Thursday, March 31, 2005
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Local Knit Knerd
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
I have more Gmail invites than I can shake a stick at if anyone is interested...
Friday, March 18, 2005
I knit my cat Maddy a cat bed using the pattern from the first SnB book. I think she really likes the bed a lot. She gets in it all the time and has stopped peeing on the furniture since she's had it. I think it's a real success story. Now if only we could fix her dull, foggy eye that no longer reflects light.
Sunday, March 13, 2005
Apparently Bernat was so swamped with requests for a pattern to make the poncho that Martha was wearing on her release date that they just had to whip one up. Available for knitters and crochters(is that a word? is now.)...Free Martha!
the go-everywhere, go-with-everything cardigan
Jessica made this cardigan found on page 196 of the first SnB book. Knitting since the age of 5, she is my secret knitting hero (and the wind beneath my wings).
Wednesday, March 09, 2005
Craft Corner Deathmatch
The NYTimes has a piece on the new Style Network show... (reg. required)
Viewers who have had their fill of the recent craze for crafting and home-makeover shows may be disappointed to learn that everyone comes out alive from the "death" matches. But one contestant eventually is voted out of the cage by three judges, and the winner goes on to compete against a real craft professional, Jocelyn Worrall, who is known on the show as the Craft Lady of Steel and who once worked for - you guessed it - Ms. Stewart.
Dan Taberski and Jo Honig, the show's creators, also enthusiastically pointed out during an interview that on three occasions during tapings of the show in a studio in East Harlem, competitors had given themselves nasty, if minor, cuts. "Which is fantastic," Mr. Taberski said, his eyes lighting up. "The fact that someone drew blood on a crafting show? It's exactly what the show should be."
"Craft Corner Deathmatch" may seem like a blended-by-committee mixture of recent television trends - equal parts "Iron Chef," "Shabby Chic" and "American Idol" - but Mr. Taberski and Ms. Honig, former producers for "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central, said the idea came from a game in which they tried to imagine a show based on two elements so disparate that network executives in their right minds would run screaming. For example, they made a pilot for MTV called "X-tremely Old," in which a strike team of elderly women offered romantic advice and other life help to 20-somethings.