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(AP)   Television station is going to air five hours of live coverage of people knitting, followed by a four-hour documentary on how the wool off a sheep's back turns into a sweater   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 62
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2013-10-05 08:06:19 AM
I would watch this. The Great New York State Fair (and many other places, I'm sure) has a Sheep to Shawl competition. Your team starts with a wooly sheep, and you have to end up with a knitted shawl at the end. It's neat. And yes, I watch.

/hell five hours of knitting is better than a lot of the crap that's on there now.
 
2013-10-05 08:22:51 AM
I'd probably watch the documentary, it'd just be like if How It's Made did a miniseries.  But pot would have to be involved.
 
2013-10-05 08:49:22 AM
Still a better love story then Twilight.
 
2013-10-05 09:09:02 AM
Sounds like better programming than any given night on The History Channel, or Discovery.
 
2013-10-05 09:17:22 AM

PainInTheASP: I'd probably watch the documentary, it'd just be like if How It's Made did a miniseries.  But pot would have to be involved.


That would be awesome, catch a bit of a buzz and groove on that for a few hours, I'm in.
 
2013-10-05 09:47:48 AM
Meh.  It sounds just sew-sew.
 
2013-10-05 10:52:26 AM
I admit it isn't exactly my cup of tea, but if I want to have a bundle that has my Informative Murder Porn, then I have to accept this channel onto my lineup as well.
 
2013-10-05 10:53:52 AM
My first thought was it was some kind of cable channel programming director filibuster.  Like he'd locked himself in the control booth with a list of demands.
 
2013-10-05 10:54:30 AM

Barfmaker: PainInTheASP: I'd probably watch the documentary, it'd just be like if How It's Made did a miniseries.  But pot would have to be involved.

That would be awesome, catch a bit of a buzz and groove on that for a few hours, I'm in.


I'm picturing a darkened room, that on a big screen, and a few friends around to discuss the finer points of knitting technique with.  Oh, and several economy-sized platters of snacks.

However, I doubt it can hold a candle to watching Bob Ross paint.  I swear, even being dead sober, watching that guy paint makes you feel high.
 
2013-10-05 10:58:01 AM
ImOkWithThis.JPEG

Now I want to Norway TV.
 
2013-10-05 10:58:39 AM
Norway? Got to be - they have also aired such hits as "an evening chopping, stacking and burning firewood", "A ride on the Oslo Metro", and "the train ride from Bergen to Oslo".

As an added bonus they let you legally torrent many of their shows, since entertainment made with public money should be free (as beer).
 
2013-10-05 10:58:49 AM

bearded clamorer: Sounds like better programming than any given night on The History Channel, or Discovery.


If it meant that there was a chance for more informative programming and less Honey Boo Boo in a storage yard, I would watch it and force everyone I know to watch with me.
 
2013-10-05 10:59:14 AM
They're lucky.  In Scotland five hours of sheep is only on pay-per-view.
 
2013-10-05 10:59:41 AM

I_Am_Weasel: Meh.  It sounds just sew-sew.


Oh,ewe.
 
2013-10-05 10:59:55 AM

PainInTheASP: I'd probably watch the documentary, it'd just be like if How It's Made did a miniseries.  But pot would have to be involved.


Is there ever pot NOT involved when watching 'How it's made'?

actually love the show and quit smoking years ago, but I can see the appeal. But, they neec to get rid of the Dream Cars bit. they only have like... 4 dream car shows, they all together pretty much the same way and they played them all into the ground.
 
2013-10-05 10:59:58 AM
KIPPERS UNITE!
 
2013-10-05 11:02:32 AM
cdn.pastemagazine.com

"Who needs television, Daisy"
 
2013-10-05 11:04:13 AM

strangeluck: ImOkWithThis.JPEG

Now I want to Norway TV.


staticc03.insing.com
 
2013-10-05 11:09:34 AM

AGremlin: strangeluck: ImOkWithThis.JPEG

Now I want to Norway TV.

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Relevant
 
2013-10-05 11:10:09 AM
I almost fell asleep reading that headline
 
2013-10-05 11:15:46 AM
Followed closely by Annual Wool Fest in Falmouth KY.
 
2013-10-05 11:17:53 AM
There was a stream most of the Sports Tab farkers were using to watch NFL games, where one of the commercials involved a woman getting cozy with a horse.  Was Norway TV the source of the TD Whorse?
 
2013-10-05 11:19:46 AM
Followed by a sweater being unraveled by a single thread, off the body of a braless Kate Upton.
 
2013-10-05 11:20:04 AM
You know what really mystifies me is that MSNBC has a stream of shows Laurence, Maddow, Sharpton (once or twice) and then go into a rotation of nothing but prison related semi documentaries..... is it just me or is that not a little odd?   And it is not constructive documentary either if anything the voyeuristic this is how is goes junk the realm of freelance.
/not a bird
 
2013-10-05 11:20:50 AM
Please knit me a condom.
 
