Sticks & String

A podcast by an Australian bloke who knits.

Show 34 – Make two

This week Leanne Crofts from Tapestry Craft and Morris Yarns tells us about her wonderful job.
I look at a complex mathematical problem that apparently vexes knitters around the world.

What’s happening
Courthouse Stitch’n’Bitch   Every Sunday at the Courthouse Hotel Newtown 1:30pm
NSW Knitters Guild (Blue Mountains Division)   3rd Saturday of each month at the Blaxland Community Centre
Studio 49 Fibre Retreat   A fibre arts retreat that Old Oak Ranch Sonora 16 to 18 November 2007 (pendria AT sbcglobal DOT net)
Sydney Sity Klickers   Every second Saturday at Barmuda, Australia Street Newtown

This show’s music
Jeff Wahl   

  Root Beer Meteor Shower    


From the bottom of the knitting bag
The Best of Vogue Knitting  by Vogue Knitting (link)

Thanks once more to Michelle Griffin for the wonderful theme music. This week, given the cashmere yarn that turns up in the interview, it’s particularly apt.

You can contact me at david AT sticksandstring DOT com DOT au or

podcast AT sticksandstring DOT com DOT au

I’m on Ravelry as DavidReidy.

I’m sure that you know to replace the at with AT with @ and DOT with . but maybe the spam bots won’t.

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2 September 2007 - Posted by | knitting


  1. Very informative and very funny! A+

    Comment by Connie | 7 September 2007

  2. Great episode this week. Leanne has a great job!!!

    Just remember there should always be 2 not 3 or 4 sleeves!!! =)

    Comment by Cathy | 8 September 2007

  3. wow, henry is coming along beautifully!

    Comment by jae | 8 September 2007

  4. I have been a fan from almost the beginning. You never disappoint.
    Re. make 2
    A house style that is supposed to tell the reader instantly what a project involves; any project. Yes. in most cases the sleeve number is obvious; long gone are the days were there was room for any asymetrical design elements. I did want to tell you about a woman I met with second sleeve syndrome but I think that statement alone conjures up the full horror.

    I don’t mind the dummying down in the language but I do wish there was more slow, complex, knitting patterns. I don’t want to be always in a hurry.

    Comment by Luise | 9 September 2007

  5. I have been listening since show #1. I really enjoy your show. I have to say that I found your comments about the Texan and his Duck Hunting Buddy completely hilarious. I live in the States and I can tell you that when I talk about those two particular characters, I’m not quite as generous as you were. Thanks for the chuckle!

    Comment by Tammany | 15 September 2007

  6. Just saw the “Henry” photos. It is awesome. I have knitted for many, many years but never tried anything that looks so complicated. Listening to your podcast has inspired me to take a leap and start working with color!

    Comment by Bobbie | 18 September 2007

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