Monday, April 20, 2009

Knit and Crochet Today for You

Hi Knitters,
Candi Jensen is not only a fabulous author/designer but now she is also a t.v. producer! She kind of fell into the producing role but like with everything else she does she quickly became an expert to admire. Her show, Knit and Crochet Today on PBS, was nominated for an Emmy award last season. Candi is also a connector of people and an overall good soul in the knitting and crochet worlds. 

Anyway, there are two seasons of Knit and Crochet Today now available for purchase on their website. This site is fantastic. You can find out when you can watch this show on PBS, read about the hosts, catch up on episode topics and much, much more. For every episode the featured projects are then offered as free patterns on the site. There are some excellent patterns. It is definitely worth your time to have a look around. 

I ordered the dvd from the 200-A series and absolutely loved every episode. The show flows together nicely, the segments are informative, the cast is beyond fantastic. There are also interview segments with some fun and famous people in the fiber world. The experts on the show include Kristin Nicholas, Maggie Pace, Drew Emborsky and Robyn Chachula. Brett Bara, who is the host, is charming and smart, she is the perfect choice for this role as she adds a simple ease and comfort between all of the segments. For the 200-B series a pair of my booties from Itty-Bitty Nursery were used in a baby-themed show. As a thank you Candi sent me the dvd for the second series. I am about half way through the series and I will watch it over and over, I love it that much. The dvds from the two seasons have 26 episodes and 54 free patterns on CD-Rom.

To get to the point, generous Candi Jensen has sent me the two series to offer to you as a giveaway! You will love to watch Knit and Crochet Today and I am excited to have the chance to send the dvd set to one of you. Leave me one comment on this post to be automatically entered in the giveaway. Make sure you write your name or some identifying something in the comment. I will announce the randomly selected winner of the dvds on Saturday, April 25th along with the winner of the Cotton Chenille yarn for the Butterfly Washcloth pattern. Saturday's a big day around here!

The winner of the dvds will need to email me with their mailing address in two days, that means by Monday, April 27th. The chenille yarn giveaway winner will have given me their address through paypal, so that one is easy.

Okay, Monday Knitters, let's have a great week together and I really encourage you to enter to win this dvd set. It is a treasure.
best, susie

179 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh that would be a great dvd to watch....Liz

Becca said...

Since we moved to California, our television is in storage, and we only watch TV shows via DVD or the internet. So, I would love to be able to see this! :)

Bonney said...

Ooh, these DVDs look VERY interesting! I'd love to see them

Melanie said...

okay, now i need to search and see if we get that program in the mad city. off to set the dvr!

Sherri said...

How neat! I would love to watch the DVD.

Poethead said...

Oh, this is exciting! I would love to win this. I'm Poethead!

Knitterjan said...

I'd love to be able to watch these DVD's...Jan

newlywed said...

Hi there,
I have knitted for a while and when I had my first baby last year it opened up a whole realm of new baby knits. Hurrah! It also introduced me to new friends via my Lamaze group. They always liked my knitted things, and as a mom's empowerment type thing I am now teaching them all to knit. They are making some brilliant things, but not being a knit teacher I am running out of ways to inspire and keep it fresh.

These DVDs would so give me a million more ideas and things to show the new mommy knitters!

Thanks
Cat C from Ann Arbor MI

JFibers said...

Love your giveaways! Thanks for the great offer.

CFCina said...

Cool give-away...I would love to win! ~ Kathy in Oregon

Leanne (Lunatic84) said...

Hi Susan,
Love reading your blog! I have only heard of the series as I don't get PBS here. I would love to see it!
Leanne (Lunatic84 on Rav)

barb :0) said...

OH GOSH !!!! I WOULD LOVE A CHANCE TO WIN !!!! I AM A KNITTER AND HAVE STARTED TAKING CROCHET LESSONS SO THAT I CAN FINISH THE EDGES ON ALL OF YOUR CUTE WASHCLOTHS !!!!! I AM NOT DOING SO GOOD WITH THE CROCHET .... SO I NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET !!!!!
THANK YOU :0)
BARB

Trisha said...

