Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The TV Star


Here's my little TV star with Vickie! We had a wonderful, but LOOOONOG day Monday, taping her segment. Kaity was relaxed and had fun through the whole thing. I was so proud of her. She was up there joking with Vickie, who "got" her blog name and started singing along - and Kaity looked like a natural up there demonstrating her project. I hope her bubbly personality comes across on camera.

Everyone at the studio was very helpful and they were all so nice. Our producer, Lorelei, was amazing. She made the whole experience run smooth and was so helpful. She kept encouraging me to take all the pictures I wanted, and kept telling me she was amazed at how well Kaity was doing - the director said the same thing.... they wished all their tapings went so quickly and smoothly.

Through the whole thing I have just been praying that at the end of the experience Kaity would be happy with what she had accomplished, and she was. We had a lot of fun hanging out all day in the dressing room and studio with Hana, the girl who also had a segment in the show. She is 12, and was a kick. The taping before ours wasn't going as well, and ran about three hours over time, so we had a LOT of time to hang out and get to know each other. While waiting you can watch what's going on in the studio on monitors, so by the time the girls went on they had a good idea of how it all went. Plus, we got to sit in on Amy Singer's taping Friday. I think all that time to kill was a blessing in disguise, because when it was finally time for Kaity and Hana to tape they were SO ready to just DO IT, and any butterflies were long gone.

Getting Ready

We had a lots of fun moments - like when Vickie flubbed a line and then accidently let fly with a MAJOR cuss word in front of all her 12-year-old knitsters. She apologized profusely for that one...., and when they dressed the mannequins in the other knits Kaity had brought, hats, etc, and we realized one of the mannequins was wearing leg warmers as arm warmers...., and when Kaity corrected the director's grammar!...

All in all, a very fun experience, and we can't wait to see it "for real." We have no idea yet when that will be... but we'll let you know as soon as we do!

28 Comments:

At 9:40 AM, Anonymous LC said...

What a great experience~ You should be (I know you are!) a very proud mama!

Aren't kids just sometimes the very best? (and we won't talk about those other 1% of times!)

 
At 10:19 AM, Anonymous Barb said...

I love that kid! I'm glad that is was so fun and such a positive experience for you both. Tee hee! Can't wait to see her on TV! We're going to have to throw a party.

 
At 12:04 PM, Anonymous Nery said...

Very exciting! I hope you get advanced notice about the taping so I can ask someone with DYI to tape it for me!

Nery
naotero@sbcglobal.net

 
At 12:17 PM, Blogger Holly said...

very exciting! can't wait to see the show!

 
At 3:41 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

I will tivo the show when it comes on. I hear the Yarn Harlot is there doing a segment too. I'm glad Kaity had a good experience and know that is something I NEVER EVER want to do!

 
At 3:55 PM, Anonymous Mom said...

No surpise! You've raised two very talented and accomplished young ladies. Grampa's smiling like the wolf!

 
At 4:12 PM, Blogger Laura said...

Yay!! Lots of fun! And lots of waiting and waiting and waiting. heh Sounds like she's a natural! :)

 
At 5:20 PM, Blogger Isela: Purling Sprite said...

She looks radiant!! Congratulations :)

 
At 6:14 PM, Anonymous Mary-Kay said...

That top picture looks like they're sisters! What a cool experience for both of you two.

 
At 6:16 PM, Anonymous heather said...

That is so neato and so exciting! I can hardly contain myself.
She looks so pretty in the pictures, I can't wait to watch the show!

 
At 6:51 PM, Blogger Sonya said...

Such an exciting experience! Kaity will have no fear of speech class in college. Can't wait to see it!

 
At 6:59 PM, Blogger mrspao said...

What a great experience! She looks great! :)

 
At 7:16 PM, Blogger Shelley said...

Glad that things went so well for the taping!

 
At 7:20 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

That looks like it was so much fun! Yay for Kaity!

 
At 7:30 PM, Anonymous Beth said...

I'm so glad it went well!

 
At 11:15 PM, Anonymous ruth said...

wow, what a terrific experience!! i would have been so excited and proud at the same time. =) and i see that kaity was wearing her kareoke/cable scarf! just like mine! =D
p.s. Just found out the other day that HGTV is finally carrying Knitty Gritty on their schedules... yay! =D

 
At 6:03 AM, Blogger Karen said...

Very cool!!!!

 
At 6:32 AM, Blogger Rhonda said...

How fantastic is that? Wow, isn't that the neatest... a daughter who's going to be a TV Star. And a knitting one at that. You're a proud Mama and deserve to be!

 
At 7:04 AM, Blogger Marsha said...

Totally exciting!! Looks like you had a really fun time and I can't wait to see the whole new season.

Isn't it amazing what blogging can do for you? Cyber networking is really the wave of the future!

 
At 7:10 AM, Anonymous JessaLu said...

oh that is so cool!! I can't wait to see the episode :o)

(ok seriously, I don't know why my Bloglines isn't getting your posts...very frustrating.)

 
At 10:48 AM, Blogger Katie said...

How much fun was that! What a great experience for you and Kaity. I'm sure it's something she'll look fondly back on for years to come.

 
At 11:28 AM, Blogger miss88keys said...

Sounds like an amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience! I can't wait to see the episode!

 
At 1:14 PM, Blogger JennyRaye said...

Still so totally cool!!!

 
At 6:59 PM, Blogger HibiscuitsGirl said...

Go Kaity Go!

SO, when does Kaity get her own show? =)

 
At 7:36 PM, Blogger Areli said...

Looks like you two had so much fun! What a great experience!

 
At 9:32 AM, Blogger Cherice said...

How fun!!!

 
At 10:07 AM, Anonymous Rebekah said...

Yeah! So glad everything went smoothly. I so wish I had DIY!

 
At 12:20 PM, Blogger KnitPastis said...

Such a cool experience for her and she looks like a such a pro at it. Big congrats Kaity!

 

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