|Brett and I on set filming our last episode of the Season.
See no matter how prepped I am, I am always crocheting backstage for a segment. Its like a think-tank for a few days talking about the best way to show knitting and crochet techniques We are always brainstorming new ideas to show viewers. There will be days at breakfast we throw out an idea, spend time between breaks crocheting, and film that idea after lunch. One of those it is the picture of me and Ellen. I had totally different sleeves for my secret project, and crocheted new sleeves then showed how to insert them on camera the next day.
|Ellen and I backstage. Me crocheting for the following day.
This season will bring some classic crochet projects and a few head scratchers that will leave you saying, WOW crochet can do that? Really it was so fun to demo. Another twist is that I switched knitting partners. Maggie had a secret filming shoot to get to in LA, so she taped first and I taped my episodes with Kristin. It was so great getting to spend time with Kristin she is so much fun to hang out with along with Candi. They could be their own comedy routine with each finishing each others thoughts. At one point, I was worried Brett and I would lose our voice from laughing so hard.
|Brett and Fred playing on set.
As always, we had the fabulous people at Detroit PBS to thank for hosting us. They make it so easy to film. The camera crew are all welcoming and inviting making us feel at home. (You can see how much we love them with Brett and Fred joking around during a break). Honestly, they are fantastic and really make you feel at home in their space. It is so nice of them. Then there is our makeup artist/ life coach, Amanie Mokdad, who makes you look great inside and out.
This season was so fast in taping. Letting us laugh a bit at that. Only took what 5 seasons for us to get the swing! But swing we did. In and out in less then a week, with 13 more episodes coming your way. Plus, the good news we will be filming another season this spring! Now if Pittsburgh would just start playing them, I could see my friends doing what they do best! On that, there are a few secrets Candi has up her sleeve for getting the episodes out there. Can't wait to share those secrets! Its good stuff!
|Makeup Room. Go from exhausted mom to put together in 40 mins, Amazing Amanie to thank!
|Backstage whilrwind of hooks, needles, and yarn!
|Dressing Room. Those are just Brett's jewelry. I always want to live in this room drooling over them.
|Set and Camera. Yes, we have 4 cameras filming. It is such an impressive studio and crew!