Thursday, 23 July 2009
Sunday, 19 July 2009
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.
Eddie Izzard - Tea & Cake or Death?
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 FadimanWhere I'm off to...
Sunday, 12 July 2009
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.Knit the City
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
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
Am seriously chuffed :))) And my thanks again to Paul for contributing to the show and running a great blog.
Monday, 6 July 2009
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
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.
You can listen to the podcast by clicking the link on the right, where there are various options to play, download or subscribe. You can also choose to subscribe through iTunes.
A new episode will be coming soon....
Monday, 29 June 2009
President Obama vs The Fly
Eddie Izzard – Stonehenge
Malcolm Gladwell – Outliers
BGT – Signature
BGT – George Sampson
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
In the meantime, you can still listen to the new ep, and all the others, by clicking the Listen Here link on the right.
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
In celebration of Fathers’ Day, this week it’s all about the boys. I’ll be venting my wrath over gender stereotypes, celebrating some crafty menfolk and taking a look at fellow Men Who Knit. Plus get the lowdown on the subject from the talented Brooklyn Tweed and DudeCraft, who both kindly contributed their thoughts to this week’s show.
With a little more beef than usual, it’s a bumper episode:
It’s a Purl, Man
Sticks and String
Look who’s coming…
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Sunday, 14 June 2009
Saturday, 6 June 2009
Monday, 25 May 2009
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Sunday, 17 May 2009
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Monday, 4 May 2009
Sunday, 26 April 2009
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Saturday, 11 April 2009
Sunday, 5 April 2009
Saturday, 4 April 2009
Friday, 27 March 2009
Still something of a prototype, so bear with me as I iron out the technical glitches and try to find some interesting stuff to waffle about. Hopefully the sound quality will improve as I get the hang of things.
This first attempt is at least brief - about 20 minutes - so consider it a taster to whet your aural appetite.
To listen, simply click on the subscribe button to the right. You can also download it through iTunes.
Hope you enjoy and please email me your comments and suggestions.
This week's links:
What Not To Knit
You Knit What
Museum of Kitschy Stitches