Tuesday, May 29, 2007

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  • A Re-Sounding Delight

    The most basic of all human needs is the need
    to understand and be understood.
    The best way to understand people is to listen to them.
    — Ralph Nichols

    I just got back from a great reunion weekend . . . and details to follow. In the meantime, my analysis of the podcast situation . . .

    All your podcast suggestions were a re-sounding delight (pun very intended, thankyouverymuch!). Since I spent a goodly amount of iPod time in the past few weeks trying out new ones, I thought I'd share some thoughts on the ones I tested.

    First, the successes:
    • Stash and Burn - Talk about talking about knitting . . . and I love the way they measure their stashes.

    • It's A Purl Man - I was totally taken from the first time I heard the theme music.

    • Sticks and String - I might be fooled by the Australian accent, but it's a good kind of fooled. This is a good time.

    • The Knitting Cook - Currently on maternity leave, but plenty of archives to sift through. And should be coming back one of these months.

    • Socks in the City - All sock knitting, all the time. I love it.

    • The News From Lake Wobegone - How did I miss that this was now a podcast? Glad to have remedied that.

    And, in the not-for-me category:

    • Lime and Violet - I know this is popular, so I gave it three whole shows before giving up. But it seems like all they do is talk about yarn people sent them. And that laugh! Not for me.



    Blogger Carole Knits said...

    Bravo for you for all these podcasts. And as for Lime & Violet, I agree.

    5/29/2007 7:07 AM  
    Blogger JayJay said...

    I will have to check some of these out before my next trip! Can't wait to hear about the reunion weekend! Did you see our favorite Providence family of four?

    5/29/2007 7:50 AM  
    Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

    LOL about L and V, I completely agree!

    5/29/2007 7:51 AM  
    Blogger Sereknitty said...

    I can't seem to get the socks in the city link to work. Can you repost the address itself?

    5/29/2007 9:55 AM  
    Anonymous nova said...

    I am glad you ave Guido a try and liked his podcast. I really enjoy listening to him. I am in the same boat in regard to LandV. Different strokes and all that.

    5/29/2007 10:10 AM  
    Blogger WandaWoman said...

    That's the beauty of podcasts, there's a great variety. I did not know about Socks in the City. I'll be checking that one out. I'll have to give the Knitting Cook another go.

    5/29/2007 1:00 PM  
    Blogger Pam said...

    Thanks for the podcast wrap-up! I'd quit looking for knitting podcasts for a while -- lots of people love L&V and it turned out not to be my cup of tea. Glad to have some ideas of other flavors to try.

    5/29/2007 2:58 PM  
    Blogger Stephanie said...

    There are a couple of new ones there I haven't listened to. I'll have to check them out. I'm trying to be better about exercise and I find that podcasts make the time go faster. I'm with you on Lime & Violet. They weren't for me either.

    5/29/2007 4:01 PM  
    Blogger Elizabeth said...

    You might also enjoy the Knitpicks podcast; I just listened to that for the first time. Craftborg and Craftsanity are not knitting-specific, but also enjoyable.

    5/29/2007 4:08 PM  
    Blogger Liz K. said...

    I'm excited to try the sock knitting podcast! Yay!

    5/29/2007 5:02 PM  
    Blogger Karen said...

    I don't care for Lime & Violet either, but was afraid to admit it for fear of being flogged!!! It's refreshing to see others agree as well - I thought it was just me.

    I'm going to check out Socks in the City - that's a new one for me!! Thanks for recommending it!

    5/30/2007 6:05 AM  
    Blogger Nonnahs said...

    Stash and Burn is cute, and I recently got hooked on The Knitting Cook, which I love. :)

    5/30/2007 5:32 PM  

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