160 Pockets and sedition

Unmade makes are calling; does it really matter if you’re off by a couple of stitches; trousers, again, of course; the stories clothing tells us; and the start of a…

159 London Calling

I’m (re)knitting Ruki toe-up socks, by designer Yucca, and learning that I should really pay attention to that nagging feeling that something has gone wrong with my knitting. The excellent…

158 The Other Venn

Socks, socks, socks; the Red Edge; all my makes; a last word on bricolage; climate change; social justice; the other Venn; working your ass off on the things that matter…

157 Colour me happy

In this episode, colour helps jump start my capsule wardrobe design process. This one is all about lush, gorgeous, juicy and delicious colour that makes you want to bite into…


If you’re here due to my Fiberworld interview with Amy Singer, welcome! Please note that this post was created before the interview took place, so here’s hoping I didn’t say…

This is just to say

A few weeks ago I passed a kidney stone. This caused a UTI that did not respond to two rounds of different antibiotics, and I now have infection in both…

155 Memento Mori

A listener let me know this week that the episode permalinks created by my hosting company, Libsyn, link to the old Cast On website, and not to the show notes…

154 More than a feeling

Bows. Bras. Extremely slow fashion. With added glamour. I watched these classes on Craftsy: Pattern Making Basics: The Skirt Sloper and Fitting Solo, from Measurements to Muslin. (FYI, Craftsy are…

153 I, Curator

Rats, Riverview, and the Red Edge. Plus, we are all hipsters now. Sorry. There’s a good description of the Iceland Bind Off here. The GIF at the bottom of the…


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