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.
All undiscovered before me
An unsettling week. Life plans derailed and knitting plans upset. Graerup ripped back. Podcasting from the liminal zone with inspiration from Abu Musa Jabir, Isaac Newton, Kierkegaard, and Chris in the Morning. There is quite a bit about socks.
Dreams on Paper
Smelling wool. Sewing bras. Remembering clothes from the 70’s. Autumn is here. It’s finally here. Come. Join me. I’m the one in the sweater.
Pockets and sedition
Unmade makes are calling; does it really matter if you’re off by a couple of stitches; trousers again, of course; and the start of a new series.
Huge thanks this week to guest reader, professional storyteller, and longtime friend of Cast On, Sage Tyrtle.
In this episode: sock of the damned; pattern blocks; ass poodles; effluvia; and chintz. Plus, mood music and some very sad tales. Hey, I don’t need to swallow in order to podcast.
The Other Venn
Socks, socks, socks; the Red Edge all my makes since last September a last word on bricolage; climate change; social justice; another Venn; plus working your ass off on the things that matter most, like knitting a sweater. Or saving the world.
Colour Me Happy
Colour play gives my capsule wardrobe design process a much needed shot in the arm. This one is all about lush, gorgeous, juicy, delicious colour that makes you want to bite it. And... I feel another design brief coming on.