In addition to my monthly audiobooks, I like to listen to podcasts while I commute. I’ve been trying, REALLY trying to listen to knitting podcasts, but… I don’t know.
Knitting Uncensored: I had to turn this one off after the really bad “green eggs and ham” parody. At least, I think that’s who it was. I know I had to turn off whatever podcast it was after that. I was trapped in the car with a ‘green eggs and ham’ parody. That’s all I knew. And then they talked about socks. Which, fine, whatever, but no, I couldn’t listen. If it wasn’t knitting uncensored, I apologize, but I didn’t have the attention span. It might have been Socks in the City, but that podcast is labeled “shawls”.
Lime n’ Violet: I know a lot of people like them, but I’m not one of them. I dialled back to pick up some of their earlier stuff, and picked up the latest one, too. I just felt like I had walked into someone else’s knit group, where they thought something was funny, and I just didn’t get it. (You know what I mean, you walk into a group of people, and someone says “And then I said ‘peanut butter sandwiches’?” and everyone laughs except you.)
Socks and the City: another one I had a hard time listening to. I think she was in her husband’s studio, but it was still kinda um yeah like that. Hard to hear in some places, and then too loud if I turned the volume up to hear. I had an audiobook like that once, and had to resort to turning it up and just dealing with it. (I complained to audible, and they credited my ‘credit’ back.)
The Knitpicks Podcast: It’s probably just me, but Kelly Petkun sounds a little like my friend Anne from knitgroup. She’s a little stiff, but she’s interesting –without being giggly. I think as the podcasts go on, she’ll be able to stop reading her podcast so closely.
I tried very hard to like these knitting podcasts. I like some podcasts — I have a couple in my list that I listen to every week, but I’m very picky. The only one from this list that goes on the ‘keep’ pile is the Knitpicks Podcast.
Anyone have a favorite knitting podcast that isn’t on this list? I’ll take a listen to pretty much anything once. If it gets put in my regular rotation, all the better. I have ~2 hours a day of commute to fill, 4 days a week. I usually get through a month ok on This American Life and my audible subscription, but sometimes there are lulls. I’ve been filling them with music from my ipod, but I’d like to be able to find a good knitting podcast that I can listen to without feeling like I’m the last one to the party, and listening in on other peoples’ conversations, or feeling like I’m being talked down to (a problem I had with some of the gardening podcasts).