While working on the ebay stuff I like to listen to podcasts. Some of my favorite podcasters talk about knitting, spinning, and books. I keep “discovering” new ones because each podcaster likes to mention and discuss the podcasts THEY like to listen to.
In no particular order:
Crafternoon Tea with GrannyG – From New Zealand! (I can’t believe spell check doesn’t recognize that Zealand is a proper word). “A fibrecraft podcast from NZ featuring interviews with inspiring people.” And recipes. Cooking yummy stuff! She even prepares fiber for spinning – I love messing with wool.
The Knitmore Girls – “A Mother Daughter Knitting Production” Jasmin and GiGi share their knitting projects and errors, spinning, sewing, and reviews. I really enjoy their respect and love for each other that comes through each discussion. Makes me cherish the memories I have of my mother even more. Of course, she would never record her voice because she sounded “too southern” as do I.
CraftLit – Heather O discusses her knitting, life, cooking, and comments on the book portion. She serially presents a book in audio form from Librivox and discusses the themes, plot, and other information that enhances your understanding and enjoyment of the book. It is like sitting down with your friend the English teacher over her/his favorite books. I got hooked on her with Jane Austen and stuck around for Mark Twain A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. It is not a book I would see myself reading (so many books, so little time…) but I am enjoying the commentary and a few chapters each podcast. The reader is fantastic. I am looking forward to going back and “reading” some of the previous books with Heather.
CogKNITive – A Knitting-Psychology Podcast. Dr. Gemma is a practicing Psychologist in California in both private practice and the prison system. Each podcast includes a discussion about knitting, crochet, spinning, aspects of her job, and a life strategy. She organizes a small fiber festival each year at the beginning of October and I wish I was close enough to go. I love her common sense approach to living life. Knitmore Girls mentioned her, and I am so glad they did!