Sticks & String

A podcast by an Australian bloke who knits.

Show 89 – The T word

The new jumper is progressing, up to ball 4 (7-8 to go).
This week’s R+L knitting group was at Scorpio’s house and we had an international visitor, McLenaghanKnits from Ravelry joined up (and you should see the blanket she’s working on).
Christmas was relatively low stress and involved catching up with lots of the family.
Next week’s book review should be interesting, I’m still trying to come up with a way of describing it.

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
Dan-O    Art of Gardens     (Podsafe)

From the bottom of the knitting bag
The Knitter’s Almanac  by Elizabeth Zimmermann (link)
The Philospher’s Zone  from ABC (Australia) (link)
Escape Pod  from Escape Artists Inc (link)
Pod Castle  from Escape Artists Inc (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.


28 December 2008 - Posted by | knitting


  1. There’s something wrong: The show’s not downloading….iTunes says that there’s a connection timeout.

    Comment by Elemmaciltur | 28 December 2008

  2. I got an error message, too.

    Comment by Lynn | 29 December 2008

  3. OK, I tried again, clicking the link on the right, and it downloaded properly; just not from the link above.

    Comment by Lynn | 29 December 2008

  4. Can’t download it anyway (iTunes, link in show notes or link in sidebar) any other suggestions?

    Comment by Heather | 29 December 2008

  5. David, what a terrific essay. I listen to every pod of yours, and like them all. This one, though, what a way to finish the year. KUDOS to you.

    Andrea from Buenos Aires

    Comment by Andrea | 30 December 2008

  6. Thank you so much for linking to the PodCastle and Escape Pod. I grew up listening to public radio and dearly miss “Radio Reader”. I have a voracious auditory/literary appetite and this will definitely help!

    Have you heard of Philosphy Talk done here in the states? They have some great guests and topics.

    Comment by Adrienne | 30 December 2008

  7. Your essay this week was wonderful! All the essays are terrific, but this one topped the charts for a big year end finish. Sticks and String is definitely the most thought-provoking knitting podcast out there, and always has some “pearl of wisdom” for us all. Thanks again for all your hard work putting this together for us all.

    Have a very happy new year. Deb

    Comment by Debbie Demoney | 31 December 2008

  8. GREAT show! I loved your essay in this podcast, I have really never thought of the T word that way but you are absolutely right. I live in San Francisco, a city where there is purportedly a lot of “T” although I think it is so true that “A” is really what we should be shooting for. Sadly, I think a lot of people don’t really A or T, even though they say they do. BUT happily, many people do A and even LOVE differences here. Anyway, there were several points in the essay where I laughed out loud at your comparisons of yarns, that was great.

    Have a wonderful 2009, have a great break, and thanks for the wonderful podcasts.

    Comment by Kathleen | 2 January 2009

  9. Brilliant essay! Thank you, and have a great day!

    Comment by shelle | 3 January 2009

  10. Hi David, I am just catching up on all your podcasts and although I have loved all your essays, this one tops the charts for me. Thank you so very much for doing the podcast, I am finding I look forward to the time when I can listen to your ‘casts more and more.


    Comment by Catfisch | 10 February 2009

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