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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.

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.
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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.

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Episodes

Episode Twenty-Eight: Xtreeeme Knitting

5/18/2008
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Download Episode Twenty-Eight ( 128Kbps MP3 - Length 12:59 - File size 11.9 MB) ( To download: PC Peoples use Right-click + Save [ Target | Link ] As... / Mac Peoples use Alt-Click ) 64Kbps MP3 (smaller than 128Kbps MP3 but lower audio quality) & Ogg Vorbis format (please check your player for compatibility) audio files available on Internet Archive Shownotes: What happens when you take cricket, Bollywood, Marlon Brando and combine them with a little Xtreeeme Knitting? Listen to this...

Duration:00:12:59

Episode Twenty-Seven: Bundle Up!

2/13/2008
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Download Episode Twenty-Seven ( 128Kbps MP3 - Length 07:49 - File size 7.2 MB) ( To download: PC Peoples use Right-click + Save [ Target | Link ] As... / Mac Peoples use Alt-Click ) 64Kbps MP3 (smaller than 128Kbps MP3 but lower audio quality) & Ogg Vorbis format (please check your player for compatibility) audio files available on Internet Archive Shownotes: Because the Journée du gros pull originated in the Flemish part of Belgium, it's actually known as the "Dikke-truiendag", and because...

Duration:00:07:49

Episode Twenty-Six: Ready, Steady, Knit!

2/5/2008
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Download Episode Twenty-Six ( 128Kbps MP3 - Length 10:33 - File size 9.7 MB) ( To download: PC Peoples use Right-click + Save [ Target | Link ] As... / Mac Peoples use Alt-Click ) 64Kbps MP3 (smaller than 128Kbps MP3 but lower audio quality) & Ogg Vorbis format (please check your player for compatibility) audio files available on Internet Archive Shownotes: Today on Purl Diving we delve into the wonders of nana-technology with Shreddies Knitting Nanas. Darryl Cognito hides from the robots in...

Duration:00:10:33

Episode Twenty-Five: The Gift of the Magi

12/23/2007
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Download Episode Twenty-Five ( 128Kbps MP3 - Length 15:43 - File size 14.4 MB) ( To download: PC Peoples use Right-click + Save [ Target | Link ] As... / Mac Peoples use Alt-Click ) 64Kbps MP3 (smaller than 128Kbps MP3 but lower audio quality) & Ogg Vorbis format (please check your player for compatibility) audio files available on Internet Archive Shownotes: In this episode, the Universe hands me the gift of a great idea, and some good people to help me make that idea a reality. This...

Duration:00:15:42

Episode Twenty-Four: Stop the Madness

12/13/2007
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Download Episode Twenty-Four ( 128Kbps MP3 - Length 10:53 - File size 10.0 MB) ( To download: PC Peoples use Right-click + Save [ Target | Link ] As... / Mac Peoples use Alt-Click ) 64Kbps MP3 (smaller than 128Kbps MP3 but lower audio quality) & Ogg Vorbis format (please check your player for compatibility) audio files available on Internet Archive Shownotes: In this episode, Purl Diving discovers what happens when the Universe smacks you upside the head with the Christmas Knitting Crazy...

Duration:00:10:52

Episode Twenty-Three: Mission Not Quite Possible

11/5/2007
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Download Episode Twenty-Three ( 128Kbps MP3 - Length 12:10 - File size 11.2 MB) ( To download: PC Peoples use Right-click + Save [ Target | Link ] As... / Mac Peoples use Alt-Click ) 64Kbps MP3 (smaller than 128Kbps MP3 but lower audio quality) & Ogg Vorbis format (please check your player for compatibility) audio files available on Internet Archive Shownotes: In this episode Purl Diving discovers knitting and manning a polling station don't mix, and mulls over the problem of voter apathy....

Duration:00:12:09

Episode Twenty-Two: Knit the Vote

10/4/2007
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Download Episode Twenty-Two ( 128Kbps MP3 - Length 9:10 - File size 8.46 MB) ( To download: PC Peoples use Right-click + Save [ Target | Link ] As... / Mac Peoples use Alt-Click ) 64Kbps MP3 (smaller than 128Kbps MP3 but lower audio quality) & Ogg Vorbis format (please check your player for compatibility) audio files available on Internet Archive Shownotes: We do not say that a man who takes no interest in politics is a man who minds his own business; we say he has no business here at all....

