Sticks & String

A podcast by an Australian bloke who knits.

Show 56 – Knitting with a point

Burmese blocking techniques.Burmese blocking
I’m working on the Hemlock Ring Blanket by Jared Flood at the moment.
Canberra wool week is on 18 May (yes a whole week in 1 day – I haven’t found an official site for it yet).
Happy 2nd anniversary to It’s a purl man and Guido.

What’s happening
Australian Sheep and Wool Show   Bendigo Victoria 18-20 July
Courthouse Stitch’n’Bitch   Every Sunday at the Courthouse Hotel Newtown 1:30pm
Knitters Connection   Once again in Columbus Ohio from 11 to 14 June. Lots of interesting people…
Knitters Weekend   Wellington New Zealand 9-11 May
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

This show’s music
Beth Quist    Eli     (Magnatune)

From the bottom of the knitting bag
Knitting in Plain English  by Maggie Righetti (link)
One Foot in the Grave  from BBC with Richard Wilson and Annette Crosby (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.
My Blackberry pin is 2528FD42.
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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9 March 2008 - Posted by | knitting


  1. David,
    I love, love, love your podcast! Thank you for putting out such a fun and informative show. I laughed and laughed at your “Burmese Blocking Technique.” I am such a dolt. I was, like, wow, should I write this down? I’ve never heard of this technique. Perhaps it’s great for blocking knitted garments “just so.” When I learned it was a cat story — boy was my face red! Thanks for the day brightener!

    Comment by Elizabeth | 12 March 2008

  2. Hah! Thanks so much for reminding me of One Foot in the Grave! I used to look at it on the BBC when I had a telly – that was aaaages ago. One of the most funny shows ever.
    I am catching up with all of the podcast episodes and very much enjoying it. Greetings from a belgian gal who knits 😉

    Comment by Sophie | 16 March 2008

  3. (AKA COgirl on Ravelry)

    So last night I turned out the lights and was listening to the podcast before I went to bed. I thought I was going to learn something about a blocking technique I knew nothing about. I started laughing so hard, had to pause the iPod and explain to my husband what was so funny. Love the photo. That explains it all.

    Comment by Debbie | 17 March 2008

  4. Finally, someone else who loves “One Foot in the Grave!” What funny series. BBC America runs it every so often – terrific show.

    Comment by Debbie Demoney | 13 December 2008

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