Saturday, May 20, 2006

Inspiration at the Fingertips

More rain is in the forecast for today, so what better way is there to spend a rainy day than with a great crochet (or knit) project and the television remote?  (Maybe you'll even want to create a cozy for your remote while watching??)

If you have access to the Oxygen channel, you'll want to tune in today to watch the Crafty Girls programs -- which is both StitchCraft and Oh! Be Jewelled are touted as being "about the hip, fun, and sexy side of crafts." Airing today, Saturday, May 20th at 6pm and 6:30pm and again tomorrow, on Sunday, May 21st at 1pm and 1:30pm!  (I suggest you check your local listings to ensure these are the right times.)

Here's what they're saying today's programs are about:

     "Stitch Craft follows the editor of Vogue Knitting and brings you up close with big name designers such as Tommy Hilfiger, Anna Sui, Michael Kors,and Cynthia Rowley and how they are all using knitting within high-fashion. The debut episode also includes a segment about getting men to knit and what’s popular in men’s knitwear.

     Oh! Be Jewelled highlights the growing trend of designing and creating your own jewelry. Following Anne Slowey, editor of Elle Accessories, viewers meet Mark Badgely and James Mischka of Badgely Mischka who offer a peek at their latest elaborately beaded gowns inspired by vintage jewelry. Supermodel Helena Christensen also reveals her penchant for turning vintage finds into contemporary jewelry at her eclectic New York City store Butik."

Even though the focus on the StitchCraft show is on knit right now, crocheters can walk away with some great ideas.  Click onto their logo here on the left to visit their official website.  Be sure to check out the video clip on knitted sleeves ... we can do that in crochet! ... and don't forget, if you want to see crochet featured, then we have to let them know! Write into the show & request it!

If you're like me and don't have access to cable, then you'll want to visit the ACMoore website and check out all the interesting video clips they have.  And if you're still new to crocheting and need a little stitch help, then you'll want to hop on over to AnniesAttic to watch their helpful stitch video clips.

Sometimes it's fun to be stuck indoors -- any day where I can be inspired, or learn a new stitch or technique is a great day!  Enjoy yours!  :)

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