Sticks & String

A podcast by an Australian bloke who knits.

Midweek update (20 December)

G’day all.

The Nundle trip went very well, it’s an interesting place, and the three of us were quite restrained with the spending. It was, to say the least, an eventful day. The interviews I recorded though, are very interesting.

Unfortunately, we’ve had an unexpected death in my family and I have been dealing with all the formalities that go along with such events, and will need to do so for some time to come. Fear not, however, I will continue with the podcast, the wonderful comments and support I get from all of you enriches much of what I do. Show 9 might not get out on time this week though. For the past 2 days I have had to be available to everyone and I’m simply worn out – nothing that a good night’s sleep won’t cure, but I’m just out of ideas to sit down and write for the show on Saturday. I will endeavour to get the show written and recorded, but I won’t promise as so many things have already happened this week I don’t want to jinx it.

Similarly, I’d caught up with emails, but am now well behind again, I’m actually looking forward to replying, there are some really good ones with lots of terrific information, but that might have to wait until the weekend when I can sit down and take my time, follow links etc.

If I don’t get the show out before Christmas, let me wish all of you a happy one, if you don’t celebrate Christmas I hope you enjoy whatever brings your friends and families together. And don’t forget, come next Tuesday, there are only 364 more days to go, so get started on your 2007 holiday knitting then.

All the best,



20 December 2006 - Posted by | knitting


  1. Very sorry to hear you have had a death in the family David, especially at this time of the year. Condolences and best wishes and I’ll look forward to the next podcast whenever you get the time to publish it.

    Comment by Kate | 21 December 2006

  2. Take all the time you need and try to enjoy at least some of the Christmas holiday. We’ll all look forward to hearing from you in the new year!

    Comment by Lisa L | 21 December 2006

  3. I’m so sorry to hear about the death in the family. You take care and I haven’t forgotten about your yarn….

    Comment by scout | 21 December 2006

  4. David, so sorry for your loss. We can’t wait to hear from you again, but of course you should take what time you need. Hugs.

    Comment by JennyV | 21 December 2006

  5. i am so very sorry you have suffered this loss.
    i send wishes of strength and comfort to you and your family.
    you are well worth waiting for- no pressure.

    Comment by profbookwurmknits | 21 December 2006

  6. I am sad to hear of your loss. As the others have said, take the time you need – we look forward to hearing from you when you return. Although it may be difficult, I hope you have a nice Christmas and many blessing to you for a happy and prosperous new year.

    Comment by Anna Marie | 21 December 2006

  7. Sorry to hear of your loss, David, an unexpected death is always such a shock. Condolonces to you from me and Clive.

    Comment by Kerry | 21 December 2006

  8. I am so sorry for your loss, David. You and your family are in my thoughts. Do what your heart tells you and we’ll be here when you are ready.

    Comment by Steven | 21 December 2006

  9. I’m terribly sorry to hear about your loss, David. Don’t rush yourself, come back when you can.


    Comment by Geogrrl | 21 December 2006

  10. I’m terribly sorry to hear of your loss, unexpected at was. I wish you and yours all the comfort that Christmas can bring.

    Comment by Opal | 21 December 2006

  11. There’s not much more to add except to add my condolences as well. Make sure to take some time to take care of yourself as well – sometimes you get so busy attending to others needs at this sad time, that you forget that you too are grieving. All the best.

    Comment by Diane | 21 December 2006

  12. Hi David,
    I’m sorry to read of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. I totally agree with all the above comments regarding your podcast. Get back to it when you are good and ready. As much as we’ll miss you, we will all be here when you get back. Best wishes.

    Comment by Fiona | 21 December 2006

  13. I’m so sorry for your loss, please accept my condolences. I send my best wishes to you and your family in this difficult time.

    Comment by Lauren | 21 December 2006

  14. I am sorry to hear about your loss. I stopped by here originally to add an Interknit site– It’s an online magazine with free patterns, but I don’t think it is as well-known as

    Comment by M&O | 22 December 2006

  15. Hi David,
    So sorry to hear your bad news! Please accept my sympathies & best wishes.

    Comment by Franki | 22 December 2006

  16. Sending my best to you and your family. Take your time with the podcast; we can wait.

    Comment by Mintyfresh | 22 December 2006

  17. You have our sypmathies and beest wishes as well.

    Comment by Eric | 22 December 2006

  18. Sorry to hear your sad news, David. Best wishes to you and your family over Christmas.

    Comment by Wendy | 23 December 2006

  19. So sorry to hear about the loss in your family, David! If there’s anything we can do to help out, let us know (even if it’s just a nice meal out sometime as a break).

    – Adam & Andrea from Courthouse SnB

    Comment by Andrea | 23 December 2006

  20. I’m sorry to hear about the loss of a loved one for you and yours. As you take the time and energy to celebrate, remember and honour the one who you’ve all lost, may the closeness of those around you in body and in spirit give you the sustenance you need.

    Comment by jigraknits | 23 December 2006

  21. This is a difficult time to loose a loved one. Preparing for Christmas and preparing for a funeral doesn’t seem to match. Last Christmas I lost my grandmother a week before Christmas. She had been very ill so it was anticipated and I think the cheer and busy-ness around the holidays helped. Especially surrounding the children.

    Comment by Sonja | 24 December 2006

  22. Please know that someone in Tennessee is praying for you and your family tonight. May God bless and comfort you and your family.


    Comment by Denelle | 24 December 2006

  23. Oh David, I’m so sorry to hear about your bereavement. Wishing you the time and space you need to grieve.

    Comment by Kirsty | 25 December 2006

  24. David,
    Just wanted to add my condolences also. Take extra care of yourself and your family during these stressful times. Come back whenever your ready, we’ll be here…

    Comment by kit | 27 December 2006

  25. David…
    I am sorry to hear about the death in your family. You are a true blessing to your family by being able to do all that you are doing in this time of bereavement.

    I am only just getting caught up with my podcast subscriptions as I was having a problem with itunes and ipod. I am back now and see that I am really behind on probably a whole series! The other day, I sent you an essay on my own history with knitting, but I am assuming that it’s already too late to be included in one of your podcasts, but please enjoy it for yourself.

    God Bless,

    Comment by dragonmommie | 27 March 2007

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