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CraftLit: Audiobooks with Benefits Podcast

Classic Literature for Busy People Who Love Books

by Heather Ordover

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Curated, classic, audiobooks-with-benefits—where the benefits are reading these works of fiction with a friend at your side. You don't have to be crafty to listen, but you do need to love books.


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444: Chapters 58-59 - Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Mar 03, 2017


444: NOLA - chapters 58-59  The Knitting mentioned: | BOOK TALK - 4:06 | Noitier's issues: Apoplexy, 19th C. Stroke Treatment, and a glossary of old medical terms.   And, with all the time you'll save not having to follow links, you can join other listeners at the following spots online:   Mailing list (infrequently used) Facebook Chat Group Facebook podcast page (where the audio will auto-post) Ravelry group (where you'll find Erica from the Crafty Chats more than you'll find me) Twitter for me and for CraftLit Crafty Chat channel Hope to see you there!    

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443: Chapter 57 - Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Feb 24, 2017


  443: IngenWHO? - chapter 57  Patterns mentioned: Summer Flies pattern by Donna Griffin Baby Bee Sweet Delight Prints Cal & Mari Plum Deluxe - Organic Tea of the Month Club - AT was drinking:  "A Dark Night Orange Spice Puerh"  Then she added this definition: Pu-erh or Pu'er[1] is a variety of fermented tea produced in Yunnan province, China, and named after Pu'er City. Macarons vs Macaroons Book Talk • 07:39 M?d?a And, with all the time you'll save not having to follow links, you can join other listeners at the following spots online: Mailing list (infrequently used) Facebook Chat Group Facebook podcast page (where the audio will auto-post) Ravelry group (where you'll find Erica from the Crafty Chats more than you'll find me) Twitter for me and for CraftLit Crafty Chat channel Hope to see you there!  

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442: Chapter 56 - Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Feb 17, 2017


442: Another Piece of the Puzzle - chapter 56  Tara on the V-Day box (Link goes to that spot of the Crafty Chat) Book Talk • 03:36 If YOU can find anything on the Fashion Houses mentioned at the end of chapter 56, do tell!  "And how shall I be dressed?" demanded Andrea. "Oh, very simply; black trousers, patent leather boots, white waistcoat, either a black or blue coat, and a long cravat. Go to Blin or Veronique for your clothes. Baptistin will tell you where, if you do not know their address. The less pretension there is in your attire, the better will be the effect, as you are a rich man. If you mean to buy any horses, get them of Devedeux, and if you purchase a phaeton, go to Baptiste for it." (I also loved how "now don't be gauche" the Count is with Andrea here!)  And, with all the time you'll save not having to follow links, you can join other listeners at the following spots online: Mailing list (infrequently used) Facebook Chat Group Facebook podcast page (where the audio will auto-post) Ravelry group (where you'll find Erica from the Crafty Chats more than you'll find me) Twitter for me and for CraftLit Crafty Chat channel Hope to see you there!      

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441: Chapter 55 - Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Feb 10, 2017


441: Listen - chapter 55  Book Talk • 23:58 Nope. Really, this week, not so much. Just listen to the GORGEOUS writing! And, with all the time you'll save not having to follow links, you can join other listeners at the following spots online: Mailing list (infrequently used) Facebook Chat Group Facebook podcast page (where the audio will auto-post) Ravelry group (where you'll find Erica from the Crafty Chats more than you'll find me) Twitter for me and for CraftLit Crafty Chat channel Hope to see you there!    

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440: Chapter 54 - Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Feb 03, 2017


440: DoublePlusGood - chapter 54 Crafty Chat—Cereza Oilcloth Studio, Sherrie Posternak. Or, see my bag here.   Book Talk • 9:03 Nicolas_Poussin Manfred Lucullus

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439: Chapter 53 - Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Jan 20, 2017


439: Mellow Drama - chapter 53 Shannon Okey on our Crafty Chat! Her Patreon adventure Articles on how the industry is changing here, here, and here. Hidden Figures Book Talk • 8:51 The Opera: Robert le Diable By Anonymous print - User scan of Fontaine, G?rard (2004). Charles Garnier's Op?ra: Architecture and Interior Decor, translated by Charles Penwarden. Paris: ?ditions Patrimoine. ISBN 9782858228010. Original: Biblioth?que-Mus?e de l'Op?ra, Public Domain, Link Degas (damning?) take on the crowd “watching” the Ballet of the Nuns (or the daemons… I never was clear on this bit: By Edgar Degas - http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O17815/oil-painting-the-ballet-scene-from-meyerbeers/, Public Domain, Link Nicolas Levasseur By Fran?ois-Gabriel L?paulle - Scan from the original work: Letellier, Robert Ignatius (2012). Meyerbeer's Robert le Diable: The Premier Op?ra Romantique. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 9781443841917., Public Domain, Link Grigory Aleksandrovich Potemkin-Tavricheski Diogenes

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438: Chapter 52 - Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Jan 13, 2017


Oh No! Not Again! Count of Monte Cristo Chapter 52  Call in to the voice mail line at 1-206-350-1642 [Book Talk @ 6:48] Links for you! Where is Perugia? (since they went on about it for awhile...) Parroquet (parakeet) Aqua Tofana: "The ingredients of the mixture are basically known but not how they were blended. Aqua Tofana contained mostly arsenic and lead and possibly belladonna. It was a colorless, tasteless liquid and so easily mixed with water or wine to be served during meals." Brucine Daddy Mithridates (V of Pontus) and His sonny-boy Mithridates (VI of Pontus) Nicolas Flamel Philology Alembic And check out the growing list of fun things to get from the CraftLit gift shop (or the PodShop): Frosty Mug of CraftLit by CraftLit  Once again, Justin at Audio Editing Solutions saves the day!    

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437: Chapter 51 - Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Jan 06, 2017


That Time Again Count of Monte Cristo Chapter 51  [Book Talk @ 2:05] Links for you! Pyramus & Thisbe My new fave line (forgot to mention this: "Man proposes. Money disposes." Corollary: "Man Plans. God Laughs." France and Algeria (Oh, Charles X, you pesky problem child) "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers," Shakespeare, Henry VI, part 2, Act IV, scene ii.  And check out the growing list of fun things to get from the CraftLit gift shop (or the PodShop): Frosty Mug of CraftLit by CraftLit   I shamefacedly admit that Justin had to put this puppy together for me again. The editing software ground to a halt and nearly took the recording with it. So. While we await the prognosis of my sad, sad machine, it is once again Audio Editing Solutions for the win! Justin, my hero! And Speaking of Heroes: Thank you to our new Patrons: Juliette & Donna! Yay You!!!

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On the Twelfth Day (before) Christmas...