Wow, these look great!

fraun said...

I have heard about these! It would be a great way I think to take my knitting to a higher level...frauntene

Marilyn said...

Would love to have the dvd. Thanks for a great blog.
Marilyn in NC

Dianne said...

Great give-away! I'd love to have the set to watch whenever and as many times as I wanted to.

Genevieve said...

You betcha I'd love to win!

Jani said...

Thanks for your generosity, Susan (and Candi)! I've been wanting to see these shows.

sewtakeahike said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Thank-you so much for offering these up! just as a little fyi, I started a spotted chicken from your itty bitty nursery book and have a post of my progress here if you'd like to take a look! I'm thoroughly enjoying the process!

McKenzie said...

Oh I'd love to win! They seem great!

Lisa said...

count me in! thanks for the offer.

Anonymous said...

I love that show and hate it when I miss a show!

~yolanda said...

Sounds lovely!

yolanda marie

Jackie said...

Hi Susan
I would love to see them. What a great give away... thanks so much.

Jackie

Caryn said...

How fun to have DVDs to watch forever!

Caryn

Rodi Jussey said...

I love me a giveaway :-) -Jodi Russey

gumbygoogoo said...

Super-fun! I would love to check these DVDs out. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Pick me! Pick me! I check in on your blog at least once a day to see if you have posted a new entry. I would love to win these DVDs. Thanks for entering my name in the contest. If I win, I can just stop by and get them from you and help you save some money to buy more yarn:) Ramona, Madison

Sue said...

It sound like something I'd like to watch along with a couple of ladies I'm teaching to knit.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great DVD. Thanks for the info.
Susan R. - Arlington, MA

ugliducklyn said...

Awesome! I'd love to check out the DVD's. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!

Karen said...

I love that series! I'd love a chance to win the DVD's. Thank you.

Jimberlys said...

I would love to have these DVD's. This show is not broadcast in my area....Patty

Lisa from Kentucky said...

Your blog is always so fun! You always have great things to read, learn, or just plain enjoy. Thanks!

Kristi said...

I would love to win the DVD set. They sound very interesting. Thank you for such great giveaways. Kristi ~ Ohio

Jersey Shore Deb said...

NJ I'd love to win the DVDs. I can knit while I'm watching them!
Deb in NJ (JerseyShoreDeb on Ravelry)

Gail B. said...

I just saw this show this weekend on Wisconsin PBS. I really liked it. I would love the DVDs.

snoodlebugg said...

Knit and Crochet Today on DVD--definitely a must have for the knit crazed.

lindagerig said...

have not seen that series on tv. Hopeour station gets it. Linda Gerig lindagerig@sbcglobal.net

yarnvixen said...

I may have to post as anonymous also cause I never can get google to recognize me no matter how many times I sign up. Anyway, I'd love to win - there are about 20 of us in my knitting group and I'm sure they'd all love to have this series on DVD as a resource.

Thanks,

Jenny P.

AmyPinSeattle said...

I have really gotten into watching knitting and crocheting DVDs from the library.

I cut my cable to the minimum since I've been unemployed for 6 months, so I will put them to good use!

Thanks for the offer!! Amy

shannon said...

I would love to see those. For some reason our PBS station does not carry the show.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great give-away Susan. Wish this series was carried by my cable company!

Sandy in NJ
Pecsan114@optonline.net

Alissia Huntzinger said...

Thanks for the heads up! I only wish we actually had tv...well, to watch this and Lost when it actually comes on.

Renna said...

Ooh, I'd love to win the dvd set!

Amy said...

Oh boy - knitting and crochet DVDs! How fun - watching knitting while knitting!

diann325 said...

