A podcasting we will go...

Those of you who know me well know that I love to try new things. So it may come as little surprise that as part of the fun we've been having with Yarn in the City, Rachel and I decided we should add a podcast to the mix.

Rachel's new handspun sample: Sitka Spruce by Tin Can Knits in the Porpoise Fur Haematoma colourway

Rachel's new handspun sample: Sitka Spruce by Tin Can Knits in the Porpoise Fur Haematoma colourway

As much as I feel like I "um-ed" and "ah-ed" my way through our first episode, it was a lot of fun to do. I was immediately reminded of a time, very long ago, when I trained at the campus radio station at uni. Another friend and I would go in and record our own "shows" as practice for being on air. Not that either of us ever ended up on air, but we sure had a blast doing the talking segments between the music we selected. 

And that's how it was with our first episode. Rachel and I, tucked away in the attic of her house with our notes on various knitty things and just having a laugh. There's something extremely comforting about venturing into something new with your bestie beside you. Along with a huge sense of relief when you realise that you've never had a conversation about musical tastes before but are pleased to discover that you're more or less on the same page!

It was also a strangely intimate experience, which was unexpected. I suspect that has to do with the fact that many folks listen to their podcasts with headphones, or while on their own, and so there was that sensation afterwards in the editing that we're talking directly to our listeners. So it's also been a relief to hear back from folks that (sound mix aside) they enjoyed our first episode and are looking forward to hearing more from us.

Me too. I can't wait to see what we get up to next!