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booglass Posted - 11/19/2006 : 2:24:27 PM
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!!!


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Stacey14 Posted - 09/06/2007 : 08:47:30 AM
thanks for all the new podcasts to listen to! I love cast on also, as well as the KnitPicks podcast....

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stellal Posted - 09/02/2007 : 5:43:58 PM
I looove cast-on for all the reasons already listed here, I also listen to maths4knitters, and while its ok - the maths is a little basic and she is not as professional in her planning as others. i do love the voice of my latest find KnitScience wonderful - again I loove her accent - but content wise again - good for beginers, but a bit basic. It kind of nice to see(hear?) her learn about socks and try circs and dpns, and I'm waiting for her to do toe up, and try different heels. The last one was a bit of a stash fest although she did a great review of a great sock book that i have added to my amazon list. L&V was for me a little like listening to a party I wasn't invited to ... lots of girl jokes and giggling and remember whens - but i wasn't there.

However out of this thread - I'm going to give Sticks and string a try - he seems to be liked by Brenda listeners and i'm one of those, and Unwound, for the same reasons.

I like a podcast with structure, a plan, not a ramble and its nice to learn new stuff, knitting related,w ith good music - there was a punk-alt-metal cast I could never get into - MoshKnit? - but Brenda loved to clean house to it - not even sure its still around.

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kimkrafty Posted - 06/30/2007 : 12:04:25 PM
I'm glad you asked this question, Bonnie. I, too, was looking for something with a little humor or technical information.

I'm looking forward to trying some of the podcast that have been posted.

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KrisKnits Posted - 06/26/2007 : 10:05:36 PM
What a great thread!

I have been listening to Cast On and L & V.

I love Cast On. I am entertained, I learn a few things and I also like hearing about life in Wales. I'm a bit fascinated by that.

Sometimes I have to be in the right frame of mind for L & V. I like them but it can get a bit over the top sometimes. One great benefit to L & V is their discussion of all sorts of indie yarns. I learn about new yarns all the time when I'm listening to them. Other than that I don't really consider it to have a knitting education side to it. It's more for a good time.

I'm going to have to check out some of the podcasts listed here. I hadn't heard of some of these and I think I need to get to work and give 'em a listen.

Thanks for starting such a great thread.


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gallant_duck Posted - 06/18/2007 : 04:27:42 AM
If you want to really get something out of your podcasts, Craftlit, The Knitting Cook, Craftypod, Math4knitters and Knit Science are all pretty good. Stash and Burn and Stitch Stud and his Bride are also excellent.

Each of these ones listed give you something more than yarn pron and book reviews... Not that there's too much wrong with yarn pron and book reviews!

woolly1 Posted - 06/16/2007 : 7:21:10 PM
I've been enjoying stitch stud and his bride, in part because I think he's got a unique take on knitting. I didn't expect garter stitch to be interesting at all, but listening to him talk about it was, rather. As he works on his Canadian Master Knitters certification (don't think that's the official title), I expect more of the technical content from him.

Christa Knits is also a place I've learned a lot from. This is in terms of designing knitwear, mostly. Itunes labels her "explicit" but I haven't heard anything offensive there.

These are two of my newest finds!


wrigley Posted - 06/15/2007 : 6:28:50 PM
I am from the West Palm Beach area, and I do find this podcast offensive and filthy. Do I really want to shop locally when I can order online cheaper? This podcast does not encourage me to do that.

Originally posted by meknits

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.

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

the-crocheter Posted - 05/04/2007 : 2:02:39 PM
I LOOOOVE Math 4 knitters podcast! It is entertaining and extremely educating. Check it here
or you can search it in iTunes and subscribe on it there
JR Posted - 04/07/2007 : 09:20:40 AM
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.)

meknits Posted - 03/02/2007 : 7:33:23 PM
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.

If you live in West Palm beach FL, you may want to skip this.(!)
elizh Posted - 02/26/2007 : 2:15:24 PM
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...
gwtreece Posted - 02/26/2007 : 11:40:06 AM
Thanks this is an interesting topic.

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Mama Cat Posted - 02/26/2007 : 09:41:14 AM
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, 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."
farmgirlnow Posted - 02/26/2007 : 08:52:25 AM
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.
FaithFiberFlash Posted - 02/15/2007 : 03:18:38 AM
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. =)
RosieKate Posted - 02/10/2007 : 3:00:52 PM
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.

FaithFiberFlash Posted - 02/09/2007 : 08:13:37 AM

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

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."
minh Posted - 11/30/2006 : 10:38:47 PM
I just discovered Sticks and String this week.
David has well-written essays, nice music, timely reviews and interesting themes. I subscribe to his podcast from now on!
chellethinques Posted - 11/30/2006 : 8:41:50 PM
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...)
calicokitty6 Posted - 11/30/2006 : 09:48:01 AM
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.

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