Obligatory Knitting Group Stories

It’s the April’s fools obligatory knitting group stories episode. Here we are three weeks into a guys knitting podcast and I am already talking about my feminine side. By this I mean I am talking about the women in my life. I guess that makes me the foolfor thinking I could actually get away with a podcast without giving up a little bit of my manliness.

If you can’t stand the relationship stories or the mother story, please tune in next week. I promise to turn on my guy knitting manliness once more. Yeah… I swear.

Also… Check out the post on my site about the upcoming young guy knitter search. I am really excited about this one.

Also… Please check out the group that my brother works for and help the out if you can. (AOREP) If you would llike to contact him directly please email him at dtsein at aorep dot org
Grumperina by Kathy

Thick Ass Stout by Skankin’ Pickle
Dirtbag by Brad Sucks
Welcome To Cairo Street by Jim Fidler
Mia by Cordero
Abuelita by Cordero

Circles Knitting Salon (Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA)
Minds Eye Yarns (Porter Square, Cambridge, MA)
Woolcott and Company (Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA)

EPISODE3 – Obligatory knitting group stories

15 thoughts on “Obligatory Knitting Group Stories”

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed this weeks episode. Keep the stories coming. I really liked your story about your mom. I can totally relate to missing the closeness you had growing up and I could hear and feel the longing to have that back. I have been able to achieve that with my mom but it took a long time.
    I would love to see a picture of the sweater your mother knit. I can only hope to be able to be that good of a knitter someday to try to knit some of my family stories into a wearable.
    And the music! I’m not really an explorer in other music area’s. I know what I like and I tend to stick with it. I loved every song you played today which will help me broaden my music horizon.
    I’m off to Podsafe Music to find out more about these artist’s and see if I can find more to listen to.

  2. Your podcasts are really nice. Thanks for your hard work. I am looking forward to next week’s topic on those frustrating projects that we all have.

  3. Hi Guido,

    It is a small world – I listened to your podcast this morning while travelling (by train) from my home to Bellinzona, which is just one hour from Lugano. That’s where I am now.

    I love your music choice!

    Greetings from Switzerland

  4. I’ve been thinking about your bag issues from the last episode. It sounds like what you really want is a Kate Spade diaper bag – no joke, they’re great bags, and they don’t look like diaper bags. But, I’m not suggesting that’s the route you take, but you might want to look at the Jake Spade bags – lots of pockets, masculine, might be what you’re looking for.

    And, as for needle cases – have you seen the really cool clear cases?

    Good luck in your search, and good job with the podcast!


  5. Guido,
    Great show! It’s sounding really put together. I’m looking forward to hearing future shows. I like your plan to bring local flavor into your podcasts- should be interesting! Good music, too!

  6. I listened to your podcast while driving home from work tonight :-) I was thinking about your knitting bag difficulties, and I have some suggestions. First, for needlecases, try emailing poozar at yahoo dot com. Her name is Sara and she sells needle cases she makes on eBay (her name there is Fizzlechick). I really like mine and I believe I read that she is willing to customize fabric and I bet she could even put velcro on instead of the normal ribbons. The other suggestion was Jordana Paige’s knitting bags. I don’t know how you feel about messenger style bags, but she has a couple that are really gender neutral. Plus, they have spots for a lot of tools. Anyway, that is what I’ve seen. Oh, and you were talking about BagSmith bags too. I’m not sure which one you were referring to, but KnitPicks did sell a couple of them, if you haven’t yet, check out their selection and see if they have the one you want.

  7. Oh! Memes. There was a batgirl meme a few weeks ago. A bunch of bloggers drew their version of batgirl. http://shingkhor.livejournal.com/195678.html has batgirl knitting.

    I love the color of the monkey. I also like the hairy legs but that’s probably another comment all together ;)

    Third… have to admit I enjoyed your explanation of your nick name. You should have stuck with 4!

    And I’m in Austin, TX.

  8. Thank you for sharing the story about your Mom and the sincerity in your voice while you told it. I too had a similar, deeper “re-connection” with my Mother because of knitting a year ago. It only gets better….sharing projects and ideas. I’ve found a lot of the garments I design now are just to impress her. Best of luck to you and keep up the great work with the PodCast!

  9. Guido, I’m really enjoying listening to your podcast. I’m in Merrimack, NH, so I’m only about an hour away from you. The story about your mom was terrific and heartwarming. I can definitely relate to those “mom issues”! The only suggestion I would make for your podcast is to consider not having yourself (or others) speak over the music. It’s a little bit harder to understand you with the music in the background. Or perhaps, you could just turn the music volume down a bit. Otherwise, LOVE your show. I’m sorry for Pumpkin’s loss. We’ll miss you and look forward to hearing your next episode.

  10. Your podcast shows great promise! I have listened to all these episodes. You mention your blog several times but I can’t seem to find a link to it in the show notes.
    Good Luck!

  11. It\’s great to hear the show starting off with Skankin\’ Pickle, one of my favorite bands. And I have to say that I love the idea of you recording in a kids play room. Thanks for podcasting. I\’ve been enjoying it.

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