Day 19: Do you watch movies and/or listen to podcasts while knitting? What are your favorite things to knit to?
I knit and crochet to a variety of things-- movies (at home-- I do need light to see what I'm doing, unlike some people), TV programs, DVDs of favorite costume dramas, talk radio, music, or audio books. Rarely do I knit with nothing going in the background. I can do it, but I like having something to listen to.
I've listened to a knitting podcast twice (well, one was a podcast and the other was a "videocast", or whatever they're called). I like the idea of podcasts, but I'm simply not in the routine of loading and listening to them... Also, the first one I listened to was only just "ok". Mostly it was just two women chit-chatting about what they had been knitting. (g) --Which is fine, but maybe not the most interesting thing to listen to for an hour. My second try turned out to be much the same thing-- only in this case it was a man and a woman (and the woman did most of the talking). Still, the second time around, I found it more interesting, so maybe the chit-chat format is growing on me...
Since I don't have anyone to talk to (in person) about crochet or knitting (without feeling that I'll bore them to death and they won't understand most of what I'm talking about, anyway), I guess listening to a couple of other people doing so may fill some sort of gap in my conversational life. ;o) (Ha. My conversational life. I'm not usually much of a talker to anyone but my husband, so...)
A couple of interesting-looking related links (though I haven't really read through all of them):
-- WordCast Craft Month Podcast List (Podcasts for a variety of crafts)
-- Knitting Podcast.blogspot.com (Self-explanatory.)
So, it looks like there are quite a few knitting podcasts still running. (I'd wondered if the golden age of podcasting was over-- just in time for me to miss out on it!-- after finding a few that looked interesting, only to discover that they were no longer being produced.) Now it's a matter of finding the one(s) that fit best with my interests and sense of humor.
If anyone would care to recommend a favorite podcast (about knitting or crocheting, preferably), I'm definitely interested. :o)