My Link List of Podcasts, Knitters Only?, & Good-Bye Spring Break

Blogged under crochet and knitting by Tammy on Sunday 25 March 2012 at 5:44 am

My spring break is just about over, and of course, I did not manage to do even half of the things I had planned. It always cracks me up when people say, “What do you do all week?” As if I couldn’t possibly have anything to do for an entire week away from my job. Besides the fact that I did have to spend some time during my break on some school work, I’d say I lost a day at least, I always have plenty to do around here.

One of the activities I was planning to do and did not was to pick up my knitting needles again and work on purl stitch. Instead, I became enamored with this ripple shawl I started. Now, my love affair with the shawl has not been without its mishaps, but that is story for another blog post. As I stitched endlessly on this new project, I listened to tons of podcasts, some old ones I was catching up with and some new. That, at least, was one thing on my list that I did end up doing: listening to podcasts.

All this podcast catching up soon lead me to a number of new podcasts, so you will notice that I have added new ones to my list of Craft Podcasts (on the right side of my blog template) and removed some that hadn’t updated in a really long time, so obviously, they are no longer recording. Here are some of the very recent ones I’ve added to the list:

  • Commuter Knitter – This is really a clever one. She records while she’s driving to work and uses a travel and driving theme to organize her show.
  • Fat Squirrel Speaks – She is a hilarious, no filters kind of knitter who does a video podcast. She’s new to this but I think she will be in it for the long run (fingers crossed).
  • Girl Friends Knitting – This is also a video podcast about knitting and spinning as well. I have just watched one show, but I liked her. Her personality comes through really well.
  • Knitmore Girls – I’ve just listened to one show, but these gals have been podcasting for awhile. Again, they cover knitting and some spinning. I tend to like shows like this that have two people talking, so I enjoyed it even if I felt a little lost sometimes with some of the terminology.
  • Knitabulls – This is also a video podcast, which seems pretty well-established. It seems video podcasts are starting to more popular than audio. What do you think?
  • Knitting Brooklyn – This is an audio style podcast; though it looks like she might start adding some how-to videos as well.
  • The Knit Girllls – Another video podcast, this was one I especially liked, again because there are two people, so it is more like a conversation.
  • The Knitting Den Podcast – I have to admit I haven’t listened to this yet, but I plan to soon.
  • With Pointed Sticks – She’s pretty new at podcasting (audio), but I enjoyed it. She also usually includes a few photos of projects she’s working on in her show notes.
  • Yarniacs – Another good podcasts with two speakers, though I wish there was another way to listen instead of just iTunes. I like to be able to stop them and start them, and I couldn’t figure out how to do that.

So, do you notice a theme going on here? Knitting, knitting, knitting! Not that there is anything wrong with that, but where are the other craft podcasters? What about jewelry? What about crochet? What about scrapbooking?

I still have enjoyed crocheting on my shawl while listening and watching many of these this week, and I did learn a lot about knitting and yarn in general. However, I miss someone with a hook or a handful of beads talking to me.

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