Why? Because I’m going to be on it!
I’m totally serious. The taping of Martha’s knitting and crochet episode was on Wednesday, and I went to be in the audience with my darling mother-in-law. (It was all her idea, so I have her to thank for the experience.)
The show had asked everyone to bring their favorite knitted objects, so I brought along a few toys. After waiting out in 34-degree weather for an hour and a half, the audience was ushered into the holding room, served oatmeal cookies (very Martha), and asked to show what we all brought. My toys were picked out, so they seated me in the front row, put a mike on me, and I got to tell Martha Stewart about my toys on camera! I’m basically the first thing that happens in the show, so be sure to tune in on Monday.
It was completely surreal to speak to Martha Stewart on her show—I remember pretty much nothing about the moment itself, so I’m just hoping that I don’t look like an idiot. What I do remember is how great it was to meet the other audience members (I actually know very few knitters in New York) and talk with some of Martha’s production crew, who were all very nice.
On the show, Martha will make “Sock and Glove” stuffed animals and other fun projects that knitters and non-knitters alike can do. (The audience all received copies of Sock and Glove as a parting gift.) I hope you’ll all try to catch the show and see the television debut of my silly knitted toys!
(This is the photo I quickly took from my seat at the end of the taping)