Sounds like the perfect thing to watch while KNITTING!!
Diann H

SingleMomKnits said...

The DVDs sound great. I would love to win them especially since April 27 is my birthday.

twistedinstitches said...

Why I am entering into this contest...well I want to try to learn to crochet again and NOT give up this time. Second time has got to be a bit easier than the first, eh? Alittle motivation is all I need!

~Rachel

Hannah B said...

Thanks for offering this as a giveaway. I would love to win!

carol from destin said...

would LOVE to win the DVD.
please enter me in the fun!

annemarie said...

Fingers crossed - hope I am the lucky winner of this dvd - sounds so exciting. a.haun@sbcglobal.net

Andraya said...

I, Andraya Dolbee, of Baltimore, Maryland, hereby COVET the dvd set(s). I will tell everyone I know, and those I have yet to meet, that you are wonderful and looking younger every day, should I win. So there.

Cutsie Tootsie Designs said...

I love watching people knit and crochet as much as I like to do it myself! Great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhhhhh the DVD set would be fabulous! I'm not a very experienced knitter or crocheter but have been turning out Kirsten Nichol's booties and your itty bitty hats at quite an amazing rate. But how many itty bitty hats can one expected grandchild have. Thanks Minniestitches

Laci K said...

I would love to win these dvds! They look great!

Alison said...

How fun it would be to stitch and watch this series! Always such fun things on your blog...Thanks!

Creative Mom said...

I would love these. I love to crochet and I'm learning how to knit so these would be quite handy. Also, I love the TV show.

Diane H K in Greenfield said...

We're finally able to watch Knit and Crochet Today here, as Connecticut Public Television is showing it and fortunately my cable provider is carrying it.

I would love to be entered for the DVDs!

kim said...

Thank you Candi and Susan, what a wonderful giveaway!!!
-Kim

thesewingroomandmore said...

I am going to her site now to check it out! Thank you for the info and the giveaway!

Diane said...

What a great set! Thanks for running the giveaway!

Diane/minneapolis

Laura said...

What a treat. Women in the knitting world are so generous! I haven't had a TV in 5 years so I rely on my computer and DVD's so winning would be a grand treat... and the 25th is my 61st birthday! Whooooha!

susanj said...

Oh I would love to win, what a great gift that would be. Thanks so much for the chance. Susan

Randi said...

The DVD series sounds interesting. We don't get any tv stations out in the "wilds" of Idaho. I've never heard of this series and would like to have a look.
~Randi

Jen G. said...

Oh! How wonderful!

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I would love to watch/win the videos - for some reason, the show is not available in my area. Maureen

MichelleB said...

Sounds great. I'd love to see it.

Anonymous said...

I would love the videos..after your comment on it I might buy it.
Ellen Perry

Chris said...

I love this show also; but I only get to see it occasionally because of the time that it's on here.

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

Pick Me! I'll donate them to my local library and share the fun!
kim

Anonymous said...

I have seen this show a few times..when I'm in a hotel room..and LOVED it!. I don't get it here (just have 3 channels...still) and would love to watch all those programs. And my birthday is on the 27th! hahaha ..what a nice gift that would be --wink wink--

Christine F.
Gardnwest AT aol DOT com

Jennifer said...

Oh those look great! Thanks for the giveaway
-Jennie

Lizardknits said...

I just love DVD's - knitting ones are the very best!

mamamouseiam said...

Great giveaway, Susan! Thank you for the opportunity to win this dvd set ~ I can use all the help I can get!!! :-)

Cathy Wilson said...

I'm excited to know about this show on PBS. I had no idea! Would love to see these DVD's and share what I learn with my daughers. Cathy W. Illinois

Susan G said...

Wish I could find this show on local PBS station - I think I need to get DVR or maybe just these wonderful DVD's. I look forward to your blog every day.

Susan G

brianna said...

i've actually watched this show on TV a few times. It's really good! Im a beginner knit/crochet and it helped me through a few projects in your books! im definitely going to check out their website and look around...

patonslake said...

