Series 05 – Campfire

Episode 58: Knitting Time

by Brenda on November 30, 2007

This week we begin and end in Italy, our travels punctuated by Jill Smith’s steamy Sunday, and Franklin Habit’s cunning bid for immortality. An image of the Royal Wedding Dress is here. Go, then come back. Alanna, of Tactile Travel, […]


Episode 57: I Speak Jive

by Brenda on October 5, 2007

As I write this, it’s been thirteen years since this episode of Cast On was released.  I used the Barbara Billingsley clip from the 1980 film, Airplane, to underscore the point that, as knitters, it is our common language that […]


Episode 56: Other People’s Voices

by Brenda on September 22, 2007

What began as a slight sore throat a little more than a week ago, morphed over the next several days into a raging case of tonsillitis. I’ve been in bed most of the week, only moving to the sofa as […]


Episode 55: Play Ball

by Brenda on September 7, 2007

Thanks this week to writer, Donna Bowlin, reader, Sage Tyrtle, and Cast On Mobile Unit, Syne Mitchell. Knit your own Magic Blanket – Mitered Square Afghan patterns can be found here and here. I like this one so much I […]


Episode 54: Knitting Nature

by Brenda on August 31, 2007

Note: The Brother Amos sock pattern is is now (finally) available! Thanks for your patience. Special thanks this week to contributing writer Katherine Matthews, of Purl Diving, and to my guest, Norah Gaughan, knitwear designer, and author of the fabulous […]