Purl Diving PodcastAuthor: Katherine Matthews
22 Jan 2017

Purl Diving Podcast

A knitter's pillowcast: a knitting podcast modelled after the traditional Japanese "pillow book". Come on in, the water's fine...

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    Episode Twenty-Eight: Xtreeeme Knitting

    Download Episode Twenty-Eight ( 128Kbps MP3 - Length 12:59 - File size 11.9 MB) ( To download: PC Peoples use Right-click + Save [ Target | Link ] As... / Mac Peoples use Alt-Click ) 64Kbps MP3 (smaller than 128Kbps MP3 but lower audio quality) & Ogg Vorbis format (please check your player for compatibility) audio files available on Internet Archive Shownotes: What happens when you take cricket, Bollywood, Marlon Brando and combine them with a little Xtreeeme Knitting? Listen to this episode of Purl Diving to find out. Links: The Kolkata Knight Riders video that inspired it all. The anthem ("Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo" AKA "2 Hot 2 Cool") is on CD, and available at Nehaflix, fine purveyor of all that is Bollywood. "The Detonator" is the name of this year's Sock Wars Pattern. Go. Knit. Feel a frisson of glory. John Meadows read the excerpt from the Reuters news article. His excellent podcast, On the Log, is all about, as he says, "looking at the future through the rear-view mirror", and is one I eagerly await each Saturday morning. Bruce Murray *will* return to The Zedcast (I've been lighting candles, it will happen), and if you've never listened, it's worth starting at number one and working your way through his wonderful stories. And if you're a runner, you can find him on his weekly call-in running podcast, The Running Shoe. The Tech Guy occasionally hangs out at his blog, Unconventional Wisdom. Audio: Water/wave sample under intro created by pushtobreak from The Freesound Project Music featured in this episode: "Keep On Fighting" by Pralay (from the Podsafe Music Network)

  • Posted on 19 May 2008

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    Episode Twenty-Seven: Bundle Up!

    Download Episode Twenty-Seven ( 128Kbps MP3 - Length 07:49 - File size 7.2 MB) ( To download: PC Peoples use Right-click + Save [ Target | Link ] As... / Mac Peoples use Alt-Click ) 64Kbps MP3 (smaller than 128Kbps MP3 but lower audio quality) & Ogg Vorbis format (please check your player for compatibility) audio files available on Internet Archive Shownotes: Because the Journée du gros pull originated in the Flemish part of Belgium, it's actually known as the "Dikke-truiendag", and because this year February 16th falls on a Saturday, the action will actually happen on Friday, February 15th. Get out your woollies! Audio: Water/wave sample under intro created by pushtobreak from The Freesound Project Music featured in this episode: American Baroque: The Four Seasons by Vivaldi -- "Concerto No.4 in g minor RV 297 :WINTER: - Allegro non molto" (from Magnatune) "Warm Up My Life" by Winters Longing (from the Podsafe Music Network)

  • Posted on 14 Feb 2008

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    Episode Twenty-Six: Ready, Steady, Knit!

    Download Episode Twenty-Six ( 128Kbps MP3 - Length 10:33 - File size 9.7 MB) ( To download: PC Peoples use Right-click + Save [ Target | Link ] As... / Mac Peoples use Alt-Click ) 64Kbps MP3 (smaller than 128Kbps MP3 but lower audio quality) & Ogg Vorbis format (please check your player for compatibility) audio files available on Internet Archive Shownotes: Today on Purl Diving we delve into the wonders of nana-technology with Shreddies Knitting Nanas. Darryl Cognito hides from the robots in the basement of the internet, where he produces the podcast Atomic Suburbia (As Darryl says, "Not just Calgary's best podcast, but also the most consistent!") I hope he doesn't mind me nicking his theme music, but as soon as I saw the bit where the nanas defeat the robots, I just knew I had to use it. Warning to Canadian listeners: earworm alert --> Good, good, whole wheat Shreddies! Audio: Water/wave sample under intro created by pushtobreak from The Freesound Project Music featured in this episode: "Replaced By Robots" by Lejeune (from the Podsafe Music Network)

  • Posted on 06 Feb 2008

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    Episode Twenty-Five: The Gift of the Magi

    Download Episode Twenty-Five ( 128Kbps MP3 - Length 15:43 - File size 14.4 MB) ( To download: PC Peoples use Right-click + Save [ Target | Link ] As... / Mac Peoples use Alt-Click ) 64Kbps MP3 (smaller than 128Kbps MP3 but lower audio quality) & Ogg Vorbis format (please check your player for compatibility) audio files available on Internet Archive Shownotes: In this episode, the Universe hands me the gift of a great idea, and some good people to help me make that idea a reality. This episode was a true Christmas miracle for me. I searched high and low for music for it, and I stumbled across The Perfect Version of "We Three Kings" by Derek K. Miller on the Podsafe Music Network. As soon as I heard it, I knew it was perfect. It was the first time I'd dared to create an audio play, and I'm grateful to Sage Tyrtle of the Quirky Nomads podcast, and Bruce Murray of The Zedcast, who immediately agreed to provide the voices for Madame Sofronie and Jim; and to my Tech Guy, who agreed to narrate the story, even though he usually prefers to stay behind the scenes. For that alone, he merits the gift of handknits. Audio: Water/wave sample under intro created by pushtobreak from The Freesound Project Musicbox Silent Night recording by bilwiss from The Freesound Project Music featured in this episode: "Just Stockings On" by [munk] (from the Podsafe Music Network) "We Three Kings" by Derek K. Miller (from the Podsafe Music Network)

  • Posted on 23 Dec 2007

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    Episode Twenty-Four: Stop the Madness

    Download Episode Twenty-Four ( 128Kbps MP3 - Length 10:53 - File size 10.0 MB) ( To download: PC Peoples use Right-click + Save [ Target | Link ] As... / Mac Peoples use Alt-Click ) 64Kbps MP3 (smaller than 128Kbps MP3 but lower audio quality) & Ogg Vorbis format (please check your player for compatibility) audio files available on Internet Archive Shownotes: In this episode, Purl Diving discovers what happens when the Universe smacks you upside the head with the Christmas Knitting Crazy Stick. Yes, I had to inflict the parody song on you Again This Year. What good is a holiday if you can't trot out all the Olde Chestnuts? Oh, okay, the Maine Mittens can be found by visiting the page for Clara Parkes's book, The Knitter's Review of Yarn. (Scroll down for the link to the .pdf) (I don't yet have a copy of Clara's book, but I've thumbed through it at the local yarn shop, and I think any knitter would be happy to find a copy of this under the tree.) Audio: Water/wave sample under intro created by pushtobreak from The Freesound Project Musical top recording by NoiseCollector from The Freesound Project Music featured in this episode: "Santa Will Find You" by Mindy Smith (from the Podsafe Music Network — music.podshow.com)

  • Posted on 14 Dec 2007

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