201 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

    • Leisure
    • 4.7 • 435 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.

    A wide variety of displacement activities

    A wide variety of displacement activities

    In this episode: The party dress; picking up threads; a project round up; and the big idea, spoken aloud.

    • 32 min
    195 You can't keep everything

    195 You can't keep everything

    IN THIS EPISODE: Stash enhancement; hat boxes of joy; the rug of sorrow; knitting memory lane, letting it go.

    Repeat after me: It is okay to rest.

    • 35 min
    What I did last summer

    What I did last summer

    Undone by Cosmo/Cosmo undone; colour blocking that didn’t; a summer romance; a bounty of beautiful sock yarn; packing projects for a journey with no end date; and the view from Stone Cottage.

    • 38 min
    The waiting phase

    The waiting phase

    I have more projects on the needles at one time than EVER BEFORE. Plus, we're buying a cottage!

    • 38 min
    192 The dam busters

    192 The dam busters

    The Great Airing of the Stash 2023; hibernating projects emerge, blinking, into the light, revisiting Paint Pan, Against all Odds, and the Red Edge, plus a veritable torrent of knitting projects. 

    • 32 min
    Amazing technicolour dream shirts

    Amazing technicolour dream shirts

    The production line; tiny arms; fussy cutting; the trouble with Esther; another one of thoseprojects; beautifully visible mending; and a chat with Kim Werker, about finding creativity.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
435 Ratings

435 Ratings

Rbk106 ,

A welcome voice of an old friend in my ear

I have been a listener since this podcast began. So many circumstances of my life have changed over the long years, but I am always a knitter. I have been so happy that Brenda relaunched the podcast, and I find it as engaging and inspiring as I did in the beginning.

SummerKnits ,

Cozy and Wonderful

Yay, I finally have a knitting friend! I love knitting so much, and having a queer-friendly knitting podcast is JUST what I am missing in my life. Thank you for sharing your wonderful, quirky authenticity. I’ve really started knitting again in earnest thanks to you! ❤️

Beckie529 ,

Nice podcast

I’m so glad this podcast came into my suggestions. Very nice voice and she sticks to the topic. Made me laugh several times.

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