Down and Dirty Knitting Plus the Loom of Doom

Jimmy Kimmel mentioned Norway TV’s 12.5 hour TV show “National Knitting Evening” that documented sheep to sweater knitting. 1.3 million people — 1/4 of the total population of Norway (which was 5.019 million in 2012 in case you were wondering) — tuned in to the broadcast which featured four hours of knitting analysis and discussion, followed by eight and a half hours of footage of shearing, spinning, and knitting in real-time.

Here’s what Kimmel had to say:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/hl-60295116/jimmy_kimmel_live_norwegian_knitting_tour_season_11/

You can read all about Norway’s television movement called “Slow TV” here. The channel has also produced 12 hours of watching wood burn in a fireplace, a “train’s eye view” of a 7 hour train trip as well as their hit 134-hour broadcast of a ship traveling up the Norwegian coast.

If you are so inclined, you can view all 12 hours (in 6 installments) here. And please let us know what you think!

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