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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