Thursday, 23 July 2009

Pastures New

If you'd like to keep up with the Sheep, please head over to the new website

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Episode 16: Tea & Sympathy

This week we're talking about the nation's favourite drink. Plus we find out who's won the plinth competition and some lovely Koigu yarn, and the comedy delights to be found in town, in podcasts and in essays.

Tea & Sympathy

The UK Tea Council

Eddie Izzard - Tea & Cake or Death?

The Girl & Dean

The podcasts: BBC Friday Night Comedy; This American Life

The books: A Point Of View by Lisa Jardine; Letter From America by Alistair Cooke; Ex Libris and At Large And At Small by Anne Fadiman

Where I'm off to...

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Episode 15: One And Other

This week the Sheep comes over all artistic, looking at Anthony Gormley's One And Other art project for the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square.

Plus there's a competition, a handmade film review and a seriously cool bit of yarnstorming.

One And Other

Ravelry - Knitters on the Plinth

Bunny And The Bull

Knit the City

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Dudecraft Review

I was delighted to discover this morning over on Dudecraft that Electric Sheep was Friday's post on the blog! Here's what he said:

Recently, Hoxton Handmade from the Electric Sheep podcast asked me for a short bit of writing regarding my thoughts about gender and crafting for her podcast. I just listened to the resulting show and I gotta say, it's fantastic. She's got a great voice, great delivery, well thought out ideas and made a half hour fly by. Head here to check out the episode on gender and crafting: Episode 12 - Slugs and Snails

Monday, 6 July 2009

Episode 14: Mad Dogs & Englishmen

This week London has been sweltering in the heat. Noel Coward had a point and we’ve all been out in the midday sun a little too much lately. So it’s time for Britain’s favourite pastime, as we talk about the weather and what to knit when it’s hot. Plus another crazy knitted ensemble, courtesy of Sacha Baron Cohen; a fantastic animated short film featuring a knitter with whom I’m sure you’ll empathise; and the Rowan sweater that’s becoming the Sheep’s nemesis.

Of course by the time of going to press, the temperature’s back to normal and the rain has started up again, but I guess that only proves the unpredictability of the English climate…

Mad Dogs & Englishmen - Noel Coward

Farah (scroll down to see the Sweater)

Bruno in Berlin

The Last Knit

Holy Moly Batman!

I'm in the Stitch & Bitch newsletter! The Sheep's first ever bit of publicity, I feel very honoured.

I'm not very good with the random questions, attempting to be witty and interesting in the space of six words and probably failing at both. Nevertheless if you have made it over here thanks for taking a look and I hope you enjoy what you find.

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A new episode will be coming soon....

Monday, 29 June 2009

Episode 13: Heroes & Legends

We’re going back a few thousand years in search of fairytales, heroes and pagans. As you do. Plus I tackle a creature of mythical proportions and we bid farewell to a modern day legend. Fortunately the latest issue of Knitty, and one of our lovely listeners, bring the Sheep back to the knitting.

The Jabberwocky

President Obama vs The Fly


Eddie Izzard – Stonehenge

Malcolm Gladwell – Outliers

BGT – Signature

BGT – George Sampson