Sat, Dec 24, 2016


The 12 Days Before Christmas begins here: http://craftlit.com/on-the-first-day-of-christmas/ The Night After Christmas (1907) By: Ann P.L.Field - https://librivox.org/author/8095    From: https://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-collection-2007/  eText: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18908  Read by: Jan MacGillivray - https://librivox.org/reader/1752    Her Birthday Dream (1916) By: Nellie C. King - https://librivox.org/author/10170       From: https://librivox.org/fireside-christmas-short-stories/   eText: Christmas Stories And Legends by Phebe A. Curtiss -  http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17770  Read by: Angela (BookAngel7) - https://librivox.org/reader/4323     A Letter from Santa Claus  By: Samuel Clemens   From: http://article.wn.com/view/2015/05/05/New_Mark_Twain_letters_found_c/  eText: bit.ly/twain-santa Read by: Andrew Ordover   The Philanthropist's Christmas (1913) By: James Weber Linn - https://librivox.org/author/3123  From: The Children's Book of Christmas Stories by Asa Don Dickinson and Ada M. Skinner https://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-collection-2007/  eText: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/5061  Read by: Kehinde - https://librivox.org/reader/1851     T’was the Night before Christmas: A Visit from St. Nicholas (1823) By: Clement Clarke Moore - https://librivox.org/author/275     eText: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17135   Read by: Jon Scholes   Away in a Manger By: William James Kirkpatrick (1895) - https://librivox.org/author/8885    From: https://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2006/  eText: http://hymnsite.com/  Sung by: Karen Savage - https://librivox.org/reader/103    CraftLit Podcast • Annotated Audiobooks | Audiobooks with Benefits  CraftLit.com  Twitter: @CraftLit.com  Library: CraftLit.com/library  Facebook: Facebook.com/craftlit Voicemail line: +1-206-350-1642 NEW! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Craftlit-channel

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On the Eleventh Day (before) Christmas...


Fri, Dec 23, 2016


The 12 Days Before Christmas begins here: http://craftlit.com/on-the-first-day-of-christmas/ DAY ELEVEN A Rhyme for Christmas (Publication delayed by the author's determined, but futile attempt to find the rhyme) (1911) By: John Challing  (Radcyffe Hall) - https://librivox.org/author/2477 From: The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VII -  https://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-collection-2007/  eText: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19325/19325-h/19325-h.htm#Page_1290  Read by: Alan Davis Drake - https://librivox.org/reader/254  The Errors of Santa Claus (1917) By: Stephen Butler Leacock - https://librivox.org/author/1193    From: https://librivox.org/librivox-2006-christmas-short-works-collection/   eText: Frenzied Fiction - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8457  Read by: William Coon - https://librivox.org/reader/286 To An Old Fogey (Who Contends that Christmas is Played Out) By: Owen Seaman - https://librivox.org/author/8189  From: https://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-collection-2007/   Etext: Modern British Poetry (1920) - http://www.bartleby.com/103/39.html Read by: Cori Samuel - https://librivox.org/reader/92  Vera's First Christmas Adventure (1907) By: Arnold Bennett - https://librivox.org/author/263  From: The Grim Smile of the Five Towns -  https://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-collection-2007/  eText:  http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/4734  Read by: Andy Minter - https://librivox.org/reader/152    Here We Come a Wassailing  (1850) Traditional English - https://librivox.org/author/8102     From: https://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2006/  eText: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Here_We_Come_A-wassailing   Sung by: Claire Goget - https://librivox.org/reader/125    CraftLit Podcast • Annotated Audiobooks | Audiobooks with Benefits  CraftLit.com  Twitter: @CraftLit.com  Library: CraftLit.com/library  Facebook: Facebook.com/craftlit Voicemail line: +1-206-350-1642 NEW! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Craftlit-channel

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On the Tenth Day (before) Christmas...


Thu, Dec 22, 2016


The 12 Days Before Christmas begins here: http://craftlit.com/on-the-first-day-of-christmas/   DAY TEN Christmas at Red Butte By: Lucy Maud Montgomery -  https://librivox.org/author/75     From: https://librivox.org/fireside-christmas-short-stories/   eText: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24878    Read by: Lynne Thompson - https://librivox.org/reader/7756     A Christmas Surprise at Enderly Road By: Lucy Maud Montgomery - https://librivox.org/author/75    From: https://librivox.org/lucy-maud-montgomery-short-stories-1905-1906-by-lucy-maud-montgomery/   eText: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/24876/24876-h/24876-h.htm#Enderly_Road   Read by: Read by Jedopi - https://librivox.org/reader/4936     The First Noel (c. 1823) Traditional English - https://librivox.org/author/8102     From: https://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2006/  eText: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_First_Noel   Sung by: Claire Goget - https://librivox.org/reader/125    CraftLit Podcast • Annotated Audiobooks | Audiobooks with Benefits  CraftLit.com  Twitter: @CraftLit.com  Library: CraftLit.com/library  Facebook: Facebook.com/craftlit Voicemail line: +1-206-350-1642 NEW! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Craftlit-channel

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On the Ninth Day (before) Christmas...


Wed, Dec 21, 2016


The 12 Days Before Christmas begins here: http://craftlit.com/on-the-first-day-of-christmas/ A Christmas Inspiration  By: Lucy Maud Montgomery - https://librivox.org/author/75  From: https://librivox.org/lucy-maud-montgomery-short-stories-1896-to-1901-by-lucy-maud-montgomery/   eText: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/24873/24873-h/24873-h.htm#A_Christmas_Inspiration  Read by: Darcia Douglass - https://librivox.org/reader/4990     A Christmas Mistake By: Lucy Maud Montgomery - https://librivox.org/author/75  From: https://librivox.org/lucy-maud-montgomery-short-stories-1896-to-1901-by-lucy-maud-montgomery/  eText: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/24873/24873-h/24873-h.htm#A_Christmas_Mistake  Read by: TriciaG - https://librivox.org/reader/3157      It Came Upon the Midnight Clear By: Edmund Hamilton Sears (1875) - https://librivox.org/author/206  From: https://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2009/  eText: http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/it_came_upon_the_midnight_clear.htm  Sung by:  Kristin Hughes - https://librivox.org/reader/28    CraftLit Podcast • Annotated Audiobooks | Audiobooks with Benefits  CraftLit.com  Twitter: @CraftLit.com  Library: CraftLit.com/library  Facebook: Facebook.com/craftlit Voicemail line: +1-206-350-1642 NEW! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Craftlit-channel  

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On the Eighth Day (before) Christmas...


Tue, Dec 20, 2016


The 12 Days Before Christmas begins here: http://craftlit.com/on-the-first-day-of-christmas/   DAY EIGHT A Conscience Pudding (1904) By: Edith Nesbit - https://librivox.org/author/24    From: https://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-collection-2007/  eText: http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/nesbit/new/new.html   Read by: Cori Samuel - https://librivox.org/reader/92  Lo, How a Rose Ere Blooming By: Michael Praetorius (1571 - 1621) - https://librivox.org/author/3505  From: https://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2009/  eText: http://www.cantatedomino.org/cd/index.shtml?79.txt  Sung by:  Mark F. Smith - https://librivox.org/reader/204 & Laurie Anne Walden - https://librivox.org/reader/1066 Fiona Shaw (Medea) and the show’s director (the FABULOUS) Deborah Warner on a theater chat show: And the whole show as a BBC Radio 3 production:   BBC recipe for Christmas Pudding: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1159/classic-christmas-pudding  (share your fave recipe below!) And a version with step-by-step pictures: http://goodfoodshared.blogspot.com/2011/09/traditional-christmas-pudding.html And the American version, a Claxton Georgia Fruit Cake: https://www.claxtonfruitcake.com  CraftLit Podcast • Annotated Audiobooks | Audiobooks with Benefits  CraftLit.com  Twitter: @CraftLit.com  Library: CraftLit.com/library  Facebook: Facebook.com/craftlit Voicemail line: +1-206-350-1642 NEW! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Craftlit-channel  

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On the Seventh Day (before) Christmas...


