Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Knitty Gritty

DH had HDTV needs and so bought us a rather large HDTV last week. The upside of this for me is that we finally have a DVR, meaning we can finally record tv shows that I can never quite fit into the schedule.

Like . . . Knitty Gritty. They are airing it on HGTV and DIY so between the two, it's getting much easier to catch. But, now that I can record it, I can rewind when I want to see something, and when Vickie Howell's enthusiasm gets on my nerves a bit (seriously, love you girl!), I can move ahead just enough to get by.

The last two shows didn't exactly wow me because a) even I am not going to knit coasters for my martini glasses (because frankly, if I'm spilling any out of the glass, I needed to stop drinking a while ago) and b) how often are you really going to use them. Also, yesterday was all about man knits and I can't even go to that subject until I finish the sweater that DH is now starting to harass my knitting friends about (sorry, Beth).

But, today, ah, today was a GREAT show! Socks, glorious socks. And even better, toe-up socks that I haven't tried yet but am looking forward to. Plus all the shows are new right now and they are bringing in a bunch of the bloggers that I read (like Cookie A. and Scout) to do some shows. Thanks to Linda for the heads up on that! The socks today were awesome, and I am a little inspired, especially since they were using Socks that Rock yarn and gee, I happen to have a few (ahem) skeins of that lying around just waiting to be whipped up by someone. The only thing of course, is that I have to convert the pattern from DPNs to circs but, hey, minor glitch.


Holly in CT said...

I know what you can do with all of your Koigu! Make a mitered sweater like "The Wendy" of Wendy knits. See her blog today for the beginning.

J. Denae said...

Seriously... I am watching my saved episodes right now! I just watched the Cookie episode (love her) and now I'm watching the Lily Chin episode (love her too!!). I tend to let several episodes pile up and then watch them in a big knitting frenzy - then if one episode is "so-so" you can just delete and move on.
I have some socks that rock yarn, too but it's lightweight... would that work?

Vickie Howell said...

I totally don't blame you. It's hard for me to watch myself be that perky too, especially since in real life I'm really, really not. Alas though, the producers tell me that dry and sarcastic doesn't sell. ;-)--Vickie

handknitbyafailedfeminist said...

Uh-oh, never know who is reading what!