Sticks & String

A podcast by an Australian bloke who knits.

Show 125 – A convenient fiction

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Thanks to everyone who has been in contact over the past week, and don’t forget to ask some questions..
This week’s show sounds a little different due to the lack of carpet in the room, and the changed recording set up – back to normal around 9 April.

What’s happening
Aoteoroa Mens Knitting Retreat (New Zealand) See below
Courthouse Stitch’n’Bitch Every Sunday at the Courthouse Hotel Newtown 1:30pm
NSW Knitters Guild (Blue Mountains Division) 3rd Saturday of each month at the Blaxland Community Centre
Sydney Royal Easter Show Knitting Competition
Sydney Sity Klickers Every second Saturday at Barmuda, Australia Street Newtown

This show’s music
David Modica Falling leaves (Magnatune)

From the bottom of the knitting bag
Dale Knitting Patterns from Dale of Norway (link)

Native Intuition by David Modica

You can contact me at david AT sticksandstring DOT com DOT au or
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7 March 2010 - Posted by | knitting


  1. The website I’ve always gone to for Dale of Norway is:

    That’s the US version of the site. It looks like there is also a version for the UK, if you scroll to the bottom there is a drop-down menu for languages that has US-english, UK-english, and Norwegian. I’m not seeing a version for Australia. From the US site you can actually buy yarn and patterns directly.

    Comment by Yvonne | 10 March 2010

  2. Thank you so much for mentioning Brandywine and many thanks to the person who sent you a note about it! I’ve been able to donate $7,500 so far thanks to our wonderful knitting community!

    Comment by Romi | 13 March 2010

  3. I downloaded the Brandywine shawl — and then just saw Romi’s note above! thanks for mentioning it – a good cause, and a specific pattern to work on for help for Haiti.

    I’m almost afraid to click on the Dale of Norway site, sigh … as in what would I come away with that I don’t have time to knit at the moment. Our family actually has two “ready made” Dale of Norway sweaters that will probably be passed down to the next generation(s) — they are so warm that even in snow country they are seldom worn, but they are beautiful and extremely durable.

    Comment by MaryjoO | 15 March 2010

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