When I have a written crochet or knitting technique that I just cannot grasp visually, I normally head over to YouTube for some help. Quick, 3 minute videos may be very useful at times but truth be told, they do not offer much inspiration for me. That is why I love
to watch knitting shows on T.V. The first one I ever tuned into was Knitty Gritty
on DIY, then later it was Knitting Daily
on PBS. Both shows were a joy to watch but my favorite would have been Knit and Crochet Today
on PBS (which later was changed to Knit and Crochet Now!
). This was probably due to the fact that the show included crochet and many of the designers (including the editor), from the Crochet Today magazine
, appeared in person.
For about a year, though, my local PBS station hasn't been airing Knit and Crochet Now!
(K&CN), which I am very disappointed about. But there is something I am more concerned about. I learned from this blog
about the desperate circumstances K&CN are up against. You wouldn't believe all the work, funds, and amount of time that goes into the production of PBS shows and Candi Jensen, the producer of K&CN, needs your help.
This is what is posted on the front page of the K&CN website:
Lots of you have have been asking when Knit and Crochet Now 's new season will be airing. Good news- we're working on it now, and we expect to bring you new episodes soon! But first we need your help.--------------
As you may know, Knit and Crochet Now is 100% independent, commercial-free programming. We are a small, women-owned company, and like many small businesses, funding can be a challenge. While we do our best to keep production costs down, we still need a certain amount to produce each season of the TV show.
Help us bring you 13 more episodes!
We need to raise a whole lot of money to put the show on the air.
So, from now until April 11, we're having a fundraising drive!
We've brought you dozens of shows, tips, expert advice and patterns.
If you can help, now is the time to give back.
Imagine : If each of you gave $10 or $20 (or any amount you can afford), we'd have it in a snap!
So if you can help this show stay for another season, please take the time in sending a donation. Just click on the button below. Thank you!