Would love to have the dvds; I rarely watch tv and these would be great!

Lissa K said...

I would love to be able to win the DVDs! I have never been able to find the Knit and Crochet Today show on our local tv! I'm Lissa in Oconto Falls!

Terri Moran said...

These shows don't air on our public television channel here in Arizona. I would love to see them. Thank you.

Arlene said...

I'd love to have this as I just discovered the program about a month ago. It's a lot of help and clearifying questions I've had.

Kim said...

What a great giveaway! We don't get the show on our local PBS affiliate, so I would love to check it out. Thanks for the upbeat, happy post as always!
Kim

kpark said...

Wow, these look great. Thanks for the contest.

Robin said...

Hi- I have not heard of these shows but they look wonderful. I would love to win these DVD's.

Karen said...

Wow - that's so generous. I would love a chance to watch these DVD's

Eileen said...

I'd love to have the DVD. It looks interesting. Thanks for having this contest.

Kassia said...

Ooo we don't get that show here but I've seen it at my parents' house and they always have good ideas and interesting patterns. I'd love to win it!

Kassia :)
ksfultzATgmailDOTcom

Anonymous said...

I'm new to knitting and I have have two books (both of which are yours). I would love to watch these DVD's to learn more!

Aimee from California

Hilary said...

Count me in!
Hilary in Michigan

Lora said...

Ooooh! Those DVD's look like fun! Thanks for the chance at winning! And thanks for having such an inspiring blog!

folklover said...

loooove it! I just ordered the two seasons of Knit Daily. Bliss, now I have another Vundebar show to watch. Excitement abounds!
Emily M.

Oiyi said...

OOOHHHH this DVD set sounds great!

Miss Julep said...

Fantastic! Would LOVE to have these!

Sarah Dedmon said...

yay yay giveaway! :) sarah_dedmon@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

These DVDs sound great! I would love to be entered in the drawing!

Jennifer H.

Wylie said...

I would love to be able to watch the DVD's. I have found that I learn a new technique best if someone actually shows it to me, so these would be perfect!

Sue Dial said...

I have seen the show a couple of times. I would love to have the dvds to watch along with the yarn I am going to win...lol
Sue in Bama

CelticCastOn said...

ohhh what a great giveaway.

Margie said...

Ooooh...what a cool give-away!! Thanks so much!!

Margie

mardee said...

Love your blog. Can't wait to read it. Made one of your hats just recently and it turned out so cute. Made for my grandson and now all 3 granddaughters want one just like it! Would love to own the DVD set. Know I would enjoy and learn from them. Hope your son is feeling better soon!!

kelly-ann (on Ravelry)) said...

Wow...I would love to watch those DVDs!

amy said...

please add my name to the hopefuls - i'd love to watch those dvds.

happy knitting

Natalie said...

Oh I absolutely love the show! I am at school here in Madison though and I don't have a TV so I almost never get the chance to see it. I can just imagine how great the DVD is!

Lisa said...

Sounds awesome!

Thanks for doing this,
Lisa B.

Shelby said...

How fun! I would love to see the DVDs, since our San Diego PBS station doesn't carry the show.

Tammy said...

Wish my PBS channel showed this! I'd watch every week.

Samantha said...

What a great giveaway! I hope I win :) We don't have any TV reception, so it's all DVDs for us!
Thanks,
Samantha in GA

Carmen said...

Great contest would love the DVD's,
Thanks
Csbrown

Carisa said...

Can't wait to win!

JaneElizabeth said...

How generous!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win this terrific series.

Francie O said...

My PBS station does not carry the show. I'd love to win the DVD's.

Francie Owens

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Id love to win those DVDS!

Thanks!
Robyn (knitpurlmama)

Paulapurl said...

