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You can google each of these or find them on iTunes. (Linking each individually would take more time than I am willing to take, and a lot of them automatically reroute to iTunes anyway. ETA–okay, so I decided to link them…but it will take a while to do all of them…) By the way, if you don’t have it, I highly recommend downloading iTunes, as there are gazillions of free things to listen to in their podcast section and their iTunes U is an amazing resource of free learning on the web–I have barely scratched the surface of the iTunes U section, and I will spend some more time exploring that later.

Absolutely Intercultural
ANTH 1010: Social/Cultural Anthropology
Asian American/Asian Research Institute, CUNY
Center for Internet and Society
The Korea Society
The World in Words
Definitely Not The Opera
CBC: The Link

The Accidental Creative
Boxes and Arrows Podcast
Design Matters
Metropolis Magazine
Type Radio
Simplexity of Design
Design Critique: Products for People
Design for the Real World
Logo Design
Home and Garden TV
Feng Shui Your Way

APM: The Splendid Table
Chef’s Series
Cook’s Illustrated Video Podcast
Epicurious: Food and Drink
The Food Geek Podcast
Free Culinary School Podcast
Good Home Cooking
NPR: Food Podcast
NPR: Hidden Kitchens Podcast
NPR: Kitchen Window Podcast
Start Cooking Video
Stump the Chef
Jamie’s Ministry of Food
Food Science

Arlene Tats and Knits
At the Yarn Shop
Bean Knits and Spins
Belle of the Ball Podcast
Getting Loopy!
The Knitgrrl Show
Cast On
Changelings Knit and Stitch Podcast
Christa Knits Podcast
The Continental
CRAFT Magazine Podcast
Crafty Chica Podcast
CRL with Vickie Howell
Diva Knitting Podcast
DIY Style Vodcasts
Dyeing to Knit
Faery Knitting
The FiberCast
Filmandfiber’s Podcast
Gwendolyn’s Gifts
Insubordiknit Podcast
Irie Knits
It’s a Purl, Man Podcast
JustLindaOnline Knitting
Knaked Knits
Knit Obsession with zknits
Knit Picks’ Podcast
Knit Science
Knit Sibs
Knit Together
Knitmoregirls’ Podcast
The Knitter’s Wading Pool
Knitters Uncensored
The Knitting Cook
Knitting News Cast
Knitting Psychos
Knitting Rose
Knittingatnight’s Podcast
Knitty D and the City
Knitty Nora’s Knitting Natter
Let’s Knit Together
Limenviolet’s Podcast
Lixie Knits It
The Manic Purl Podcast
Miss Flip Knits
Pixie Purls Podcast
Pointy Sticks
Purl Diving
She-Knits Podcast: The Knitting Circle
Sleepy Eyes Knits
Socks in the City
Stash and Burn
Sticks and String Podcast
Stitch It!
Stitch Stud and His Bride
Sweaters for Dragons Podcast
The CraftyWoman’s Podcast
Unhinged Knitter
Y KNIT: Genetically Speaking
Y2Knit PODconnection
Yarn Thing: Crochet and Knitting
Crochet Unraveled
The Crochet Side
Never Not Knitting
Sock Tart
The High Fiber Diet
Knit Naturally
Knit Spirit
A Very Palpable Knit
Knitting Time Together
Knit Views

Asian Pop Radio Podcast
Magnatune Baroque Podcast
Cello Journey
Cello Podcast
Magnatune Cello Podcast
Celtic Folk Podcast
Magnatune Eastern Voices Podcast
Magnatune Folk Podcast
Magnatune Indian Podcast
Irish and Celtic Music Podcast
JPopcast Show
Magnatune Medieval Podcast
Magnatune Renaissance Podcast
Simply Cello!
Studio 590
Yamaha String Instrument Podcasts
Beethoven Nine in 9

Ask a Ninja
Chub Creek Podcast
Giant Robot Podcast
Quirky Nomads
Vinyl Cafe Stories

Best Practices: Staff Development on the Go!
CALPER Podcast Series
Cactus TEFL Podcast
CERCLL Lectures
DIIA Teaching and Learning Podcast
ELT Podcast: The Teachers’ Lounge
ESL Edgycation
ESL Etc.
ESL Teacher Talk
IDC TV: Instructional Design Center
Insights into TEFL
K12Online07 Audio Podcasts
K12Online08 Audio Podcasts
L&T Newsletter
The Learning Theory Podcast
The Linguist: Learn Languages Online
PD Resources: ESOL
Save the Teacher! Podcast
School of Languages, Sabanci University
Teachers at Risk
Columbia University TESOL-Applied Linguistics Podcasts
Teachers TV
Teaching and Learning Podcast
Teaching for the Future
TESOL Presidential Podcast
TESOL Talk from Nottingham
Center for Teaching Excellence Podcasts
University Teaching Podcast
UWTV: K-12 & Education
Yale International, Center for Language Study
Social and Emotional Learning
Cool Cat Teacher
Teaching Strategies for the Everyday Teacher
The Teachers’ Podcast
The Secret to Teaching
Podcasts for Educators
David Warlick Connect Learning
Bit by Bit
Moving at the Speed of Creativity

