Not a Podcast

A quick hello, a few announcements, some catching up, and a general setting of the the stage for the fun to come.

In this not-episode, I talked about the return of Cast On from 9 October, and the late October premier (I do love that word) of my new podcast, Sleeping in Public.

My Patreon page, for listeners who can, and who want to support my return to full-time podcasting.‘s Amy Singer showed me the ways of the speckled yarn. She’s currently knitting with Yarn, from Dyer

Thanks for listening, and I’ll talk to you soon.

Episode Whatever: Not a Podcast


I’m a serial maker of podcasts, and many things that are not podcasts. I love playing with yarn, fibre and cloth. I will never accept that furniture in my living room only goes two ways. Almost every night, I dream about houses.


Can’t find Cast On in your usual media player? The new feed is here:

Copy and paste the URL into the media player you use, and all will be well. I promise.

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  1. 9.27.20
    Sonja said:

    Welcome back! So happy about it!
    Greetings from Germany

  2. 9.27.20
    Heather Lindon said:

    Welcome back Brenda, I missed you! something to look forward to during the long London winter in Lockdown.

  3. 9.27.20

    Well now! Earlier this year I began to re-listen to your pod-casts, going back to 2005. Yep! And then I wrote you on Ravelry (August 19) and look what happened! Like the cat, you’ve come back! Good to hear you again! Can’t support you on Patreon just at the moment (3 GBP isn’t much in CAD, even with the exchange, but there are other things…) Still, I was a faithful listener, I bought “Welsh for Rainbow”…and so I am very happy you’re back doing what you do so well — knit and broadcast. 🙂

  4. 9.27.20
    Ann-Marie said:

    Wow! So glad you’re back! I have missed you! /Ann-Marie from Sweden

  5. 9.28.20
    Kamilla/ Denmark said:

    Jaii, that’s good news. You have been in my podcast feed, while you were gone, and I was so happy to hear your voice again.
    Welcome back. You have been missed.

  6. 9.29.20
    Laura Pyle said:

    What a thrill to hear your intro again!
    And Daveed Diggs is fab.
    This is going to be great!

  7. 9.30.20
    Lisa said:

    Brenda, this is such uplifting news! I have been making my way through the old episodes again and was wondering how you were. You sound great! I’m in! I have to wait until morning to find my credit card or my family will wonder why I’m making noise at 2:30 am. Our conversations have been very one-sided to date. Well, many sided considering all the people and knitting topics you have brought, but you know what I mean. Patreon will give me a chance both to pay you back and to pay it forward, plus to join the conversation in a small way. – Lisa

  8. 10.1.20

    Brenda and Amy, together! So lovely to hear both your voices, sending big, virtual hugs!! Xxxx

  9. 10.1.20
    Janet said:

    Your voice just took me back 5 years to when I was a baby knitter. Welcome back!

  10. 10.2.20
    Elsbeth Pears. (F) said:

    I get it now ….. THATS what I’ve been missing these last few years. Welcome back. My pointy sticks are ready and so am I
    Bring it on!

  11. 10.2.20
    Judy11 said:

    So happy to read word of you return to podcasting. Can’t wait for the first new one. Knitting grandmothers (or in my case Nana) are the best!!

    You always inspired me – so happy to see you back!!

  12. 10.5.20
    Marian said:

    Hey Brenda. So great to hear your wonderful voice again. Missed you and really looking forward to the new podcasts. Will definitely be adding you on my Patreon account.

  13. 10.10.20
    Louise said:

    I am SO happy you are back on the air. I’ve always loved your work and I’m eager to sign on to Patreon to support you. ❤️💙💜💚🧡

  14. 11.18.20
    Doris Briggs said:

    I’m so happy and relieved that your back.
    I am it tears…. I was unable to finish all episodes because I didn’t want them to end! Crazy I know!

  15. 12.18.20

    I’m so excited that you’re back!

  16. 10.25.21
    Alison said:

    OMG!!! I missed you SO MUCH. No other podcast held my attention, often annoying me. I’d sigh and wish for Cast On to be back. I gave up.
    Just last evening I tried a few on YouTube and was underwhelmed.
    Tonight, I did a search for knitting podcasts and Lo! Reunited, and it feels so good!!!!!