Duration:00:09:10

Episode Twenty One: Le jardin secret

9/25/2007
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Download Episode Twenty One ( 128Kbps MP3 - Length 10:15 - File size 9.45 MB) ( To download: PC Peoples use Right-click + Save [ Target | Link ] As... / Mac Peoples use Alt-Click ) 64Kbps MP3 (smaller than 128Kbps MP3 but lower audio quality) & Ogg Vorbis format (please check your player for compatibility) audio files available on Internet Archive Shownotes: I'm fascinated by the French concept of "le jardin secret", the secret garden, that part of one's self where one permits all freedom of...

Duration:00:10:14

Episode Twenty: Valhalla

9/13/2007
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Download Episode Twenty ( 128Kbps MP3 - Length 7:11 - File size 6.6 MB) ( To download: PC Peoples use Right-click + Save [ Target | Link ] As... / Mac Peoples use Alt-Click ) 64Kbps MP3 (smaller than 128Kbps MP3 but lower audio quality) & Ogg Vorbis format (please check your player for compatibility) audio files available on Internet Archive Shownotes: I've nothing left to write that I haven't already said in today's episode -- but I'm sure you're just here for the links, right? Ruth's very...

Duration:00:07:10

Episode Nineteen: By the Pricking of My Thumbs

8/28/2007
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Download Episode Nineteen ( 128Kbps MP3 - Length 10:39 - File size 9.8 MB) ( To download: PC Peoples use Right-click + Save [ Target | Link ] As... / Mac Peoples use Alt-Click ) 64Kbps MP3 (smaller than 128Kbps MP3 but lower audio quality) & Ogg Vorbis format (please check your player for compatibility) audio files available on Internet Archive Shownotes: "Once upon a time, in a large forest, there lived an old woman and three maidens. They were all three beautiful, but the youngest was the...

Duration:00:10:39

Episode Eighteen: Random Acts of KnitLit

7/27/2007
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Download Episode Eighteen ( 128Kbps MP3 - Length 11:49 - File size 10.9 MB) ( To download: PC Peoples use Right-click + Save [ Target | Link ] As... / Mac Peoples use Alt-Click ) 64Kbps MP3 (smaller than 128Kbps MP3 but lower audio quality) & Ogg Vorbis format (please check your player for compatibility) audio files available on Internet Archive Shownotes: Our Lady of the Knit and Purl delivers up a little divine inspiration in this week's episode of Purl Diving. Diane Schoemperlen's book...

Duration:00:11:49

Episode Seventeen: To Every Thing There Is A Season

7/2/2007
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Download Episode Seventeen ( 128Kbps MP3 - Length 7:53 - File size 7.23 MB) ( To download: PC Peoples use Right-click + Save [ Target | Link ] As... / Mac Peoples use Alt-Click ) 64Kbps MP3 (smaller than 128Kbps MP3 but lower audio quality) & Ogg Vorbis format (please check your player for compatibility) audio files available on Internet Archive Shownotes: Mama Purl goes to the Winter 2007/2008 TNNA Trade show, and shares some thoughts on knitting and the seasons. Turn, turn, turn... And for...

Duration:00:07:53

Episode Sixteen: Great Expectations

6/1/2007
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Download Episode Sixteen ( 128Kbps MP3 - Length 9:41 - File size 8.9 MB) ( To download: PC Peoples use Right-click + Save [ Target | Link ] As... / Mac Peoples use Alt-Click ) 64Kbps MP3 (smaller than 128Kbps MP3 but lower audio quality) & Ogg Vorbis format (please check your player for compatibility) audio files available on Internet Archive Shownotes: What the Dickens? Listen as Purl Diving spins a tale of the sea. Audio: Sound samples used in this episode: Water/wave sample under intro...

