Late to the party on the interwebs

In another knitting ‘first’ this month, I finally started checking out the Cast On website for the audio podcasts. My friend Kelly mentioned the site to me ages ago but for some reason I never went to look at it until this week.

Well, I think I’ve just found the new magic to get me through my hour at the gym. I was starting to feel dreary of my musical playlist (Even when I add in new songs, it doesn’t take long before they feel old again), so…podcasts to the rescue! I get to think about knitting and learn about knitting and listen to a few tunes, and all the while the minutes on the elliptical trainer or the track are flying by. Awesome. And the best part is, because I came late, I still have 30+ podcasts to download. A month of podcasts, here I come! Provided I manage to ration them out and not listen to them all at once.

Also, I’ve finally gotten the hang of Bloglines (I know, I know, late to the party) – I did figure out a few weeks ago how to add that little subscription button for my site off to the sidebar, but it was only last week that I finally went and added in feeds for a bunch of blogs. So now I will keep adding at whim and I won’t have to go and scroll through my ever-increasing bookmarked list of blogs, just to check up and find out that only every 5th one has something new 😉

In WIP news, Pomatomus is well into the foot on the 2nd sock (I will wear these on Saturday! I will!), the scarf is half-finished (never again will I think less of scarf-knitting than I do of other projects, scarves go on forever and ever), and the fair-isle sweater has about 4 inches on the body. (I was going to wear that on Saturday, too. HAH. Not unless I can wear it as a pair of armwarmers and a belt 😉 )

And now, back to the grind.


  1. I couldn’t do without my mp3 player on my walks with Hannah. And I either get bored with music or I start singing along with it (and that’s not a good thing when you live downtown with lots of people around) So I listen to Ricky Gervais podcasts (in which case I look maniacal from laughing as I’m walking with no apparent reason) or I listen to the audiotracks of two of my soap operas. I really should try out some knitting podcasts — and I will once I find out what’s going to happen to Carly and Simon, whether or not Jade is exposed, yada yada. In my defense, I don’t watch reality TV. *laugh*

  2. Isn’t Cast On great? It got me through my long bus commutes over the summer. The best part is that there are so many other knitting and craft podcasts now that you’ll never run out – but Cast On is still my favourite.

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