Sticks & String

A podcast by an Australian bloke who knits.

Show 23 – On the road

Bugs in the new code again! I’ll have the show notes up on Monday.

ClicThis week we travel to the Canberra Wool Week (which takes place on one day) at the Old Bus Depot markets.
This week’s interview is with Ian Davison, President of the Australian Alpaca Association Inc. Ian’s site is here.
Charles’ new podcast ‘Stitch Stud and His Bride’ is here.

What’s happening
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
Rob Costlow    Oceans     ( Magnatune)

From the bottom of the knitting bag
No Sheep For You  by Amy R. Singer (link)
Heatherwood Wool  from Heirloom (link)

I got Stephen King’s Cell as an audiobook at Audible.

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.


20 May 2007 - Posted by | knitting


  1. Nice show David – loved the ‘on the road’ feel – it really adds atmosphere. I also liked the Orthopaedic surgeon cum alpaca farmer. I suppose his animals never have to worry about getting sick.

    Comment by Kate | 21 May 2007

  2. What a surprise to start listening this morning and find you were where we were! You should have made contact David! We (Canberra knitters) have made friends with one of yours recently when she’s come by during stop overs in Canberra. I’m sure if we’d known you were going to be there we’d have all loved to catch up with you!

    Great show, by the way.

    Comment by Bells | 21 May 2007

  3. I agree with Kate (see the first comment) – this show was especially delightful. It’s great fun for all of us Yanks to get a traveling soundscape of Australian knitting and fiber art. I’m sure the editing you had to do for this show was more time-consuming, so wanted you to know how much the extra effort was appreciated… Elizabeth GM

    Comment by greenmue | 22 May 2007

  4. This road show was amazingly good. The background noise gave the show a great appeal and it helped to advance the mood of the cast. Thank you and keep’em coming.

    Comment by Miriam Quinn | 22 May 2007

  5. Hi David,

    I too enjoyed taking the road trip with you and would be happy to go on another one in the future.

    And I was particularly interested in Ann’s comments at the Easter show. I just dropped off a sweater at a nearby county fair and it will be judged next week. As Ann was talking about looking at the wrong side of the garments, I was imagining my sweater being gone over with a fine tooth comb. I wonder if the judges will see the “issues” with the piece that I’m aware of? *cringe*

    Thank you for another enjoyable episode!

    Comment by Janice | 23 May 2007

  6. Road trip or cats? Both add a certain ambiance to the podcast and are enjoyable. As long as you’re having a good time, David, so will we!

    Comment by gail | 24 May 2007

  7. Hi David,

    Guess what? The sweater that I entered in the county fair cleaned up!
    First Place: Sweater, men’s or women’s
    Best of Division: Knit or crochet
    Best of Show: Clothing

    I’m so pleased, I just had to spread the word all the way to Australia. lol

    Have a great day!

    Comment by Janice | 3 June 2007

  8. Hello David! I just recently started listening to the podcast and am working from the beginning to current. I listened to Show 23 this morning and liked the Rob Costlow music and went to Magnatunes to buy the album. Small world as I found form the biography that Rob Costlow is from my home state of Indiana and even for a time attended my alma mater. How’s that for local? Thanks so much for the podcast!

    Comment by Becca | 3 December 2008

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