Sticks & String

A podcast by an Australian bloke who knits.

Show 14 – The slow clothes movement

In this week’s show we hear about Feral knitting, finally get the review of that lamp and find out how two queens can disrupt plans.

What’s happening
121st Hawkesbury Show   Get your entries in for this year’s show by 5 April.
Courthouse Stitch’n’Bitch   Every Sunday at the Courthouse Hotel Newtown 1:30pm
Knitters Connection   A knitting event that features Sally Melville, Cat Bordhi and 10 other knitting teachers teaching 35 classes June 6 – 10 2007 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus
NSW Knitters Guild (Blue Mountains Division)   3rd Saturday of each month at the Blaxland Community Centre
Sydney Royal Easter Show   Sydney’s most prestigious knitting competition.
Sydney Sity Klickers   Every second Saturday at Barmuda, Australia Street Newtown

This show’s music
Alexander Blu    Emptiness     ( Podsafe)

From the bottom of the knitting bag
Daylight Armchair Magnifying Lamp  from Daylight (link)

Lynne Johnson’s website is here.
If you want to see the Daylight lamps in Australia, contact Scissorman

You can contact me at david AT sticksandstring DOT com DOT au or
podcast AT sticksandstring DOT com DOT au
I’m sure that you know to replace the at with AT with @ and DOT with . but maybe the spam bots won’t.

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


25 February 2007 - Posted by | knitting


  1. thank you for another wonderful podcast.
    i anxiously await each episode–i know i will always learn something new.
    i had never heard of feral knitting-now my needles are excited
    about this new adventure.

    Comment by profbookwurmknits | 26 February 2007

  2. Enjoyed your podcast very much, I love the notion of “Slow Cloths”. May be that’s the attraction to knitting for me. As a single, working Mom with very limited resources and no close family (aside from my 13-year-old son), knitting is slow; it forces me to slow down… to breathe… to find a steady quiet rhythm amidst what can seem like constant chaos. Slow Cloths… I like it 🙂

    Comment by marnie | 1 March 2007

  3. Great show! Your essay was perfectly said. Too much of the world is running double-time. People microwave meals in 2 minutes and eat them in five, etc. No appreciation for enjoying life. I’m just as guilty on some occasions so thanks for making me remember to slow down.

    Comment by Carol | 3 March 2007

  4. Hi! Don’t know if you’ve heard of it before, but there’s a similar situation with cooking that’s commonly referred to as the “slow food movement”. There are lots of sites about it, but it basically says what you said about the value of hand knitting at least partly lying in the time expended to create it.

    Thanks for another great podcast,
    Winchester, VA

    Comment by Witt | 4 March 2007

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