Do you watch movies and/or listen to podcasts while knitting? What are your favorite things to knit to?
It really depends on what I am knitting. If it’s something simple, then yes. All the time! If it’s lace, absolutely not!
I watch regular tv shows that I have DVR’d (I hate commercials) and knit most evenings. However, I do like mindless shows that I don’t have to pay much attention to. If it’s a mystery or something dramatic may happen, I can’t knit and watch too because I want to know every detail of what happens. My husband makes fun of me because of it; however that’s what I really like about reality tv. It’s mindless.
I really enjoy listening to books on CD…it’s an easy to way to get in a novel that I want to read, while still getting in knitting time. That’s also the great thing about audio podcasts.
iTunes Podcasts (I’m not sure how to link them…just do a search on iTunes Podcast) NeverNotKnitting, monologamous., The Knitmore Girls, Limetown, Knit Picks’ Podcast
During the afternoon, after I get off of work, and on the weekends, I watch a lot of podcasts on YouTube. It’s really nice now because my hubby bought me a SmartTV for Christmas last year and I can watch YouTube on it. Before that, I spent hours in my office chair. I’m really behind on all of my shows right now because I haven’t been knitting. What are some of my favorites? In no particular order:
Inside Number 23 – Katie lives in the UK and has such fabulous old world style. She knits, sews, spins, cross stitches, reads and talks about it all. She is a huge fan of Harry Potter and bees. She is a former actress and sings like an angel. Roly, her pug, makes appearances in every episode…and her hubby takes part every once in awhile too.
LegacyKnitz – Sue and Chelsea are a mother / daughter team who knit like crazy and are so cute together. They now live in separate cities/states; however they’ve made their podcast work by using split screens when they are not visiting each other. They have opened an Etsy shop and are selling yarn; however it sells out super quickly because of their large following.
Dye Another Day – Yarn Enabler (Amanda) and The Cozy Knitter (Christina) (Etsy shop names) are two best friends that live in Canada and podcast together about their dyeing and knitting adventures. They both have small children and use their yarn businesses to be work at home Mom’s. I love both of their yarns and you’ve seen some of it on the favorite yarns day of the 30 Day Knitting Challenge.
Grocery Girls Podcast – Two Canadian sisters (Jodi and Tracie), whose family owns a grocery store where they work, podcast about knitting and yarn hoarding. Their stashes will make you drool. They are also exceptionally fast and always have socks on the needles. I promise you, they will make you laugh and almost pee your pants.
This could get quite long if I keep adding introductions for each podcast…here are more that I love to watch with links to all:
YarnThirty (aka Kat’s Kettle Yarn)
Fairy Little (aka Twitch and Stitch Podcast)
YarnGasm Podcast (aka Voolenvine Yarns)
And…I seriously could go on and on. I have so many that I watch…just when I catch up on one, another episode comes out from another, and so on and so on. I hope you check some of these out and let me know what you think. Maybe you’ll find a new favorite too?
The 30 Day Knitting Challenge is the creation of Meggiewes who blogs at Knitting in Wonderland.
Until next time, Happy Knitting!
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Oh, I’m so excited to check some of these out!
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Cool. Thanks for the heads up on the Canadian knitter scene. I am always on the lookout for other crafty-Canuks! I have a very complicated pattern on my needles now so it’s rather sad, I can’t devote any extra effort to watching or listening to interesting things. Am def looking forward to a little more freedom on in this regard though so I can check out some of your suggestions and hit up my old favourites like Tedtalks and the Yarnbomber!
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Thank you for this! Yes, I have really gotten into podcasts… it’s a whole new world! 🙂 I love Knitmore Girls and Yarniacs and Two Ewes Fiber Adventures. I will check a bunch of the ones you mentioned out.
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