Philosophy and Thought
Big Ideas
Books and Ideas Podcast
The Brain Science Podcast
Quirks & Quarks
Engines of Our Ingenuity Podcast
Henry David Thoreau: Selected Poems
In Our Time
LibriVox New Releases
Linguistics Lectures
Nature’s Lead
Philosopher’s Zone
Philosophy Bites
The Philosophy Podcast
Philosophy: The Classics
The Long Now: Seminars about Long Term Thinking
Thinking Allowed
Thinking Out Loud
Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head
Unfettered Questions
Prof. Richard Gregory Neuroscience Lectures
Prof. Sir Michael Rutter Neuroscience Lectures
Prof. Uta Frith Neuroscience Lectures
Dave’s Quotes
World Books
Science and Creativity
The Word Nerds
CBC: The Best of Ideas
How to Think about Science
CBC: Spark
CBC: Between the Covers
CBC: Tapestry
CBC: Writers and Company
CBC: The Next Chapter
Search Engine
Canadian Voices
Here on Earth Podcast
A Way with Words
Princeton University Podcasts
University of British Columbia Podcasts
Yale University
University of Nottingham
Ethics Bites

Relationships and Psychology
Building Relationships
Between You and Me
Coaching the Life Coach
Conscious Relationship Seminars
Counselling Techniqes for Speech-Language Pathologists
Extraordinary Relationships Podcast
The Humanity Podcast
Joy of Living Creatively
Just for Women
Life Habits
Living Dialogues
Psych 140: Developmental Psychology
Purpose-Centered Life
Radical NLP
Relationship Matters
Relationship Talk Podcast
Sex. Love and Intimacy
Tai Chi for Well-Being
The Tai Chi Power Hour Podcasts
Aha Moments
CCL Leading Effectively
Open Wide
Conversations with Friends
Conversations with the Masters
Voices of Wisdom
Intuition into Action
The Ethicist
The Rational Basis of Happiness

Diet for a Hungry Planet
City Talks: Building Better Cities
Cooking Up a Story
David Suzuki Foundation Weekly Podcast
Deconstructing Dinner
GreenTalk Radio
Hands On Podcast Podcast
Living Green
TERRA: The Nature of Our World
Social Entrepreneurship
Global Health and Development
Sustainable Table


1. knit neckwarmer, 2. Fibonacci Mirrored Wrap, 3. more tomten pics…, 4. feather and fan cowl, 5. Angel Bag 3.JPG, 6. washcloth, 7. ISBN 4529043541, 8. IMG_3726.JPG, 9. Montego Bay Scarf, 10. Fantom Bohus Yoke 3, 11. Chiyogami Handbound Book, 12. paper covers, 13. To keep you cool this summer, 14. blossoms, 15. Address Box Again, 16. found notebook, 17. craft room shelves, 18. paper suitcase, 19. Work 2, 20. YUZEN mini message cards, 21. colorscope, 22. happy cloud notepad, 23. buttons, 24. DSC_0503 053, 25. Superziper


1. Gingham knit dishcloths, 2. Brassière rayée, 3. Angel Bag 3.JPG, 4. pink cardigan detail, 5. Allt om handarbete 1974, 6. ice cream crochet cuff, 7. DSC_0023.JPG, 8. first pair of socks, 9. knit flare scarf 4, 10. closure, 11. beautiful mohair!, 12. Angora Baby Booties, 13. tomato red and fuchsia/sequin striped cowl, 14. dayflower lacey goodness, 15. Nested felted boxes, 16. 48 squares done!, 17. Speed Demon sock yarn in “Fondant”, 18. Love This!, 19. inverse strawberry hat (sunshine shot), 20. wild stripes 3


1. age of empires sweardress over striped thrifted dress, 2. pink cardigan, 3. Orangewoman’s 2×2 Rib Sweater, 4. Audrey, 5. Día 49, 6. A series of pictures from the fair Handarbeit in Cologne,I visited last weekend, 7. Tomato, 8. Tulip, 9. Season of darkness and winter light, 10. portland sweater frontside, 11. Arwen.JPG, 12. SHRUG/BOLERO GREEN, 13. Dream Blossom Capelet, 14. His and hers llama Cardigan, 15. fi cardi.jpg, 16. warm shawl 2.jpg

