Monday: last minute knitting of swatches, packing & running errands because I leave for Cleveland to tape the 10th season of Knitting Daily TV with Eunny Jang, Clara Parkes & great guests, including my friend Robyn Chachula :)
Tuesday: one of my best friends drove me to the airport long before the sun came up (thanks Jennifer!) and I had 2 flights to get to Cleveland. On the first flight, I fell asleep BEFORE takeoff and didn't wake up until the wheels touched down in Charlotte! I was starving and cold (bad combination for me) and I couldn't resist Burger King breakfast. Looks like I better step up my hotel workout regime. I normally do situps, pushups and ballistic squats in my room, but tonight I better kick it up :)
Arrived to the studio by 2pm. Steamed and ironed my wardrobe. Organized my step outs for the morning. Yes, the green room is really green! I just missed lunch, but brought my protein powder in case of emergency. Banana protein shake was lunch. I watched Eunny & Clara from the green room, then we went out to dinner with a few of the producers of the show. We found a cool restaurant called B Spot, owned by restauranteur Michael Symon (of Food Network fame) and it was his burger joint. I had the stripper salad, which was romaine lettuce, blue cheese, tomatoes, bacon, cucumbers and a grilled burger on top. Delicious!
Checked into the hotel later in the evening. Check out this beautiful sunset view! I crocheted for a while on my king sized bed before calling it a night. Makeup call is early in the morning :)
Karen, our regular make up artist, commented on how dark my circles are this time. Apparently the August Whirlwind of travel did a number on my eyes. Thankfully she has AWESOME makeup for hiding it :) Eunny and I started season 10 with a knit-along and it was a lot of fun.
Then we did an introduction to my new book, A Finer Edge, which comes out in December. It was so exciting getting to talk about the book again because of all the different ways in which to you can use it! Pre-order info here: "The Finer Edge: Crocheted Trims, Motifs and Borders" by Kristin Omdahl
The next day, we did another knit along and it was a lot of fun because it was for a knit lace shawl and I love giving all of my tips & tricks for lace knitting!
Then I switched hats to hostess and interviewed Robyn for two segments. One was for crocheted jewelry (which is a passion of both of ours, but from completely different perspectives), so how cool is that.
Then we talked about crochet afghans (another love of both of ours):
On the menu:
I haven't done much cooking this week because of travel schedule, but I'm inspired by wanting to help a friend lower their cholesterol naturally. So I decided to up my intake of raw greens and am making raw kale smoothies this week. Although you can't mask the color, the addition of raw fruit really masks the flavor well. Here is roughly my recipe:
1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (I used almond)
2 large handfuls raw kale (more than 2 cups, I think)
1/2 cup orange juice
(note: you could add ice or a variety of different fruits you have on hand)
Blend all together
"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep becasue reality is finally better than your dreams. ~ Dr Seuss
"Do not hcange so people will like you. Be Yourself, so the right people will love the REAL you." ~ unknown
"There is no remedy for love but to love more." ~ Henry David Thoreau
"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Back to regular work next week! I have 3 garments for freelance jobs with looming deadlines. One is a crochet lace dress with mercerized cotton, one is a large pullover in cashmere, merino and silk, and the third is a motif inspired pullover crocheted with mercerized cotton.
Have a great weekend!
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