Monday 17 June 2013

Slow TV about knitting

Thursday NRK, a Norwegian broadcasting company, announced that there would be a full evening of slow TV about knitting.

According to Wikipedia slow TV is "a term used for a genre of live "marathon" television coverage of an ordinary event in its complete length".

NRK has covered ordinary events in this manner before, like in February when they had a focus on firewood which was written about by The New York Times. How much we Norwegians are actually split by firewood issues is debatable, but otherwise the article is accurate, and the pun probably justifies the headline; "Bark Up or Down? Firewood Splits Norwegians".

Now, their next slow TV project will be about knitting. The date has yet to be set, but it will be sometime in November.

According to project manager, Rune M√łklebust, the content is still under development, but he also mentions the thousands of unfinished projects laying around Norwegian homes, that maybe should be addressed.

I'll be back with more later.

And if you read Norwegian, here is the announcement from NRK.

Until next time,

Happy Knitting

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