I am feeling so lucky. I would love to win these DVDs. Thanks for holding this giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the offer....would love to watch them. Alissa

Arrowfeather- Cindy said...

What a great set of DVDs. Great to have for reference too!

Cindy M said...

What a postitive reveiw of this program, never heard of it but I'll be looking for the next show to air. ~CindyML4 in Clinton CT

Sandy said...

They look very good! i'll have to check and see if they"re on my pbs station.

Sandy

Whitney said...

Awesome!!! I don't have TV channels so would love to win this (only watch via internet !)

michele said...

Oh I would love those dvd, I am still learning and learning as I knit.
Michele

Judi A. said...

It's always good to see and hear ans learn new things. Count me in for the drawing.

judi7597@bellsouth.net

melonkelli said...

This would make me dig the TV and DVD player out of storage!

Anonymous said...

I would love to watch those DVDs. Our local PBS is not airing that show.

Donna G in VT

MaryLou said...

Another fabulous giveaway! I would love to win this series.----- MaryLou

Colleen said...

These dvds would be wonderful!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Julie M. P. said...

Susan your give aways are so fun. Looking forward to see who wins this one.

Julie
ztimeknit

knittingknirvana said...

Oh this is a FABULOUS prize! :)

Lauren said...

I haven't seen the show yet, but it looks great! I'd love to see these DVD's!

Lauren Smith in VA

Laurel said...

this is the show that made me want to learn to knit :)

Jan said...

I would love to learn from these DVD's!
You are awesome to offer them to us.
Jan

Annie said...

Yay. I can't get the show here so I would love to see the DVD's.
Thanks for the contest.

Beth said...

What a great giveaway! I would love to watch those shows.
Beth T. from SD

Bethany (yarnorgy) said...

What a sweetie you are to have a contest like this! Thank-you for such a fun blog!

cashmeredreamer said...

Since Knit & Crochet Today is not broadcast in my area I am particularly interested in the DVD's. Thank you Susan and Candi for offering them!
Elise from Northern NJ

Valli said...

We have had 2 teenage suicides in our high school since February. I, as a concerned parent, am going to meet with the principal of our school to see what support group I can organize where people, both stressed parents and scared teens, can come and find a safe place to fall if only for a few hours or minutes. And knitting is going to be my plan of action. These dvds would so very much help. Good luck to whoever wins and Susan thank you for being a good place to stop and smile while going thru emails each day. Valli

Noelle said...

oooh! I'd love to see the show and learn some new things!

Carla said...

I can't wait to see these shows!

Peggy said...

Love your blog.

tracy said...

I love that show! Thanks!
tracylouie@yahoo.com

Diane said...

Thank you for offering the giveaway to someone! My local PBS channel used to show Knit & Crochet Today, but has discontinued it. I miss it!

Karey said...

It would be a great learning tool. Karey from Indiana

Jan said...

I watch the show on TV (or DVR, truly) and sometimes print out the patterns.

vtcjan at yahoo dot com

Opal said...

Oh, cool!!! I would love to win that!

Opal Mitchell

shawn & bekah said...

Sounds super... I'd love to win!
-bekah b

Anonymous said...

Still loving the posts, thanks for inspiring me to get back to knitting and crafting.

Keep it up.
Sara, a tired chemistry graduate student in Minneapolis.

grammynan said...

There is always something new to learn and I enjoy that so much. Hope I am a winner.

Anonymous said...

I get that show where I am, tape it and watch again and again. Would love to have my own copy. Sharon Imler in Va

Missy said...

I had NO IDEA that show was on TV. I would love to watch some episodes. I'm going to try to DVR some right now.

Anne Cory said...

I've wanted to see the show since you mentioned it in a post a while back. Would LOVE to win.

Anonymous said...

Hi!

It is a great show! I would love to see this DVD as well!

Jill Pickle

Nancy said...

Pick me, Pick me, Pick me!!! (I sound like the donkey on Shreck)!!