Mon, Dec 19, 2016


The 12 Days Before Christmas begins here: craftlit.com/on-the-first-day-of-christmas/ The Eve of St. Nicholas  By: Elizabeth M. Laws Hibberd / Faith Wynne (1836 - c. 1930) - https://librivox.org/author/10096    From: https://librivox.org/fireside-christmas-short-stories/   eText: What the Little Bird Told the Christmas Tree (1913)  http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009926444   Read by: Ruth Golding - https://librivox.org/reader/2607   The Thin Santa Claus or The Chicken Yard That Was a Christmas Stocking (1909) By: Ellis Parker Butler - https://librivox.org/author/53    From: https://librivox.org/librivox-2006-christmas-short-works-collection/   eText: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17937/17937-h/17937-h.htm   Read by: Several readers Sussex Carol Traditional:  https://librivox.org/author/8101 From: https://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2009/  Etext: http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/on_christmas_night-1.htm Sung by: Kristin Hughes - https://librivox.org/reader/28   CraftLit Podcast • Annotated Audiobooks | Audiobooks with Benefits  CraftLit.com  Twitter: @CraftLit.com  Library: CraftLit.com/library  Facebook: Facebook.com/craftlit voicemail line: +1-206-350-1642 NEW! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Craftlit-channel

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On the Sixth Day (before) Christmas...


Sun, Dec 18, 2016


DAY SIX Reginald on Christmas Presents (1904) By: Saki -  https://librivox.org/author/889  From: Reginald (1904) -  https://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-2011-by-various/  eText: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2830  Read by: Bob Gonzalez - https://librivox.org/reader/6446    Grandmother's Christmas Story (1913) By: Elizabeth M. Laws Hibberd / Faith Wynne (1836 - c. 1930) - https://librivox.org/author/10096  / http://readseries.com/auth-oz/wynne-bio.html  From: https://librivox.org/fireside-christmas-short-stories/  eText: What the Little Bird Told the Christmas Tree (1913) http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009926444  Read by: Ruth Golding - https://librivox.org/reader/2607  Reginald’s Christmas Revel (1904) By: Saki -  https://librivox.org/author/889  From: Reginald (1904) -  https://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-2011-by-various/  eText: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2830  Read by: Bob Gonzalez - https://librivox.org/reader/6446  Joy to the World Georg Friedrich H?ndel-https://librivox.org/author/2630 From: https://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2006/ Etext - http://hymnsite.com/ Sung by: Kim Butler - https://librivox.org/reader/631 CraftLit Podcast • Annotated Audiobooks | Audiobooks with Benefits CraftLit.com Twitter: @CraftLit.com Library: CraftLit.com/library Facebook: Facebook.com/craftlit voicemail line: +1-206-350-1642 NEW! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Craftlit-channel  

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On the Fifth Day (before) Christmas...


Sat, Dec 17, 2016


The 12 Days Before Christmas begins here: http://craftlit.com/on-the-first-day-of-christmas/ The Snow Man (1902) By: Alfred B. Cooper (1863 - 1936) - https://librivox.org/author/10217 From: https://librivox.org/fireside-christmas-short-stories/ eText: (interactive) http://archive.org/stream/TheStrandMagazineAnIllustratedMonthly/TheStrandMagazine1902bVol.XxivJul-dec#page/n634/mode/1up Read by: Garth Burton - https://librivox.org/reader/4969  Yes Virginia... (1897) By: Francis P. Church - https://librivox.org/author/2604 From: https://librivox.org/librivox-2006-christmas-short-works-collection/ eText: http://www.newseum.org/yesvirginia/ Read by: 2Bears - https://librivox.org/reader/860 Angels We Have Heard on High By: Traditional, French, translated to English by Bishop James Chadwick - 1813–1882 - https://librivox.org/author/8101 From: https://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2010/ eText: http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/angels_we_have_heard_on_high_1.htm Sung by: Sunshine Paul - https://librivox.org/reader/4545   CraftLit Podcast • Annotated Audiobooks | Audiobooks with Benefits CraftLit.com voicemail line: +1-206-350-1642

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436: Chapters 49-50 - Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Dec 16, 2016


Merry & Bright Count of Monte Cristo Chapters 49-50  [Book Talk @ 10:19] Truncated show notes again! Best Roast Potatoes EVER Kiva.org and the Give a Kiva Card for Christmas page And check out the growing list of fun things to get from the CraftLit gift shop (or the PodShop): CraftLit Bag by CraftLit It's the last week of my computer's early death (it's in the shop. If you talk nerd like me: Turns out the Solid State hard drive started to die, took out the fusion drive with it and then, in an epic domino maneuver, took out my graphics card. That's why by Thursday the only way I could manipulate the computer (like, to turn it off) was to use the assistive keystrokes for the blind. THAT was a first. The Genius Bar was stunned to respectful silence. So. This is the last week I'm tormenting Justin, my seriously-fun-to-work-with editor at Audio Editing Solutions for taking blobs of audio and make them make sense. That Justin. WhattaMensch!  

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On the Fourth Day (before) Christmas...


Fri, Dec 16, 2016


The 12 Days Before Christmas begins here: http://craftlit.com/on-the-first-day-of-christmas/   The lineup: The Christmas Stocking (1905) By: L Frank Baum - https://librivox.org/author/406  From: https://librivox.org/librivox-2006-christmas-short-works-collection/  eText: http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Text/christmas_stocking.htm  Read by: Judy Bieber - https://librivox.org/reader/100    The Shepherd Who Didn't Go (1916) By: Jay T. Stocking https://librivox.org/author/10171 From: https://librivox.org/fireside-christmas-short-stories/  eText: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17770/17770-h/17770-h.htm#Page_135  Read by: Angela (BookAngel7) - https://librivox.org/reader/4323      A Kidnapped Santa Claus (1904) By: L Frank Baum https://librivox.org/author/406 From: https://librivox.org/librivox-2006-christmas-short-works-collection/  eText: http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/KidnSant.shtml  Read by: Judy Bieber - https://librivox.org/reader/100    (If you love Baum, you might also want to check out the much longer: Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, version 1 (https://librivox.org/the-life-and-adventures-of-santa-claus-by-l-frank-baum) and version 2 (https://librivox.org/life-and-adventures-of-santa-claus-version-2-by-l-frank-baum/)   What Child Is This? (words 1865 | music 16th C) By: William Chatterton Dix - https://librivox.org/author/193 From: https://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2010/  Sung by: Mark F Smith and Laurie Ann Walden

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On the Third Day (before) Christmas...


Thu, Dec 15, 2016


Christmas - by Paul Laurence Dunbar Christmas Carol - by Paul Laurence Dunbar An Old-Time Christmas - by Paul Laurence Dunbar  Speakin’ of Christmas - by Paul Laurence Dunbar  Jimmy Scarecrow's Christmas - by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman  Christmas in the Heart - by Paul Laurence Dunbar    Many thanks to our voices: Douglass Nathaniel Williams and Ravenotation   and Alan Davis Drake and Laura Armentrout And  Franz Gruber's music, sung by DL Pead  

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On the Second Day (before) Christmas...


Wed, Dec 14, 2016


The 12 Days Before Christmas begins here: http://craftlit.com/on-the-first-day-of-christmas/ The lineup: A Cornish Christmas Play by William Sandys, from Christmas Carols, Ancient and Modern,... London, Richard Beckley, 1833 http://www.folkplay.info/Texts/83s---sw.htm The Christmas Gift That Came To Rupert- a story for little soldiers—by Bret Harte http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2597/2597-h/2597-h.htm#link2H_4_0010    Many thanks to our voices  I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day sung by Megan Kunkel And tons of voices on the Cornish Play, put together by Simon Taylor and Alan Drake CraftLit Podcast • Annotated Audiobooks | Audiobooks with Benefits CraftLit.com voicemail line: +1-206-350-1642

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On the First Day of Christmas...


