What an incredible weekend!
When I got to Palm Springs last Wednesday I got to meet up with the lovely ladies of the Knitting Guild of the Desert and we knitted under the misters at a downtown Starbucks.
This is a great guild, everyone, so if you live in the high desert, take advantage of this wonderful group.
When I arrived at the KMIR studio at 6am the next morning, it turned out they weren’t even aware I was coming. There had been a miscommunication between the producer and the anchors. So I just said, “I’m here to talk about knitting!” and they were like, “Ok, great, sit over here. Show us what you got!”
Palm Springs KMIR – 5 Ways Knitting Can Save Your Life
With my TV-appearance-jitters out of my system, I took advantage of the day and enjoyed an absolutely idyllic hour of knitting by the pool before it got too hot.
I’m creating an easy summer lace scarf for y’all – the pattern is “feather and fan” and the scarf came out gorgeous. Pattern and video tips coming soon!
When I arrived that evening in Las Vegas, my wonderful media coach Clint Arthur critiqued my appearance on the Palm Springs Show.
That way, by the next morning when I went on Fox5 Las Vegas, I was even more prepared.
Fox5 Las Vegas – 3 Ways Knitting Can Save Your Life
Fun fact #1 – notice the purposefully spilled water? That’s called a “planned equipment malfunction,” and it works every time.
Fun fact #2 – like the crocheted bowl that’s holding the yarn in my Las Vegas appearance? That’s Linda Permann’s Filigree Bowl Pattern.
Anyway, they loved the segment and even invited me back to do another one. In fact, I’m taking this and running with it, committing to spread my message about knitting across the country.
To close out WorldWide Knitting In Public Day-Week, I met up with more lovely KnitFreedom fans in Las Vegas, where we braved the crowds at the Bellagio fountains to knit in public.
The fact that we were knitting turned more heads than did the Vegas girls in their 6-inch heels. I only regret that I didn’t think to take pictures. Next time!
The rest of the weekend was challenging but wonderful. I got to pitch 13 TV producers, and it was an uphill battle to convince each one that KNITTING is a TV-worthy topic. But who’s to say it’s not?!
Clint told me, “Liat, your topic is knitting, which everyone thinks is boring. Therefore it is impossible to be too enthusiastic. You are going to be the smiliest, most energetic, most likable person here, and there are going to have no choice but to book you.
And indeed I rose to the challenge and had a very successful weekend at Clint’s media summit, landing 11 TV appearances across the US, including two national shows. So I’m buckling my seatbelt because I’m about to go on a national TV tour!
The best part of this tour? If you are a KnitFreedom fan and you are in any of these cities, I want to meet you! Please come and party and knit with me.
Liat’s July TV Knitting Tour Dates and Meetup Details
– Sunday, July 7th – pm – evening knitting meetup
– Monday, July 8th – Style New Mexico on KRQE News 13 ~ 8:30 a.m.
– Monday, July 8th – pm – evening knitting meetup
– Tuesday, July 9th – Morning Blend on KGUN9 ~ 11:00 a.m.
Las Vegas, NV
– Tuesday, July 9th – pm – evening knitting meetup
– Wednesday, July 10th – MORE on FOX5 ~ 9:30 a.m.
– Sunday, July 14th – pm – evening knitting meetup
– Monday, July 15th – 11 a.m. news on ABC Chicago ~ 11:30 a.m.
Tampa, FL (Liat’s Birthday)
– Tuesday, July 16th – Daytime (National Show) ~ 11:30 a.m.
– Tuesday, July 16th – pm – Liat’s Birthday Knitting Meetup Party
– Wednesday, July 17th – pm – evening knitting meetup
– Thursday, July 18th – Life, Love, Shopping (National Show) ~ 11:30 a.m.
NEW DATE JUST ADDED!
Los Angeles, CA
– Friday, July 26th – Good Day LA ~ time TBD.
– Friday, July 26th – 6:30 pm: knitting meetup at Stitch N Pitch knitting event at Dodgers Stadium
Please Join Me For KnitFreedom Fan Knitting Meetup Gatherings
You can comment here or post or privately message me with your phone number on Facebook if you’d like to be part of the meetups. RSVPing is required so that nobody misses each other and we meet in a place that works for everyone.
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