Nancy Wyant

TammyG said...

Pick me! Pick me! The DVDs look cool!

jeanzdreamz said...

Thanks for the info on the knitting/crocething show and dvd's. After a dacede or more away from the needles, I am knitting again, and got back into it via your Itty Bitty Baby Hats book! Thanks, Susan, for the inspiration!

Leslie said...

I've never seen the show but love the sound of it!

Anonymous said...

in need of inspiration,yes please.
Ann at leighd@internode.on.net

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this great give away!! I'd love to see the dvd's.

Thanks for your inspiring blog!~!

Marsha Finney

Bonnie said...

HI, Love your blog. The DVDs sound really interesting. I have taught some of the girls in my office to knit recently and these DVDs would come in handy for future projects. Bonnie from Iowa

Silvina said...

Ilove your blog! I'll be bookmarking it for the future!
And thanks for the givaway...Happy knitting!!

Melissa said...

I don't get this on PBS ... I would love to win (fingers crossed). If not, I'll have to buy them on my own. :)

Jimberlys said...

I would love to have these DVD's. I don't get the show in my area.
Patty

Anonymous said...

ooh, pick me, pick me!
Kelly O

Sandee said...

Comment, comment, comment!

I would love to be able to have these!

Whitney said...

I'd love to have the DVDs! We don't get the program here in the DFW area (I've asked our PBS station to carry it), so the DVDs would be super to have!

Lauren said...

I am trying to learn to knit from a book and this would be soooo wonderful! Thank you for your wonderful offer and web-site!!

Maureen said...

I would love to win the DVD. Just recently went back to work and being able to watch something when I have a moment would be great!. As always you are so generous. Thanks!

jenn said...

Hi Susan! I love your blog! This is a fantastic giveaway. I would love a chance to win. I have watched Knit and Crochet today and it is great. My grandmother started me out with knitting and you know how one craft often leads to another.. so I taught myself how to crochet. Love it! I am always open to learning and trying new things. This would be awesome.
Thanks! Jenn in TN

Dawn said...

We don't get the show in my area, so I'd love to see it! Happy spring!

Starfish said...

I have heard about this show but our local station does not air it. I was hoping that when we moved to the Dallas, TX area that affiliate would carry the show...but it does not! I would really love to see these shows so I can join in on the fun!

Kim in WI said...

I'd love to be able to watch this since this program airs so blasted early in the a.m. here.

Have a GREAT day! Enjoy the gorgeous spring weather!

Kim in WI

coffeechris said...

Have only seen this show twice - the host and format is so great. Those dvd's would be good to load in the laptop on the deck and knit and watch this summer...seeing and stitchin fun in the sun!

Judy said...

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Judy said...

Thanks for blogging about this show and for having the contest. When I first heard of it, I checked and couldn't find it showing locally. When I was reading your entry, I thought to check again and I found it. So far I have seen one episode and enjoyed it and learned something new from it.

Anonymous said...

knitting rock stars on one dvd! what could be bad about that?

Anonymous said...

Knitting rock stars on one dvd-what could be bad about that??

From, Carol (yoopergirl)

zknitz said...

I love your blog- and I love the knit and crochet series! They have such neat guests. Thanks for all the hardwork

Pauline said...

Hello,
I sure hope Collector is feeling better when you get this note.

I am going to get that book she is reading out load for my grandchildren in Kentucky.
Thanks for telling us all about the book.

Pauline

MaddyMazeStudio said...

I want in! Wow, those look great!
Thanks for letting me enter!
Angie H.

Anonymous said...

Very fun~ Thanks for the offer!
Love your Blog~
Where is the podcast? I want one to run to....
Thanks Susan!
Julie B
(I met you in Holland, Michigan~ I came to a book talk/signing at Treehouse Books with my 5 kids!)

Jane said...

I just watched the "Knit and Crochet Today" show and googled it and came up with this site. Would love to watch the DVD.