Tue, Dec 13, 2016


The Mouse and the Christmas Cake by Anonymous The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Anderson Hoodoo McFiggins’ Christmas - from Literary Lapses, by Stephen Leacock CraftLit Podcast • Annotated Audiobooks | Audiobooks with Benefits CraftLit.com voicemail line: +1-206-350-1642

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435: Chapter 48 - Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Dec 09, 2016


Epic computer meltdown right after recording. I'm actually typing these notes on my phone. No idea when I'll have a working machine again (or at least a machine I can trust to keep working). Not exactly in the holiday budget... So. All credit to Justin, my awesome editor at Audio Editing Solutions for sweeping in and making an episode out of the big wad of audio. All hail Justin! And on that note, I go back to the tech support call that's had me on hold...today.

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434: Chapters 46-47 - Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Nov 18, 2016


Chapters 46-47 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts at 6:44 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio | BOOK TALK - 6:44 | Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | LISTEN - MAKE CONTACT | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! | Premium Audio - starting this week - The Cat Came Back | the sequel to Cool for Cats | available at Amazon   or you can snag a copy read by the author in audiobook form  And prepare yourself for The Sequel!   grab the code below \/ Want a button? grab the code below \/    

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433: Chapter 45 - Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Nov 11, 2016


Chapter 45 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts at 5:04 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio | BOOK TALK - 5:04 | heraldry     Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | LISTEN - MAKE CONTACT | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! | Premium Audio -- War of the Worlds - 15 - the end... | EXT. LONDON - daytime... grab the code below \/ Want a button? grab the code below \/    

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Bonus Interview - Niel Guilarte - All Things Post


Wed, Nov 09, 2016


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432 ch 44 — The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Nov 04, 2016


chapter 44 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts at x:xx Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio | BOOK TALK • 3:26 | heraldry  Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | LISTEN • MAKE CONTACT | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! | Premium Audio -- War of the Worlds - 13 - book 2 chapter 4 | EXT. POV NARRATOR - looking at Martians through a crack in the wall... grab the code below \/ Want a button? grab the code below \/  

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431 chs 41-43 — The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Oct 28, 2016


chapters 41-43 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts at 3:24 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio | BOOK TALK • 3:24 | heraldry  Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | LISTEN • MAKE CONTACT | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! | Premium Audio -- War of the Worlds - 13 - book 2 chapter 4 | EXT. POV NARRATOR - looking at Martians through a crack in the wall... grab the code below \/ Want a button? grab the code below \/    

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430 chapter 40 — The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Oct 07, 2016


chapter 40 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts at 8:24 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio | BOOK TALK • 8:24 | Last Episode's Sponsor: plumdeluxe de Guise heraldry de Guiche Mortemart Order of the Golden Fleece yatagan Cacus Perseus & Andromeda Ariosto Le Constitutionnel Constitutionnel reference Jacob & Esau cavil Postillion Spahi Montyon Prize  Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | LISTEN • MAKE CONTACT | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! | Premium Audio -- War of the Worlds - 11 - book 2 chapter 2 | EXT. POV NARRATOR - looking at Martians through a crack in the wall... grab the code below \/ Want a button? grab the code below \/

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429 chapter 38 — The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Sep 23, 2016


Chapter 38 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts at 8:24 Call in Line - 1–206–350–1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio Crafty Chat Livestream this week Our CraftLit Channel can be found at http://YouTube.com/c/CraftLit-Channel     DadSews.com   What do YOU want to hear about on a Crafty Chat? Here’s the Ravelry thread for ideas and suggestions.     | BOOK TALK • 8:24 | Our Sponsor: Plum Deluxe Tea Huron Dandy stick=quarterstaff Just the Notes version of Gatsby Audible’s Gatsby cellaret CraftLit Mailing List Montyon Prize Don Carlos of Spain Cochin-Chinese zazzle for PLSBS T-shirts Some other podcasts for you allthingspost offintheweeds schoolofpodcasting spreaker superjoepardo dadsews fuseboxradioonline           Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | LISTEN • MAKE CONTACT | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206–350–1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! | Premium Audio – War of the Worlds - 09 - chapter 17 | FINALLY a Real Battle! grab the code below \/ Want a button? grab the code below \/      

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428 chapter 37 — The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Sep 16, 2016


  Chapter 37 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts at 1:50 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio NO Crafty Chat Livestream this week What do YOU want to hear about on a Crafty Chat?  Here's the Ravelry thread for ideas and suggestions.     | BOOK TALK • 1:50 | The War of the Worlds sneak peek (with pictures!!!) San Sebastian (just a start of all the stuff you can find on this puppy!)           Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | LISTEN • MAKE CONTACT | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! | Premium Audio -- War of the Worlds - 08 - chapter 116 | Back to the Curate... grab the code below \/ Want a button? grab the code below \/  

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427 chapter 36 — The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Sep 09, 2016


chapter 36 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts at 8:24 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio Crafty Chat Livestream this week Go see.   Our CraftLit Channel can be found at http://YouTube.com/c/CraftLit-Channel     The pictures below take you to our YouTube chat.      shadow knitting - sort of using Ecken+Kanten • Nuvo pattern   Ecken+Kanten• Yarn balls     What do YOU want to hear about on a Crafty Chat?  Here's the Ravelry thread for ideas and suggestions.     | BOOK TALK • 11:08 |  The War of the Worlds sneak peek (with pictures!!!) * drag?e Jacques Callot Astarte The Bear and the Pasha livery Nestor Ulysses Circe ?cu baiocco Pope Gregory XVI Manfred Manfred (fr) Lara, a Tale           Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | LISTEN • MAKE CONTACT | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! | Premium Audio -- War of the Worlds - 07 - chapter 15 | Back to the Curate... grab the code below \/ Want a button? grab the code below \/      

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426 chapter 35 — The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Aug 19, 2016


chapter 35 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts at 4:24 Call in Line - 1–206–350–1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio Crafty Chat Livestream this week Go see.   Our CraftLit Channel can be found at http://YouTube.com/c/CraftLit-Channel     Erica was heroic this week and did a solo Crafty-chat. Enjoy! What do YOU want to hear about on a Crafty Chat? Here’s the Ravelry thread for ideas and suggestions.     | BOOK TALK • 4:32 |  The War of the Worlds sneak peek (with pictures!!!)                Fuller’s Earth Clay from Mountain Rose Herbs (and check out the second paragraph!!!) - follow them @MtnRoseHerbs, and moreon how you can use the stuff.          Three Men in a Boat is now in the shop! If you missed it as a Premium Member, now you can download the whole shebang and giggle through the dog days of summer. Confetti and how to make it (scroll down) BJ Harrison’s Count of Monte Cristo - so so so good on this chapter. Remains of the Day and Jane Steele           Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | LISTEN • MAKE CONTACT | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206–350–1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! | Premium Audio – War of the Worlds - 04 - chapters 11–12 | TENSE!!! grab the code below \/ Want a button? grab the code below \/        

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425: Chapter 34 — The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Aug 12, 2016


* Book talk starts at 6:39 * Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio Crafty Chat Livestreams No Crafty Chats until September - sorry! Our CraftLit Channel can be found at http://YouTube.com/c/CraftLit-Channel    | BOOK TALK • 6:39 | vomitorio Vestal Virgins Ignus Fatuii Trastevere is awesome. Teatro Argentina By Giovanni Paolo Panini - Web Gallery of Art:   Image  Info about artwork, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7013028 Bouffe Countess G___ is Teresa Guiccioli Lord Ruthven Ring of Gyges Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | LISTEN • MAKE CONTACT | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! | Premium Audio -- The War of the Worlds | This week — Chapters 8-10! grab the code below \/ Want a button? grab the code below \/

