Monday, July 02, 2007

Knitting Podcasts and Books on MP3

A long while ago, years really, someone posted on Knitter's Review about how they listened to Knitting Podcasts on an MP3 player. Someone chimed in that you didn't have to have an MP3 player to listen to the podcasts but could listen to them on your computer.

Intrigued, I downloaded a podcast and eagerly anticipated listening to it. Much to my dismay, I could not get the file to open. I decided that I wasn't really missing a whole lot and dismissed the idea of podcasts from my head.

Fast forward several years: My husband decides he wants an MP3 player. I began researching them and decide that maybe I want one as well. After all, it's been years since I first heard of knitting podcasts. Therefore, people are much more familiar with the concept, technology has advanced, technology is more readily available, meaning there must be a few podcasts now that are either entertaining or compelling, maybe both.

I have found a plethora of podcasts. Some of them are incredibly boring, as one would expect. A few, however, have captured my attention, though most of them are not knitting-related.

A Few Knitting Podcasts I like:

Cast On
KnitPicks' Podcast
Ready Set Knit (Webs)

Since I've been working on our family reunion, learning things for work, and fighting exhastion, all I do is listen to things about knitting and read about knitting. I am still considering knitting up a few mug mats for my desk at work. Those would be pretty quick to knit, quite useful, and would satisfy my desire to just knit something.

In the meantime, I'm finding some very interesting podcasts to listen to when my mind is just frazzled. I had no idea there were so many podcasts on so many topics.

I just downloaded NPR's Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me. I'm looking forward to listening to this and several of the other hundreds of podcasts I have found.

...Yes, I did say hundreds. Yes, I could have a problem.

Be that as it may, Angel on KR asked about audio books. If you download books for your MP3 player, what services do you use or do you import your books form CD's? I'd love to know.

My son running the bases before a Nationals game!


Blogger Maureen said...

I have yet to buy myself an mp3 player or ipod. Would like to eventually. You can see if your public library subscribes to an ebook/audiobook service and you can "check-out" books and load them to the mp3 player. Also there are many places to purchase audio books like Good luck!

July 3, 2007 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger eve knits said...

lime n violet is a podcast that i like to listen to. try them out!

July 5, 2007 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Panhandle Jane said...

I like Sticks and String from Australia.

July 23, 2007 at 7:50 AM  

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