Sticks & String

A podcast by an Australian bloke who knits.

Show 25 – Knitting in Welland

This week Ann Westren takes us into the world of Fair Isle and Aran knitting at the Easter Show, Marion Jack of the Australian Alpaca Barn talks to us about her alpacas and her business.
Charles of JigraKnits presents his thoughts on how his location affects his knitting in his essay ‘Knittins in Welland’.
Another big thank you to Mandi of Ewe give me the knits for the selection of fibres to try spinning, I think it’s going to be fun.

What’s happening
Courthouse Stitch’n’Bitch   Every Sunday at the Courthouse Hotel Newtown 1:30pm
Knit in Public Day – Hoboken NJ   Pier A Park Gazebo, 11am to 4 pm
Knit in Public Day – Sydney   Sidewalk Cafe at the Opera House, from 2pm.
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
Ehren Starks    Sunset in Pensacola     (Magnatune)

From the bottom of the knitting bag
Charmed Knits  by Alison Hansel (link)
Flinders Island Yarn  from Flinders Island Fleece (link)

Next week’s show will come from the Sydney World Wide Knit in Public Day event (as long as the weather is nice). We’re meeting at the Sidewalk Cafe near the Opera House at 2pm. For other events check out the WWKIP’s website.

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.


3 June 2007 - Posted by | knitting


  1. Hooray! They’ve finally added Sydney to the WWKIP Day site. See you there. 🙂

    Comment by Kris | 4 June 2007

  2. I’ve been listening to you for a while (and enjoy your podcast a lot!). Lime ‘n’ violet mentioned you in their recent podcast; maybe that’s where the extra listeners came from?

    Comment by Kori | 6 June 2007

  3. Hi David,
    Listen to Lime and Violet’s podcast entitled Pantless Wednesday and you will know why your numbers spiked. They gave you quite a recommendation.

    Bev Love
    SF, CA
    bookshookssticks dot blogspot dot com

    Comment by Bev Love | 7 June 2007

  4. Hi David,
    Thanks for another wonderful show. I just wanted to let you know that I am really enjoying your travelling sections. I couldn’t get to the Easter Show this year, and I do love the craft and knitting displays, so I am so glad I’m getting a virtual tour with you.

    Comment by changelingthings | 7 June 2007

  5. Hi David,

    I just wanted to tell you how much I love you show. I finally finished listening to the last one yesterday and I felt compelled to write. You’re show is so interesting and down to earth. I love your prospective on knitting. Keep up the great Podcast!


    Comment by Melinda | 10 June 2007

  6. Thanks for the information on Charles. I had found his site previously, but I was unclear about exactly where he is located. I teach in a school with a huge proportion of English-as-second-language students. (In fact, we have sent exchange students back to Germany or Norway with some unexpected new language skills as well as improved English! I’ve been trying to figure out how to use some of his blog with my students.

    Comment by Panhandle Jane | 10 June 2007

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