This morning’s broadcast of Think Out Loud on Oregon Public Broadcasting was all about the Sock Summit – read and listen here. Think Out Loud reminds me of our local show called Radio Smart Talk. The experts on air were Cat Bordhi (rah!), Jo Hartman, a Portland LYS owner, and Bob Petkun of Knit Picks (but I wish Kelley had been on, also!).
I thought Cat did a great job of “sitting with knitters” during this broadcast. She praised the work of LYS owners and the work of companies like Knit Picks. Jo Hartman of Yarn Garden complained about how discounted book sales were hurting LYSs but did not offer much else. Bob and Cat did a great job of responding. I did love that Bob was loaded with industry statistics. It was interesting to hear about market shares in the yarn industry.
Give this a listen if you have an hour to kill – or listen in the car while you drive somewhere. You can pretend you’re here in Portland this week!
Now, I have to leave this speedy internet connection at the Fairview branch of the Multnomah County Library and go down to the convention center to get registered. See ya!