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New Perspectives

So this week I got some new perspective on the awesome TV show that is Knit and Crochet Now! I had the opportunity to go to Cleveland, Ohio, to film scenes for the program's ninth season. First off, the studio is even more beautiful in person. It's a real TV studio -- with a cavernous back area and so many cameras -- I mean it, there were a lot of cameras. And for a bit they were all pointing at me!

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I've been corresponding with hosts Connie Ellison and Lena Skvagerson for a good long while, but it was just this week that I got to meet them in person for the first time. They are lovely. So lovely. I instantly felt welcome on the set and had such a wonderful time. They were patient with me as I learned the ropes of being on TV. I'm sure you feel this warmth from them when you watch the show, and let me tell you, it's totally genuine.

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Five of the lovely ladies pictured above will be back for the ninth season of Knit and Crochet Now! It was so wonderful getting to spend time with them and to learn from them!

Speaking of new perspectives, our very own Lena Skvagerson will be teaching knit and crochet classes in Norway. Yes, that Norway -- in Scandinavia! Craftours will be running the trip to Norway this fall for Annie's -- the 9-day Yarns of Norway knitting and crochet trip.

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Lena will be teaching both knitting and crochet. She has two gorgeous cowls ready for you to learn to do. And you get to do all the wonderful tourist things that only Norway can offer. You'll tour Akershus Castle in Oslo, take a ferry ride through gorgeous fjords, wander through the world-famous Vigeland Sculpture Park, and take in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. And that's just the tip of the iceberg (though you won't see any of those!). If you're interested, don't delay. This trip will sell out fast. I went to Tuscany with Craftours last year, and it was the trip of a lifetime!

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Ready to learn? There are FIVE easy ways to watch this season of Knit and Crochet Now! Look for the following:

• All eight seasons of Knit and Crochet Now! are available to stream from Annie's Creative Studio. You can try this premium creative-education network for 30 days for free! There is instruction on all things crafty, not just knit and crochet, so prepare to expand your horizons!

• Season eight of Knit and Crochet Now! is presently airing on Create TV. This is a great way to catch our show!

• Season eight is currently airing on PBS; be sure to check your local listings to find out when you can watch and set that DVR!

DVDs are available to order -- for this new season and the last few seasons as well.

• The new season is available for viewing on the Knit and Crochet Now! website.

All of the patterns that are featured in each episode are available as free downloads from Knit and Crochet Now!, so get yourself over there to make sure you have the patterns ready to craft along with the show!