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424: Chapter 33 — The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Jul 22, 2016


chapter 33 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts at 4:24 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio  Crafty Chat Livestream links   Our CraftLit Channel can be found at http://YouTube.com/c/CraftLit-Channel     Bolded time codes take you to YouTube as do the pictures below      Free Range Far-From-Reality pic • Garter Stitch Shawl   Giant Cowl • Far-From-(Duck)Reality  More detailed links and fun can be found in Crafty Chat 423 on our CraftLit Channel (so they don't take up so much space here) http://YouTube.com/c/CraftLit-Channel     9.14 - Garter Stitch Pie Shawl       14.14 - Giant stash cowl       39.41 - Graphic Design class     39.51 - Duck Graphic       57.51 - Jane the virgin     59.46 - Telenovelas - Spanish soap operas    What do YOU want to hear about on a Crafty Chat? Here's the Ravelry thread for ideas and suggestions.     | BOOK TALK • 4:24 |  The Very Cool Roman Traffic Jam http://www.romeartlover.it/Vasi21ws.jpg                Cynosure                Poniard By Birmingham Museums Trust - Birmingham Museums Trust, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38742145                How Mardi Gras works                Shepherds of the Landes: stilt walkers                Pulcinella                A Roman Map for You             From Spagna                Leave by Corso to the Porta del Popolo         >  and http://roma.andreapollett.com/S4/aurel11.htm so going against traffic         >  Porta San Giovanni and THEN the Coloseum.              All the Portas                Byron’s response to seeing Rome                Dickens’ response to seeing Rome                Twain’s response to seeing Rome                And a huge thank you to  Beckett Graham of History Chicks podcast                 >  For this link And               >  This link on the Old Man in the Mountain                  Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | LISTEN • MAKE CONTACT | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! | Premium Audio -- Will be classic science fiction... | One way or another! Want a Count-ish button? Grab a button for CraftLit podcast: The Count of Monte Cristo         \/ grab the code below \/  

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423: Chapters 31 & 32 — The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Jul 15, 2016


chapters 31-32 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts at 05:00 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio Crafty Chat Livestream this week Go see.   Our CraftLit Channel can be found at http://YouTube.com/c/CraftLit-Channel     Bolded time codes take you to YouTube as do the pictures below       New Family Member • Dawn's Tour de Fleece   Neverending Cast off • Bullet Journal & Zentangling   The awesome gray pens     More detailed links and fun can be found in Crafty Chat 423 on our CraftLit Channel (so they don't take up so much space here) http://YouTube.com/c/CraftLit-Channel     1.02 - New family member     12.2 - Lepord Frog Yarn     14.06 - Cormo & Mohair     22.57 - Cast off project     24.4 - Knit two together bind off     38 - Bullet Journal     38.43 - Zentangle Craft Group     39.5 - Heather's zentagle a day     40.36 - Artitist Markers        What do YOU want to hear about on a Crafty Chat? Here's the Ravelry thread for ideas and suggestions.     | BOOK TALK • 05:00 |              Pic of Count's tangled web of people But beware the spoilers (save for later?)                If you have a sec, please take the poll                The French invasion of  Algiers                James  Fennimore Cooper                and his book  Red Rover                Captain Marryat                Pope Leo                Adamastor                Raoul et al in "The Hugenots"                               Little man in the blue cloak                Hashish           Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | LISTEN • MAKE CONTACT | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! | Premium Audio -- Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog) | This week — Premium is prepping for our next book... And I'm working on getting us awesome audio! Once I have it - you'll know about it! Want a Count-ish button? ![grab button for CraftLit podcast: The Count of Monte Cristo](http://craftlit.com/wp-content/uploads/2095/11/1.jpg)

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422: Chapter 30 — The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Jul 08, 2016


Sticky - Annotated Audiobooks chapter 30 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts at 12:07 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio Crafty Chat Livestream this week Go see.   Our CraftLit Channel can be found at http://YouTube.com/c/CraftLit-Channel     Bolded time codes take you to YouTube as do the pictures below     Texas Caviar • spindle and lazy kate   More detailed links and fun can be found in Crafty Chat 421 on our CraftLit Channel (so they don't take up so much space here) http://YouTube.com/c/CraftLit-Channel     4.57 - Tour De Fleece Project     5.18 - Spinning     6.29 - Be Mice Elf     6.57 - Cognitive Fiber Retreat  (Shout out to Dr Gemma!)    16.12 - Texas Caviar     17.28 - German Baby Pancakes       27.27 - LL Bean Netting Bug biting     28.25 - Non deet wind breaker      What do YOU want to hear about on a Crafty Chat? Here's the Ravelry thread for ideas and suggestions.     | BOOK TALK • 12:07 |               Thing 1 started his own  Comix website Far From Reality Which we're all very excited about. He's at work on the Continuing Capers of Aardvark Man and his Nemesis The Lead Balloon!                If you have a sec, please [take the poll]()                Stoicism version one or version two                New Blog Love: Madame Bibi Lophile Recommends                Canebi?re (old high street) goes into the (old) port) - Here’s a 1720 map:                ... And the modern version (turned 90° to the left)                And a huge thank you to all of the new  Patreon Patrons: Carol F, Laurie D, Margaret D, Melanie P, Sarah M, Darleen G      Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | LISTEN • MAKE CONTACT | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! | Premium Audio -- Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog) | This week — the end..._ ![grab button for CraftLit Premium Audio](http://craftlit.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2-2.jpg) Want a Count-ish button? ![grab button for CraftLit podcast: The Count of Monte Cristo](http://craftlit.com/wp-content/uploads/2095/11/1.jpg)    

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421 chapters 28 and 29 — The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Jul 01, 2016


chapters 28–29 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts at 18:20 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio Crafty Chat Livestream this week Go see the magic on YouTube! Pi Shawl Mmmm. Bacon. The That'sTooBig-a-saurus Nannette's gift shirt - see the "stitches" on the world! More detailed links and fun can be found in Crafty Chat 421 on our CraftLit Channel (so they don't take up so much space here) http://YouTube.com/c/CraftLit-Channel    | BOOK TALK • 18:20 |          *  Museum of Natural History's That's-too-big-a-saurus (the Titanisaur) * Nankeen trousers *  Historical Cocl?s *  More than you ever wanted to know about the word Phlegmatic *  from Tricia Simpson's CoMC  Papillon (1973)  Edward Rutherford's book Paris *From Sarah Color by Victoria Finlay and Colour Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | LISTEN • MAKE CONTACT | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! | Premium Audio -- Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog) | This week — Chapter 18! Closing in on the end... ![grab button for CraftLit Premium Audio](http://craftlit.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2-2.jpg) Want a Count-ish button? ![grab button for CraftLit podcast: The Count of Monte Cristo](http://craftlit.com/wp-content/uploads/2095/11/1.jpg)    

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420: Chapter 27 — The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Jun 17, 2016


chapter 27 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts at 10:20 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio No Crafty Chat Livestream this week Our CraftLit Channel can be found at http://YouTube.com/c/CraftLit-Channel    | BOOK TALK • 10:20 | on Cochineal and a cool article on the same    on Indigo and the Indigo grower dude and poor old Lord Byron Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | LISTEN • MAKE CONTACT | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! | Premium Audio -- Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog) | This week — Chapter 16! More fun with da boys. ![grab button for CraftLit Premium Audio](http://craftlit.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2-2.jpg) Want a Count-ish button? ![grab button for CraftLit podcast: The Count of Monte Cristo](http://craftlit.com/wp-content/uploads/2095/11/1.jpg)    

