Why didn't anyone tell me?
I've been listening to Lime & Violet, and catching all the back episodes. They're great! I love their enthusiasm for socks, and I've been feeling inspired to show my sock enthusiasm more proudly too.
I have to admit, I don't listen to any other knitting podcasts. I loved Knit Cast, by Marie Irshad. It was like NPR if everyone at NPR were knitters. But she hasn't had a new episode in a while*. I've tried a few others but none have gained my loyalty. None have been interesting or enjoyable enough for me to think of other than when I've accidentally come across it on my MP3 player. Marie set the bar pretty high.
But Lime and Violet I want to meet. Ladies, if you're out there reading this, you're welcome to Yarn Crawl in Cincinnati with me. Or I'd be willing to go to St Louis to show you around there. Or Sioux Falls. There's not much to show there, but I'd do it. And you can stay at my parents' house with me. (Not that it's too far to just drive home, but still...)
Maybe I'd hit a plateau in my knitting enthusiasm. I no longer spend every saturday in a yarn shop. I don't meet with 100 other knitters once a month. Trying to sift through new knitting blogs is overwhelming. I have too many projects looming for my comfort, so shopping isn't a frequent occurence. Besides, there's precious little new to an old-timer like me (that I can afford, or would make a sweater from). I'm feeling a bit mature, perhaps. Looking at the Stitches Midwest class offerings, I was pressed to find something to be really excited about. I still love to knit and would do it all day if I could, but not feeling the joy of discovery.
Lime and Violet are filled with the joy of discovery. And it's contagious, and comes with links. Yippee!
* I just went to KnitCast.com and she has some new material to listen to! Not a podcast, per se, but I'm glad she hasn't fallen off the earth!