If you have been reading this blog for over a year, you may remember that I flew to Detroit on New Year's Day 2007. Detroit PBS was taping a new t.v. show called Knit and Crochet Today. I did three segments - one on embroidery on knits, one on socks and one on felting.
The other night my good friend Linda who lives close to Boston called me practically jumping through the phone. "You're on WGBH now!" Wow - how exciting to hear that the show is finally airing and in a big market like Boston. It was on their "Creates" channel where they also show cooking, gardening, woodworking and more. How perfect! I was anxious, of course. She said I did a good job and didn't sound dumb. Thank goodness.
From what I hear, Knit and Crochet Today is going to be on lots of major PBS t.v. stations this winter. So check your local listings and tune in! I have heard they will be taping another season's worth of shows which is great news, isn't it?
And if Knit and Crochet Today isn't playing on your local PBS station, don't be shy. Ask them to feature it. Here's a handy form to use. We knitters and crocheters have got to be vocal about our craft, otherwise media outlets don't know how many of us there are that are interested!
If you are a retailer, approach your local PBS station about sponsoring Knit and Crochet Today. It is very reasonable and certainly will give your store a higher profile by being connected to PBS.
Here are some crocheted flowers to brighten up your winter day. You can read more about them here. Hard to believe that summer will ever be back again. Our temperatures have been below zero for a few days. The seed catalogs are arriving and it's about time to start browsing and ordering. It is never too cold to think about sunflowers and zinnias.
What are you knitting or crocheting today?
BOOK PARTY - MAY 5-6
to celebrate the publication of my new book
CRAFTING A PATTERNED HOME.
Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.
This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.
The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.