2013-10-05 11:26:10 AM
Sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep......watch my gentle knitting hands.............sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep................forget all your troubles
 
2013-10-05 11:27:26 AM
Preceded means before, not after, subtard
 
2013-10-05 11:28:57 AM

WegianWarrior: Norway? Got to be - they have also aired such hits as "an evening chopping, stacking and burning firewood", "A ride on the Oslo Metro", and "the train ride from Bergen to Oslo".

As an added bonus they let you legally torrent many of their shows, since entertainment made with public money should be free (as beer).


Where are you getting free beer?
 
2013-10-05 11:36:32 AM

I_Am_Weasel: Meh.  It sounds just sew-sew.


I see what u did there.  knot impressed.
 
2013-10-05 11:38:06 AM

WegianWarrior: Norway? Got to be - they have also aired such hits as "an evening chopping, stacking and burning firewood", "A ride on the Oslo Metro", and "the train ride from Bergen to Oslo".

As an added bonus they let you legally torrent many of their shows, since entertainment made with public money should be free (as beer).


You forgot the 3 weeks of watching a boat (the Hurtigruten) go up and down the fjords with every damn person in the country coming out to wave as they pass by. And by the way, do NOT laugh at their choice of programming... they do NOT think you're funny.
 
2013-10-05 11:39:10 AM
Sounds better than than most US programming.
 
2013-10-05 11:44:06 AM

berylman: Sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep......watch my gentle knitting hands.............sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep................forget all your troubles.......25% off all yarn at Michael's this weekend.........just sayin............

FTFY

 
2013-10-05 11:50:48 AM
Emma Leroy wishes such a thing were available in Dog River.
 
2013-10-05 11:56:08 AM
Ah NRK - the same people who brought the Bergen to Oslo train ride:

http://youtu.be/xgEY-57IBoA  (tunnels are edited out, which is a shame, because that's the best part.)

I would watch the heck out of the knitting show. Can't wait until it's available.
 
2013-10-05 11:58:39 AM
clux.org
 
2013-10-05 12:03:47 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-05 12:04:23 PM
Four knitters will end up with a US reality show, The Real Wives of Honningsvag, or some other Norwegian hamlet.
 
2013-10-05 12:05:05 PM
namegoeshere:   /hell five hours of knitting is better than a lot of the crap that's on there now.

I actually agree with you.  Sounds kinda cool.
 
2013-10-05 12:07:54 PM

namegoeshere


I would watch this. The Great New York State Fair (and many other places, I'm sure) has a Sheep to Shawl competition. Your team starts with a wooly sheep, and you have to end up with a knitted shawl at the end. It's neat. And yes, I watch.


If they can manage to make that interesting it would be some kind of Shawl-Sheep Redemption.
 
2013-10-05 12:09:43 PM

AGremlin: strangeluck: ImOkWithThis.JPEG

Now I want to Norway TV.


I seriously wonder how many people later claimed or thought that the tempature in their house went up because of that broadcast.

/don't turn the TV off! It's cold in here!
 
2013-10-05 12:12:12 PM
Reminds me of National Lampoon's European Vacation
 
2013-10-05 12:13:33 PM
Oh those clever Norwegians, making it sound all dull so nobody suspects

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2013-10-05 12:28:43 PM
PBS?
 
2013-10-05 12:28:47 PM
I wish TFA included a link, I would watch this.
 
2013-10-05 12:31:10 PM

strangeluck: AGremlin: strangeluck: ImOkWithThis.JPEG

Now I want to Norway TV.

I seriously wonder how many people later claimed or thought that the tempature in their house went up because of that broadcast.

/don't turn the TV off! It's cold in here!


I wouldn't doubt it, as most people are highly susceptible to suggestion.

The Norwegians really know how to do reality; unlike American "reality" TV, most of life is unscripted boredom.
 
2013-10-05 12:39:58 PM
"The TV business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."
 
2013-10-05 12:42:36 PM

Dayglo Brown: I_Am_Weasel: Meh.  It sounds just sew-sew.

Oh,ewe.


I was skein to read this thread before this all started.
 
2013-10-05 12:54:35 PM
Still better than anything on MTV.
 
2013-10-05 12:59:01 PM
What astounds me is that the world record for continuous knitting is only four hours, fifty minutes.

Didn't medieval knitters work at it all day for a living?

Don't modern knitters pull marathon sessions to finish gifts in time for parties?

And how does the record attempt work? Are you expected to splice in a new ball yourself (it's part of the process even if it's not forming a stitch) or do you have to work off a cone?

So many questions!
 
2013-10-05 01:01:14 PM
The Brits, of course, take the documentary approach:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01gvlc4
 
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