Sticks & String

A podcast by an Australian bloke who knits.

Show 159 – Facts

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

What’s happening
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
Daniel Estrem Once upon a time (Magnatune)

From the bottom of the knitting bag
Rose of Sharing Pattern from Mary Jo Colwell (link)

Edvard Grieg by Daniel Estrem

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.

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


20 March 2011 - Posted by | knitting


  1. My husband gotto listen to your podcast this sunday and completly agrees with your opinion vs fact statements. I guess now he’s hooked too.

    Comment by Tonya | 22 March 2011

  2. Hi David,
    I love your podcasts! Your essay on Facts (versus opinions) raises an interesting issue – that of how people, even scientists and government agencies distort facts to suit their own agendas/opinions (e.g. whether insulin-spiking foods, carbohydrates, or fats cause obesity). Gary Taubes’ book “Good Calories, Bad Calories” reveals an excellent, if lengthy illustration of this phenomenon, though even reading the epilogue would be time well spent. His new book, “Why We Get Fat and What To Do About it”, is reportedly an easier, quicker read as it is written for non-scientists and is available on!

    Comment by Janet | 6 April 2011

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