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