Sticks & String

A podcast by an Australian bloke who knits.

Show 88 – Honestly

Thanks again to Michelle Griffin for the Christmas variations.
Lots of good book reviews coming up courtesy of the guild meeting on Saturday
Knitting of the new jumper is up to ball 3 (8-9 left to go).
Michael Kirby’s speech is here. (It it’s after March 2009 that link will probably have expired.)
If you’re wondering about the rumbling noise during the first third of the essay, it’s Tiger, he required a cuddle while I was trying to record it.
Thanks to K for the Jamison’s books.
Merry Christmas or whatever to everyone, don’t knit too hard. 

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 (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 Knitting Competition   Entries for the Arts section open on 3 November
Sydney Sity Klickers   Every second Saturday at Barmuda, Australia Street Newtown

This show’s music
Doug Astrop    Carol of the Bells     (Podsafe)
Allison Crowe    O Holy Night     (Podsafe)

From the bottom of the knitting bag
Jamieson’s Shetland Knitting Books  by Jamieson’s of Shetland (link)
Cadfael, the complete series  from Granada TV (link)

If you’d like to support the Calendar of Hope, you’ll find the information here.

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.
My Amazon wish list is here.
I’m sure that you know to replace the at with AT with @ and DOT with . but maybe the spam bots 

Click here to play the show using your computer’s audio player.


21 December 2008 - Posted by | knitting


  1. Hi, David! I’m loving your podcast!! My Christmas Holiday this year was a Sticks and String Marathon (I’ll get caught up some day)! Good company to my knitting.

    I have a question about the links you have under your What’s Happening section. The first two just link back to your website and the two guild links aren’t found. I’m not sure if this is what you were intending, but just wanted to let you know!

    Happy Holidays (and a hello to your kitties!)

    Comment by Lynn | 28 December 2008

  2. I would love to download Michael Kirby’s speech to my ipod to listen to it. Is there a way to do that?

    Comment by friender | 29 December 2008

  3. Hi David – Could you share a link to the “view” of Rome that you spoke about?

    Comment by lostcitydenise | 29 December 2008

  4. Nice knowing another man who knits and show 88 is my first podcast. I found this site (because I couldn’t find and didn’t find the link to the webcam you referenced in Rome. I share the love for the city and would very much like to “zone out” to that while knitting my newest Cat Bordhi piece.

    Comment by Charles Clark II | 1 January 2009

  5. Hi Charles,

    Yes, I forgot to include it. it’s but it has been down the last day or so. There is another one at

    All the best,


    Comment by David Reidy | 1 January 2009

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