Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Shall I... Shan't I.....

I have a dilema....

I love knitting .. I love talking about knitting ... I love hearing about knitting .... (oh and for knitting read anything fibre related :) ) I love reading about knitting .. I even dream about knitting ... but recently I have had a little idea that just wont go away.

I watch and listen to a lot of knitting related podcasts and really enjoy them, I am on various social media sites and interact with knitting peeps and that gives me my fix of hearing about knitting .. but the main thing missing is my talking to people (who are interested) about what I am doing.  I do not have a local knitting group, work full time, have a demanding 7 year old (aren't they all) and so do not get to share much of my stuff with people other than through the project page on Ravelry, the odd plurk or tweet,  or the well trained dutiful nod I get from the boyf in response to my holding something up saying "look at this".

So where is all this rambling going ... well, I have for a while, in a very small corner of my mind, been thinking about starting a video podcast and this little thought just will not go away.  I have tried to bury it honestly but it keeps rearing its little head.  This brings to me a number of horrifying thoughts:

1.  I am RUBBISH with technology and not even sure how to do this without it being a shambles
2.  I am not sure that the world needs another knitting podcast
3.  I am not sure I have anything new or exciting to add to the wonderful podcasters that already do a great job
4.  I admit I'm a little bit scared by the prospect...

So I thought that I would put this out there and see what people thought.... I could end up talking to myself but hey .. what's new in that?

So if you want to scream "please no more podcasts I can't keep up with the ones I watch!" feel free but on the other hand if you would like to hear from a knitter in the middle of England then let me know what you think ....

3 comments:

  1. Mmmm interesting. Like you I miss talking knitting and get my fix through Ravelry. I'm not sure about podcasts though, I tried a few and didn't feel it was worth spending the time on them. Have you thought about starting a knitting group? If you have a local shop they might be interested in starting one. Or some libraries do them now. Although I appreciate your other responsibilities! Sorry I am in the South, not close enough to join you. My daughter lives in Beds and also blogs about knitting on http://beepbeepdesigns.blogspot.co.uk. My knitting blog is at http://bitstobuy.blogspot.co.uk
    Good luck!

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  2. The reasons you gave for starting a podcast are the same ones I had.. I have no friends that knit, I wanted to talk to others about knitting and show them what I had on the needles, I had just discovered video podcasts and started wondering if I could do that too.... and so I did it, and I LOVE it, and so what if no one watches (but believe me, they do), I have fun anyway. I set up a rav group too so I can chat with those who do watch my podcast and get feed back and get to know them better.

    I say try it, and I for one (I'm from the North of England, living in TX now) would love to hear another British podcaster ;) Have you watched Sam of KnitRunDig, and Clare of Studentknits? Both are in the UK :)
    I'm Knittingden on rav, pm me if you want any help with the tech stuff, I'm not great but might be able to help a little.

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    1. I say go for it! What have you got to loose? You may find that you won't like it or you may find that you will love it. I think of podcasting as a knit night. Who would tell you not to go to knit night? You owe it to yourself to try it because you want to. Besides, your feelings about what you are knitting matters. Podcasters are helpful so dont worry about not being tech savy. You know where to find us. I am always willing to help. Can't wait to see Episode 1!

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