Today on the YarnThing Podcast with Marly Bird: the crew of the Knit and Crochet Now! TV show! Producer, Candi Jensen; knitting expert, Kristin Nicholas; and crochet expert Ellen Gormley joined Marly to talk about the behind the scene goings on of the production of this public TV show all about knitting and crochet!
Candi Jensen is a designer in both the knit and crochet worlds who started as a content design advisor for this public television show and was thrust in the role of the producer right before production. What began as Knit and Crochet Today is still going strong as Knit and Crochet Now! 7 years later and is still shot at the Detroit Public Television studios. The show is now sponsored by Annie’s Crafts, where you can take classes, get supplies and check out the magazines they produce (such as Creative Knitting, one of my favorites) as well as get patterns and supplies for the projects you see on the TV show. You can find Candi: on Ravelry, Pintrest, and all her books on Amazon.
Also with the show from the very beginning is Kristin Nicholas, the knitting expert on Knit and Crochet Now!. Marly likes to call Kristin the Queen of Color. Kristin is the author of eight books including: Color by Kristin, Kristin Knits, Colorful Stitchery, and more. You can find Kristin: on her blog Getting Stitched on the Farm, her website KristinNickolas.com, and Ravelry. She has a few new patterns that are great for Christmas: Kristin’s Colorful Christmas Stockings and the holiday card Santa Lamb, too cute! Don’t forget to check out her other patterns and notecards while you are on her website.
Ellen Gormley joined the show in Season 3 as the crochet expert. She started as a guest interview and came back as a permanent member of the cast soon after. Ellen is also the new editor of Crochet! magazine (check out her first issue in Autumn 2014) and author of several books herself: Go Crochet! Afghan Design Workshop, Learn Bruges Lace, and Crocheting Clothes Kids Love. You can find Ellen: on her blog GoCrochet, Ravelry, and her on-line classes with Annie’s Crafts (the direct links are on her blog).
And last but not least, the GIVEAWAY!! Leave a suggestion about what you want to see on the next season of Knit and Crochet Now! below for your own chance to win the DVD set of the entire 4th Season of Knit and Crochet Now! and a set of Kristin’s Santa Lamb cards!
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