More accurately--- What podcasts did I take to a deserted island?
For the sake of not making a monster post, I've decided to divide up the deserted island post. Part 2 will be all about the yarn and patterns.I had just cleared out all of my old podcasts, so I didn't actually have that many with me. I did have all of the episodes of two different knitting podcasts that I hadn't listened to before.
The first is Sticks & String. I had downloaded this one a while ago, and had been downloading all of the new episodes, but had never listened to it. As soon as I started listening to it I began kicking myself for waiting so long. It was great! So organized and professionally done. David does an amazing job, and sets a great example for other knitters.
I actually listened to all 30 episodes over the few days while I was by myself at the island, and it actually felt like I had been taking my vacation with the podcast's host, David Reidy.I would highly recommend downloading this podcast if you haven't already.The second podcast I discovered is Knitters Uncensored. I think this one is one that grows on you, because when I started listening to the first one it kinda made me roll my eyes a little. They don't really end up sticking to the knitting all the time, there seems to be a fair bit of drinking, and the organization leaves something to be desired, but for some reason, I ended up liking this one.
They make you feel like you're at a small party with a couple of friends. I ended up speaking to the cats in a German accent for the rest of the day after listening to a few of these podcasts.
I think that this one has definite potential, so don't give up on listening after the first one. I just downloaded the fifth episode and I really can't wait to listen.I also did a bit of listening to podcasts I normally listen to, including Stash & Burn, and the Knitpicks podcast (this one is really great, except for that irritating dog bark at the end of each one. I'm not sure why she makes the whole thing so peaceful just to have that bark snap you back to reality in the end).
I hope I've helped you discover a few new podcasts, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Come back tomorrow to find out which yarns and patterns came with me for my trip.