Sticks & String

A podcast by an Australian bloke who knits.

Show 86 – Enjoy the wait

Why waiting is good for the economy.
How the cats got their names – as requested. 
As mentioned, if you’re a cat person, you’ll get this, if you’re not a cat person it will reinforce your preconceptions.

What’s happening
Courthouse Stitch’n’Bitch   Every Sunday at the Courthouse Hotel Newtown 1:30pm
Mens Australian Knitting Retreat   Jenolan Caves House 10-13 July 2009
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
Summer Knitting Get Together   2 pm 14 December 2008 Sidewalk Café, Sydney Opera House
Sydney Royal Easter Show Knitting Competition   Entries for the Arts section open on 3 November

From the bottom of the knitting bag
December 2008 Issue (12)  from Yarn Magazine (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.
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7 December 2008 - Posted by | knitting


  1. Hello!
    I am still working on catching up on your show. But wanted to comment I love the video because here are my two kitties

    They look like 2 of the ones in the video 🙂
    Though we find a spray bottle of water is best for bad behavior.

    Comment by Jadielady | 8 December 2008

  2. Excellent essay this week. I know I can use some patience.

    Comment by Vera | 8 December 2008

  3. I wholeheartedly agree with you about delayed gratification. We should all have to wait a bit for the things we want…it builds character…at least that’s what I tell my own children. They receive gifts on birthdays and Christmas and are able to appreicate what they get. In my case, I’m not sure it applies to knitting because when I sit down to knit…that is a gift in itself!

    Comment by Wendy | 12 December 2008

  4. Thanks for the Guide to Cats. It was very informative. I’m off to adopt a cat…or three…

    Comment by Angela | 15 December 2008

  5. Thanks for the link to the Engineer’s Guide to Cats… I have a cat, an Engineer for a dad, and an Engineer for a husband. At first I didn’t realize it’s supposed to be funny, it’s real life!! And I can vouch for Corporal Cuddling being a deterrent (less of a slipping hazard than the water bottle!)

    Comment by Mimi | 21 December 2008

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