A few weeks ago, Bernadette decided that she wanted to start a podcast, and that I was going to be in on it with her. So last Thursday, we set up the store's iPad, and filmed the first episode!
The plan is to do a new episode every two weeks or so, to talk about our FOs (finished objects), WIPs (works in progress), and any other thing that are going on at Wet Coast Wools, or in the Vancouver-area knitting world in general.
Knitting Podcasts have been around for a while, although I have typically only listened to the audio podcasts (one of my favourites was Cast On, by Brenda Dayne, which lasted for 9 years, and fortunately still exists in an online audio archive - its totally worth a listen, even after all these years!). Thanks to all the advances in basic consumer gadgetry, many people have now moved over to video podcasts, which are easily found over on YouTube (just search for knitting podcast" and you'll find) . I've always been a little wary of cameras, preferring to stay behind scenes rather than out front, but now that we've made our first episode I realize how much fun this is!
When I first started knitting, way back in the pre-Ravelry days, knitters shared their love of the craft on knitting blogs (mine is still out there somehwere, floating about in the internets). Essentially, the blogs were a written version of what now goes into a podcast - a place to talk about current and upcoming knitting projects, and a place to get a little recognition for our recently finished items. Its amazing how well we'd get to know each other through blogs, even though you rarely ever got to meet in person. Once Ravelry appeared, it was so much easier to record knitting info there, so the blogs started to die out a little. Which was too bad - I really like catching up on everyone's blogs every morning. I think I am going to have to start watching podcasts instead - which is good, really, because its so much easier to knit while watching a podcast than trying to knit and scroll through a blog at the same time! ;)
Remember to subscribe to our podcast if you like it, so you can stay up to date with the most recent episodes. For show notes (a recap of what we discussed, and all the details about the projects, yarn, and patterns that we refer to), head on over to the Wet Coast Woolies Ravelry Group, where there will be a new discussion post for each episode. Feel free to leave comments on the thread, ask us questions, or just let us let us know that you've watched! :)