Knitting Podcasts

by boogaj on 15/02/2006

in knitting+crochet+yarn

One year ago I listened to my first podcast — Marie Irshad’s KnitCast. I really had no idea what it was all about, but a year later it’s all the rage and new crafty podcasts are springing up all over the place! Here’s a run down of some of the latest episodes of the programs I’m subscribed to. . .

  • KnitCast — This past week Marie spoke with Annie Modesitt and I have to say that it was a fascinating interview. Annie talked about her unconventional knitting style, the life of a knitting designer and also a bit about self publishing.
  • Cast On — I only discovered Brenda’s podcasts a few weeks ago, but I have already voraciously downloaded and listened to every episode. I anxiously await each one which she usually releases each Friday. Her weekly feature, Today’s Sweater, is reason enough to tune in; but her wit and podsafe music are always an added bonus!
  • Knitting News Cast — Rhonda covers all kinds of news including yarn and book reviews. This week she talks about the Stitch n Bitch controversy, the Knitting Olympics, reviews several knitting books and much more.
  • Pointy Sticks — The latest knitting podcast on the scene just came out last week. I really enjoyed Christine’s laidback attitude. Listening to her was like hanging out with a friend chatting about knitting.

You say you don’t have an iPod? No problem! I don’t have one either. You can go right to the websites I listed above and listen to the episodes on your computer through each website. Or my favorite way to listen. . . go download a free copy of iTunes, then go to the “Podcasts” section of the “Music Store” and type in “knitting” in the search box. All the knitting podcasts I mentioned will pop up and you can subscribe for free! That way you’ll never miss an episode.

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1 Chris February 15, 2006 at 11:20 pm

Have you listened to About Time yet? She had a fun interview with the Yarn Harlot last week.

http://www.about-time.us/

2 Amy February 16, 2006 at 12:01 am

Thanks for posting this list – I’ll have to check them out. I’ve been reading about them on assorted blogs but it’s great to have a compiled list. :)

3 christine February 16, 2006 at 2:58 am

Julie – I went and listened this afternoon……….fun! Thanks for the informative post!

4 Christine February 16, 2006 at 8:58 am

Thanks for the shout-out for PointySticks! This week’s episode should be recorded tomorrow and live by Friday! (I think Friday will probably be the release day from now on – it works best with my schedule.)

5 Joy February 16, 2006 at 10:37 am

sweet! i am so excited about hearing these. I love finding new things for my ipod. About knitting? i’m in!

6 Alicia February 16, 2006 at 10:23 pm

I am clueless about these but thank you for collecting them in one place — I am going to give it a try and it’s so great to have this post.

7 Angie February 21, 2006 at 10:20 pm

Oh my gosh! Thanks so much for the lead on the podcasts. I hadn’t even thought about looking for these before. Now I can’t get my headphones out of my ears as I try to catch up on all lost podcasting time!

8 CAT March 20, 2007 at 10:09 pm

Check out the first Video Podcast about Knitting, Lets Knit2gether. http://letsknit2gether.com

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