Knitting History Live Set to Music, January 12, 2013

Thanks to the Madison Knitters Guild,  Madison area knitters and crocheters have the opportunity to enjoy a one woman show of knitting themed songs, wrapped around the story (loosely) of knitting during war time as a way for the “soldier girls” at home to support the brave boys overseas, this Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 2 and 7 pm.

More Power to Your Knitting, Nell!

A New Musical About Love, War… and Knitting

Knit one, purl 1942… Sadie’s dream of being a radio star suddenly comes true when the war starts and she lands a gig as “Knitting Nell.” Leading “Soldier Girls at Home” through her knitting songs, Sadie guides the war effort one stitch at a time. The only trouble is… Sadie hates knitting! This authentic musical “yarn” features historical knitting—yes, knitting—music.

For an informal (filmed in a corridor) interview with Melanie Gall about the Knitting Musical, her love of music and her more complicated relationship with knitting, check out this video.

TWO SHOWS: Saturday, January 12, 2013

2 pm & 7 pm Bishop O’Connor Center Auditorium

702 South High Point Road, Madison


Ticket are $12.50 at the door. To reserve your tickets, email

For more information, please visit:

Singer Melanie is the non-knitting half  (of which she seems puckishly proud) of the Savvy Sisters Podcasters.

You can subscribe to their podcasts by going to

The Madison Knitters Guild will host podcasters Deborah and Melanie, the Savvy Girls, two sisters who take playful and thoughtful look at knitting, travel and Life.  Apparently Melanie sings about knitting (among other things) and Deborah actually does it.

As detailed above, Melanie will be performing a number of songs from among the 100 she has collected, Saturday January 12 at 2 pm and 7 pm at  the Bishop O’Connor Center Auditorium (same place that hosts the Madison Knitters Guild).  Both sisters will be the featured speakers at Monday’s Madison Knitters Guild’s meeting on Monday Jan. 14. [Doors open 5 pm, KnitAid 5 pm, Meeting 6:30 – 8:30 pm].

This is definitely the sort of the history related activity the Center for Knit and Crochet embraces.  Plan to attend if you are in the Madison area.



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