Thursday, February 21, 2008

Are you ready to knit on tv?

Before I move on to the story of the day - I finished the yellow and cream mystery and shipped it off. One project down, two kazillion to go...

Yesterday the Kid and I went off to see the fabulous Martha Stewart! She was having a Knit and Crochet Show and asked for knitters and crocheters to sit in the audience. The show will air on Monday February 25th - you will definitely see a moment or two of the Kid in all her glory - she was the only 11 year old in the audience so the cameras came back to watch her knit a few times. She got a big kick out of a friendly camera assistant who came over to show us his working notes which had "young girl knitting" scribbled in over his seating chart of the audience. So she knew they had her eye on her, which was fun. The woman who was in charge of placing audience members in seats made sure she had an aisle in the front so she could see, which was also pretty cool.

But first we had to wait in line...

It was a little chilly, and you would think that since we were lining up for a knitwear show we would all be buried in woolies, but the Kid thought her outfit looked cuter without socks so she wasn't wearing any - and she is pretty much always cold anyway. Many nice onlookers and our friend Quirky Knitter from Ravelry helped formed a little human shield around her so we could at least keep her out of the wind!

Inside was much toastier, but note the lack of socks! I made those cool legwarmers on Monday out of Adriafil Party that was in the stash. They look great with a cable panel up the front and a ribbed back to keep them up, but they don't photograph very well being black and silver and bulky. She had cute silver shoes on too!
Thanks to my kid being adorable we had great seats, and she got some freebies too like a small cookbook and a cool water bowl for the dog. We also each got a copy of the book that was featured on the show - Sock and Glove: Creating Charming Softy Friends from Cast-Off Socks and Gloves. It is an adorable book about making stuffed animals out of commercially made socks and gloves - we may have to make one later today!

Martha came out at the end to say goodbye and let all us stalker types take her photo - then she had to run off to her next appointment. Since I used to work in television I had seen many a show get made, but the Kid was amazed by all of it, and I have to say I was quite impressed with how smoothly this set ran - kudos to all.

The thing I thought was most interesting was when Martha expressed surprised that we were knitting and crocheting while she was talking - I guess she didn't realize we could all multi-task! She didn't seem annoyed, just a bit taken aback. And the warm-up guy kept yelling "are you ready to knit on tv?" which was also thought was pretty funny. We maybe didn't knit ON tv much, but I am sure all of use had at one time or another watched a tv show and knit at the same time!


bluecat said...

I'm glad you and the Kid had fun. I'm an occasional Martha watcher but I'll definitely watch on Monday. I love the look of the yellow and cream surprise in your post. Very pretty.

Pam said...

This is so cool, what a great experience. -Pam

~drew emborsky~ said...

Looks like a great time! =)