Thursday, October 15, 2009

Knit and Crochet Now, Day 2

So, after my interview, I was casual again (no makeup) and I sit down on the set and I'm poking around and what do I see? An issue of Crochet Today magazine with my Let it Snow Throw on the cover!

Each episode, Brett Bara demonstrates a knit or crochet block. Then if you make each block, by the end of the season, you'll have a gorgeous sampler blanket and you'll have learned many new skills! This table is where she does the demonstrations for those blocks.

Here I am meeting the awesome Kristin Nicholas! She is one of the 4 experts on the show. She and Maggie Pace are the knit experts and Drew Emborsky and Myra Wood are the crochet experts for Season 3. (Myra and Maggie weren't there at the same time I was, so unfortunately, I don't have photos of them.) Chickee and I have been following Kristin's blog for some time as she raises her sheep and her family and writes books all at the same time. I was able to see Kristin's newest book, Color by Kristin in person. Wow. It's fabulous! There is so much more to her book than I would have guessed. A bunch of different stitch patterns so that you can CHOOSE what you want for the different projects! Illustrations on why her colors work. Fantastic.

Here I am posing with Drew Emborsky, the Crochet Dude. He is so funny and entertaining. He's got fun projects coming up on the show. And he'll be demonstrating a project of MINE! WooHoo! Thank you, Drew.

Here's me and Glenda hanging out in the "Green Room" which was blue. The last of the photos tomorrow.

2 comments:

Susan Lowman said...

How exciting! Congratulations on being on the show and on all your successes. You are a talented designer. Go Ellen!

Miss Julep said...

LOVE seeing all the behind-the-scenes details! Congratulations!