Sticks & String

A podcast by an Australian bloke who knits.

Show 105 – Crochet

Thanks to Sally for her comments on the knitting, more in coming weeks.

Thank you to Bev Cooper from Belisa Cashmere for kthe crochet information.

Sundogstudios’ video from Maryland Sheep and Wool is here.

If you’d like to take up the Audible offer of a free trial account and a free book, click here. And thanks to Audible for sponsoring the show this week.

What’s happening

Courthouse Stitch’n’Bitch Every Sunday at the Courthouse Hotel Newtown 1:30pm

Knitter\’s Connection 17 – 20 June, Columbus OH, USA

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

Studio 49 Retreat 16-18 October, Sonora CA, USA

Studio 49 Retreat 16-18 October, Sonora CA, USA

Sydney Sity Klickers Every second Saturday at Barmuda, Australia Street Newtown

This show’s music

Fernwood Open Seas (Magnatune)

From the bottom of the knitting bag


Yarn Magazine # 14 from Yarn MagazineĀ (link)

Almeria by Fernwood

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.


31 May 2009 - Posted by | knitting


  1. I have been listening to your podcast for over a year and really enjoy it, but I’m prompted to write now with Sally’s and your descriptions from the knitting competition. It’s been a hoot. Thanks to you both.

    I live in Scottsbluff, Nebraska about 30 miles from the Brown Sheep Wool Mill and taught knitting there during the 80s.

    Keep up the interesting podcasts. No need to reply.

    Mary O

    Comment by Mary Oba | 14 June 2009

  2. I’ll be very interested in hearing what you think of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I nearly purchased that book during my last trip to the bookstore.

    Comment by Katrina | 2 July 2009

  3. I’m a little behind in my listening so I just listened to this episode and thought I’d share a couple prominent crochet sites: and I learned to crochet when I was a very young girl and taught myself to knit a couple decades later. I find crochet easier and faster because of done it longer and it’s much harder to lose your place/stitches. However, I find the motion of knitting with two sticks (and string) a much more meditative practice.

    Listen to ya later!
    Leigh-Anne in Cleveland Hts, Ohio

    Comment by Leigh-Anne Dennison | 18 July 2009

  4. I hate typos — “because I’ve done it longer…”

    Comment by Leigh-Anne Dennison | 18 July 2009

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