08 Jul 2006

Episode 29: You are here

Series Three begins by not really beginning. Think of this as a place-holder podcast. My other car is a Ferrarri – My other podcast has a sexy feed – Knit Bears for the Snuggle Project – Thanks to Dave, from Chub Creek, for bringing my humiliating lack of iTunes comments to the attention of the world.


Additional Tracks:

  • Series Three Trailer – Aff the Cuff รขโ‚ฌโ€œ Reels: Spootskerry; Willafjord; St Anne’s Reel


  1. Elizabeth GM wrote:

    Great to hear your voice again. I loved the preview of the new series – it’s so rich in terms of content and audio. I’ll definitely look forward to hearing more about the woman who went around painting yellow x’s on sheep butts…. Best of luck putting together the first full-length episode.

    Posted on 7.8.06 ·
  2. sprite wrote:

    What a real pleasure to have iTunes download a podcast from you this morning. The preview of the upcoming series sounds great and I’m excited to hear all about knitting in Wales, one of my favorite places in the world.

    Posted on 7.8.06 ·
  3. Shell wrote:

    Welcome back Brenda!! I missed your podcasts soo much. Its wonderful to listen to as I spin.
    Just had to let you know, I also wanted to let you know that I am looking forward to the 3rd series too!

    Posted on 7.8.06 ·
  4. may wrote:

    Yay! Welcome back Brenda! This morning as I woke up I actually thought, how great it would be if there’s a new episode of Cast-On to listen to. And you came through!

    Series 3 sounds delightful! You’ve certainly been busy during the break. Thank you for all the good work!

    Posted on 7.8.06 ·
  5. Elinor wrote:

    Yay! Brenda, I listened to series one and two, I have to admit, in about a week. I was sitting around, bored, knitting, and suddenly realized that I DID have something to listen to. And then I basically listened to all 28 episodes end to end. It was wonderful. And then around Wednesday I ran out! It was awful. But I’m eternally glad that you’re back. And it really sounds like you’re on the phone RIGHT NOW for me. =D Thanks! Yay!

    Posted on 7.8.06 ·
  6. penny wrote:

    Welcome back Brenda!! I’ve missed you!

    Posted on 7.8.06 ·
  7. Janine wrote:

    Brenda, I’m so glad you’re back. I just found your podcast last week, and by the time I finished episode 0, I was hooked!

    Admittedly, I’m only up to episode 16 right now, but your stories and music have encouraged me in my knitting – I’ve got needles in hand every time I hear “Pick up your pointy sticks… it’s time to Cast-On.”

    I’m so eager to hear the great stories you’ve got in store for us in series 3. Welcome back!

    Posted on 7.9.06 ·
  8. Taphophile wrote:

    Thank goodness you’re back. ๐Ÿ™‚ I got a new computer a few weeks ago and was finally able to listen in, instead of listening to my SnB mates go on and on about how good this podcast is. Listened to all the episodes over a week and then went cold turkey for a fortnight waiting for the new series.

    Thanks so much for a thoughtful, interesting and fun podcast on my favourite topic. I particluarly enjoyed the “Knitter’s Manifesto”, “The Church of Knitting” and on “Clio”. Looking eagerly forward to future episodes to warm the chilly Australian winter.

    Posted on 7.9.06 ·
  9. Kate wrote:

    Cookies to you! Thank you for this godsend of a podcast……..I used the 30 minutes to unknit 5 rows of my lace shawl after deciding I couldn’t live with my yarn-join. Your show made my otherwise dreary and depressing task fly by and wonderously was the exact time of the unknit! Yippee. Love the new series, can’t wait for more.

    Posted on 7.9.06 ·
  10. Sara in WI wrote:

    Welcome back! I’ve replayed all of your previous podcasts, while knitting of course. I just dropped a pittance into your piggy-bank and wish it could be more. No need to respond….just keep up the great work as long as the muses point you in that direction!

    Posted on 7.9.06 ·
  11. Kara wrote:

    WOOOO! I was really surpirsed to download an episode today! Happily surprised! I love your podcast and I actualy keep them on my computer so that I can listen to them later. My absolute favorite.

    I don’t ever comment but I had to say thank you for posting the link to the Snuggle Project. That’s really something I can get behind. My Boy friend too. He wants to learn to knit and would really love to knit for kids who need help as he had a crappy home life too.

    Thanks for the link and thanks for your great pod cast.

    Posted on 7.9.06 ·
  12. Merrie wrote:

    Yay Brenda, welcome back! it was a nice surprise to see that iTunes had downloaded episode 29. Series three sounds wonderful, can’t wait.

    Posted on 7.9.06 ·
  13. Vicki in Melbourne, Australia wrote:

    G’day to you! And hurrah, you’re back! I’ve missed you so much. Just want you to know that you (and my knitting) have helped me through a pretty yucky period of post natal depression (hard when your family are on the otherside of the world in Britain). Thanks for making me chuckle and pick up my needles again. Every stitch is a stitch closer to recovery. Fabulous start to the series, Brenda. Can’t wait to hear more!

