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booglass
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Costa Rica
1987 Posts

Posted - 11/19/2006 :  2:24:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit booglass's Homepage Send booglass a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I FINALLY have the technology to get addicted, I mean, enjoy podcasts. So far I haven't been bowled over as most are a little dry and slow for me.

I want to be entertained but I am also looking for an informative podcast that will help improve my knitting and inspire me.

I LOVE dry humor and am crazy for NPR, Yarn Harlot, The Office (UK or US), David Sedaris, Reno 911, Adult Swim etc. Is there a podcast that maybe uses these influences as it talks about knitting?

If it is funny my hubby might even listen with me. Thanks!!!

bonnie

Check out my blog:
Tropical Knits
http://www.booglass.typepad.com

booglass
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Costa Rica
1987 Posts

Posted - 11/20/2006 :  06:29:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit booglass's Homepage Send booglass a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So nothing..........that is a bummer. I really want to find a good knitting podcast. As I mentioned I have listend to two so far and both were really more of a laundry list of the fibery doings of the podcaster.

I am looking for something that isn't so much a hey this is what I did today kind of thing. I am looking for a podcast that strives to inform but from a less "hey this is what I did" kind of approach.

I need to find one or I'll feel compelled to do one and I am sure it will ONLY make my hubby crazy.

bonnie

Check out my blog:
Tropical Knits
http://www.booglass.typepad.com
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goldiegirl
Seriously Hooked

611 Posts

Posted - 11/20/2006 :  08:33:08 AM  Show Profile Send goldiegirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Secret Knitter is probably not what you're looking for, but I think it's an interesting concept. I haven't listened to it yet, but what I've heard, you follow the hosts' directions, and knit what she tells you to, although you don't know what it's going to be until the end. It's hard to imagine that you can do this in one podcast. If anyone has done this I'd be interested to hear what you think. Is it fun? What did you make?

Bonnie, what two have you listened to?

Hope you find what you're looking for - podcasts are great.

my gallery
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Ann in MA
New Pal

44 Posts

Posted - 11/20/2006 :  12:51:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ann in MA's Homepage Send Ann in MA a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Have you tried Lime 'N' Violet (limenviolet.blogspot.com)? It's the closest I can think of to what you describe.

But I'm curious .. which podcasts have you listened to?

I've joined the ranks of knitbloggers: clumberknits.blogspot.com
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JulieB
Gabber Extraordinaire

Australia
521 Posts

Posted - 11/20/2006 :  3:56:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit JulieB's Homepage Send JulieB a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Cast On?

If you can cope with no knitting content, then Quirky Nomads is excellent.

Julie.

My blog: http://www.julie.stuffworld.info/
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minh
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USA
3460 Posts

Posted - 11/20/2006 :  8:28:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit minh's Homepage Send minh a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just started listening to Lime and Violet. It might not be as educative as you want but they did talk about felting and toe-up socks in the episodes I listened to.

--Minh
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TalesOfYarn
Warming Up

USA
60 Posts

Posted - 11/24/2006 :  11:11:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit TalesOfYarn's Homepage Send TalesOfYarn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've only been listening to podcasts for about a month, & haven't had a chance to sample very many yet. Most of the ones I've heard do have a "What's on my needles" section, but I do enjoy hearing a bit of that, just for suggestions & comparison purposes. Knitty D & the City has interviews that I've found interesting.

If you do find a podcast that's more to your liking, would you please share the name of it with us?



Cindy

http://tales-of-yarn.blogspot.com/
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schallman
New Pal

31 Posts

Posted - 11/29/2006 :  9:37:26 PM  Show Profile Send schallman a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am also interested in Podcast. I must admit I'm a little behind times, but my daughter got me an MP-3 player for me to use while I am in the hospital. Dec 12th I am having my 4th Hip replacement revision with a bone graft to my femur which got broken last time. I plan to listen to whatever I can find. I am new at knitting but have progressed quite a bit over the Summer. I am going to purchase new yarn to actually make myself an afgan during my recovery phase.. I've never made my self anything Ha! I don't even know where to find the knitting podcasts. I would appreciate any advice. Thanks Sharon Hope everyone one has a wonderful holiday.
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calicokitty6
Seriously Hooked

USA
864 Posts

Posted - 11/30/2006 :  09:48:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit calicokitty6's Homepage Send calicokitty6 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I also like to listen to Lime and Violet, Cast On, and Knitty D and the City. L&V give lots of knitting info along with what is happening in their lives. Very funny sometimes.

If you go to Podcast Alley or Podcast Pickle, you may find some that you like.

=^..^= Debbie http://calicokitty6.blogspot.com
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chellethinques
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USA
1431 Posts

Posted - 11/30/2006 :  8:41:50 PM  Show Profile Send chellethinques a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I really like Cast On. Good writing, solid information, and excellent indie music sets in between.
(Says the girl who only got her ipod up and running two days ago and can barely sleep for listening...)
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minh
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USA
3460 Posts

Posted - 11/30/2006 :  10:38:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit minh's Homepage Send minh a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just discovered Sticks and String this week. http://sticksandstring.com.au/
David has well-written essays, nice music, timely reviews and interesting themes. I subscribe to his podcast from now on!
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FaithFiberFlash
New Pal

USA
10 Posts

Posted - 02/09/2007 :  08:13:37 AM  Show Profile  Visit FaithFiberFlash's Homepage Send FaithFiberFlash a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi,

I'm not sure exactly what you're looking for, but my podcast, The Knitting Cook, is informative and I also share stories about my life as an American newly living in Germany, being a mom, knitting, crochet and spinning. There's also some cooking content, which is usually towards the end (in case that's not your "thing"). The show has been around for 10 months, and you can find it at http://theknittingcook.com

Also, try doing a search for "knitting" on iTunes. A whole ton of shows will come up for you to choose from. I occasionally do that, download a bunch, and decide which ones I would like to continue listening to.


