Monday, April 29, 2013

Podcasts I Enjoy - Audio Edition

I owe you all an episode - back to mid-week recording later this week. I had every intention of recording on my way home from CT Sheep & Wool on Saturday; however when one does not attend said festival, one cannot possibly record on the way home. Too many places to be, spread out too far across our relatively tiny state. Where is a teleporter when you need it?  In the meantime, how about a blog post?

One day last week I posted this photo on Instagram, noting that I was glad to have my phone filled with podcasts to keep me company.  My commutes have been just awful last week and today, too.

Podcasts

I follow about 35 audio podcasts fairly regularly; however for many I had fallen woefully behind. I sync my iPhone to my computer with the preferences set that it keeps the 3 most recently unplayed episodes for each podcast on the phone.  Then when I periodically sync the phone it will remove the played episodes and replace them with any other unplayed episodes. This has worked for me for the most part. Except when Apple did an update and decided to get all wonky. I downloaded Downcast as a possible replacement - just haven't had the chance to try it out yet.

Anyway, a lovely listener commented on Instagram that she'd love to see my list, so here are the podcasts in my rotation, alphabetically. [Also you should check out Rachel's blog. She is a fantastic scrapbooker and knitter. I am constantly inspired by her projects!  Thank you Rachel for encouraging me to share my podcast playlist :-)]

2 Knit Lit Chicks
A Playful Day
Brass Needles
Caithness Craft Collective
Cast On
CogKNITive
Craft Life
DCUnraveled
Down Cellar Studio
Electric Sheep
Fiber & Fabric
Fiber Hooligan
Happy Camper Fibers
Happycrafter207
High Fiber Diet
Hollywood Knitter
iMake
It's a Purl, Man
Jane & Jen Knit Funny
Just One More Row
Knit 1 Geek 2
Knit Knit Cafe
Knitmore Girls
Knitting Brooklyn
Knitting Pipeline
Never Not Knitting
Ready Set Knit
Savvy Girls
Stash & Burn
Sticks & String
Subway Knits
TVknittingpodcast
Twin Set Designs
Yarn on Tap
Yarn Thing
Yarniacs

A wide variety of weekly, every two weeks, monthly, and more sporadic (hey, we all know life can get in the way!).  Some have one host, others have two, or are a host with a guest.  Some are instructional, some conversational, and others fall somewhere in the middle.  All are highly entertaining and I could definitely see myself having a cup of tea and knitting with any of these delightful women - and men, too!

From time-to-time I even listen to non-knitting podcasts - usually when Carlos and I are on a road trip.  That is when these shows make it to the rotation: (can you sense a theme?)

DIS Unplugged
The Nerdist
The Pixar Podcast
WDW Radio Show
WDW Today

Do you have any podcasts - knitting or otherwise - that are staples in your rotation?  Feel free to share in the comments!  I am always looking for new (or new-to-me) shows to check out. :-)

Happy knitting,
Jen

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Episode 53 - To Club or Not to Club

Continued thoughts and prayers to my friends in Boston.  




Drive
Rocky Coast
Stripey Socks for me

Your Mileage May Vary - a new segment where I delve into some of those issues that always spur discussion among knitters.  Join us over in the Ravelry Group for further discussion about this week's topic.
This week's question is: To Club or Not to Club - share your experiences and thoughts about yarn, fiber, bag or any other knitting related clubs
Carpool - Community Events and Charity KALs

Cosmic Knittas - Sandy Hook Tribute for International Yarn Bomb Day
Join the Cosmic Knittas on TwitterFacebookPinterest, and Ravelry for the yarn bomb in Sandy Hook on 6/8/2013
Knitted and Crocheted Items for the Yarn Bomb can be sent to:
Commuter Knitter Podcast
P.O. Box 203
Botsford, CT 06404
Road Trips
I-91 Shop Hop June 27-30 - Facebook Page
Metaphor Yarns Shelburne Falls, MA
Northampton Wools Northampton, MA
WEBS Northampton, MA
Marji's Yarncrafts Granby, CT
Creative Fibers Windsor, CT
Yarnover Avon, CT
Village Wools Glastonbury, CT
Knit New Haven New Haven, CT
Yarn Barn Woodbridge, CT
The Yarn Basket Branford, CT 

Come Find me on the Interwebs
Ravelry - ndjen04
Ravelry Group - Commuter Knitter Podcast
Twitter - @CommuterKnitter
Facebook - Commuter Knitter
Plurk - CommuterKnitter
Instagram - ndjen04
Email - commuterknitter@yahoo.com
Show notes - http://commuterknitter.blogspot.com

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Commuter Knitter - Episode 52 - Tech Support


Thank you for understanding the delay in the podcast over the last 2 weeks.  I am glad to be back behind the wheel to chat with you!
You've Arrived at Your Destination
Giraffe
Giraffe
Drive
BBT Scarf
Road Maps - a quick overview of Feedly as a replacement for Google Reader.  I also tried Bloglovin', but it looks like I will stick with Feedly for now.  Using another feed reader has even prompted me to enhance the way that I post the show notes each week.  Let me know what you think!
Your Mileage May Vary - a new segment where I delve into some of those issues that always spur discussion among knitters.  Join us over in the Ravelry Group for further discussion about this week's topic.
This week is all about the tech support - where do you go when the pattern is not quite clear, or includes a technique with which you are not familiar?  Feel free to share some of your favorite resources in the group
Carpool - Community Events and Charity KALs
Cosmic Knittas - Sandy Hook Tribute for International Yarn Bomb Day
Join the Cosmic Knittas on TwitterFacebookPinterest, and Ravelry for the yarn bomb in Sandy Hook on 6/8/2013
Knitted and Crocheted Items for the Yarn Bomb can be sent to:
Commuter Knitter Podcast
P.O. Box 203
Botsford, CT 06404
Road Trips
I-91 Shop Hop June 27-30 - Facebook Page
Green Mountain Spinnery Putney, VT
Metaphor Yarns Shelburne Falls, MA
Northampton Wools Northampton, MA
WEBS Northampton, MA
Marji's Yarncrafts Granby, CT
Creative Fibers Windsor, CT
Yarnover Avon, CT
Village Wools Glastonbury, CT
Knit New Haven New Haven, CT
Yarn Barn Woodbridge, CT
The Yarn Basket Branford, CT 

Come Find me on the Interwebs
Ravelry - ndjen04
Ravelry Group - Commuter Knitter Podcast
Twitter - @CommuterKnitter
Facebook - Commuter Knitter
Plurk - CommuterKnitter
Instagram - ndjen04
Email - commuterknitter@yahoo.com
Show notes - http://commuterknitter.blogspot.com