Dec
15

Want more Knitty Gritty on HGTV?

Hey all! I’m back from L.A, trying to catch up. I promise to update you on how the shoot went as soon as I can. In the meantime however, I have a favor to ask. As you may know, for a limited time only, Knitty Gritty is now on HGTV 5 times a week, with new episodes airing every Monday! If you’re finally getting to see the show for the first time because you don’t get DIY or you’re just happy to have double the KG goodness, please let HGTV know. They’re experimenting with craft programming right now so if they get enough viewer response, we may get an extended run! That said, I’ll *heart* you forever and always if you’d go to the HGTV website and fill out this form, and let them know that you’re happy about the show being on their network. Thanks a lot!

Knitlicious Kisses,
Vickie

P.S. For those of you who were guests during seasons 6-8, getting picked up by HGTV for longer would mean your episode would get to air on both networks, too!

P.P.S. For those of you who want to be guests on the show in the future, a longer HGTV run would increase your chances. They don’t air the same seasons at the same time on DIY & HGTV, which means they need double the programming. If the demand is there, then they’ll order more episodes to go into production which would mean we’d need more guests. I’m just saying. ๐Ÿ˜‰

32 Responses to “Want more Knitty Gritty on HGTV?”

  1. Anonymous

    My TIVO has missed the new episodes on HGTV. Do you know if they will replay them?

  2. Anonymous

    Hey Vickie:

    Hope your shoot went well here in LA. I took your advise and filled out a form at HGTV asking them to consider keeping “Knitty Gritty” on for an extended time and also sang your praises! Hope they’ll comply!

    Happy Holidays!

  3. Dede

    Welcome back to Texas! Happy Holidays…

    I’ve sent in my thanks to HGTV for picking up knitty gritty!

  4. Nicole

    Done! I’ve actually never watched HGTV before but have started to since Knitty Gritty has started airing. I let them know that. I can’t wait to see the new seasons! Happy Holidays!

  5. Anonymous

    I just filled out the form at HGTV telling them I love Knitty Gritty being on their network. I DVR the show everyday ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Kathy

    I see you on DIY (and really enjoy the shows, even the beginner ones) and am so excited about hearing about the recent filmings (Yarn Harlot, Scout, etc.).

    Many of my knitting buddies only get cable, not satelite, so now they’re finally able to see you for themselves.

    I’ve gone to HGTV and given you rave reviews!

  7. Jen

    I have given HGTV my comments. I watch your show on DIY religiously and now I have my Tivo set to get all the new shows on HGTV. I look forward to seeing all your new shows!!

  8. Anonymous

    Watching your show has made me pick up my needles and try the knitting thing again so I definately filled out the form!!! I have loved getting the double dose of your show everyday. I am a crocheter first and was frustrated with the whole knitting thing watching you has made it easy to pick it up and I have started doing both together because of some of the techniques I have learned from your show. Knit On!!!!!!!

  9. -Dave

    Is there not some space time continuam issue here having the same show on 2 networks? What would happen if the same episode aired at the same time on each channel?

    All the molecules in yarn might explode at the speed of light!

    Don’t cross the needles!!!

    An important safety tip.

    -Dave

  10. Anonymous

    Done! Since I just started needle knitting this summer, I’ve been taping the shows on DIY. Now I can catch up on past episodes on HGTV. Perfect! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Anonymous

    I just posted an enthusiastic comment with HGTV. I’ve enjoyed getting to see your show, finally. I hope HGTV listens….

  12. Anonymous

    I filled out the form. YAY on HGTV playing your show. I don’t get DIY Network due to my cable provider wanting my first born child. (expensive cable package)So, when HGTV began playing it…I was thrilled.

    Happy Holidays!

  13. Whimsical Knitting

    Well, kiddo, or should I say Knitto, they got quite the comment from me and I’m more than happy to do what I can to keep Knitty Gritty on HGTV…I get DIY, but, hey, a girl can’t have too much Knitty Gritty, right?!
    Merry Christmas!
    Becka

  14. Angela Marie

    I just filled out the form even though I do get DIY. Even my 4yr old (Nathan) knows who you are and says “Knit On” every time we watch the show.

  15. Anonymous

    Wow, I’m so excited HGTV is airing the show. I don’t get DIY and have heard so much online about how great the show is. I really hope they decide to keep it.

    I sent a note over as well. Merry Christmas everyone, and good wishes so we all get our Christmas knitting finished!

  16. suzyknits

    Just finished leaving my words of praise for you and the show. I’m lucky enough to get both HGTV & DIY. I have the DVR set to tape all. Nice to see old shows and get a reminder of great ideas and patterns and Knit bits! Can’t wait for the new shows! Happy Holidays!

    Sue

  17. Sherri

    Im a devout crocheter I cannot knit for the life of me. I find it too slow sorry but I love and support fiber shows. I love watching your show just to see the new fibers out there to look for. Keep up the great work! Merry Christmas. Sherri

  18. Debbie

    I did my duty and begged them to keep airing it so I can avoid a million calls from my mother asking for a tape of my episode because she doesn’t get DIY.

  19. Pat

    I went straight to the link, and did what you asked….I’m in knit heaven….KG 2 times a day. I’ll filling up all the DVR space with your show!

