Sticks & String

A podcast by an Australian bloke who knits.

Show 175 – News

Busy since the last show, but the first book is ready to go to its audience tomorrow as school goes back.

The Audible special offer is here.

The music this week is from Takashi Matsuishi Spark’s album Preludes from Magnatune.

Follow me on twitter, @reidyd, for various photos including the panoramas take with the 360 application on the iPhone.

The yarn I reviewed, Paton’s Country Tweed is a nice chunky blend, perfect for winter, but I can’t put a link in because it appears to have been discontinued (which explains why it was so cheap I suppose).

While I was in Canberra last week, I went to the Handwritten exhibition, and added some 360 panoramas to my collection.

A direct link to the show is here, so you can play it on your computer.

29 January 2012 Posted by | knitting | 7 Comments

Show 174 – Canberra

Two weeks since the last show, sorry about that, but Mum’s back home from hospital.

The Audible special offer is here.

The music this week is from Almer and Nirvan’s album Life in Reverse from Magnatune.

Follow me on twitter, @reidyd, for various photos including the panoramas take with the 360 application on the iPhone.

The book I reviewed, Extra Yarn, is really great and would make a perfect gift for a child.

While I was in Canberra, I went to the Handwritten exhibition, and added some 360 panoramas to my collection.

Apple’s new iBook Author and other info is here.

A direct link to the show is here, so you can play it on your computer.

22 January 2012 Posted by | knitting | 1 Comment

Show 173 – Forced Labour

Three weeks since the last show, and I hope every one had a nice Christmas or whatever, and 2012 is off to a good start so far.

The music this week is from the allMeadow and Rob Costlow’s latest collaboration over on Magnatune.

The weather has been getting better and I’ve been able to get out bush walking most days, which means there have been lots of photos. Follow me on twitter, @reidyd, for various photos including the panoramas take with the 360 application on the iPhone.

This week’s reviewed yarn is Cleckheaton Country 8 ply.

A direct link to the show is here, so you can play it on your computer.

8 January 2012 Posted by | knitting | 1 Comment

Show 172 – Leadership

There was a fair bit of shopping this week (for my nieces rather than for myself). Erica sent me an interesting mobius pattern, and there was a nice (but secret) yarn too.

The music this week is again from Alma Nova’s The Christmas Album over on Magnatune.

The weather has been very ordinary, especially as it’s summer. Follow me on twitter @reidyd for various photos over the past week showing lots of gray skies.

A direct link to the show is here, so you can play it on your computer.

18 December 2011 Posted by | knitting | 1 Comment

Show 171 – The von Daniken effect

Nothing about the camp this week, some knitting, and a lot about the new chair. You can get them here in Sydney, or here from Amazon.

The weather has been very ordinary, especially as it’s summer. Follow me on twitter @reidyd for various photos over the past week showing lots of gray skies.

A direct link to the show is here, so you can play it on your computer.

12 December 2011 Posted by | knitting | 1 Comment

Show 170 – The camp report

Lots about the camp this week, no knitting, so if what I got up to on the camp doesn’t interest you, skip to next week’s show.

The summary: it was the best school camp I have ever been on, and you couldn’t have asked for a better bunch of kids, they were amazing.

A direct link to the show is here, so you can play it on your computer.

4 December 2011 Posted by | knitting | Leave a comment

Show 169 – Billboards

Lots of teaching this week, some twittering @reidyd, but no more mowing yet.

This week, practical generosity and why making people feel guilty doesn’t work.

Tiger provides purring. Audible is sponsoring this week and I talk about the Steve Jobs biography, you can take advantage of their special offer here.

The music this week demonstrates why I’m not learning Spanish, it’s some wonderful guitar music by Eduardo Figueroa and Oscar Ohlsen from their album Cifras Selectas de Guitarra, Santiago de Murcia 1722, available from Magnatune.

A direct link to the show is here, so you can play it on your computer.

6 November 2011 Posted by | knitting | Leave a comment

Show 168 – The main road

Hi all, back from the school retreat, and I’ve even had time to mow the lawn.

This week, why the Internet is becoming like suburban estates.

We catch up with the cats. Audible isn’t a sponsor this week, but you can take advantage of their special offer here.

I’m brushing up on my Italian using Rosetta Stone, you can get it from Amazon.

The music this week is The road back played by Rob Costlow on his album Woods of chaos from Magnatune.

A direct link to the show is here, so you can play it on your computer.

30 October 2011 Posted by | knitting, Podcasting | 1 Comment

Show 167 – And we’re back

Hi all, the show’s back after a few months away. Mum’s doing well and doesn’t need as much help as she has been needing, so I’m back for more shows.

This week, why electricity is such an important thing (especially when you’re without it).

We catch up with the cats. Audible is back as a show sponsor and you can take advantage of their special offer here. The book I’m recommending this show is Reamde by Neil Stephenson.

I’ve switched to drinking coffee and am using an Aeropress that I for from here, they’re also available from Amazon.

The music this week is Prelude (Raindrop) op28 by Fredrick Chopin played by Daniel Estrem on his album Collage from Magnatune.

A direct link to the show is here, so you can play it on your computer.

23 October 2011 Posted by | knitting | 14 Comments

Show 162 – Easter Show – Cashmere

Thanks to everyone who has been in contact.
You can visit Bev at Belisa Cashmere.
Sally’s blog is here.
If you’d like to take up the Audible offer of a free trial account and a free book, click here.
There’s also a Sticks and String iPhone app.
The uTeach app I’ve been working on is here.

What’s happening
Courthouse Stitch’n’Bitch   Every Sunday at the Courthouse Hotel Newtown 1:30pm
Kentucky Food and Fiber Festival   Lexington Kentucky 20-22 May 2011
NSW Knitters Guild (Blue Mountains Division)   3rd Saturday of each month at the Blaxland Community Centre
Sydney Sity Klickers   Every second Saturday at Barmuda, Australia Street Newtown

This show’s music
La Reverie    Gymnopedie Nr 1 by Erik Satie     (Magnatune)

From the bottom of the knitting bag
Other
Portal 2  from Valve (link)


Alma de Cuerda (Soul of String) by La Reverie 

You can contact me at david AT sticksandstring DOT com DOT au or
podcast AT sticksandstring DOT com DOT au
I’m on Ravelry as DavidReidy.

Click here to play the show using your computer’s audio player.

24 April 2011 Posted by | knitting | 2 Comments

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