1. Echarpe MCI, 2. easy crochet: things i like, 3. Shawl, 4. Cable baby blanket, 5. IMG_2529, 6. creamy ripples, 7. Dew, in Jo Sharp DK, 8. Crochet Silk Wrap – in progress, 9. A series of pictures from the fair Handarbeit in Cologne,I visited last weekend, 10. Crochet shoes — WIP, 11. Theresa’s scarf, 12. ISBN 4021904115 or 9784021904110, 13. Anthropologie-inspired Capelet, 14. Work in Progress July 21, 15. Antique Lace, 16. blouse

1. Tokyo International Quilt Festival, 2. Tokyo International Quilt Festival, 3. bubble gum pink quilt #1, 4. Drying out, 5. Crazy Log Cabin quilt… HPIM0342, 6. Vintage Quilt, 7. beach blanket in progress, 8. Finished Miniature Quilt for Whiplash, 9. Holy Scrap Quilt, Batman!, 10. Georgia Marie Wood (1917 – 2003), 11. kaffe quilt, 12. june15n 002, 13. Somewhere over the rainbow…, 14. More hand dyed coasters, 15. Wide Stripes #2, 16. Needlework, 17. Twinkle-all finished, 18. Tokyo International Quilt Show – Geometric brights, 19. projetinho…ραт¢нωσяк, 20. marina_quilt2, 21. Plain Spoken, 22. birthday coin quilt, 23. baby quilt, 24. DollQuiltFront, 25. Paletas Quilt – texture

I really want to make a couple of these…one for myself, and one for Hyewon–it’s such a great pattern, and it makes variegated yarn (which i don’t usually like) do amazing things. It’s a popular project on the Internet these days; there’s a knitalong and a Flickr pool. The complete pattern comes from Last Minute Knitted Gifts, but i found the basic stitch on Nona Swatches, and i’ll figure it out from there. Actually i bought some ribbon yarn and started a test swatch, but frogged it because the yarn didn’t feel or hang nice for a scarf. I’ll have to go here to pick out some nice yarn with Hyewon…

Here are some of the colour combinations that have caught my eye:

1. Chevron Scarf, 2. Chevron scarf – done, 3. chevron scarf, 4. texture, 5. Chevron scarf, 6. Finished Chevron, 7. Pink and Greenie, 8. Chevron Scarf, 9. completed chevron, 10. Chevron Scarf, 11. 52007chev, 12. 6607chev, 13. Chevron finished, 14. chevron scarf, 15. IMG_0674, 16. Chevron Scarf, 17. DSC02862, 18. Chevron Scarf, 19. chevy close up, 20. Chevron… getting longer, 21. Beginning the Chevron Scarf, 22. Chevron in progress, 23. Chevron in progress, 24. Chevron Scarf in Claudia Hand Painted Yarn, 25. Z is for zig-zag

1. Chevron Scarf in Progress, 2. Progress, 3. chevron1d, 4. chevron1c, 5. Chevron Scarf, 6. Chevron, Right and Wrong Side, 7. Chevron Love, 8. chevron scarf – day 2, 9. DSC_0029.JPG, 10. DSC_0016.JPG, 11. DSC_0010.JPG, 12. chevron scarf, 13. IMG_2530, 14. Chevron Scarf, 15. Chevron scarf, 16. Chevron, 17. I love my Chevron Scarf!, 18. Chevron Scarf, 19. my 3rd chevron scarf started, 20. Chevron close up, 21. Chevron Scarf, 22. zocken 206, 23. ChevronScarf0507d, 24. ChevronScarf0507a, 25. Chevron Scarf

1. koigu scarf, 2. Chevron 3 – the 3rd time is a charm, 3. finished chevron scarf, 4. Chevron Scarf, 5. IMG_3184, 6. My Traveling Scarf, 7. chevron version 2, 8. Desert Cactus- scarf progress, 9. Chevron Scarf Socks that Rock "Flower Power" and Yarntini’s "Pure Fall", 10. chevron scarf, 11. traverse bay chevron, 12. Chevron Scarf #2, 13. my chevron scarf, 14. Chevron, 15. Socks That Rock Chevron Scarf, 16. Chevron Scarf Pattern Detail, 17. Chevron Scarf, 18. misty garden scarf 2, 19. chevron1a, 20. Cascading Chevron Scarf, 21. DSC_0025.JPG, 22. chevy 2, 23. Stitch detail, 24. detail. lucy loves schroeder chevron scarf., 25. Chevron Scarf Finished

Bella Dia is a great craft website that i really like…she loves colour and cute as much as i do, it seems! her crafts are amazing, especially her felt work and pincushions (in particular, the little houses). She started the Encyclopedia of Me Meme, and she has her own Etsy shop. Check out more on her Flickr.

