What do you while knitting?
We live in an age where the word “multitasking” isn’t as exotic as it used to be 10 years ago. It’s just simply how things are done. How many times do you do something without something else going on at the same time? That is especially true when you have a huge love of knitting. I don’t know about you, but when I knit and count stitches, I can’t really do anything else without making mistakes on the pattern I’m using. But then there are times when I reach a part of the pattern where I just have to knit and knit without counting. These are the times when I always come up with ideas of something else to do. Yes, it almost always includes several trips to the fridge.
I really wanted to use this time to read a book but it’s hard because I still have to look at what I am knitting. Reading one page would take at least an hour. I didn’t feel like getting audio books so the next best thing: podcasts! I was so hooked on podcasts that I started listening to them while folding laundry, or doing the dishes, or cleaning the house, running, walking (when the kids aren’t with me), or when I am sitting in traffic by myself.
I love listening to podcasts. I have been listening to quite a few but over time I kept just a short selection that I liked the most. Here’s what I listen to while knitting:
“Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme – such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections – and injects soundscapes and conversations that bring these ideas to life. TED Radio Hour is a co-production of NPR and TED.”
“There’s a theme to each episode of This American Life, and a variety of stories on that theme. Most of the stories are journalism, with an occasional comedy routine or essay.”
“The radio show is recorded live at the popular New York City stage show which began in 1985 and still enjoys sell-out audiences today at the Peter Sharp Theater at Symphony Space on Broadway and 95th Street in New York City. Selected Shorts is one of the premiere reading series in New York City.”
A podcast by Janet Lansbury, one of the biggest advocates of respectful parenting and RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers). I found this blog after the birth of my first son and I have drawn so much knowledge, inspiration, and motivation from it, it’s unbelievable. And everything Janet recommends absolutely works. It’s amazing.
by Dr. Karen Osburn. I don’t usually listen to inspirational self-development podcasts just because I think that every person and different and finding your own way of living life and growing is the best way to go. This podcast is not pushy in the sense that it makes you follow a certain path or prescription. It’s about one’s self and life in general. It talks about the good and the bad and the ugly.. and then the good again. Use headphones when listening especially if you have little ones around you – language is explicit.
These are quick reports and commentaries on the world of science—it’ll just take a minute. Fun science facts about everything around us.
“Laugh Out Loud is CBC Radio’s hit stand-up comedy show. Each week, hostAli Hassan presents a mix of established and emerging Canadian comedians recorded at various festivals and clubs across the country. Our goal is to make more Canadians laugh out loud whenever they want – on radio, on-line and via our free podcast.”
After all, I AM Bulgarian 😉
“This podcast aims to provide an entertaining look at the entirety of Bulgarian history from the early origins of the Slavs and Proto-Bulgarians to the present day. Episodes about the basic chronological history will be interspersed with interviews with historians. We hope that the podcast will be a useful resource for both Bulgarians who want to learn more about their own history and foreigners who know nothing about Bulgaria.”
“History on Fire is a podcast by author and university history professor Daniele Bolelli. Whether you like history or not, if you care about bravery, wisdom, passion, larger than life characters and some of the most emotionally intense moments in human experience, you have come to the right place. Bolelli shall be your guide in a journey to the place where history and epic collide.”
“A weekly podcast featuring the leading thinkers in business and management from Harvard Business Review. Produced byHarvard Business Review.”