~Faith, The Knitting Cook

"Knitting and cooking...but not knitting WHILE cooking."

http://flashbangfibers.blogspot.com
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RosieKate
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35 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2007 :  3:00:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit RosieKate's Homepage Send RosieKate a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I listen to Faith's podcast, and it is great! I have been inspired to knit an entrelac scarf (which you can see on my blog) I also have tried some of her recipes and they went over very well at our house. Keep up the good work, Faith!

I also enjoy Cast on, Craft Lit, Pointy Sticks, and Knitty D and the City. All can be found on itunes.



Kate
http://www.thesearetheknitsiknow.blogspot.com
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FaithFiberFlash
New Pal

USA
10 Posts

Posted - 02/15/2007 :  03:18:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit FaithFiberFlash's Homepage Send FaithFiberFlash a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you RosieKate! Your Danica is fabulous. Isn't it great how the color shifts with the entrelac blocks? I'm almost tempted to knit another one now. =)

http://flashbangfibers.blogspot.com
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farmgirlnow
Chatty Knitter

USA
106 Posts

Posted - 02/26/2007 :  08:52:25 AM  Show Profile Send farmgirlnow a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There is a new one called Ready, Set Knit that has a lot of information. Also Math 4 Knitters and Knitcast.

I download most of the knitting podcasts and if I start to listen to one that goes in a direction I don't like I just click to the next one.
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Mama Cat
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1223 Posts

Posted - 02/26/2007 :  09:41:14 AM  Show Profile Send Mama Cat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I like Cast-On a lot a lot a lot. She is ratcheting down production somewhat these days due to health issues though (and oddly enough, I'm facing the same health stuff ... I have a thyroid ultrasound scheduled for tomorrow for suspected hypothyroid ... though it hasn't knocked me flat in the same way it has hit Brenda). She can be very funny, and Franklin Habit (Panopticon) is on there fairly often. He has a real Sedaris-like wit, except much better (IMHO). However the podcast isn't primarily humorous. You can learn a lot from Cast-On, but the learning isn't mainly about techniques etc. It's more about the history / culture of knitting, which definitely works for me. And Brenda has the best music. That alone is worth the price of admission for me!

I also like Sticksandstring.com.au, and really like David. He has a very warm, accepting, gentle kind of personality and I find it very relaxing to listen to him. I'm not as keen on his musical choices as Brenda's (his are a little too new-agey to my taste), but they're OK. And after all it's his show and he gets to play what HE likes. As he would say himself, "Fair enough."
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gwtreece
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USA
7254 Posts

Posted - 02/26/2007 :  11:40:06 AM  Show Profile  Send gwtreece a Yahoo! Message Send gwtreece a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks this is an interesting topic.

Wanda
My Blog
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elizh
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USA
1248 Posts

Posted - 02/26/2007 :  2:15:24 PM  Show Profile Send elizh a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My favorite is Cast-on with Brenda Dayne. The quality of her podcasts is often astounding, and the content is at times even emotionally beautiful, and sometimes laugh out loud funny. I love the way she uses music to provide emphasis. Her podcasts are not particularly technical on how to knit. But I wish all speaking voices were as lovely as Brenda's, including some local news anchors. I look forward to hearing every new podcast she does.

I like David's Sticks and Strings, sometimes just to here his Aussie voice. But he's a pretty new knitter, and I can't say I've actually learned that much, just mosty entertained.

I've just started listening to one called Unwound. She has featured knitting tips from a professional finisher. She's an attorney and she has a nice thoughtful, relaxing style.

Ready Set Knit is from Barb and Steve Elkins, who have Webs in Northampton MA, one of my favorite LYS, and maybe one of the biggest. They had knitting tips, knitalongs, interviews, and I liked this one a lot. This is an actual local radio show also available in podcast form.

Every time I've listened tried listening to Lime and Violet, they just seemed too chatty for the mood I was in. Maybe because they had a lot of sock talk, and I don't knit socks...
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meknits
Chatty Knitter

USA
175 Posts

Posted - 03/02/2007 :  7:33:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit meknits's Homepage Send meknits a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Have you checked out Tanya's new podcast? She breaks down what's wrong with a baby sweater with a few expletives and the voice of a therapist. Look under her February 19 post.
http://tanyasglass.squarespace.com/

If you live in West Palm beach FL, you may want to skip this.(!)

http://marymqc.blogspot.com/
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JR
New Pal

USA
2 Posts

Posted - 04/07/2007 :  09:20:40 AM  Show Profile Send JR a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Booglass,

A fairly new podcast that is highly educative is "Unwound." Subscribe via iTunes. Ever since her first podcast she's attracted a solid, and growing, listenership. (I just registered today so I don't know if Unwound has been discussed in this forum or not.)

I am also in search of informational podcasts and so far have only found Cast-On and Unwound to fit that bill.

(On another note, try "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" a topical/political quiz show on NPR that is broadcast weekly --lots of dry humor in the show.)

Joan
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the-crocheter
New Pal

USA
27 Posts

Posted - 05/04/2007 :  2:02:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit the-crocheter's Homepage Send the-crocheter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I LOOOOVE Math 4 knitters podcast! It is entertaining and extremely educating. Check it here http://www.math4knitters.blogspot.com/
or you can search it in iTunes and subscribe on it there

http://thecrocheter.blogspot.com/
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