Sticks & String

A podcast by an Australian bloke who knits.

Show 43 – Y.D.I.Y

A hectic week at work.
Henry now has two complete sleeves, so just the neck to go, maybe by next week (not including the 300 ends).
The amazing blanket is here.

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
NSW Knitters Guild (Canowindra Group)   10am, 2nd Saturday of each month at Glasonbury, Longs Corner Road, Canowindra
Perth City Nits   Every second Saturday – Boarders Hay Street Mall, Perth
Sydney Royal Easter Show   Details of the arts competitions (entries open until 11 January 2008)
Sydney Sity Klickers   Every second Saturday at Barmuda, Australia Street Newtown

From the bottom of the knitting bag
Yarn Magazine – Issue 8  from Yarn Magazine (link)
Interweave Knits – Winter 2007  from Interweave Knits (link)

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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18 November 2007 - Posted by | knitting


  1. what is the song for this week? OMG it is beautiful!

    Comment by Rebecca | 20 November 2007

  2. Thanks for sharing Blackbird with us this podcast; it was absolutely perfect music to listen to while watching the first snow falling through my window at work. I loved the essay this week as well. Excellent podcast!

    Comment by Crimson | 22 November 2007

  3. I finally got around to watching Spotswood! What a funny, little movie- thanks for the tip.

    Comment by Carla | 22 November 2007

  4. David, your podcast is wonderful. I just discovered it and already sent it to several friends, including a young boy I know who just discovered knitting. I think he’ll enjoy hearing a bloke talk about this nice obsession we share.

    Knit on!

    Comment by Maritza | 25 November 2007

  5. Congratulations!
    SYDNEY — Australian Prime Minister John Howard suffered a humiliating defeat in national elections Saturday, according to preliminary results, most likely ending the political career of one the Asia-Pacific region’s most enduring conservative leaders and a key ally of U.S. President George W. Bush in the region.

    Comment by CarolineF | 25 November 2007

  6. David,

    Thanks for such an enjoyable podcast. I love getting a picture of the knitting community “down under”. I am slowly catching up with my podcasts, and I thought that someone else would have mentioned this by now.

    The nice thing about using sheltand wool for a steeked sweater is you don’t have to weave in the ends! Just trim neatly and tack them down (especially important around the sleeves. The ends of the yarn kind of felt/mat together with the body of the sweater and don’t work apart.
    Eunny Jang did a nice tutorial on steeks that discusses the different types of steeks


    Comment by knitrn | 10 December 2007

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