15 September 2006

Look Mom, I'm famous!

I'm on Cast-On! Brenda Dayne accepted my submission for a "Today's Sweater" essay, and it's in the latest episode! Go download it! I didn't read it myself; I really would have liked to, but I have no microphone, and I live in a very noisy NYC apartment, so it just couldn't happen. But I'm delighted to have had it read by the wonderful Susan's mellifluous voice and so excited to have played my small part in the wonder that is Cast-On!

I love the idea of knitting podcasts in general, and they arrived just when I was running out of other things to knit to (I've never been very good at doing only one thing at a time, and really cannot knit alone in a quiet room). But Cast-On is my favorite of all the lovely knitting podcasts out there. It seems to just be the perfect balance of knitting content, random musing, talk and music, humor and seriousness, and all in just the right light tone. And I could listen to Brenda's voice forever. (Though, to my disappointment, I have yet to hear the dogs snore. It must be all the ambient noise in my apartment.)

Anyway. Here's a couple pictures of the sweater I talked about in the essay, which I took while I was visiting Mom in Michigan this summer.





You can also go to the archives of this blog to see my first few posts, in which I described my first knitting projects, including the first sweater, the second sweater, and the very first gauge-disaster sweater, all of which were mentioned in the essay.

In other news: it's going to be a fabulous knitting-related weekend here in New York City. I'm going to be at The Point to see Amy Singer from knitty.com on Saturday between 12 and 3, and then I'm off to Brooklyn to see the Yarn Harlot and get my books signed, and on Sunday I will probably make it to the Knit-Out in Union Square, and almost definitely to Knitty City between 6 and 8pm. If any of you also plan to be in any of these places - look for me, I'll be wearing my cherry-red Icarus shawl - and say hi!

11 comments:

The Purloined Letter said...

OMG! I just downloaded it--and when I saw your name, I hopped over to congratulate you! Off to listen right now!

Laura said...

congratulations, kate! i need to download the latest one.

and it sounds as though you are having a great knitting saturday! :) wish i could meet up with you!

Wendy Dorrel said...

Congrats!!!! Hey I'll be at Knit Out too! Maybe we'll bump into eachother. :)

Veronique said...

Nice meeting you today Kate! And what a lovely Icarus :) Hmm, I have some alpaca lace somewhere in the stash...

Marianne said...

Congratulations, Kate! I'll go download that directly. What a fabulous way to spend your saturday! Lucky you!

Sophie_vf said...

I had to hop over to congratulate you too - I was listening to Cast-on last night and as the reader started to give the name of the blog, I thought - "hey, I know that girl from somewhere!" (the Icarus KAL)

What a great experience you had in Norway - love the matter-of-fact approach the women took to knitting. And what a great souvenir of your stay.

Cookie said...

Congrats on knitting fame! And Amy Singer AND the Yarn Harlot in one weekend? That's some knitterly weekend!

Jessica said...

Hey, famous one--I listened to your essay on the Cast On podcast today while knitting and I really enjoyed it. Thanks!

Wystful said...

Just listened to your story on Cast On. I love your first sweater and I have long thought that that people make a big deal out of knitting a large project. Yes, it IS a large project, but it is still just knit/purl. Love your first sweater and your blog. :)

alliesw said...

I LOVED your essay on Cast-On. It was so inspiring--especially because you managed to pull it off because everyone aroudn you thought it was ordinary. The sweater is beautifulm and your blog very entertaining!

kmkat said...

I just heard your essay on Cast On -- what a lovely story! I'm a midwesterner of Norwegian descent, so I know all about that matter-of-fact, taciturn, just-do-it attitude. Your sweater is gorgeous. After making that, you must have know you Could Do Anything.