Monday, June 18, 2007

Episode #247 – 3 of a Kind

The DIY website has pictures and instructions on our 3 of a Kind Bags so I figure it is safe to post my stuff before the show airs tomorrow. FINALLY!!! Episode #247 – 3 of a Kind - June 19th at 6am Central Time Zone on HGTV. I filmed this back in Aug. 2006, at Screen Door Entertainment in Burbank, California. Before actual filming, back stage you get this big tray and you layout all your “step-outs” of the item you are going to demenstrate, you practice with your producer (who times you with a stop watch to see how fast/slow you are.) No pressure!

Here I am just before going in to shoot episode #247 – 3 of a Kind. Practicing one more time, did I get it down, humm.. check, double check!

This my completed bag for episode #247 – 3 of a Kind. The cables didn’t actually intertwine like a true Celtic cable, I was in a rush and once things got crazy my zigs were zagging and the cables didn’t turn out how I totally wanted them, but I guess OK.

Here is Amie, me, and Drew showing off our finished bags. We all had the same basic pattern (that Amie designed) but we’ve each changed the look totally. Amie’s bag has short handles and a fantastic Hawaiian motif, I used surface crochet to make cables, and Drew used sequins to jazz it up. I have to say, this was really fun to see how each of us developed a unique approach to the basic bag.

I plan to add to this post tomorrow with an update on how the episode went, I'm sure a critique is in order, (as the last episode I thought I was a total geek, I'm not a movie star, I'm just a simple at-home-Mom in Minnesota trying to break into the crochet design business.)

*****addition to post*****
The show aired this morning. I set my alarm for 5:55am got my DVD burner ready and it wouldn't record with the new disks we bought, I quickly grabed another disc. I didn't get the intro taped, oh well. It is really surreal to watch yourself on TV. Here are a few screen graps.

"Do I have anything in my teeth?"

Allison Whitlock is so sweet!
She is quick, clever, and has such a fantastic way of making you feel at ease.

End of the show goodbyes: me, Allison the host, Drew AKA
The Crochet Dude and Amie from NexStitch.


Anonymous said...

Technically Celtic cables don't look like that at all but I see your effort in trying to make a cable look with surface crochet. I would prefer to see this bag with crochet cables rather than surface crochet work. The technique of surface crochet is more for embroidery look work, why use a surface cable technique when you can actually crochet it? Perhaps it wasn't your choice to do it this way as I see you know how to cable.

Xia Diaz said...

I think it looks fabulous!! Congrats!

Leslie said...

Just watched the show and you were terrific. It is exciting to watch someone whose site I visit often! Congratulations....job well done!

~drew emborsky~ said...

You did great! Congrats!!!

Mary said...

Pam the show was great! I love all 3 bags! Great job!

croqueen69 said...

I really like the bags you made, I missed your first show, glad I taped this one!

Yarn Tails said...

Pooh poo I missed it this morning. And I was up too. Darn it! Hopefully it will air again and I will get to see it. Those bags look great!

Jenny said...

Pam, I think you did great (again)! You explain what you're doing so well; you should teach this stuff.

I think "Anonymous" up there needs to get their celtic cable out of their ass. :)

Pam said...

Thanks everyone for the comments, even the "anonymous" ones, I do appreciate your views. Encouraging words are great, but it is also the words that we might not want to hear that might make us better.

Please don't be shy to use your real name, I would like to hear from you again, perhaps you could look at some of my designs and give me some tips, as I've said before, I'm trying to make it in the crochet design world and I could use all the reviews I can get, good and bad.

Anyhow, thanks again for stopping by the Knotty Generation.

Mimi said...

You all look great on T.V., wish I could watch the program :p So glad to see the pics, your bags are lovely!

Anonymous said...

I taped the show, love Uncommon Threads and Knitty Gritty, wish there were more shows like that.
Once in a while Carol Duvall does some yarn work, but not much.

You did a great job, love the purses. Love your blog and your patterns!

Thanks for supporting crochet the way you do, the younger generation will keep crochet strong for years to come. I learned from my mother, I've taught my daughter and hopefully my (future) granddaughters.

Marge (and daughter Claris)
Rapid City, Iowa