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.
Wednesday the Wednesday
Watching democracy almost die makes me cranky. There was a clear choice between donning the pants of crazy, or hunkering down and making stuff. I chose the latter.
Prose into Poetry
This week I'm looking for more than assembly, order or editing. The Novus jacket leaves many questions unanswered. And 100 Acts of Sewing are considered, with Sonya Phillip.
Full of things that never been
And now we welcome the New Year full of things that have never been. - Rilke
Giving shy persons the strength to do what needs to be done.
It is said the past is a foreign country, and this week my passport received a number of new stamps. Kirsty Hall pays a visit to the past as well, through her Granny’s Book. And I find the courage to do what needs to be done. It's all about self care.
The How and the Why
Kicking off the first episode of Series 14, Mothers of Unvention, with conversations about the process of design, beginning with constructive discontent in identifying a problem, and the deep dive of immersion needed to find a solution. Don't knit like Antonio Banderas.
The many Brendas
Finding my way out of the emotional wilderness, with a little help from the Brendas; my Quilt of Dreams and Placemats of Awesome; Naomi Parkhurst makes words into stitches. Remembering A Snow Day.
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Brenda could talk about anything and I would listen. Her voice is calming and she has a way of making me feel like I’m spending time with a dear friend. That she happens to speak about my favorite topic, knitting, is just icing on the cake!
It’s wonderful to have you back, Brenda! I’ve even re-listened to a few of your long ago episodes today, and loved them all over again. Thank you!
Brenda is back! This is wonderful
Many years ago I learned about this great podcast from another podcast. At the time I liked “Cast On” so much that I went back and listened to each episode from the very first one. I was sad to learn later that Brenda stopped podcasting. Here I am again, listening to Knitmore Girls and hearing that Brenda Dayne is back. It’s just as good as it was in the past. Brenda’s voice is so pleasant. She is interesting and very well spoken. It’s a podcast of substance. Give it a listen. You’ll stay with Brenda.