show 212), and my Fuzzy Lamb pattern is one of their features! This is one of the big secret projects I worked on last year, and had to wait so long to tell you! But the preview and pattern are up on their site, so I guess it's okay to finally spill the beans! (I borrowed their photo, since I didn't take one of the finished toy) (also, the pattern is slightly different from the original one and the version on Ravelry, but not too much so)

It was quite a surprise when they contacted me last spring, and the project was a lot of work in a short time, but I was so happy to be picked that I couldn't have been more pleased! It took me a whole weekend of knitting (about 10 hours each day, or more) to knit all the step-outs of the pieces to be used on the show, not including the finished toy. Of course, the whole time I was thinking, "I'm so glad I don't design sweaters!" I couldn't imagine knitting all the steps for a big project in the amount of time available. Candi, the lady who worked with me on the project, was so amazingly helpful with my million questions about everything. I must have seemed pretty naive when they first contacted me, but it all seems to have worked out in the end.

Sadly, I don't have cable (or even a TV) so I won't be able to watch the show. Maybe some of you will be able to let me know how it goes?

8 comments:

Awesome Mom said...

It is not on in my area. Sob! Otherwise I would subject my kids to a knitting show over their normal morning viewing.

Stine said...

Congrats on being on PBS. How exciting! You should have someone tape it for you so you have it for the future and can show it to baby fuzzy mitten.

Catie said...

Congratulations!

Acornbud said...

Congratulations! How wonderful.

Emily said...

Oh fun! Congratualtions!

Lucy said...

Many congratulations!!

leslie said...

Maybe you could get someone to post it to youtube for you.

gingerwine said...

wow you are going to be famous! I do love your toys and I LOVE the silkiesue soo much you knitted for me xx (Silkie is my cat!)

Oh and your baby Mittens is gorgeous!!

Sam xx