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Day 19 of 30 Days of Knitting

Day 19:  Do you watch movies and/or listen to podcasts while knitting?  What are your favorite things to knit to?

I knit and crochet to a variety of things– movies (at home– I do need light to see what I’m doing, unlike some people), TV programs, DVDs of favorite costume dramas, talk radio, music, or audio books.  Rarely do I knit with nothing going in the background.  I can do it, but I like having something to listen to.

I’ve listened to a knitting podcast twice (well, one was a podcast and the other was a “videocast”, or whatever they’re called).  I like the idea of podcasts, but I’m simply not in the routine of loading and listening to them… Also, the first one I listened to was only just “ok”.  Mostly it was just two women chit-chatting about what they had been knitting.  (g)  –Which is fine, but maybe not the most interesting thing to listen to for an hour.  My second try turned out to be much the same thing– only in this case it was a man and a woman (and the woman did most of the talking).  Still, the second time around, I found it more interesting, so maybe the chit-chat format is growing on me…

Since I don’t have anyone to talk to (in person) about crochet or knitting (without feeling that I’ll bore them to death and they won’t understand most of what I’m talking about, anyway), I guess listening to a couple of other people doing so may fill some sort of gap in my conversational life. ;o)  (Ha.  My conversational life.  I’m not usually much of a talker to anyone but my husband, so…)

A couple of interesting-looking related links (though I haven’t really read through all of them):

—  WordCast Craft Month Podcast List  (Podcasts for a variety of crafts)
—  Knitting  (Self-explanatory.)

So, it looks like there are quite a few knitting podcasts still running.  (I’d wondered if the golden age of podcasting was over– just in time for me to miss out on it!– after finding a few that looked interesting, only to discover that they were no longer being produced.)  Now it’s a matter of finding the one(s) that fit best with my interests and sense of humor.

If anyone would care to recommend a favorite podcast (about knitting or crocheting, preferably), I’m definitely interested.  :o)


I’m Michael (a female Michael, to remove any doubt).  I live on the Alabama Gulf Coast with my husband, Donald, and our crazy American Eskimo Dogs. 

I love to fill my spare time with various crafts and other hobbies, and this blog is where I share photos, record my progress, and ramble endlessly.

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