Monday, April 02, 2007

Breaking News: Knitty Gritty Airs, knitter nervous

Well today is the day. Episode 801 of Knitty Gritty airs today for the first time. This is the episode I demonstrate how to make bar cloths! I'd love to insert a behind-the-scenes picture here but I don't have one. I feel like I'm in one of those dreams where you find yourself late to class and the test already started and you forgot your pants.

Unexpected so far:

1. I have no photos of these bar cloths. I know. Crazy. I ended up leaving them behind so I never got a chance to properly photograph them.

2. I have no photos of me on the set. I brought my camera, but it crapped out.

Lesson learned: If you ever have something important to photograph, bring a spare set of batteries with you just in case. Maybe this is going too far but why not bring pants too, in case it is a dream.


michi said...

I enjoy reading your blog and seeing all the cool yarn you make. I just watched your Knitty Gritty episode and it rocked! Thanks for the inspiration and I can't wait to make those towels!

Anonymous said...

Any chance of getting the pattern for the martini glasses on the bottom of the one bar cloth??? I LOVE the idea and was hoping that I didn't have to make it up myself:) LOVE the show!

alex said...

you were great!

Star said...

Yay! Thank you! I'm sad they cut out the part where I showed off some homespun yarn. But I also understand since it had nothing to do with the segment!

Jeremiah made those martini glasses - oh Jeremiah? Hello?

Dr. B. said...

You were so great! You were really clear and easy to follow, and you didn't seem nervous at all. (I don't know you, so maybe that's exactly what nervous looks like for you, but to a stranger, you seemed perfectly calm.) I'm keeping it on the TiVo for re-viewing.


Bea said...

Your episode was great on Knitty Gritty. I love using cotton yarn-reasonable and can be washed. I did by accident bleach one and now it is white--so be careful. I am looking for the graph paper. Can you post it? If you go to Knitty Gritty they have great pictures of your projects. I can't believe you left your towels there. I really liked the new stitches and you did a great job of showing how to knit them. Thanks and keep up the great work!

Weaver said...

Congrats, oh famous one! and remember, I 'knew' you when! :) I can't wait to show off my batts to my sis in law and say "I bought them from a lady that was on Knitty Gritty"

Angie said...

WOW! I absolutely LOVED it. Plus I LOVED the tip of wanting to try a new stitch pattern but not wanting to do it on a whole garment. The Quilted Lattice and Knot Stitch were my 2 fave.

LotusKnits said...

Your show was great! Love your handspun stuff. The colors are awesome!

Judi said...

I just finished watching the show and began the eyelet cloth as I watched! You did great!

gina & heath said...

oh phooey! i missed it!! will it be on again?


Star said...

Thanks everyone! I'm overwhelmed and having fun with this.

The show will re-run on April 18, 2007
2:00 PM Eastern. I'm sure I'll mention it a few (hundred) more times.

beth said...

Watched the show yesterday. You were great and didn't look nervous at all! I said to my boyfriend, "Look I read her blog!" Very cool.

Jeremiah said...

I can send you (Star) the patterns for the stranded knitting I did. I have to find them, though... LOL.

Honestly, if it weren't for the idea of "Bar" cloths I would have never come up with them. Thanks, Star, for being so innovative. :)

Kari said...

I can't believe I'm such tard, and missed it! LOL Thanks!!! For the update about the rerun!!!

(I missed it by like an hour! Ugh! That'll teach me I'm not not better at remembering things than my Tivo!!!)

Anonymous said...

Am I doing something wrong? I am trying to do the quilted lattice but it's a bit off. It appears rows 4 and 8 only have 32 stitches and i just knit the extra one , row 4 is also missing the first asterisk?? Half the towel looks exactly right and the other half looks , well...wrong. I tried replaying the knitty gritty episode (twice) but the info isn't there.

Star said...

(OOPS) A-ha - Pattern error. Here is the correction, which should appear on the website shortly:

Corrections below in italics:

Start lattice pattern:
Row 1(ws): k3, p27, k3.
Row 2: k5, *wyf sl5, k1. rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 3: k3, p27, k3.
Row 4: k7,* insert needle under strand from row 2 and k next st bringing st under strand and out towards you, k5. rep from * to last 8 sts, insert needle under strand from row 2 and k next st bringing st under strand and out towards you, k7.
Row 5: k3, p27, k3.
Row 6: k4, wyf sl3, *k1, wyf sl5. rep from * to last 8 sts. k1, wyf sl3, k4.
Row 7: k3, p27, k3.
Row 8: k4, *insert r needle under strand from row 6 and k next st bringing st under strand and out towards you, k5. rep from * to last 5 sts, insert needle under strand from row 6 and k next st bringing st under strand and out towards you, k4.