Wednesday, March 21, 2007

It's a Purl, Man

Guido (2Skiens) Stein hosts this popular podcast.

I decided to review It's a Purl, Man next, because he is just so entertaining. I really like Guido, he is very sincere and funny. I really like his style and his voice.

It's a Purl, Man is structured differently than most. He begins with introducing his show and playing his theme music, as many others do. But, after that, it's pretty much a free-for-all about whatever he would like to talk about for the day.

Recent episodes include: the State of the Knitting Blog where he and guest host (The Subway Knitter) discuss popular knitting blogs and what draws them to the online knitting community, Socks where he and Grumperina discuss the many splendors of the sock, and Going Old School where he and Stitchy McYarnpants talk about men's vintage knitting patterns.

Each episode is full of information and opinions on everything from patterns to yarn to designers. I have learned a lot about my own area's knitting community and a lot about the greater knitting community.

Overall, Guido does a great job of staying on topic and directing himself and his guests through an interesting conversation about various knitting items. The production is decent enough and the topics are funny and useful.

I would rate his show a 4 out of 5 stars. I do take away one star for production quality.

[Editor's Note: I realize that the past two podcast reviews are going to look like gushing, but there is something special about these two shows. I want to listen to them as soon as they come out (no matter what else I am doing).]

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