It is the middle of the Easter holidays and I haven’t been doing much except stuff on the computer and knitting. It is Barnabas’ birthday soon and he wants these socks to be ready for it. This is what I’ve done in 2 days, which isn’t bad considering it took a year to get this far on the last pair! This is Opal ‘rainforest’ yarn in Owl. So he will have owl socks.
To encourage me in my knitting, I’ve been listening to various podcasts. I’ve decided to start a podcast roll like my blogroll on my sidebar.
This is a wonderful one featuring a fellow Quiltart member and blogger, Melanie Testa. The podcast is called Craftsanity. This is what it says about the podcast featuring Melanie:
Textile designer and fiber artist Melanie Testa struggled at first to find her true calling. But on this episode of CraftSanity sheâ€™s going to inspire us with the story of how she crafted her way out of a bad situation.
There is a knitting podcast which I really like, too, called Knitcast. I have knitted my way through all 23 episodes of that one! Marie Irshad, who incidentally lives in Cardiff, interviews a prominent person in the knitting world for each episode so it was a good way of finding out what is going on in knitting and where to buy lots of yummy yarn!! She also interviewed various people during the Knitting and Stitching Show in London last year, run by Twisted Thread, who also run the Festival of Quilts which I spent two days at last year. One of them was Andrew Salmon, the Managing Director, where he spoke about future plans for the various shows, among other things (If you want to listen to this podcast it is here).
Over the next few weeks, I have decided to do a sort of series featuring online classes. If you run one of these, or have taken one and would like me to mention it, email me with a bit of blurb and maybe some photos and I will talk about it!