Sticks & String

A podcast by an Australian bloke who knits.

Show 26 – Knitting in Public

A big thank you to Kris of Tapestry Craft and Mary Helen for organising the Sydney end of the WWKIP Day, which is where this week’s show begins. There are lots of pictures on their sites.
The new Flinders Island Fleece site is coming here.
Wagtail yarns are here.
Madoka’s animations and crocheting can be found here.

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.
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
Jeff Wahl    Home     (Magnatune)

From the bottom of the knitting bag
Aran Knitting  by Alice Starmore (link)

New Podcasts
Knitters Uncensored (link)
Knit Therapy (link)
I did eventually find a picture of Boudicca’s Braid here.

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.


10 June 2007 - Posted by | knitting


  1. Hee hee hee! I had listened to Lime and Violet before I got around to listening to your show last week, so I knew EXACTLY what caused that little spike in downloads you mentioned last week. I thought you might be a little blushy after hearing it! I’m glad you mentioned it- I got a big kick out of that.

    Great show, as always! You really don’t need to get back to me, I’m sure you have enough to do. Just wanted to let you know I never miss the show and I appreciate all the work you put into it.

    Comment by Susan (Hyperactive Hands) | 11 June 2007

  2. Yes, and the thousands of us who have not made it onto Ravelry yet wish you would post a photo on the website here so we can see what L&V were talking about.

    Comment by Tan | 11 June 2007

  3. Good grief, do I really sound like that?

    Tan, they’ve posted sneak peek screenshots of Ravelry here.

    Comment by Kris | 11 June 2007

  4. David, I’m almost caught up to this podcast but just caught the news about the storms in Sydney. I do hope you are okay. The podcast is wonderful! I would hate to have anything happen to you or the cats or the lizards, etc.

    Comment by AnnaMarie | 11 June 2007

  5. Hey, we just calls ’em as we sees ’em.


    (and psssst to the other commenteers, photos are on flickr of the KIP, including a few of our fair host here recording his show, and I’m *right*. Totally hottt. Three t’s. So there.)


    Comment by violet | 11 June 2007

  6. G’day David, thanks for playing the KU promo on your show!

    Great episode! Sounds so different with all the background noises of the knitters. 🙂

    Comment by Elemmaciltur | 11 June 2007

  7. Hi David,
    When I knit cables on the train I stick my cable needle under my watch band. I have not dropped one yet.


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    Comment by BEV LOVE | 12 June 2007

  8. Thanks for the info on Starmore’s Aran Knitting- I have never seen it in person and it was neat to hear more about it!

    Comment by frecklegirl jess | 12 June 2007

  9. Hi David, I too did not have the coveted Aran Knitting (the only one I didnt’t have), until a fellow guild member asked me if I would like to buy it from her. They were going for $200-$300 on ebay. Well you guessed it, I jumped all over that deal. I’m in the process of knitting Na Craga for an Alpaca farm that I knit for. It’s a lovely pattern but the marl yarn Alice Starmore uses doesn’t do the pattern justice. Hope to see your’s soon. Do you think if enough knitters email Alice Starmore about reprinting her books, she might give it some thought? It worked for Grumperina and the Addi Lace needles.
    Keep up the great work.

    Comment by Rhonda | 13 June 2007

  10. Hi David,

    Honestly, I am only on Episode 12, having discovered your podcast just a week ago. Your calming manner and easy-going disposition have helped me through many a lace repeat and heel turn already. Thank you for a wonderful show.

    We here in Arizona, USA raise fiber animals, Shetlands, Angora Goats, and alpacas for fun and stash enhancement and hope to make a profit someday but for now we endeavor to break even and spin a good yarn over a good Oatmeal Stout.

    BTW, I love your cats. Our two rescues are never allowed outside due to the heavy coyote population so have no tingling collars but shower us with love nonetheless, especially when we are busy with our daily ablutions.

    Thank you for a wonderful show and I look forward to catching up, yet not too quickly so as to avoid withdrawal symptoms, on the podcast. You have a lovely voice and should consider voice-overs as a retirement career.

    Happy Knitting and Spinning,

    Lauren from Pretending to Farm

    Comment by pretendfarmer | 14 June 2007

  11. Finally caught up with the show – busy making stuff and nearly finished my scarf! Yaaay.

    Lovely, lovely show as usual and the lady at the knitting show is still a star!!

    Comment by Marjorie | 19 June 2007

  12. Oh and I can’t see where to leave a comment on the new site and

    Forgot No.2 Oh Boy can that guy do lace – what a wonder!!!!

    Comment by Marjorie | 19 June 2007

  13. I own Aran Knitting! The library where I used to work was discarding it and (everyone knows I’m an obsessive knitter) someone gave it to me–for free. I had no idea I was so lucky!

    Comment by Sandy | 9 July 2008

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