BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell!
“Knitting Daily TV” is now
“Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell”
Longest Continuously Running Knitting Program on Public Television
Names Popular New Host
Photo courtesy of: Bernat Yarns
LOVELAND, CO – June 14, 2013 – Jamie Bogner, VP and Group Publisher for Interweave, a division of F+W Media, announced today that DIY lifestyle and needle arts expert Vickie Howell will be the new host and co-executive producer of “Knitting Daily TV,” a how-to program on public television that brings yarn and fiber center stage.
“I’m truly thrilled to be joining the KDTV family, and can’t wait to be back in fellow stitchers’ living rooms sharing my passion for yarn-crafts and the vibrant community surrounding it,” says Vickie. Well-known to many in the craft industry, Vickie was the host and creative consultant of the DIY Network and HGTV’s show “Knitty Gritty” for 8 seasons. Additionally, she was the co-host of DIY’s “Stylelicious,” Lifetime Television’s web series “CRAFTED,” as well as several craft-based TV specials.
“We are so excited to have Vickie join us as the new face of “Knitting Daily TV,” said Interweave’s Yarn Group Editorial Director Karin Strom. “She will continue to bring viewers the in-depth needle arts programming they expect, while adding her own fresh and accessible approach.”
Working with familiar “Knitting Daily TV” guests as well as a new lineup of the best knitting designers, authors, and instructors, Vickie’s role as host ushers in a new chapter for the venerable Interweave brand. “Her thoughtful approach to sharing the love of knitting and crochet drew us to her,” said Strom, “and we’re excited that she’ll help us share that same love of needlework with over 140-million potential viewers across the US!”
Vickie’s knit and crochet designs have been featured in hundreds of publications worldwide, she has a regular column in Interweave Crochet magazine, and she has authored numerous best-selling craft books. In addition, Vickie is International Spokesperson for Bernat Yarn, with whom she has launched three co-branded yarns: Sheep(ish) by Vickie Howell, Sheep(ish) Stripes by Vickie Howell, and Cotton(ish) by Vickie Howell.
Vickie is a board member of the Central & South Texas Chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation and founder of the Purple Stitch Project to benefit children with seizure disorders. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family.
“Knitting Daily TV,” currently in its eleventh season, is the longest continuously running knitting program on public television. Formerly known as “Needle Arts Studio with Shay Pendray,” it became “Knitting Daily TV” in 2010 under host Eunny Jang, and will now be named “Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell.” Guiding viewers on how to make fun yet stylish knitwear and crochet patterns and projects, “Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell” maintains the show’s spirit by sharing great tips, techniques, knitalongs and more.
Interweave is one of the nation’s largest and most respected arts and craft media companies, with businesses in magazine and book publishing, online media, television and video programming, directories, and events. Visit us online at www.interweave.com.
About F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media, Inc. is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. The Company offers a diversified and deep portfolio of books, ebooks, magazines, industry-leading events, more than 20 highly-curated stores, extensive online educational programming, DVD and video instruction, television programs, and more. In the craft and sewing space, the Company’s leading brands include Interweave Press and The Martha Pullen Company. Please visit www.fwmedia.com for more.
I’ve legit been waiting for @ikeausa to have this glass case in-stock since mid pandemic. I wanted a happy little place for projects of YarnYAY! Past to live. I love a knitwear stack. 😍 It’s the little things, people!
(Oh, and patterns for every thing in this curio are available in my shop at YarnYAY.com ✔️)...
Today's the day we kick off the Crochet-along for the @pompommag Overprint Bag, in partnership with designer @juliamadill
We've put together Montoya Merino Light kits in my YarnYAY! shop, but no matter which yarn you use (the called-for yarn is rad, but a little harder to get here in the states -- see Julia's great post about yarn substitutions), we'd love for you to make yours along with us!
Psst...YarnYAYers get a special 20% off the digital issue pf Pom Pom. See our kit page (tap or go to yarnyay.com) for details!
Join the YarnYAY! Facebook Group and/OR Ravelry Group to follow along. Hope to see you there!
The March YarnYAY! Box crochet project is 𝘍𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘵, a crochet, boomerang shawlette. The shape is more commonly seen in knitted pieces, but I love it because if you want the piece to be larger, you just keep working it in the established pattern.
𝘍𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘵 is worked with a sweet, as-to-go edging and optional, appliquéd, chain-florets. I designed it to be worn as shown here, scarf-style, but with the option to go full-shawl. You do you!
𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝘆 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗼𝘆𝗮 𝗠𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗼 𝗟𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 — 𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘁 𝗝𝗮𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗿 — 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗬𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗬𝗔𝗬! 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝗕𝗼𝘅 (𝘁𝗮𝗽, 𝗴𝗼 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝗶𝗻 𝗯𝗶𝗼, 𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗬𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗬𝗔𝗬.𝗰𝗼𝗺)
MODEL FUN FACT:
The gorgeous human modeling this shawlette, Kat Roberts, was the main featured young woman (swipe to see) in the infamous 1992, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog video “Nothing But a G Thang”. That video didn’t age well, but man, she sure did! 🤩
peeved…our local PBS station (WMHT) in upstate NY has never carried Knitting Daily TV…:-(
I sure have missed Kitty Gritty on TV. I am in Southern Cali and am still searching for what channel Knitting Daily is on. Please help. I really want to watch. Thanks Vickie.
If my memory serves, isn’t KCET the PBS affiliate in Socal?
Where would I find it it in Central Ohio? I’ve not seen it in forever?
I live in Riverside county and watches Knitting Daily every Saturday on channel 24 (kvcr) at 11:00 a.m.
awesome news!!!!! xoxoxo
what happened to Eunny? I’m looking forward to watching the show, congratulations and much success.
She took a job with Craftsy. 🙂
Is it on in the Sacramento area.
Too bad we don´t see it here in Finland :/
HOORAY! I LOVED Knitty Gritty. Hope our PBS station in Maine gets it!!! Glad you’re back on!!!
Yay!!! Can’t wait to watch…congrats!!
Congratulatons, Vickie! While I’ll miss Eunny, I’m so excited to have you back in my living room every Friday morning. Breakfast will be ready at 9am. 🙂
Will the rest of the cast be back?
My local PBS station(s) took Knitting Daily off their program lineup. It last aired 3 weeks ago. Knitting Daily and the local news were the only programs I made a special effort to watch. I hope I can see the new season w/Vicki Howell somewhere…maybe online?
Eunny Jang was superb and best wishes to her in her new endeavors. Unfortunately I am not able to view Knitting Daily TV any longer. While our satellite TV provider features three different PBS stations, the only one that carried this program dropped it recently (WHUT in Washington, DC). I tuned in each week for this program and am sorry I will not be able to view the new show. I hope that F & W Media promotes the show to more PBS stations’ satellite offerings. We’re in a rural area and cannot view over the air broadcasting.
I loved Vickie on KNITTY GRITTY. Not so much on Knitting Daily. I’m an advanced knitter and nothing in the new season has appealed to me including the segments on yarn and accessories. Step it up or lose a long time viewer.
Sherry, maybe you ought to look for a show where they’ll teach you how to express criticism with civility.
Funny was great. Vickie not so much. Show seems choppy and lacks continuity. Volume uneven. Sorry, but I just don’t get it.
I really miss Eunny Jung. She brought a level of professionalism to the show. I am not a great fan of Vickie Howell (no offense, Vickie). I think Eunny just brought a quality to the show that is now missing. The remote section of the show is not needed. I would rather see techniques than to listen to someone talk about knitting. The one good part is the accessories section.
Loved Knotty Gritty and Knitting Daily both old and new! The newer version of KDXWLIN is very good – am particularly enjoying the more advanced topics. Keep it up – you’re doing GREAT!
Thanks, Joan. Unfortunately, my stint with Knitting Daily TV is over after this season. It was a great experience, though and I appreciate your support! xx
Yikes – darn typos, LOL! Sorry!
Well I really enjoyed Eunny Jang as host. She introduced interesting techniques. While I like Vickie’s personality, the recent episodes didn’t challenge the long time knitter. Space to Space wasn’t a segment I found useful eithet.