Just the links, ma’am.

No new knitting pics today, although the nail-biting action continues as I work through the 2nd front piece of the Ribby. Fingers still crossed for button-band-worthy leftovers.

This morning while jogging I listened to the most recent Stash and Burn podcast (some days having that new podcast is what gets me out the door), and in this one they had the pleasure of interviewing Jess and Casey of Ravelry. It was great to listen to, and I think would be a great listen for knitters who are either still waiting or are already in Ravelry. They talk a lot about the process of getting the site going and what a tremendous impact it has had on their lives – I already had a great deal of respect for these two for getting the site going, but now I have even more! I definitely recommend checking it out. I also really appreciated Jess’s comments in the podcast about Ravelry and knit-blogging – that they still want these two things to be complementary, not competitive. I’m still reading blogs as much as I ever did, but Ravelry has certainly enhanced a lot of the FO-viewing and pattern-searching that tends to happen through blogs and Googling.

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A propos of podcasting, I must say that the Stash and Burn podcast may be the first and only podcast I’ve listened to so far that I haven’t given up on! I’ve listened to all of the episodes, some twice, and it hasn’t fallen by the wayside yet. I know podcast choices are highly subjective, but I think I’ve realized that I enjoy listening to them talk about their knitting because they seem like the kind of people I would enjoy sitting with if they were at a knit night. Thanks Jenny and Nicole, I hope you have a fruitful hiatus before getting back in action.

But most important of all on this fine Tuesday: Tonight, this blessed night, my top guilty pleasure and favourite tv show (as if that wasn’t obvious already) returns to television screens down here North-America-way, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Oh, new television, how I’ve missed you so.

On the subject of the cupcakes in my previous post – Oh. My. I take back everything I said about mint-chocolate not being my favourite flavour. They are veritably swoonable. I shared them with my friend E yesterday (she who requested the flavour in the first place), and this morning she emailed me to say she loved them so much she wrote a poem about them:

> Oh mint chocolate yum yum.
> How I love your sparkly sweet bite
> Your softness and creaminess makes me SWOON!
> I will dream about you tonight. I hope you dream of me too.

I wish all of you pleasant dreams and daydreams, be they knitted, baked, or otherwise ;)

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8 responses to “Just the links, ma’am.

  1. I’ll have to check out that podcast!!! i need a few more when I go to the gym!

  2. I’ll check out that podcast. I’m normally stuck in my rut as far as exercise audio goes. Maybe it’s time to expand my horizons.

  3. Stash and Burn is my favourite podcast too, they have a great dynamic – I’m looking forward to that episode it’s all saved and ready to go.

  4. Those mint chocolate cupcakes sound DELICIOUS. I can’t wait to try making them! Thanks for the post :D

  5. You’re right, the impact of Ravelry on the online knitting community cannot possibly be overstated enough- I browse patterns, other people’s FOs have been so inspiring, and I LOVE seeing what everyone else is up to with their knitting. It’s funny, but I never felt for a moment that it would take over knit blogging, since I specifically add favourite bloggers to my friends list so I can browse their sites through that ‘blogs’ tab. And hey, if it wasn’t for Ravelry, how long would it have taken our paths to cross again?!

  6. I certainly will check out the Ravelry podcast after what you’ve said, Glenna.

    I just can’t get into Bones though… sorry!

    What you need is some good old BBC drama (Silent Witness beats Bones, hands down), plus Spooks, which I’ve droned on about to you before, but there’s a new series soon, featuring my most fave blokey (Rupert Penry-Jones), swoon, gasp……

  7. the rachface

    If this podcast is really that amazing, I may have to give it a try. I also think Ravelry is doing amazing things for the knitting world. As in, it’s much easier to spend all day looking for projects and finding new people/blogs than ever before.

    Also, double WOOT for the return of Bones. It had been too long!

  8. Moggle

    Well my walk to and from work is sorted for today. Stash and burn and Dr Karl Kruszelnicki! I learn knitting then I learn science.
    (and swoony Pupert Penry Jones was in a recent version of Jane Austin’s persuasion too)