Monday, June 7, 2010

Confirming Famous Crocheters

On Saturday, at the Stitch & Pitch Mets Guinness World Record Attempt I blogged about yesterday, I got to witness first-hand Debra Norville, a broadcaster, crocheting. I was estatic because this is the first time I got to witness someone actually crocheting -- in person -- who qualifies for my Famous Crocheters list! Not only is Debra a crocheter (and knitter), but she also now has her own yarn line, like (already confirmed Famous Crocheter) Vanna White! In fact, Debra mentions a special discount for her yarn on her website.

Not always is it this easy for me to confirm if someone qualifies to go on my Famous Crocheter list. Take Alyssa Milano, an actress, as an example. DonnaLynn emailed me 2 years ago stating she saw Alyssa in the movie "Wisegal" which premiered on Lifetime Network -- Alyssa reportedly was crocheting in the first scene. Not having cable/satellite tv, I had to wait until I could get my hands on the official dvd to see for myself. This was not easy as dvd's do not have that awesome "rewind" option as vhs tapes do! I must have watched that scene at least 20 times to decide if Alyssa was crocheting or not. My conclusion: indecisive!

The next step was to google/bing Alyssa and see what I could find. I found Alyssa's name associated with crochet trimmed baseball wear, but no confirmation that she actually crochets, unless this quote, "In my free time, I learned how to crochet (insert old lady joke here) and have been glued to the news for the primary coverage. " from the Alyssa Milano's baseball blog counts -- did she write that or one of her fans? It's hard to tell as the blog has 23 authors. This means that Alyssa will remain as "waiting to be confirmed."
Of course, noting that Alyssa is apparently a big baseball fan, maybe the powers-in-charge could see she gets an invite to the 5th Annual Mets Stitch n' Pitch event next year; then I/we all could see her crochet in person, confirming her to be added to the ever-growing Famous Crocheters list... I'm just saying ...

8 comments:

Lauria @ Brackenbury Lane said...

DVDs do allow you to rewind! Your remote should have a double arrow going backward and forward in addition to the arrow and the line which jumps from scene to scene.

I can also pause and advance the scene frame by frame by hitting the pause button over and over again.

Good luck confirming famous crocheters!

adjz said...
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adjz said...

Hi. you checked us in at Stitch 'n Pitch, and your Mini Dee directed us to our seats. What an awesome event-my family and I had a blast! Thanks for all the hard work. Has anyone posted the Iside edition segment? Unfortunately, we missed it.

Sandie said...

Dee, Alyssa Milano is on Twitter. Why don't you just ask her.
http://twitter.com/alyssa_milano

Sandie said...

Dee, never mind the Twitter. I found a reference to crochet in her book Safe at Home. The search says P. 42, but the page number on the book said 176. She makes granny square blankets apparently and her fiance helps her untangle her yarn. You can see it at Amazon.

CrochetingWithDee.com said...

Lauria, Perhaps it is time I invest in a new DVD player ... mine only has the ability to move scenes back & forward, not "frame by frame." It's one of those VHS & DVD combos...

Having a frame by frame option would sure have been handy! Thanks for letting me know! :)
~Dee

CrochetingWithDee.com said...

Sandie, I could kiss you!!!!!
Thank you!!!!

... more to follow in a new blog entry ...

~Dee

CrochetingWithDee.com said...

adjz, I believe someone already contacted the folks over at Inside Edition & said that the clip will be uploaded to their website soon. Keep checking! :)

Wasn't Stitch'n Pitch fun?!!!

~Dee