Happy Friday! I remembered that I said I would give a sneak peek at my Knit Stars class and then blogging got pushed to the bottom of my list. It has been about a month since school started and I am definitely exhausted but I’m getting into a good routine and figuring out how to adapt and adjust to make it all work. Baby steps! But back to the fun stuff, behind the scenes with Knit Stars.
I have to say, never in my life did I think I would be filmed in my home talking about knitting and knitting dog sweaters! It was just one very lovely videographer, Brad, and my friend Jocelyn who helped me out over the two days Brad was filming. It wasn’t super invasive and didn’t take over my home, but it was definitely a new and different experience. My yarn room was my classroom and one of the main spaces we filmed in (I had to put a lot of yarn in the bathtub in order to have space) but we also did interviews in my home and in places where I knit and at my favorite yarn shop, Fibre Space. I will admit, I was a broadcast journalism major so I am comfortable in front of a camera and it paid off to be comfortable and at ease talking to a camera.
My absolute favorite thing was getting to film with Jellybean. My course is about gaining confidence with your knitting and helping you work up to customizing knits so you can knit a dog sweater. Jellybean was a trooper during filming but towards the end when she had a billion sweater changes she was ready to be finished for the day and just get treats and snuggles.
We even did a fun segment where we changed into a dozen of our matching sweaters (I have more than a dozen matching sweaters but we just picked my favorite 12).
For the class, I partnered with the Wandering Flock yarn and Geraldine came up with this lovely watercolor yarn she named Jellybean and I knit the Spring Sorrel top for myself and of course a Jellybean sized version. This experience was definitely one of the most fun things I’ve been able to participate in and I know I’m not doing a lot of in person events and festivals because of the pandemic, so I’m excited to see what other classes my fellow season six Knit Stars come up with too! I’ve had lots of people tell me they signed up in early bird and ordered the yarn and I know a second round of sales will open up in October. Thank you for being as excited about this as I am, I think it’s going to be really fun!!