I was a little worried how the world would react to my “film debut” – Thank you so much for the positive reaction- I am rather relieved 😀
I shared the film with a few of the chaps at work too – they were also positive (I chose my audience though!!)
Broadly, there have been around five surprising responses to the film depending on gender and if the viewer was a knitter 😯
1. “Oh my God! Your stash is enormous! All those boxes of yarn!”
This was a universal response. Knitter and non-knitter, male and female. It appears I have done my knitterly sistren a favor because now though if challenged re their stash, they simply point to mine and say, “look how bad I could be! This is nothing”!!!! I really must find time to blog more about my burgeoning stash.
2.”Oh my God! Ben’s man-cave is great! Never mind the knitting, can I come and live in Ben’s room?”
A LOT of the geeky guys at work blurted this one out, quite a lot of the women too… I think Sergey could have another film there too if he wanted!
3. What a well made, professional video! If that had been on the BBC I wouldn’t have batted an eyelid!
I can take no credit for that – Sergey has done a fabulous job of making me look great and editing out all the inane rubbish I must have been spouting during that interview 🙂 Thanks Sergey!
4.”Your house is so tidy! Would you please come round and tidy my house?”
This too was universal! I have to share with you – my home is not usually quite that serene and tidy. It’s just like that but with board games on the dining room table, cat toys all over the floor, balls of yarn and bags of knitting projects all over the sofa and the detritus of everyday life all over the place. Seriously, if you were going to have a camera in your house recording for all the world to see, wouldn’t you have a manic clearing up session? I am still opening cupboards and finding the random “crap” shoved out of sight 😳
5. “Wow! You really don’t look when you’re knitting, do you?”
What can I say – errm – No! When it’s straightforward stocking stitch I’m on auto pilot. I do remember being fascinated watching my Mum knit so quickly and without looking when I was little – I’m kinda gratified that I’m starting to approach that same level of expertise 🙂 It seems to have touched that same nerve in a few other people too 🙂 (I should add that the project was carefully chosen to be easy to knit – if that had been a lace project, there would have been an LOT of beeping out the swear words in that film, I can tell you!)
So glad you all enjoyed it and thank you again for all the comments and positivity – now off to write about that grey thing I was knitting (without looking) all the way through the film!!