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New edition on way :)

Posted in Uncategorized on November 8th, 2008 by Marie Irshad – Comments Off

A little something from my trip to the Knitting and Stitching Show. I just have to remember how to update my RSS feed etc. Expect this sometime over the weekend :)

Breaking News…KnitCast will be at the Knitting & Stitching Show Alexandra Palace

Posted in Uncategorized on October 3rd, 2008 by Marie Irshad – Comments Off

Cross posted from my blog at Scifiville. Good news – I will be going to the Knitting & Stitching Show next
week :) I’m doing some stuff for my dayjob but will also be recording some interviews for KnitCast. No,
really, it really is returning to the podways. So that means I’ll be
curing RSS feeds all over again! Oh joy…

Where’s KnitCast?

Posted in Uncategorized on July 3rd, 2007 by Marie Irshad – 4 Comments

KnitCast is still delayed, mainly because at the moment I’m in New York on vacation! Pop over to my personal knitting blog for New York updates.

KnitCast Update!

Posted in Uncategorized on June 9th, 2007 by Marie Irshad – 6 Comments

This would have been available earlier Friday but have I mentioned how much I dislike writing my RSS feed?!

When exactly is KnitCast coming back and what’s coming up? Take a listen!

KnitCast Update

To save your hard drive – right-click on the link and choose "save
link" if using a PC, or hold down the mouse button and choose "save to
disk" if using a Mac.
Save it to a folder where you can easily find it. Please consult your software help files, eg iTunes, to find out how to add the file to your music library or put it on your iPod.

If you have a podcast aggregator like iPodder or iPodderX you can subscribe to KnitCast using this feed – http://feeds.feedburner.com/Knitcast. If you have iTunes you can subscribe by searching for KnitCast in the podcast section of the iTunes store and clicking on "subscribe".
Please read the help files of these programs if you have problems subscribing.

Subscribing gets you the latest edition downloaded automatically to
your computer. You can access older editions by manually downloading
them from the archives.

Show Notes

Send your NYC suggestions to feedbackATknitcast.com (remember to replace AT with @ to remove spam trap) If you’ve emailed that address before and had a "This mail box is full message", I’ve now fixed that.

All suggestions on RSS feed generators accepted – (I use an Apple Mac btw). I’ll probably try Libsyn’s one first and see how that goes. At the moment I’m writing it sort of manually-ish and having issues. There must be a better, easier way!

If You Missed Wales in Stitches

Posted in Uncategorized on March 12th, 2007 by Marie Irshad – 2 Comments

You can still hear it online on demand at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiowales . Just go to Listen Live or Listen Online on the page, click one of those links and then scroll down until you find Wales in Stitches. It should hopefully remain there until Wed 21st March.

Just a reminder again that the programme is available via streaming Real Media, not as a podcast, so you’ll need Real Player to hear it.

Knitting on BBC Radio Wales

Posted in Uncategorized on March 10th, 2007 by Marie Irshad – 1 Comment

It’s been a long time in the making but my programme "Wales in Stitches" is being broadcast tomorrow, Sunday March 11th, at 12pm GMT. It’ll be repeated at 9.30pm on Wednesday March 14th. It features interviews from a hen party in a yarn store, artist Kelly Jenkins, hand dyer Jeni Brown and fellow podcaster Brenda Dayne.

It won’t be available as a podcast but you can listen live via Real Player www.bbc.co.uk/radiowales

At the moment it looks like KnitCast will be returning in April.

How to Knit a Poem

Posted in Uncategorized on December 11th, 2006 by Marie Irshad – 3 Comments

Well some have been asking where I’ve been and the answer is over on my knitting blog

I’ve been so busy with unpacking that I actually forgot that
there was a four part series called “How to Knit a Poem” presented by
the National Poet of Wales Gwyneth Lewis starting today. In fact it’s
starting in less than an hours time on BBC Radio 4. Oh and I’m interviewed in the first one I think….:)

You should be able to listen online here

Knitcast will return in 2007.

Competition Closed and KnitCast on Vacation!

Posted in Uncategorized on September 11th, 2006 by Marie Irshad – 7 Comments

Thank you for all your entries! And so exciting to see the different countries that listeners live in!

But you’ll have to wait until I get back from holiday to hear who won. In just over an hour we’re off to San Francisco. A little more on that can be found on my knitting blog, now I have to finish packing! :)

KnitCast 25 – Shannon Okey

Posted in Uncategorized on August 7th, 2006 by Marie Irshad – 15 Comments

New episode finally in iTunes! Woot!

I meet Shannon Okey, author of Knitgrrl 2!

Remember, you don’t need an iPod to listen to the show. You can download it by clicking on the following link:

KnitCast 25 – Shannon Okey

To save your hard drive – right-click on the link and choose “save link” if using a PC, or hold down the mouse button and choose “save to disk” if using a Mac.
Save it to a folder where you can easily find it. Please consult your software help files, eg iTunes, to find out how to add the file to your music library or put it on your iPod.

If you have a podcast aggregator like iPodder or iPodderX you can subscribe to KnitCast using this feed – http://feeds.feedburner.com/Knitcast. If you have iTunes you can subscribe by searching for KnitCast in the podcast section of the iTunes store and clicking on “subscribe”.
Please read the help files of these programs if you have problems subscribing.

Subscribing gets you the latest edition downloaded automatically to your computer. You can access older editions by manually downloading them from the archives.

Show Notes

Knitgrrl

Seamless – webcast and more info
Thanks to Jess for this.

If you listened to the podcast and thought “hey, it just ended with no back link!”, you’re right. I forgot to record one! I’m just uploading it to Libsyn while writing this and realised my mistake. However it’s taken me so long to post this edition I think you’ll forgive me for not wanting to take even longer to post it!

And to the competition!

I have one copy of KnitGrrl 2 by Shannon Okey to give away. I wanted to think up some fancy question but have been too busy, so instead you can enter by emailing me at the usual address with Competition in the subject line. In the body of the email be sure to include your full name and address including any post or zip codes and the country where you live.

The deadline to get your entry in is September 1st. I will then put everyone’s names in a tub and and draw one lucky winner. The winner will get the book posted to them. Good luck everyone! Oh and sorry but multiple entries will not be accepted.

On the next KnitCast…

Posted in Uncategorized on June 23rd, 2006 by Marie Irshad – 13 Comments

Thanks for all the comments, glad everyone’s still enjoying the show despite the fact that I can’t always get it online as often as I’d like. But the RSSissues are resolved and Toronto is showing up in iTunes. The next edition will be the long awaited interview with Shannon Okey and they’ll be a competition!

So, when will it be up you ask? Sometime in the middle of next week, either Tuesday or Wednesday. In the meantime, thanks again for listening!

Update – this will now be online the evening of Monday August 7th. Sorry for the delay folks but I have been busy with my dayjob and other things that can’t be blogged at this time.