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419: chapter 26 — The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Jun 10, 2016


Chapter 26 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts at 18:24 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio The Baby Boy in Question: Today's Paris Tour Insight:    Let's dream a little Midnight in Paris-ish-ness... then call Dianne right away to join up with us in Montmartre for the tour 1-800-826-2266, or toodle on over to Holiday Vacations: Keyword "Craft"       Crafty Chat Livestream links   Our CraftLit Channel can be found at http://YouTube.com/c/CraftLit-Channel     Bolded time codes take you to YouTube as do the pictures below       Straight from the Cauldron yarn • Andrew's former beard   Gorgeous cowl-scarf from Irina• Leather Journals from A.T.   Bag from Heather's Amazing Aunt • Zentangle Jewel art       What do YOU want to hear about on a Crafty Chat? Here's the Ravelry thread for ideas and suggestions.      2.22 - half circle pie shawl (& Gradient shawl)    3.46 - Cast On     4.24 - Fresh from the Cauldron     11 - Nephew baby picture     14.13 - Dr Karp Baby Book     21.4 - Graduation     22.14 - Beard braid     27 - Cake of Yarn     28.05 - Cowl with all books     29.04 - Leather journals     30.56 - Never More pattern tote  Gillian Fullard     34.05 - Zentagles App     34.58 - Jewel zentangle     - instructional Zentangle app     - Instructions for Jeweled zentagles     - Instructions for Jeweled zentagles     37.02 - Dye Class     38.21 - How to read Novels Like a Professor     - How to read Literature Like a Professor     39.14 - American Gods     42.14 - Season of Mist     45.52 - Sleep apnea     48.05 - The Time Machine, H G Wells     49.25 - Tatianna Is Everyone Podcast     - Orphan Black:     49.51 - Warehouse Thirteen Review     - Warehouse 13:     - Criminal Minds episode with Aaron Paul:     - X-Files episode with Aaron Paul:     - Lucifer:    Our CraftLit Channel can be found at http://YouTube.com/c/CraftLit-Channel    | BOOK TALK • 18:24 |  embed Map! Add! Knock Thyself Out!       Pont du Garde Cool Roman Aqueduct you've seen before! By Benh LIEU SONG - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=33474941      and literary writing in praise of the Pont du Garde       In case you wanted to scope out  The Coloseo (Colosseum)       Random fact: Ridley Scott built a film-set-version of the Colosseum in Malta! (Only one million dollars! Whatabargain!)       In case you wanted to know more about the Plagues of Egypt       Why is the Inn failing? These canals had something to do with it.       Did you pick up on La Carconte and her Malaria ?       The fashion I mentioned to you, [especially on the women.]() Wow!       (Oy! Those sleeves!)       Caderousse's muleteer look was probably like this ,        or like this       3 cornered hat on Abbe? What does this tell us? Out of fashion? Oh Ross...        Fashion of the day in general can be seen on this AWESOME site you'll want to bookmark       Diamond box is covered with ... shagreen       Gastrointeritis       And about those 50k francs... If you're into the math behind these calculations (well, you'll prove yourself to be WAY smarter than I, but)  If you're into the math behind these calculations (well, you'll prove yourself to be WAY smarter than I, but) you'll enjoy this page.      Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | LISTEN • MAKE CONTACT | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! | Premium Audio -- Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog) | This week — Chapter 15! work work work Want a Count-ish button?    

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418: Chapter 25 — The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, May 20, 2016


chapter 25 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts at 8:26 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio Crafty Chat Livestream links   Bolded time codes take you to YouTube as do the pictures below What do YOU want to hear about on a Crafty Chat? Here's the Ravelry thread for ideas and suggestions. You will not believe what Dawn got a picture of at the wool festival!    Dawn's Neverending Yarn Ball of T-shirts • shard shawl   Erica's Amy King Sweater• Heather's DNA Bracelet that needs fixin' - ::sad face:: (thank you, Tara!)    2.4 - Clear baby mask  5.14 - Decade History on CNN  9.45 - Edging on lambs pride  10.39 - Novajo Plying  13.54 - Class on Craftsy Amy King Foundations of spinning  15.19 - MN Wool festival     18.41 - Knitting My Way Home Kit Cowl  20 - Wendy Johnson Patterns  20.1 - Heart Felt Silk Hudson, WI     21.1 - State Sheep Profile  25.55 - Felted Deer head  27.58 - Jacob Fleece  29.42 - Milke Fiber Works LLC     31.32 - Toby's Sandhill Fiber Farm  38.45 - Sun porch sweat tea  41.32 - Erica's project  45.08 - Pound Cake recipe  46.15 - Wolf Slayer  46.33 - Charisma  48.5 - Shard Shawl  55 - Thursday's Little Red Riding Hood  56.28 - Mason Dixon Knitting  58.18 - Fairy Tale Fibers  1.01.17 - Tshirt Quilts  1.03.2 - Long arm quilting Our CraftLit Channel can be found at http://YouTube.com/c/CraftLit-Channel    | BOOK TALK • 8:26 | nada needed   Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | LISTEN • MAKE CONTACT | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! | Premium Audio -- Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog) | This week — Chapter 15! work work work Want a Count-ish button?    

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417 Chapters 23 - 24 — The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, May 13, 2016


chapters 23-24 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts at 10:10 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio Crafty Chat Livestream links   Bolded time codes take you to YouTube as do the pictures below What do YOU want to hear about on a Crafty Chat? Here's the Ravelry thread for ideas and suggestions.   The week of birthin' babies made it too tricky to get crafty audio to you, but you probably will want to go see what Dawn is up to.       Dawn's Neverending Yarn Ball of T-shirts • shard shawl   Erica's Amy King Sweater• Heather's DNA Bracelet that needs fixin' - ::sad face:: (thank you, Tara!)     1.2 - Canada Fire    6.2 - Natural Disaster Rescue Centers   8:10 - Knitting for a cause  9.01 - Edging    10.46 - Wheel spinning     13 - T-shirt rag rug  Molly Makes     13.07 - How many t-shirts to make a rug    18.49 - Joining t-shirt yarn    20.2 - Shard Shawl Pattern    24.24 - The Fat Squirrel    25.38 - Swing Knitting    27.4 - Publishing Your Knitting Designs    28.42 - Shepherds Harvest Festival    29.17 - Louet Hat Box    31.25 - Pie Shawl     33.16 - Amy King Sweater    35.1 - Maintaining weight cutting out flour, sugar    37.16 - Almond Flour     39.06 - Grapefruit Addiction    52.15 - DNA Bracelet, Double Helix    57.54 - Hamilton Tweet    59.1 - Charlie Rose Interview Hamilton    1.04.41 - To Life: Vanessa's Surprise    1.06.33 - Celebrating Graduation    Our CraftLit Channel can be found at http://YouTube.com/c/CraftLit-Channel    | BOOK TALK • 10:10 | That AWESOME money converter from last week!    My fave scene! From Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (yay Tom Stoppard!)   Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | LISTEN • MAKE CONTACT | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! | Premium Audio -- Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog) | This week — Chapter 14! Montmorency and Irish Stew Want a Count-ish button?  