1. Tea Cozy, 2. Scallop Stitch Crocheted Scarf, 3. Single Crochet Scarf, 4. Water Bottle or Glass Cozy, 5. Zip pouch, 6. 3 Mini Crocheted Drawstring Bags, 7. Crocheted Basket, 8. Pink Buds Eyeglass Cozy, 9. Crocheted Bottle Cozies, 10. Vintage Vertical Striped Blanket, 11. drawstring tote, 12. Little Green House, 13. Little Blue House with Red Roof, 14. Halloween Haunted House, 15. The Little Pink House, 16. Forest House – front

1. Groovy Orange Garden #2, 2. Groovy Blue Garden #2, 3. Pink Hyacinth, 4. Pincushion: Bed of Roses (pink and brown), 5. Pincushion: Rings: multi, 6. Assorted Styles: Rings, Orbit, and Bed of Roses, 7. Flower Garden Pincushion, 8. bed of roses pincushion: cream on brown, 9. pincushions, 10. folkloric pincushions, 11. quilt pincushion, 12. Blue Scattered Flowers Pincushion, 13. Garden Party – tan, 14. Pink Bed of Roses, 15. Garden Party – olive, 16. Autumn Ground Pincushion


1. La La La, 2. Hal the fishmonster 1, 3. Little Porky, 4. Timmie in his space suit, 5. redrovercute, 6. Moo to you too!, 7. 3 fish for well-wishing, 8. This little piggy…., 9. Bess, 10. Porky, 11. Stuffies Group Shot, 12. 10921x, 13. ארנבון סרוג knitted bunny, 14. Sweet hands, 15. a lover, not a thinker., 16. Me Must Be Dreaming!, 17. egg tart party!, 18. Filzhase Detail, 19. piggie clip, 20. Porta-recados


1. IMG_3094, 2. maureen sneak, 3. Wendy’s baby blanket, 4. Babette blanket squares, 5. MIni Babette Blanket, 6. Afghan, 7. Another gift from Grandma, 8. babette, 9. lime’n’lemon, 10. Pink and white granny blanket, 11. babette bigger, 12. Cream crochet blanket with ‘latte’ coloured satin ribbon, 13. Untitled, 14. Mum’s shawl – closeup, 15. ‘putie wrap, 16. giant granny


1. colourful afghan, 2. New project: “Grisaille” # 119, 3. crochet white wool afghan, 4. Granny 1, 5. Cachecol em Crochê de Grampo., 6. starrynight1, 7. Untitled, 8. Some more squares…, 9. 93, 10. wip — giant granny, 11. For Jane, 12. olivesblankie, 13. my granny’s …, 14. Coquettes, 15. Full Blanket, 16. babette1

i love this mosaic maker tool over at Big Huge Labs. I will be having lots of fun with it, i can tell 🙂


1. bluebird flattie: What a great idea for plush toys…flatties! Bigger ones would be a great pillow idea.
2. granny square: I love these colours together–kind of like Cath Kidston‘s colour combinations. I think i’ll take the colours and make a hexagon blanket (or Babette) for a friend of mine who is expecting…
3. stitches: i *heart* the look of linen…can i get my sewing machine now? no? no. gotta finish playing with my new oven first 🙂
4. Little Dumpling: kikikiki 🙂 i love anthropomorphic food…and if it’s also fuzzy, so much the better!
5. Cajita Jardín: maderadecolores does lots of beautiful painted boxes…inspiring!
6. Bedroom: the colours here are amazing, so dramatic…i have a couple of ideas for Shinjae’s blanket colour scheme, and this is one of them…
7. frayed: from an awesome pool on flickr, textiles from around the world, this one shows the dramatic nature of textiles 🙂
8. Purple daisy clip & 9. Toddler clip: Hmmm…these two get me thinking….felt could be a fun craft medium too….
10. little purse: handsewing…
11. *color is good*: yes, it is!
12. voltaremos dia 21 de julho:…linen and handsewing…
13. still life with market bag: awesome stripes on the bag!
14. “You sleep in the bed of a 1976 Pimp?”: …you do? can i?
15. mybag2: vintage hankies sewn together?
16. Violet Bon Bon Bag:…and more linen…and what a great idea–goody bags for us big kids!