Today's guest blogger is Barry Klein from Trendsetter Yarns, who shares with us one of his favorite knitting bloopers. Have your own blooper story? We'd love to hear from you in the comments! And don't forget to check out the video at the end.
Greetings, all! I am asked all the time “why do you knit?". I try to come up with a brilliant reply but the answer is really simple…. I love it. To be able to design a yarn, select colors and then play with it enough to know what knitwear to design for it is like creating a new life and then sharing it with others so they can become part of your family.
Being on Knitting Daily is a similar experience. Every episode I have appeared on as a guest, about 20 now between Knitting Daily and Shay Pendray’s Needle Arts Studio show, has been done with Laura Bryant from Prism Arts. We feed ideas and experiences off of each other and we try to bring new ideas, laughter and our love of knitting to our knitting family.
During one taping, we discussed gauge and fit. Both of us spout on repeatedly about the importance of always knitting gauge. I decided to show why it is truly important. Laura was wearing a sweater I had designed. We were talking about fit and style with our host Shay Pendray, and in front of me on the table was another copy of the sweater Laura was wearing.
I said, “Laura is wearing the sweater where gauge was met. Here is what happens when you don’t do a gauge.” I picked up a sweater that was 58” across and 30” long and held it up in front of myself. You could hear the gasps and the laughter from everyone in the studio. I smiled for the rest of the taping, and since it's aired I’ve heard from knitters around the country that they loved this segment as well.
For those of you who missed Knitting Daily episode 110 from the first season on your local PBS station, I’m happy to share it with you here today. Trust me… there’s more fun to come! -- Barry Klein, Trendsetter Yarns