Sticks & String

A podcast by an Australian bloke who knits.

Show 21 – A restful break?

A big thank you to Scout of Scout’s Swag for the wonderful sock yarn (pictures coming).
and to Lee of Yarn Over Lounge for the care package of wonderful patterns and yarns.

Lots of links this week.
Belgrave Park Alpacas
Sally’s blog
Quirky Nomads

What’s happening
Canberra knitting \’week\’   A big fibre festival on Sunday 20 May.
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
Knitter\’s Weekend   A weekend of knitting in Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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
Heavy Mellow    Sunday Afternoon     ( Magnatune)

From the bottom of the knitting bag
Sweater Design in Plain English  by Maggie Righetti (link)

The new Shellharbour knitting group. First meeting Sunday 13 May, 2:00-4:00 at the Whitehorse Cafe, Shellharbour
Bellevue Nebraska Fibre Festival 11-13 May – email Tonya at trickel2 AT cox DOT net

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.


6 May 2007 - Posted by | knitting


  1. Hi David…
    Glad to see you back. Caught up with all your shows and I have grown (knitwise) while you were gone. I am now knitting my first pair of socks which has me excited to no end.

    Will I be able to get this show through itunes? It’s not listed there yet. Was this the problem you spoke about? Can’t wait to listen to your new show.

    Comment by dragonmommie | 6 May 2007

  2. Yaaaaay. Sunday afternoon glass of red wine in hand and Sticks and String to listen to on iTunes (it’s there now….). What a rare and lovely treat – usually its Monday morning I get the show.

    Welcome back David – it’s been a quiet few weeks for those of us with selective knitting podcast tastes :-)))

    Comment by Marjorie | 6 May 2007

  3. I hope you get the software sorted out!!!

    Comment by Marjorie | 6 May 2007

  4. It is nice to have you back after the break! I really enjoy listening to your podcast!

    Comment by Lauri | 6 May 2007

  5. GReat! Got it in itunes… Though I listened last night, I will listen AGAIN this week while out in the car.

    Great Show!

    Comment by dragonmommie | 7 May 2007

  6. I’m soooo glad to have you back. It’s been a podcast desert without you. Its a Purl Man has also been off the air lately and I miss him too. I’ll listen later today. I’ve commented in the past as Sarah from Yarn Magazine but I now have a blog and my new name is “make it your own”. If you want to look it’s Sarah.

    Comment by makeityourown | 7 May 2007

  7. I’ve missed you so!
    Yay new podcast.

    Thank you and hope you had a good break. 🙂

    Comment by Lynn | 7 May 2007

  8. Thank you for the festival promo! The info is at

    It was so cool to hear your cats! I can’t wait to hear the rest of your news!
    Keep casting..

    Comment by Tonya Leach-Trickel | 8 May 2007

  9. G’day David! Great to hear you voice talking about knitting again on the iPod! Welcome back! And, boy, am I looking forward to all the goodies coming up in this season. 😉

    Comment by Elemmaciltur | 8 May 2007

  10. It’s good to have you back.
    Loved the outtakes!

    Comment by gail | 9 May 2007

  11. HA! Was that a blooper reel at the very end? I’m glad I didn’t switch off after the end music. Very amusing!

    Comment by Kris | 9 May 2007

  12. David… I absolutely LOVE the blooper thing at the end. It’s sort of like a couple of sitcom shows do at the end of their shows… Like, “Sit Ubu, good dog.”

    Maybe that would be a good feature for your show, to sort of let an unaired moment of production escape out into the air waves. I am sure everyone would love to hear your cats getting their say!

    Comment by dragonmommie | 9 May 2007

  13. I must say…I am soooo happy you are back!!! Have waited anxiously for the newest episode – It is always such a delight to hear your show 🙂

    Comment by Jennifer Jacques | 9 May 2007

  14. Hi David! Just discovered your podcast and listened to Episode 21. Great job! I’m looking forward to listening to the back episodes. In response to your comment about your cat getting after your KnitPicks needles…I’m pretty sure they are made with catnip in the cables. My cat Stuart has chewed through 3 so far. I try to make sure projects using the KP needles are kept fully inside a project bag. But last weekend I caught him digging in my bag to get at the needle! Looks like I’m going to be investing in zippered bags soon!

    Thanks for podcasting. I’m sure it’s a lot of work. But I know I am grateful for all the knitters who take the time and effort to do it. I don’t know many knitters and the podcasts certainly make me feel more connected to the community.

    Comment by Lisa | 10 May 2007

  15. 45,428 people looked at your blog. Cool or what!!


    Comment by thefantail | 11 May 2007

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