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416 Chapters 21-22 — The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, May 06, 2016


Chapters 21-22 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts at 16:40 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio Today's Paris Tour Insight:   Daydream with me that we're off taking a gander at the City of Lights when we take an evening cruise on the Seine... then call Dianne right away to join up with us for the actual tour 1-800-826-2266, or toodle on over to Holiday Vacations: Keyword "Craft"   Crafty Chat Livestream links   Our CraftLit Channel can be found at http://YouTube.com/c/CraftLit-Channel   Bolded time codes take you to YouTube as do the pictures below Dawn's Neverending Edging • Tunisian entrelac crochet Erica's preeeety Malabrigo • Dawn's Magic Dizzy Bead Dawn's Beaded Cowl • Heather's Jane Bag   What do YOU want to hear about on a Crafty Chat? Here's the Ravelry thread for ideas and suggestions. Das Crafty Links         More links at YouTube *  1:24 - Foose ball table update  and the finished fooseball table pic *  7:00 - Malabrigo Dos limited edition skeins—Shawl I was wearing *  9:30 - Knit edging    *  10:43 - Spud & Cloe    *  12:46 - Bead for dizzing from a drum    *  24.36 - Entrelac crochet    *  42.29 - Jane Austin  gift- Persuasion chapter 7            Our CraftLit Channel can be found at http://YouTube.com/c/CraftLit-Channel | BOOK TALK • 16:40 | lanteen sail    Phrygian cap Pattern 1, Pattern 2, Pattern 3, Pattern 4, and the one by LAURA RICKETTS Culverin    The AWESOME money converter    Pain, thou art not an evil, "You may depart this life at any moment, so regulate every thought and act accordingly. Death, life, honour, dishonour, pleasure, pain, all these things happen to good men and bad, and being things that make us neither better nor worse they are neither good nor evil." M.A. II.11. (Stoics Bible)   Via del’ Oglio!   Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | LISTEN • MAKE CONTACT | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! | Premium Audio -- Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog) | This week — Chapter 12! This time with pineapple! grab the code below \/ Want a button? grab the code below \/  

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415: Chapters 19-20 — The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Apr 29, 2016


Chapters 19-20 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts at 12:30 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio Today's Paris Tour Insight: Today's Paris thoughts come from Gabby - and I'll be sharing the links from her, too. But in the meantime, here is the important bit: Dianne's number 1-800-826-2266, Holiday Vacations: Keyword "Craft" Crafty Chat Livestream links Bolded time codes take you to YouTube as do the pictures below Bobbins • Spinning in Public Avengers amigurumi • Tea Cozy Das Links          3:54 - Hair Styles for Knitters  7:00 - Graduating Empty Nester  7:47 - Bobbin Ramboulet    9:37 - Ply Ramboulet  10:40 - Knitting In Public    12:40 - Avengers Fans            3:27 - Bobbin Storage Bins              5:45 - 1970's Decor              9:28 - Tea Cozy              11:14 - Mighty Distractable  and the Defarge page for the cozy            6:30:00 - Wendy Bernard              9:00:00 - Energy Bites              10:25:00 - Matzoh Ball Soup             Our CraftLit Channel can be found at http://YouTube.com/c/CraftLit-Channel What do YOU want to hear about on a Crafty Chat? Ravelry thread for suggestions | BOOK TALK • 12:30 | the Mistral wind    Scirocco wind    36 lb shot French naval history    Internet ruined my life    Episode where boy never gets the smackdown   (You'll have to sign into your cable providor's page to watch using this link, but I think there are probably other ways to see it, too.)   This American Life: 545: If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say, SAY IT IN ALL CAPS    Facebook group I post episodes in (but where you can only comment no idea why)    Facebook group YOU can post links and fun bits in   And the experimental Snapchat account Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | LISTEN • MAKE CONTACT | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! | Premium Audio -- Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog) | This week — Chapter 12! This time with pineapple! grab the code below \/ Want a button? grab the code below \/  

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414: Chapter 18 — The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Apr 22, 2016


  Chapter 18 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts at 13:50 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio Today's Paris Tour Insight: The Mus?e d'Orsay! Oh my. Please go take a look at this page on their website... Then call Dianne right away to join up with us for the tour 1-800-826-2266, or toodle on over to Holiday Vacations: Keyword "Craft" Crafty Chat Livestream links No Crafty Chat links this week - at least not right away. It was a nutty recording session so the links will probably be on the TWO 414 files over at http://YouTube.com/c/craftlit-channel for the whole shebang - video and All The Links.  Our CraftLit Channel can be found at http://YouTube.com/c/CraftLit-Channel What do YOU want to hear about on a Crafty Chat?Here's the Ravelry thread for ideas and suggestions.  | BOOK TALK • 13:50 | Nada     | SPREAD THE CLASSICS | Love the happy feeling you get when we start a new book? Consider sharing #CraftLit with your Twitter followers click here to easily post a tweet, Facebook friends If you <3 this episode and have a sec, please head on over to iTunes and kindly leave a rating, a review, and subscribe to the free podcast! | LISTEN • MAKE CONTACT | • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! | Premium Audio -- Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog) | This week — Chapter 11!Another piece of gorgeous writing at the end of this chapter! grab the code below \/ Want a button? grab the code below \/

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413: Chapter 17 — The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Apr 15, 2016


Chapter 17 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts at 5:55 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio Today's Paris Tour Insight: We're spending too much time in France - well, in the Chateau d'If - to chat up Paris today. But that shouldn't stop you from calling Dianne and signing up for the tour 1-800-826-2266, or toodle on over to Holiday Vacations: Keyword "Craft" Crafty Chat Livestream links  No Crafty Chat this week. If you want to see more about the links below, please head over to http://YouTube.com/c/craftlit-channel for the whole shebang - video and All The Links. However, we've got a little sample for you below.  Here's the link if you wanted to listen to the  awesome Neil Gaiman story (thank you Robin) called "Shoggoths Old Peculiar"       Heather's Charka came from       10:05 Erica's shawl pattern Our CraftLit Channel can be found at http://YouTube.com/c/CraftLit-Channel What do YOU want to hear about on a Crafty Chat? Ravelry thread for suggestions:  http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/craftlit-podcast/3373317 | BOOK TALK • 5:55 |  Medical thoughts on Faria, “Cerebrovascular disease in Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo”                 If you want to follow the money watch All The President's Men (affiliate link)     | SPREAD THE CLASSICS | Love the happy feeling you get when we start a new book? Consider sharing #CraftLit with your Twitter followers click here to easily post a tweet, Facebook friends If you <3 this episode and have a sec, please head on over to iTunes and kindly leave a rating, a review, and subscribe to the free podcast! | LISTEN • MAKE CONTACT | • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! | Premium Audio -- Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog) | This week — Chapter 10!FUN! grab the code below \/ Want a button? grab the code below \/

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412: Chapter 16 — The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Apr 08, 2016


