Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Knit and Crochet Now! Review and Giveaway



The nice folks at Annie's Publishing sent me a Knit and Crochet Now! Season 4 disk set to review.

I hadn't seen the show before, but now I'm sad that I've been missing it. It plays on many PBS stations, and you can see where and when it's playing near you using their handy online search tool.

Thirteen half-hour episodes are on 3 DVDs and there is a CD-rom with over 39 patterns on it. If your main interest is in the patterns, they offer many of them for free on their website.

But you're missing a lot if you miss out on the episodes. The host, Brett Bara, is engaging and knowledgeable. The projects look both fun to make and useful or pretty. The lighting and camera work is all professional - so you can really see what they are doing. Also, because it's on DVD, you can pause and rewind if you miss something. One feature I would have liked is chapter controls within each episode. At least on my player, I couldn't skip forward to the next project, but had to watch the entire episode to get to the information I wanted. 

Every episode has at least one project made with knitting and another one in crochet, so there's going to be something in every show for people who aren't bi-craftual. (I'm not a crocheter, but the Woodland Fox from episode 4 has me rethinking that stance.)

Overall, a great show, and well worth the time!

I'm giving away the review copy they sent me. Leave a comment on this post by midnight EST on 12/18/13. I will choose the winner at random and announce the winner on the 19th. I may not be able to mail it right away because of holiday travel, but I'll get it out to you as soon as possible.



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