Knit and Crochet Now, Day 1
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The first day I arrived in Detroit we immediately put out all the projects on trays. All the step outs, our notes, hooks and tools, etc. Sandi Rosner helps Candi Jensen and Lena Skvagerson get the lay of the land as far as what needs to be done.

We spend the day weaving in ends, rehearsing tricky maneuvers and saying ‘hello’ to the team who we haven’t seen since last year. We are grateful to have most of the same production team from year to year since they are great to work with and know the ropes.

 Each project gets its own tray. We make up little cue cards for ourselves to remember the details about each pattern. Little crib notes, as it were.


Here is expert Kristin Nicholas rehearsing with Production helper, Sandi Rosner. We ‘rehearse’ with Sandi who helps us clarify points the viewers might have questions about and suggests points that might be of interest to the viewers.

One final block on the ‘Stitch of the Week’ swatches. The team travels from all over the country to converge at the studio. We bring all the projects and step-outs with us, so sometimes they need a little ‘refresh’ after traveling.

One Response to Knit and Crochet Now, Day 1

  1. Jodiebodie says:

    Hi Ellen,
    Your behind-the-scenes post are fascinating – a world we don’t usually get to see. Please can you explain what a “step-out” is. I am not familiar with that jargon. Enjoy your studio time – I am so thrilled for you that you are a TV presenter as well as a designer and teacher. 🙂
    How do you find the time? You must be very organised. Great work!

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