I spent the first weekend on my own sick, and the million and one things I'd planned to do didn't get done. I watered the garden and picked what was ripe, I fed Ms Cat and swept the alley, I ran the washing machine and hung the laundry (I'm now officially all caught up with our laundry!) - and that's about it. Well, not quite: because I had the sofa all to myself, I parked myself there, and listened to knitting podcasts.
Knitting podcasts have been around for a while, but I just discovered them now, and enjoyed them so much that I'm going to share a few here.
- knit.fm - with Hannah Fettig of KnitBot and Pam Allen of Quince and Co: fifteen episodes containing a wealth of information about wool and knitting. They are organized by specific topics where technical details, interesting anedocts and conversation intersect. If you're new to them, I suggest that you go back to Episode 1, and listen to them all from the beginning of the series.
- Woolful, by Ashley Yousling. There are twenty-nine episodes, but for those interested in the sheep to yarn journey, I highly recommend Episode 18 with Nan Bray, a shepherdess in Tasmania who discusses grazing and transhumance, diverse ecosystems as an important nutritional requirement, as well as some crucial social aspects of healthy sheep herds; also Episode 16 with Michael Hampton on the world of fiber milling (in the US).
- On the subject of knitting and taking the time to do things by hand, I also found very inspiring the essay by Tom Of Holland: Taking Time (no, not a podcast).
Oh, besides listening to podcasts, I made a frittata for myself with zucchini from the garden, and two of the dozen eggs I found in the fridge.