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Purl Diving Podcast

By Katherine Matthews

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Purl Diving is a knitter's pillowcast: a knitting podcast modelled after the "Pillow Book" of Sei Shonagon. Sei Shonagon was a court lady to the Empress Sadako in Japan in the 990s, and what she wrote was, essentially, a diary filled with lists and thoughts and observations. Here then, you'll find some lists and thoughts and observations on knitting.

Customer Reviews

Thought-provoking, funny, full of life

This is one of my favorite podcasts. I do so hope she keeps casting! I am frequently emotionally stirred, surprised, and amazed at her topics. There is no other knitting podcast out there like this, and few that get so deep into the riches of life and how knitting relates to it. She plays classical, Indian, and punk music. She is utterly herself, and it is wonderful.

Unique and Wonderful

I only recently discovered this podcast, but found it so soothing and engaging that I soon downloaded and listened to every episode in the series. What's it all about? Well, imagine an extemporaneous essay on the simple pleasures of life, as envisioned through the eyes of a knitter, and spoken by the loveliest of voices, and you kinda get the idea. It saddens me that as of yesterday 4/24/07, one now needs a username and password to access this terrific program. Even the podcast's website has been rendered accessible only by password. Ms. Matthews has been offering up a delightful and much appreciated "pillowcast." I certainly hope her podcast and website return.

One of my very favorite podcasts

Katherine Matthews is an amazing podcaster. I don't actually knit, but I find myself mezmerized by her stories and her smooth, calm voice. Her take on everything from Bollywood movies to comic records is interesting and fun to listen to at every chance. Her technical expertise in recording the podcasts is evident. She blends songs, sounds and a great audio level to make listening an enjoyable experience. I highly recommend this podcast to anyone.

Purl Diving Podcast
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  • Free
  • Category: Hobbies
  • Language: English

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