Did anyone see the Martha Stewart knitting show today? I specifically sat and watched the entire show today since it was supposed to be entirely devoted to knitting. Everyone in the audience was knitting but that was about the closest they ever got to actually knitting anything on the show. I was disappointed that they didn't at least do a "Knitting 101" segment or something. It wouldn't have been to hard to show a simple cast on and how to do a knit stitch. I can't imagine how frustrated I would have been if I had wanted to learn how to knit and watched the whole show and was never shown what an actual knit stitch was.
They made stuffed animals out of gloves/mittens (that was presumable hand knit at one point or more likely store bought) so that wasn't actual knitting. In another segment they made marzipan decorated to look like knitting which was very cute and on theme but wasn't actually knitting either (not that they can really be faulted, I can't expect them to knit the food, duh). The other knitting segment was wrapping left over yarn around a plastic bangle to make a bracelet. In the very final last minute of the show they showed Martha and one of her producers knitting and giving a tip for making sure booties/socks/cuffs are the same size by knitting them both on the same needle at the same time so they would be the exact same size. But even at that there wasn't any further instructions on exactly how to do it.
I enjoyed the knitting theme and hope they do it again at some point. It just would have been nice to see more actual knitting content.