  20. Anonymous

    What!!?? I had no idea KG was on HGTV! I promptly set up the EyeTV to record and then popped over to send them the following:

    I am loving the fact that I can watch Knitty Gritty in HGTV! I love a lot of your shows like Curb Appeal, Get Color!, Divine Design and The City Gardner so I already watch the station more than most. Unfortunately I don’t get DIY and have been longing for a show that discusses not just interior (or exterior) design but ways to make your house your home (like a knitted throw). Knitty Gritty is what I was looking for; I hope it stays on HGTV.

  21. Jaime

    Thanks for the update Vickie! We’ll send out the HGTV comment line URL in our next Interweave Knits and Spin-Off reader e-newsletters and encourage everyone to write in. We love the show (and it’s awesome to see that Shannon Okey and Liz Gipson’s episodes will air on HGTV in January). Thanks for being so awesome to Amy Singer and Tricia when they came out last month!

  22. Carol

    I just happened upon your show on HGTV and have been “Hooked” ever since. I belong to a knitting group and will be sharing your show with them at our next knit-in. I filled out the HGTV form, telling them that I am tuning in every morning to catch your awesome, fun, and inspiring show! Keep up the great work!

  23. Knitt'nLissa

    Been watching from the beginning. Love the show.Bring back Joan of White Lies Design and Miss Lily! Just remember that there’s a signficant part of your audience that isn’t in high school, and would love some projects that adults can wear.

    Knit on, babe!

  24. Anonymous

    Hi! Love Knitty Gritty and so glad it will be on HGTV (my sister does not get DIY so she can now watch also).

    Anyway, had a comment about the show that just aired on Dec 26 on DIY that featured Sally Melville. Sally stated on the show that it is the body hugging knit tops that make us look bigger and that oversized knit tops make us look smaller. This is so not true, in fact it is almost exactly opposite of the truth, which is why I had to try to find a place to write and comment. This may not be the appropriate place but I cound not find a place on the DIY network website to comment, so I apologize for the inappropriateness here.

    Anyway, back to Sally’s comment, contrary to what Sally said on the show, large oversize knits make whoever wears them look oversized, as evidenced by Sally herself who was wearing an oversized knit on the show. And while “body-hugging” knits are not always flattering, knits that skim very close to the body or have light cling are always more flattering on any type body figure than “oversized” knits.

    I was just very dismayed that Sally made this comment and there was no retort or comment made about how body skimming styles are actually very flattering on all figure types. Maybe siting “Big Girl Knits” as a reference would have been appropriate. While I realize that contradicting the guest of a show would be rude, making a comment along the lines of “but I do believe that many styles can be flattering on all figure types, even some styles that are body skimming” or something like that, you are far more articulate than I and could probably have worded something better if you had attempted it, would have been appropriate.

    Being a bigger girl who likes to dress as flatteringly as possible, I have found through research and personal experience that the body skimming or light cling look is more slimming and/or flattering and just hate to see misinformation like Sally’s comment get disseminated like this, I think it sets us all back a few steps fashion wise.

    Once again, sorry if this is an inappropriate comment for this venue, if I could have found a venue that seemed more appropriate I would have used it.

    I am an avid knitter and I do love Knitty Gritty and now watch on both HGTV and DIY.

  25. Anonymous

    Clearly I got this information later than intended, but it’s still great to know. I’ve set my a Dish Pass on my DVR so I won’t miss it whatever channel it’s on.

    I’ve also taken the liberty of posting on my knitting blog about it with a link to the form for those who may not know.

    Link to the post:
    http://lc-crafts.blogspot.com/2006/12/hgtv-picks-up-knitty-gritty.html

    Thanks so much for what you do and who you are…you are knitting inspiration!

  26. Vickie Howell

    db- I totally agree with you! Tailored clothes always look better on curvy gals (and frankly, IMHO, on anyone who isn’t super tall and skinny). If I remember correctly however, and forgive me because that show was shot 2 1/2 years ago (pre-Big Girl Knits and when I was brand new to television and feeling less ballsy that I do these days), I did actually comment on how that particular sweater wasn’t necessarily suited for everyone–I would never be able to pull it off because of my serious lack of torso. She disagreed. I’m not sure whether or not that exchange made it through editing though which unfortunately, I have no control over. That said, her opinion was strong on the subject and I made the choice to respect her for it as ahe is someone who is both knowledgeable and admired in the industry. I’m sorry if that offended anyone. That certainly is never my intention.

    Thanks for bringing this up! I think dialogues like this help perpetuate one of my favorite things about knitting: community.

    xo,
    Vickie

  27. Anonymous

    I wrote HGTV about you. I just can’t get enough of you or your show. I just wish you would publish ALL your projects from each season in a book;then I wouldn’t have to ruin my DVR and computer trying to make sure I have all your info!

  28. Anonymous

    I really enjoy the show, but I can’t follow ANYTHING Cathy Cambell says. I’m sure she’s a very knowledgeble and talented knitter, but she has absolutely no skill in relaying that to others. I love her projects, but find her impossible to follow….even with your great efforts, Vicki!

  29. Anonymous

    I would also love to see Joan M of White Lies again.
    I am of a more experienced skill level and greatly appreciated the clever and more complex lingerie project she presented, the intriguing way it was constructed, and the very clear demo and explanations of what she was doing.
    Ditto with Janet Szabo; very intelligent knitting, well presented.