    Posted on 7.10.06 ·
  14. bells wrote:

    Oh thank God you’re back. I was starting to really suffer. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted on 7.10.06 ·
  15. Yay! So GLAD you’re back on my iPod!!!! Great to hear your voice again and I’m really excited about this season!

    Posted on 7.10.06 ·
  16. Cyn wrote:

    Welcome back Brenda! I enjoy your podcasts so much that they actually motivate me to go to the gym — time passes so quickly on the cardio machines when I’m listening to your show. I’m really looking forward to the rest of the series! Thanks!

    Posted on 7.11.06 ·
  17. Nicole wrote:

    Glad to see you promoting Briar Rose Fibers! I discovered them a few months ago at the Putnam County Fleece fest – I’m knitting a feather and fan scarf in the fine weight (size 3 needles, what am I thinking)and it’s looking incredible! Can’t wait until the new season!

    Posted on 7.11.06 ·
  18. lynn wrote:

    Hi Brenda!
    Welcome back! I’m still listening and knitting and pleased to report my husband is home and doing well! The Cornelia Tuttle Hoffman afghan is finished and on it’s way to my daughter for her graduation gift. really, the last thing you need in DC in the summer is a wool afghan.
    Life does go on.
    Thank you so much for sharing your wit and inspirations.
    I just wanted to let you know it’s much appreciated.

    Posted on 7.11.06 ·
  19. Stephanie wrote:

    Great Podcast! Fortunately for me, I just discovered your podcast, so I am catching up on the old ones and will transistion into current ones without a lapse. I’m a knitter, but I listen to you at work…makes work much more worth my time!!

    Posted on 7.11.06 ·
  20. Heidi wrote:

    Mrs. Beaton’s seem to have inspired the cuffs of a brilliant yarn colorist and I thought you out to see it and her perfectly delicious yarns, if you haven’t already.

    Yarn site (Flash required): http://www.rohrspatzundwollmeise.de/flash_content/rohrspatzundwollmeise.html

    Her Blog: http://wollmeise.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for the podcast this week, I absolutely loved it.

    Posted on 7.11.06 ·
  21. Leslie wrote:

    Glad you back with the new set! We are in the middle of 4-h fair in Nevada MO. I am judging ladies lead line this evening. New Knitters, New Sewing and New fiber enthusiasts! Your last group of podcasts was so great. I am looking forward to the vicarious tour of Wales. I am leaving Monday for the Shetland islands, will get to see the sheep and the mill and do some birding. I am so looking forward to the visit.
    Keep up the good work.

    Posted on 7.12.06 ·
  22. Kniterella wrote:

    Ditto, ditto, ditto. Risking redundancy, I HAD to add to your growing list of comments – I missed you!

    Posted on 7.14.06 ·
  23. stella wrote:

    welcome back, i did try and leave a comment on i-tunes about how wonderful your podcast is, and it is the best knitting one in my humble opinion. But … i had to sign up to apple, no problem there as i loooove apple products, i also had to leave them a credit card number, no problem I trust apple, but then I had to live in a country that has an i-tunes agreement and have a billing address for my credit card there, which i don’t , so someone please post great comments for me please?

    Posted on 7.15.06 ·
  24. Sherrard wrote:

    Loved this podcast. PLEASE HELP. I have NOT been able to download any previous cast on shows..just episode 29. I have tried for days. How do we get previous shows.they sound so great. I have an IPOD. Thanks, Sherrard

    Posted on 7.15.06 ·
  25. Sherrard,

    I need more information if I’m to help. Are you subscribed in iTunes? When I rewrote the RSS feed, I found I had to unsubscribe and resubscribe in iTunes in order to see the changes. That might work for you.

    If nothing else, you can download each episode directly onto your computer, by clicking the button at the end of each that says, “Listen to Episode [number]”.

    Posted on 7.15.06 ·
  26. Sherrard wrote:

    Hi, Brenda, I am subscribed to I Tunes. I will try unsubscribing to Cast On and subscribing again. Thanks for the help

    Posted on 7.17.06 ·
  27. Maryanne wrote:

    Love to have you back behind the mic. I love the music you used in this episode. I can’t get enough of Mangomad. But your link doesn’t work – can you send me the address. I keep listening to this episode over and over because of the music. thanks for exploring all this music. I really appreciate your point of view with music. I really look forward to listening to this week’s episode – Episode 31. Thanks again. And the dogs snoring is cute.

    Posted on 7.29.06 ·
  28. Christine wrote:

    Guess what?!? I *finally* podcast about my trip to the UK! Yeah!

    Can you send me your mailing address when you get a chance? I have goodies to send. Pretty please?

    Also, I am catching up on podcasts (no time in the car means no podcast listening for me) and I laughed quite hard because I’ve been meaning to ask if you had tried the Mountain Colors yarn. Their 4/8ths yarn makes a GREAT multi-directional scarf!

    Posted on 8.25.06 ·

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