Electric Sheep: The Knitting Podcast from Hoxton Handmade
As many of you are aware I am a total audio geek. I love music, audiobooks, podcasts, etc. I am not saying I have great taste but that's not the point :o)
So when I read on Ravelry that there is a new British knitting podcast called 'Electric Sheep' well I just had to have a listen. What Islander wouldn't when it's got a name like that??!
I will start off by copying her bio from her website 'www.hoxtonhandmade.com' for you:
Hoxton Handmade is a Knitter, Blogger, Electric Sheep Podcaster, & General Rambler who roams the urban jungle of London Town. When provoked, she has also been known to play the ukulele.
I seem to have come to this podcast late and it is already on episode 27 on iTunes so I decided to go back to the beginning and listen from episode 1. And it's been good fun too. I am now on episode 6 and I am thoroughly enjoying listening while getting the housework done or knitting. So I thought I would share my thoughts of this gem of a podcast with you all.
Firstly, it's great to have another British knitting podcast finally out there, and although I love all the Americans that podcast it is nice to hear a (seriously) English accent on a podcast. Her speech is clear and soothing and her use of the language is appropriate. The essay part at the beginning of the podcast is really good and it feels like you are listening to one of the knitting humour audio books out there as it tends to be pretty funny as well.
Hoxton Handmade also likes to explore the online aspects and community of knitting which for those of us living remotely is great. We don't all have access to iKnit London or Loop in London so it's great to hear that we're not the only ones not shopping at our Local Yarn Store.
And when she talks about things to see and do in London it's actually really good even when you are living at the other end of the country. Her enthusiasm for visits to places like the Victoria and Albert Museum is totally infectious but it's also great for me as I am hoping to visit London next year and now I know all the arty crafty things to do while there :o)
The sound quality of the podcast is excellent as is the jingle/intro music and the fact that new podcasts seem to be uploaded on a regular basis is a nice change from some which disappear for months on end!
All in all I totally recommend this podcast (so you have to listen!!) and you can subscribe through iTunes as well as on the website at http://www.hoxtonhandmade.com/. I will also link to the website under my podcast list on the right hand side of this page.
Happy Listening :o)