More Podcasts for Knitters!
Back in January, I wrote an item for SDNCKG’s website about a podcast I enjoy listening to when knitting (or any time) called Fruity Knitting. I continue to follow the hosts, Andrew and Andrea on Fruity Knitting – in fact, I pulled up several past episodes from their archives of 100 episodes that include interviews with guests The Guild has hosted as well as some we hope to see in the future. A recent interview featured Olga Buraya-Kefilian, otherwise known as Olga Jazzy. I have a couple of her designs in my “Favorites” menu on Ravelry and watching her interview introduced me to her extraordinary talent; I sure hope we will have her visit San Diego someday. Another discovery I made from Episode 100 of Fruity Knitting, a sampler of many past episodes, is that the show hosts have never revealed the often-asked question of why it is called “Fruity Knitting.”
Just this week, I came upon another podcast I think you will enjoy called “Fiber Nation.” It is strictly an audio podcast and produced by Interweave Publications. I just enjoyed listening to Episode 9 which features a detailed history about volunteer knitters during World War I. Among other facts, I learned that the “much used” Kitchener stitch was named for Lord Herbert Kitchener, a Field Marshall in the British Army who put out a call for volunteers to knit socks, sweaters and caps for the troops. His special request was for a toe without an irritating toe seam and there you have it! I was always told my grandmother was one of these sock knitters during the Korean War though she may have started earlier. I invite you to listen to these podcasts for many more interesting facts.
If you have enjoyed a podcast during your recent stay at home, please let us know so we can share it on our website with the membership.
–Nancy Nevin, Membership, Membership@SanDiegoKnitters.com