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Episode 25: Unforced Perspective

by Brenda on May 19, 2006

Many thanks to Dave, of Chub Creek, for being my Muse this week. – It had to happen. The Knitting World Cup. Email yarnmonkey AT yahoo DOt com for details – At long last, a knitting podcast in the German language – Special thanks to Jill Smith for providing this week’s title, and the essay on which it is based.


1 kim May 20, 2006 at 6:02 am


Another great show. Thanks for entertaining me every week.


2 fitknit May 20, 2006 at 7:48 am

Thanks, Brenda, for another wonderful podcast. I love listening to someone who loves knitting as much as I do.

3 Nadine May 20, 2006 at 8:19 am

A new episode, a rainy morning, a new project on my needles…….. bliss! I’ll add a mug of coffee and a big cookie for you Brenda, thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

4 Carine May 20, 2006 at 12:56 pm

Yay, the podcast is here! Thanks Brenda, thanks Ed & Ethel 🙂

5 carie May 20, 2006 at 10:20 pm

While I was sorry to hear how miserable her first trimester was, Kathleen’s audio comment allayed my fear that I was the only knitter on the planet who had ingrained those morning-afternoon-evening sickness feelings into a project. I was knitting a beautiful cabled sweater for my husband when I became pregnant with our fourth child, and I suddenly could neither knit nor read nor watch TV properly. I was as sick with the fourth as I was with the first! Simply picking up the project bag to scuttle it from one place in the house to another made me nauseous.

That beautiful cabled sweater made a great felted tote.


6 Ruth May 20, 2006 at 10:49 pm

Thank you for another week’s hard work! Have a great Sunday!

7 jacey May 20, 2006 at 11:22 pm

yay! another morning of you! thanks so much! I’ve got a story for you about my 4 year old and your podcast, I’m going to record it and send it soon!


8 Jackie May 21, 2006 at 2:40 am

I loved the show as always. It is a nice reward to look forward to at the end of the week. Thanks for all the great stories and music.

9 Kate May 21, 2006 at 7:26 am

I’m glad you found your muse – she must have been hanging out with Dolores! Another good show – I appreciate the time and energy you put into it.

10 India May 21, 2006 at 5:34 pm

Hi Brenda – I’m currently catching up with your back episodes. A lot of what you say about life and your family sounds so familiar. My son started university last year, and although I am luck that he is only 80 miles away, I can really empathise with how you feel. Love most of the music, too, especially as it’s stuff I wouldn’t normally listen to. Keep up the good work,
India, Glasgow

11 Jennifer May 21, 2006 at 8:13 pm

Brenda, As always loved the show! Thank you! I especially enjoyed Kathleen’s essay, I find I am occasionally an idiot too!

12 anne May 22, 2006 at 1:06 am

hi brenda! listening to the podcast this week, i heard the news about the world knitting cup, but can’t seem to find any information about it on the internet . . . i would love to form a team (the olympics was SO fun), but need more info to share with my readers. any possibility you could post that? thanx!!

13 AnnP May 22, 2006 at 8:02 pm

Listening to your podcast makes the rest of the world go away for a little while and makes my own knitting seem to flow more smoothly on the needles as I listen. I, too, am catching up on past episodes, doling them out as treats to myself.
The music you choose adds just the right touch.

14 Carry May 22, 2006 at 10:51 pm

Thank you for “When I get my Shit Together”!!! Totally my theme song lately.

Love, love, love, the podcast! Don’t post comments often enough, but do know how your podcast brightens my day each and every week!

15 Becca May 23, 2006 at 12:00 am

Nice job Brenda! And Ed and Ethel hold a special place in my heart 🙂 I wanted to second the “When I get my Shit Together” as a theme song – if only I could play it for my students that are itching for graduation / summer vacation!

16 Wendy May 23, 2006 at 3:32 pm

I just finished a batch of candles while listening to last weeks show. Amazing job as usual!! 🙂

17 Pam May 24, 2006 at 6:44 am

I love your podcast!!

For those seeking info:
(World Cup KAL)

18 stevi b May 24, 2006 at 11:42 am

Hi Brenda fron Naples, Fl! I love the podcast and want to point out one thing (yes, I am a frustrated English teacher): several times on the “air”, and in at least one post, refer to Folkwit as “Folkwitz”…their name is not plural…just Folkwit. Sorry, this cookie has some nuts in it!

19 Lorena May 25, 2006 at 2:49 pm

The Knitter’s Companion? Kitchener Stitch… page 82…
just a thought…

20 claudia May 25, 2006 at 4:30 pm

Brenda, just leaving a cookie. Loved your podcast this week, love it every week. Between you and Marie, I was inspired to actually order a….gasp…microphone.

21 Cat May 25, 2006 at 7:27 pm

Again, thank you for a wonderful episode. Ed and Ethel again make everything just that much more exciting, funny, silly? Love them! Love Dave!

And now I’m off to work on some rating system ideas for you. Catch you more later.

22 Jill Smith May 26, 2006 at 9:53 pm

Hi Brenda – thanks for posting the shownotes – just one thing: the link to my website has an errant space between the // and the www!



23 LissaKay May 27, 2006 at 6:32 am

Wow! What a treat! I went to high school with Margrit … and this was a private school with a student body of about 16.

24 marietta May 28, 2006 at 5:29 pm

i have finally caught up!! work got the better of me and i could not listen to you for weeks! – it was traumatic – i love your show for so many reasons – and what was even better? Jill, who is a regular at my LYS, was a special guest. SO very cool – thank you for being that something special we look forward to every week..marietta

25 Laurie June 1, 2006 at 7:35 pm

Hey Brenda!

Could you post the link to that free audio software you mentioned in this Podcast? I was driving when I heard it and now I have no idea what it was – or how to spell it.

Thanks. You’re doing great!

And, adding another 2 cents…I don’t listen to the music, but that’s because I get into a “zen” kind of mode when I listen to you talking and the music jars me out of it. But play on! I don’t mind doing the FF thing.

26 Erin September 3, 2007 at 4:06 am

Oh my gosh! I just listened to this one (um, am catching up, new listener, blah-da-blah-da-blah) and the essay and the guest sweater were both incredible! As a perennial why-aren’t-I-better-at-things-wow-this-knitting-really-works person, I’m THERE.

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