Monday, July 10, 2017

Knit Books & Crochet Books Or Not

This post started out being about books about knit and crochet.  But it changed its mind.  This is about what we listen to while we knit or crochet.  Or watch on TV, or perhaps read?

Do you prefer music?  What kind?  Do your hands keep time with the music as you stitch?  Mine used to.  If I listened to a fast paced music, my hands made the needles heat up,  Now not so much.  Issues with repetitive motion stresses have slowed me down.  If I listened to something swing-y, my work conducted.  What artists do you listen to?  In today's time, I like Glenn Miller and Brahms.  Yes they are very different.  But I don't really listen to much music while working.

I prefer audio books now and podcasts these days.  I like series of books so I can go from one to the next and so on.  I have a real love for the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich, Harry Potter obviously, a historical/contemporary time romance mystery series by Lauren Willig and a few others.
Amazingly,  I  came across this question on a Facebook knitting group post.  I'll check out those suggestions.

I recently made a list of the podcasts I listen to since my phone went in the drink and I was afraid it wouldn't keep going.  So far so good, but it's only a matter of time.  But my podcast app of choice is podcast addict.  I put into the search bar knit, knitting, crochet, yarn.  I can specify if I  want audio, video or both.  Since I listen on the go as well, I try to keep it to audio only.  Here's a partial list.  Maybe you will find some new ones.  Post yours and maybe I will.

knitmore girls                 savvy girls                  2 knit lit chicks          90% knitting           a playful day
actually knitting              betty in the sky           bhooked                    capital yarns            cast on
close knit                         coffee knit repeat       cogknitive                 colors & cocktails   craftish
confessions of a pink haired maker                   crochet crash course   crochet cast            doubleknit
crocheter's connection    curious handmade      destined to knit         down cellar studios  f this knit electronic knitter            knit breathe relax        fiber hooligan           fiber knitche             free crochet
hand y machine knit       Hollywood knitter      house of knitting       in a sknit                  kino knits
jane and jen knit funny   keep calm and carry yarn                             kitchen stitches      knit 1 geek 2
knit actually                   knit dye read               knit picks                   knit.fm                     knit circus
knit british                      knit together               knit pug                      knit one crochet two

You should find something interesting in this list.  Sadly there seems to be a lot fewer crochet podcasts than knit.  Some are older like knit picks and cast on.  But they have a lot of useful information and are fun.  These are all English.  I can't keep up with the very limited Spanish and German I know.  So I don't listen to other languages.  It might be a great way to eventually learn a new language though....