Sticks & String

A podcast by an Australian bloke who knits.

Show 49 – Five for

The information on the final Wheel of Time book is here.
The British Library Turning the Pages site for Vista is here, there’s also a link for non-Vista users.
Yarn Magazine has new owners and should be back in March 2008.
The new Henry VIII pictures are here if you’re not on Ravelry.

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

This show’s music
Heavy Mellow Maybe it will rain (Magnatune)

From the bottom of the knitting bag
2 Ply Jumper Yarn from Jamieson & Smith (link)

The famous explanation of cricket, usually given to people not from the Commonwealth.

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in.

Each man that’s in the side that’s in goes out, and when he’s out he comes in and the next man goes in until he’s out.

When they are all out, the side that’s out comes in and the side that’s been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.

When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in.

There are two men called umpires who stay all out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out.

When both sides have been in and all the men have been out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game!

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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30 December 2007 - Posted by | knitting


  1. Thanks for this essay – it does help to look at the successes, and I think I needed to hear that today. Funny how that timing works out sometimes, isn’t it?

    Comment by Ann | 3 January 2008

  2. You can set your flickr account to let you know when you have comments or flickr mail. I love your show! 🙂 (I just started listening to last week’s episode. I was saving it for when I could pay attention. I’m folding laundry now, and it’s so much nicer to have a nice podcast to listen to, so thanks!)

    Comment by Andrea (noricum) | 6 January 2008

  3. Hilarious explanation. As a clueless American in Singapore, I’ve asked my Oz and Kiwi friends for years to explain cricket. I attended a tournament once, thinking, “There are sticks and balls, I’ll be able to figure this out.” Wrong! By the end of the afternoon, I still had no clue.

    Love the podcast. Always makes my day to see a new episode waiting for me in iTunes.

    Comment by ssedro | 24 February 2008

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