12.30.2009

Podcast Review: Knitmore Girls

Over the last year or so I have really gotten into the knitting podcast. And especially now that I have moved about 40 minutes away from work (opposed to the 9 minutes I was while in the apartment) I have been keeping up with them much better.

So, I thought I might talk to you about some of these podcasts I have been listening to. And, I thought I would start with one of my favorites: The Knitmore Girls.

Gigi and Jasmin have been podcasting since April of 2008. I love that they are a mother/daughter duo! It is really awesome to hear the two of them share a common interest and share their love of all things knitting and fibery with the knitting world.

The pair have pretty much stuck to a once a week podcasting schedule. I really like that this is one of the podcasts that you can rely on to actually be there once a week. It really is one of the things I love about it. In addition to a well-kept schedule, the two are extremely organized in their podcast. The topics often include 'On the Needles,' 'Straw into Gold' (a spinning segment), and 'When Knitting Attacks.' The podcast almost always stay on topic. There is little else other than the knitting/fiber to fill up the podcast. Don't get me wrong--there certainly are podcasts that I enjoy that talk about the happenings in the podcaster's life, but it is very nice to have one where they stay on topic so very well.

I think the Knitmore Girls is one of the best resources for finding about knitting patterns. Often I have seen something on Ravelry and then will hear about Jasmin or Gigi knitting it. I like that they seem to give me confidence to try some of this stuff. I am not much of a sweater knitter, but listening to them sometimes makes me want to become one.

Finally, I think one of the things I appreciate the most about this podcast is the well-detailed shownotes. I love that there are links to everything that they talked about in the notes. I often jot things down while they are talking about them (although that doesn't always work when I am in the car driving). I like knowing that I can rely on those shownotes to get the information that I need.

Overall, I think the Knitmore Girls is one fantastic podcast. It really is one of my faves and one I look for every week.

Here is some information for learning more about this podcast.

Shownotes can be found at http://knitmoregirls.blogspot.com

Jasmin can be found as cuteknitter on Ravelry

Gigi can be found as gigidahling on Ravelry

They have their own (very active!) group on Ravelry which can be found here.

So, what are some of your favorite fiber related podcasts (I am always looking for new ones to listen to!)?

5 comments:

  1. Some of my faves are: knitting naturally, kiping it real, sticks and string. Nonknitting are: manic mommies and this American life.

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  2. Jen- you made me poke around podcast for the first time nice review. I just might become a podjunkie!

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  3. Wow, thank you SO much for such a FANTASTIC review! You've totally made our day. :)

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  4. My first knitting podcast to listen to was the KnitPicks one. I also just started listening to the one from WEBS and Yarncraft (Lion Brand Studios). As for independent knitters, there's NeverNotKnitting's (http://nevernotknitting.blogspot.com/). I'm looking for more that aren't from the actual yarn companies too so I'm looking forward to everyone else's responses

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  5. Knitmore Girls is def my fav knitting podcast. The others I listen to regularly are Ready Set Knit(Webs), Knitpicks and Electric Sheep--best opening music ever and her accent is wonderful.

    Still looking for more....I am a total podjunkie.

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