Friday, October 28, 2011

Knitting Stars

 Take a look at this lovely living room.
Is it mine, you ask?  I wish!  It is most definitely not mine, but I was privileged to spend some time in this room on Wednesday morning.

I'll give you a couple of clues as to where we were.

Rogers, Ontario's media giant, has, in many towns,  a community television station.  It promotes and showcases local events, businesses and stories.  Wednesday morning Grey Heron Yarns, where I spend my Wednesdays, was the feature segment on the hour long show. 

We were asked to bring in LOTS of knitting related things and Karen didn't disappoint. 

She  looks pretty happy with our TV debut.

Rogers staff caught wind of the store because of tomorrow's KNITFEST.    A day long event Karen has planned for local knitters featuring Deb Gemmell from Cabin Fever.  Karen thought it only fair to ask Deb to join us for the show and I managed to capture Deb capturing the set before the recording began.

I hope you don't mind me telling tales out of school, Deb, but take a look at her sweater.  Knit from Cabin Fever's  Cotton Tweed about five years ago and worn often.  Deb tells me she has other sweaters, but I am hard pressed to believe it as  I  rarely see Deb in anything but this great little sweater.   All of which is my way of pointing out that Cotton Tweed is one heck of a long-lasting yarn.

Fortunately for me, all I had to do during the taping was sit and knit.  Silently.  Karen and Deb had the nervous -producing job of  talking  and demonstrating.  It was great fun and if I was 24 not 64, tall not short and  blond  not  brunette, I would sure jump at the chance to be the hostess on a local TV show.  In that living room.  Can I at least get the name of the stager?


Needles said...

Oh wow. Just wow! I get a lot of channels on the dish, but not that. Too bad really.

LaurieM said...

I don't think being tall and blonde is the best indicators of who'd make a good TV host. I think your age and experience would work much better towards that.

But then again, I'm not in the biz...

Let's just say, I'd tune in to your show!! :)

Yarn and Ivories said...

How exciting is THAT! Give me a call if you need an extra knitter... er... 2,500 miles, one way, sounds OK now.

Sandra said...

That's the only sweater I ever see Deb in also! I wonder if my local Rogers will pick this up...