Sticks & String

A podcast by an Australian bloke who knits.

Show 156 – A good start

Thanks to everyone who has been in contact.
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There’s also a Sticks and String iPhone app.

What’s happening
Carolina Fiber Frolic Charleston South Carolina
Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival 15-17 April 2011, Hood River, Oregon
Courthouse Stitch’n’Bitch Every Sunday at the Courthouse Hotel Newtown 1:30pm
Kentucky Food and Fiber Festival Lexington Kentucky 20-22 May 2011
NSW Knitters Guild (Blue Mountains Division) 3rd Saturday of each month at the Blaxland Community Centre
Sydney Sity Klickers Every second Saturday at Barmuda, Australia Street Newtown

This show’s music
Stuart Sweeney Cherry Blossom Falls (Magnatune)

From the bottom of the knitting bag
1940s Patterns to knit from Victoria and Albert Museum (link)

16-9 by Stuart Sweeney

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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6 February 2011 - Posted by | knitting


  1. Hope all goes well and your Mum is home soon. Take care…

    Comment by anonymousknitter | 7 February 2011

  2. Do you have plans to publish your essays from the podcast at any time in the future? I’d love to own them in pdf form to pull up and read whenever I wished.

    Best wishes to your Mum and hopes for a speedy return home.

    Comment by mrsmouse | 17 February 2011

  3. Hope all is well – I miss you! Best wishes for mum. Come back soon.

    Comment by Gretchen | 2 March 2011

  4. Hi, David! I’ve been catching up on your podcasts (you’re not the only one who gets behind!) and listened to this episode last night. Your description of the 1940s patterns reminded me of a conversation I had with my dad a couple of months ago. He was a WWII navigator on a B-17 Flying Fortress, flying out of Chelveston, England. He was shot down over Germany, and spent time in a POW camp. There were a lot of Brits at Stalag Luft III, and Dad, being an officer, was put in with them. He told me that the Brits were always knitting socks, but he could never scrape up enough candy bars and cigarettes to be able to afford a pair. So, for Father’s Day a few weeks ago, at 90 years old, he finally got his first pair of hand-knitted socks, courtesy of his loving daughter.
    Love the podcast, and hope all is well with you.
    Lynne Dudurich
    Washington, DC

    Comment by Lynne Dudurich | 29 June 2011

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