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


Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Pastures New

Apologies if you can't find the new episode in the iTunes Store. Boring tech stuff means I have to resubmit the podcast with the new server/feed details. Once it's back in there, you may need to re-subscribe to the show to get the new episodes to download automatically. You should only have to do this once now that I have lots of lovely bandwidth on the new server.

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

Episode 12: Slugs & Snails

The Sheep is back! Apologies for the delay in getting this episode out, but Hoxton Towers had to be seriously re-vamped. We now have enough bandwidth for the Sheep to frollick merrily in pastures new.

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:
Brooklyn Tweed
Troon Tweed
Lanark Tweed
The Panopticon
It’s a Purl, Man
Sticks and String
Look who’s coming…

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Sheep Unplugged

To the 127 people who have downloaded the latest episode in the last 36 hours, I thank you. To the 169 people who have listened to the episode before that, I thank you too. However, you have slightly overwhelmed my humble podcasting system.

Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled, it's wonderful, really, but where in god's name have you all come from?! I thought I had about 50 listeners per episode and was jolly pleased with that, and now it's tripled in the space of a week!

In April, the little Sheep used 3GB of bandwidth. In May it was 13GB. And in June, it's 24GB in the first two weeks. 25GB is the limit of my current system, after which alternative plans must be made to save the Sheep from falling silent.

Hopefully, none of this should interrupt your listening pleasure, but if you have any problems downloading the show, this will probably be why. I'm sorting out some emergency bandwidth, so it should all keep working fine (I hope).

So please bear with me. I am beyond lucky to have a brother who is, well, brilliant generally, but also a tech-whizz who does this stuff for a living, so he's helping me sort out a slightly more grown-up website and some mega storage and bandwidth for the podcast.

But seriously, I'm thrilled and I thank all of you for listening.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Ep. 11 London & The Crawl

World Wide Knit In Public Day, and what better way to celebrate than with Stitch'n'Bitch London's Knit Crawl.  Debating knitting alone versus knitting en masse, I report back from the tashtastic adventure. Plus a rundown of what other knitters have been up to in public.

And the Crawl inspires a look around town at some of the quirky attractions on offer if you're in search of an alternative tour of London.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Ep.10 Colds & Blasphemy

Sounding a little different this week as I speak to you through a heavy cold.  So bear with me through the first few minutes as the sound equipment gets confused by the change in pitch.

Anyway, this week, knitting blasphemies and negative knitters, followed by some seriously stylish older folk and the latest issue of the Twist Collective.

100 Greatest Movie Lines