View Full Version : Calling all Knitty Gritty lovers! (More KG ASAP Campaign)

02-05-2006, 10:56 PM
Hey all,

Below is a repost from Vickie Howell, our beloved host. Please read, contact DIY, and spread the word! I can't bear the thought of another entire year of repeats!!! Help please!

Hey guys! I think I may have mentioned that DIY is thinking about holding all 39 of the new episodes we shot last year until fall 2006, because of some big ratings craft push that theyre doing. This is cool, because it means that theyre proud of Knitty Gritty but it sucks for many reasons, including the fact that viewers would have to suffer through an entire year of re-runs (not to mention that I also wouldnt have a job this year.) I really feel like I owe it to the guests who came on to the show to promote their respective projects, to work on getting their episodes to air sooner rather than later. I know all to well that timing is everything, and that some designers were counting on the publicity from the show to in part, help spread the word about their books, projects, products, etc. Sooo, I have a favor to ask. Im trying to get people to e-mail the network and let them know how eagerly theyre awaiting new episodes, perhaps mentioning that it seems like all thats been on lately are re-runs. Ya know, say some flattering things about the show, or maybe how youre following all of my projects or whatever. Even if you dont actually get the show, ummm, perhapsyou couldpretend differently for the purposes of what Ive deemed the More K.G., A.S.A.P Campaign (feel free to chant the phrase if you like. ;-))? To do this, you can go here to the viewer services form and fill it out:
For some reason Knitty Gritty isnt listed (I spoke to the tech department and theyre getting that fixed), so just choose other in the dropdown menu.


Thank you so much for taking the time to do this. The power of the people, ya know?

Vickie Howell

02-06-2006, 12:36 AM
filled out.... :)

02-06-2006, 01:07 AM
Done! :thumbsup:

02-06-2006, 05:49 AM
Consider it done!

02-06-2006, 08:43 AM
It's done! Quite frankly, I am getting tired of the repeats, so it was nice to vent (albeit quite sweetly!). :angelgrin:

02-06-2006, 09:38 AM

02-06-2006, 10:12 AM
Done. Thanks for posting that here. I haven't been to Vickie site for a little while so this was the first I heard of it.

02-06-2006, 12:14 PM
Count me in!

02-06-2006, 03:42 PM
I sumitted a request for more KG!!! :cheering:

Jan in CA
02-06-2006, 03:59 PM

02-06-2006, 04:11 PM
Can't get KG or DIY here... :verysad:

02-06-2006, 06:07 PM
:shock: Woah, I sure hope the network changes their mind on this!! That would mean the episode I shot wouldn't air until 2007! I had to pay to fly myself out there, it would be a real let down if they waited another year to air it!

Thanks for all the emails to them folks, it means a lot to all of us, to viewers and to folks like me who've been on the show, and want to promote their stuff in a timely manner, like Vickie said!

Nicole, you can still email them, by the time the next season starts, you may be watching them! ;)

02-06-2006, 07:34 PM
Ooooh Amy, do you know what the name of your episode is, or what the episode is about? I have a Season Pass, but I don't wanna miss anything for sure! :thumbsup:

02-06-2006, 07:44 PM
Something about pockets, I think... :??

02-06-2006, 08:28 PM
Too cool you were on the show, Amy!!

I sent my e-mail to DIY this weekend! I'm sooo hoping they decide to show the new episodes sooner. :heart: KG!

02-07-2006, 12:10 AM
Amy, so glad you found this. I meant to PM you to make sure you got to read it since you would most certainly have interest in it! I have been quite impatiently waiting to see you on TV and know I can't wait until 2007!

Everyone, you ROCK! I want to take this moment to say that I first had internet back a zillion years ago when the only real choice was Prodigy and there was no such thing as chat or the world wide web. There were bulletin boards, though, much like forums. That being said, I have been online for approximately farumphfahum years and in that time, this is just the friendliest, coolest, and most active and supportive forum I have ever had the pleasure of being a part of! You are all the BEST. *tear* :heart: you all.

Just keep spreading the word and for those of you who haven't, e-mail DIY. Our voices count and I believe we can get our KG back!

Lady M
02-07-2006, 12:47 AM
Filled out and Sent In...........

Way to Go Amy :thumbsup: ...... I can't wait to see the episode :thumbsup:


02-07-2006, 01:24 AM
Done! (with a comment about the timeliness expected by and for guests)


02-08-2006, 06:19 PM
Nicole, you can still email them, by the time the next season starts, you may be watching them! ;)
I seriously doubt it... a lot of the independent channels can't be bothered doing the stuff they need in order to be able to be broadcast into Canada. Even those that do, often have a Canadian version that is often so different from the US version that you wouldn't know it's supposed to be the same thing if it wasn't for the name. Discovery Channel Canada doesn't offer half the programs the US counterpart does, and the ones they do are often a year or more behind. My favourite show, American Chopper, is at a minimum 8 months {more often a year} behind the episodes shown in the US. The CRTC is so strict, that we don't even get all the Super Bowl commercials... you know the ones that companies pay zillions of dollars to produce and pay air time for... are not seen north of the 49th parallel unless you have a bootlegged satellite dish.

02-08-2006, 06:36 PM
:thumbsup: done.

02-08-2006, 11:51 PM
BoyforPele, those are the nicest words ever!! Group hug!

Nicole, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. Even if you don't watch, you could still email I'd think, they won't know you're not a viewer! ;)

Thanks everyone for the enthusiasm about my episode. I never did get the actual title of the episode (duh), but I'd guess the title has the word "pockets" in it, so you can search for that when the time comes...the earliest it could air is Summer, but more likely in the Fall when the new season officially starts. Hopefully THIS YEAR, and not 2007!!! Thanks again for emailing them! :heart:

02-09-2006, 11:10 AM
:thumbsup: Done!


02-09-2006, 11:22 AM
Just sent mine in!! Thanks for bringing this to our attention, BoyForPele!!!

02-09-2006, 12:19 PM
I just got an email from DIY:

Thank you for your interest in DIY. We appreciate your comments regarding Knitty Gritty. We are glad that you enjoy this program. You will be happy to know that new episodes have been produced for this series. However, our programming schedule is only available through the first quarter at this time. The new episodes are not scheduled to air through March. Please continue to check back with us for updates. Thanks for watching and have a great day!

Not very informative, huh?

02-09-2006, 06:17 PM
Angelia, I just got the same email, too.
How lame.

02-09-2006, 06:19 PM
i didn't get anything! i really sent them an "eyeful" too! blah! :mad: