138 episodes

Cast On began on Monday, 31 October, 2005, founded on nothing more than the desire to talk about knitting to people who get it. All the other stuff, about how memories, thoughts, hopes and dreams are knit into the fabric we create, and so become part of the fabric of our lives; about how life and knitting intertwine, and how sometimes you simply cannot tell where one part leaves off the other begins; about how the only thing wrong with the world today is that there is not enough knitting in it, all that came later, over time. Since 2005 the podcast has evolved to focus on finding inspiration in the ordinary, using it to kick start the process of making stuff, and finding ways to carve out the creative time and space that allows you to work your ass off on the projects that matter most to you. Like knitting a sweater. Or saving the world.

Cast On Brenda Dayne

    • Crafts
    • 4.7 • 30 Ratings

Cast On began on Monday, 31 October, 2005, founded on nothing more than the desire to talk about knitting to people who get it. All the other stuff, about how memories, thoughts, hopes and dreams are knit into the fabric we create, and so become part of the fabric of our lives; about how life and knitting intertwine, and how sometimes you simply cannot tell where one part leaves off the other begins; about how the only thing wrong with the world today is that there is not enough knitting in it, all that came later, over time. Since 2005 the podcast has evolved to focus on finding inspiration in the ordinary, using it to kick start the process of making stuff, and finding ways to carve out the creative time and space that allows you to work your ass off on the projects that matter most to you. Like knitting a sweater. Or saving the world.

    You Are Here

    You Are Here

    Today we’re talking about space. Not space, the final frontier. The space we inhabit. The space where we store things. The space we’re allowed. The space in our homes that belongs to just to us. Guest, Lilo Bowman, offers advice for taking control of your creative space, from the purge and sort, to organizing, to making your creative space work reflect you.

    • 30 min
    I'm Back!

    I'm Back!

    Lively yarn is tamed, and Abatoirre is no longer offal through the magic of indigo; knitting that is no fun, but still worth it; and we bid a fond farewell to old friends, with audio from the Cast On archives.

    • 38 min
    Episode Whatever: Not a Podcast

    Episode Whatever: Not a Podcast

    The one after five years.

    • 10 min
    Mood Ring: Confessions of a serial dyer

    Mood Ring: Confessions of a serial dyer

    The one about indigo.

    • 33 min
    CODA: Equilibrium

    CODA: Equilibrium

    The one where you like me. You really like me.

    • 50 min
    Episode 132: Epic Bind Off

    Episode 132: Epic Bind Off

    The last one.

    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Pope's nose fan ,

An old friend returns.....

I feel as if Brenda is an old friend that I’ve missed terribly and now she has returned after a long journey. Beyond excited to listen in to her world again.
Her voice is music to my ears and her talks never fail to get me excited about something she’s been knitting or working on.
I think of her as the Mr Rodgers of knitting, kind, inspirational and always teaching me something. Welcome back, and like Mr Rodgers, I hope you have brought a few favourite sweaters with you.

imminent metaphor ,

New and original

Brenda Dayne is insightful and prepared to share her passion for knitting and her insight into the world. One of the original knitting podcasters who has set a very high standard and always delivers a fresh and new show, worth listening to more than once.
Welcome back Brenda!

Dutchgirl63 ,

Great knitting companion

Awesome podcast!! Very inspirational and entertaining. Don't miss a single episode!! Wish I lived in Wales

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