Duration:00:09:41

Episode Fifteen: White Coral Bells

5/1/2007
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Download Episode Fifteen ( 128Kbps MP3 - Length 9:36 - File size 8.9 MB) ( To download: PC Peoples use Right-click + Save [ Target | Link ] As... / Mac Peoples use Alt-Click ) 64Kbps MP3 (smaller than 128Kbps MP3 but lower audio quality) & Ogg Vorbis format (please check your player for compatibility) audio files available on Internet Archive Shownotes: White coral bells upon a slender stalk Lilies-of-the valley deck my garden walk Oh don't you wish that you could hear them ring? That will...

Duration:00:09:36

Episode Fourteen: Make It At Home For Nothing

4/7/2007
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Download Episode Fourteen ( 128Kbps MP3 - Length 15:07 - File size 13.9 MB) ( To download: PC Peoples use Right-click + Save [ Target | Link ] As... / Mac Peoples use Alt-Click ) 64Kbps MP3 (smaller than 128Kbps MP3 but lower audio quality) & Ogg Vorbis format (please check your player for compatibility) audio files available on Internet Archive Shownotes: "Who are you waiting for? I'm right here..." So begins the title song for the Bollywood film, "Main Hoon Na". Today's Purl Diving is an...

Duration:00:15:07

Episode Thirteen: Rated PG

3/21/2007
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Download Episode Thirteen ( 128Kbps MP3 - Length 11:46 - File size 10.8 MB) ( To download: PC Peoples use Right-click + Save [ Target | Link ] As... / Mac Peoples use Alt-Click ) 64Kbps MP3 (smaller than 128Kbps MP3 but lower audio quality) & Ogg Vorbis format (please check your player for compatibility) audio files available on Internet Archive Shownotes: In this episode of Purl Diving, we go where no knitter has gone before; we leap tall stereotypes with a single bound; we -- we -- well,...

Duration:00:11:46

Episode Twelve: Big Knit

3/4/2007
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Download Episode Twelve ( 128Kbps MP3 - Length 12:00 - File size 11.0 MB) ( To download: PC Peoples use Right-click + Save [ Target | Link ] As... / Mac Peoples use Alt-Click ) 64Kbps MP3 (smaller than 128Kbps MP3 but lower audio quality) & Ogg Vorbis format (please check your player for compatibility) audio files available on Internet Archive Shownotes: Episode 12 is a kind of knitting sound-scape. Of a sorts. Kind of. Purl Diving knits at the Oscars. Audio: Sound samples used in this...

Duration:00:11:59

Episode Eleven: The Knitter's Madeleine

2/15/2007
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Download Episode Eleven ( 128Kbps MP3 - Length 15:41 - File size 14.4 MB) ( To download: PC Peoples use Right-click + Save [ Target | Link ] As... / Mac Peoples use Alt-Click ) 64Kbps MP3 (smaller than 128Kbps MP3 but lower audio quality) & Ogg Vorbis format (please check your player for compatibility) audio files available on Internet Archive In this episode of Purl Diving, we experience a small blast from the past, courtesy of Marcel Proust, his tea, and most of all, his madeleine. If you...

Duration:00:15:41

Episode Ten: From the Ridiculous to the Sublime

12/21/2006
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Download Episode Ten ( 128Kbps MP3 - Length 1:01:24 - File size 56.2 MB) ( To download: PC Peoples use Right-click + Save [ Target | Link ] As... / Mac Peoples use Alt-Click ) 64Kbps MP3 (smaller than 128Kbps MP3 but lower audio quality) & Ogg Vorbis format (please check your player for compatibility) audio files available on Internet Archive Episode Ten is a surprise package under the podcast tree -- a compilation of Christmas music from both the Podsafe Music Network (PMN) and Magnatune....

Duration:01:01:23

Episode Nine: Naughty or Nice

12/14/2006
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Download Episode Nine (128Kbps MP3 - Length 14:39 - File size 13.4 MB) ( To download: PC Peoples use Right-click + Save [ Target | Link ] As... / Mac Peoples use Alt-Click ) 64Kbps MP3 (smaller than 128Kbps MP3 but lower audio quality) & Ogg Vorbis format (please check your player for compatibility) audio files available on Internet Archive Audio Water/wave sample under intro created by pushtobreak from The Freesound Project Sleighbell sample created by Connum from The Freesound Project...

Duration:00:14:39