Normally, when I wake up in the mornings, I sit quietly in the living room and either knit or work on the day’s blog post. Sometimes there’s some scolding of the kittens, especially as they’re now waking me up at 4:45-5:00 a.m. in the morning. There is now an addition to my routine: listening to podcasts.
I’ve mentioned a few times that I listen to the Knit Picks’ Podcast. I started listening to this podcast 4 or 5 years ago while living in London. I didn’t knit or crochet at the time, but I just loved listening to Kelley Petkun. She formed the basis for my addiction. I wanted to try anything she tried. I feel as if she almost taught me how to knit, even more than YouTube did.
I also regularly watch The Fat Squirrel Speaks podcast, although not as regularly as I’d like. I’m a little behind. Amy Beth is probably the most energetic person. I love watching her. She is hilarious. It’s like sitting down with a good friend and having a laugh while she shows you her amazing projects. To be honest, I think watching her video podcasts inspired me to get more into spinning. She seems to always have some gorgeous fiber in progress or finished handspun yarn.
For the longest time, those were the only podcast I listened to/watched. I’m happy to say, that’s no longer the case! I’ve added a couple more to my list, and I’m on the lookout for more yet.
One of my new favorites is Just One More Row. I stumbled across the podcast while perusing knitting blogs on WordPress, and I’m glad I did. Dana and Brittany are fun to listen to, and you should see the projects they’re working on! When I listen to their podcasts, I feel like I’m in knitting group, sitting around and gabbing with good friends. Dana also has an online yarn shop called Unwind Yarn Company, which I recommend you check out. I’m currently in love with the Eire Journey Sock Yarn.
PS: Just One More Row is having a giveaway right now and ending on the 28th. Listen to their latest podcast (Episode 69: Knitting Weather!) for details!
I came across the Happy Spider Knits podcast on Monday. It’s a fairly new podcast, only 3 episodes in so far, but I can tell already that I’m going to really enjoy it. I love her voice. It could be my partiality to accents, but Happy Spider also just has a soft, soothing voice. She knits and spins, and she recently finished the Hue Shift Afghan by Kerin Dimeler-Laurence, which just blows my mind. I recommend checking out her Episode 3 Show Notes to see the finished blanket. It’s gorgeous.
I’m always on the hunt for new podcasts to listen to or watch. What are your favorites?