Chapter 16 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts at 13:31 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio | APRIL 2006 - April 2016 • TEN YEARS of CRAFTLIT| Take a moment to celebrate CraftLit's 10th anniversary by sharing your favorite book‡ (knowing that tomorrow you could very well send in a different answer—and you're welcome to). You can: ? + call 206-350-1642 and leave a voicemail ? + or go to speakpipe.com/craftlit and leave an up-to-3-min message ? + or send an audio file or an email—and we'll get someone else to read your thoughts for you (Heather@CraftLit.com). Tell us * who you are, ? * your fave book title, ?a little bit about why it rocked your world ? when it rocked your world (if you like) ? * and if you have a life/work-life online, let everyone know at what site they can find you! ‡Unlike the podcast, you do NOT have to stick to public domain books. | Listen to a Sneak Peek of our current premium audio! | click above to listen Get Three Men! Get more annotated audiobooks! | Today's Paris Tour Insight | Dianne’s number 1-800-826-2266, Holiday Vacations: Keyword "Craft" | A Quilt for Henry | If you would like to be part of A Quilt for Henry for Vanessa's son, please click the link and you'll go to Mollie's (gorgeous) blog where you'll find all the information and instructions. |Crafty Chat Livestream links | • Thank you, Patreon Patrons! Bolded time codes take you to YouTube as do the pictures below Dawn's CD Spindle • Erica Spindle Dawn's Mystery Spindle • Studio Yearbook One **01:08 Flashback CD world of spindles **05:01 Ashford spindle **05:40 Kundert Wheels spindle **06:57 Homemade spindles (comment from CrookedKnits) **08:59 Charkas **09:40 Spanish peacock spindle **10:49 Repairing a spindle **15:05 Shop Hop **16:35 Long Island Yarn Crawl **16:50 Textile Center non profit sale MN **18:00 HiyaHiya sock needles **18:58 Big Golding **22:30 Silk hankies **27:47 Dragon Fly workshop on Etsy **32:40 Fleece washing **33:59 Susan's Fiber Barn **43:06 Finished Cthulu **44:43 Cthulu for President **46:51 American Gods (affiliate link) **48:28 Bronte Parsonage building **50:24 Studio Yearbook One, Gina Sekelsky (affiliate link) **54:38 Stitch Expo **55:25 Gluten Free French Bread Our CraftLit Channel can be found at http://YouTube.com/c/CraftLit-Channel What do YOU want to hear about on a Crafty Chat? Ravelry thread for suggestions | BOOK TALK • 17:44 | Picasso at the Lapin Agile Stendhal Red & Black (affiliate link) Caesar Borgia Pope Clement Pope Alexander VI Real Life Escapees: Duc de Beaufort and Jean-Henri Latude Madame Pompadour's powder Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | LISTEN • MAKE CONTACT | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! | Premium Audio -- Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog) | This week — Chapter 9! Infernal Ropes!!! grab the code below \/ Want a button? grab the code below \/

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411: Chapter 15 — The Count-- PARENTAL ADVISORY skip 8:05-20:20


Fri, Apr 01, 2016


Chapter 15 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts at 13:31 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio | APRIL 2006 - April 2016 • TEN YEARS of CRAFTLIT| Send an audio clip of you telling us about your fave book! This way, if you missed the 400th Episode Share-fest, you can do it now. Call our voicemail line: 206-350-1642 or use Speakpipe.com/craftlit (now you can talk for THREE minutes!). | Today's Paris Tour Insight | Dianne’s number 1-800-826-2266, Holiday Vacations: Keyword "Craft" | A Quilt for Henry | If you would like to be part of A Quilt for Henry for Vanessa's son, please click the link and you'll go to Mollie's (gorgeous) blog where you'll find all the information and instructions. |Crafty Chat Livestream links | • Thank you, Patreon Patrons! • Audio Editing Solutions Many thanks to Elsie and Jess at She Podcasts for recommending John and Justin at AES! Bolded time codes take you to YouTube as do the pictures below Dwarf • Cthulhu Mitered Matchmaker Dawn's Grandmother's Crochet hook • Crystal Palace hook How to troubleshoot Google issues • Gus! **01:30 - Ben Franklin Institute **01:33 - Exploratorium **04:17 - Lemon Drops! (affiliate link) **04:51 - Cthulhu glow in the dark Bernat yarn **07:00 - Tentacle scarf **07:30 - Epic Viking Beard **08:00 - lotion tissue - (affiliate link) **15:33 - How to Train Your Dragon (affiliate link) **The yarn store we met in - Tricoter (and, actually, a map of the whole Sea Socks '08 yarn crawl, though Hilltop is now closed) The store on Queen Anne’s hill (now closed, pooh) Churchmouse Yarns on Bainbridge Island **20:49 Martina Behm's Matchmaker **22:30 - Kettle dyed Malabrigo sock yarn in piedras **26:10 - Sugar and Cream Cotton Ease **27:12 - Dawn's fave hook (originally her grandmothers), Susan Bates hooks Crystal Palace hooks **29:19 - Hand turned hooks by Chris of Briar Rose's husband, Roger **30:35 - CrippenWorks Froggy crochet hook holder **48:53 Gus **50:20 - Rescue Animal Podcast My Rescue Rocks 55:30 - How Heather managed to wash really smelly dog hair (I wouldn't recommend PineSol on sheep or alpaca or camel or anything that won't be heavily blended with another fiber) Our CraftLit Channel can be found at http://YouTube.com/c/CraftLit-Channel What do YOU want to hear about on a Crafty Chat?Ravelry thread for suggestions   | BOOK TALK • 13:31 | SKIP THIS SECTION if kids are listening 8:05-20:20—Ugolino in Hell Circles of Hell Book of Daniel—book 5—Belshazzar The Writing On The Wall (get it?!) Mene, Mene, Tekel, U'Pharsin Closeup of The Writing: By Rembrandt - www.nationalgallery.org.uk : Home : Info, Public Domain Translation Variations French version: 6:54-7:34 ? force de se dire ? lui-m?me, ? propos de ses ennemis, que le calme ?tait la mort, et qu'? celui qui veut punir cruellement il faut d'autres moyens que la mort, il tomba dans l'immobilit? morne des id?es de suicide; malheur ? celui qui, sur la pente du malheur, s'arr?te ? ces sombres id?es! C'est une de ces mers mortes qui s'?tendent comme l'azur des flots purs, mais dans lesquelles le nageur sent de plus en plus s'engluer ses pieds dans une vase bitumineuse qui l'attire ? elle, l'aspire, l'engloutit. Une fois pris ainsi, si le secours divin ne vient point ? son aide, tout est fini, et chaque effort qu'il tente l'enfonce plus avant dans la mort. Public Domain version: By dint of constantly dwelling on the idea that tranquillity was death, and if punishment were the end in view other tortures than death must be invented, he began to reflect on suicide. Unhappy he, who, on the brink of misfortune, broods over ideas like these! Before him is a dead sea that stretches in azure calm before the eye; but he who unwarily ventures within its embrace finds himself struggling with a monster that would drag him down to perdition. Once thus ensnared, unless the protecting hand of God snatch him thence, all is over, and his struggles but tend to hasten his destruction. This state of mental anguish is, however, less terrible than the sufferings that precede or the punishment that possibly will follow. There is a sort of consolation at the contemplation of the yawning abyss, at the bottom of which lie darkness and obscurity. Robin Buss' translation (1996, 2003): …eventually he fell into the melancholy quietude of thoughts of suicide. Woe to the man who, sliding into misfortune, is drawn by such dark thoughts! This is one of those dead seas that seem to offer the inviting blue of pure waters, but where the swimmer’s feet are sucked into a bituminous mire which draws him, drags him down and swallows him up. Once caught, he is lost if God does not come to his aid, and every effort that he makes pulls him nearer to death. - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas ROBIN BUSS • Bituminous Bitumen - a black viscous mixture of hydrocarbons obtained naturally or as a residue from petroleum distillation. It is used for road surfacing and roofing. (Isn’t Sarah gorgeous?!) | SPREAD THE CLASSICS | Love the happy feeling you get when we start a new book? Consider sharing #CraftLit with your Twitter followers click here to easily post a tweet, Facebook friends If you <3 this episode and have a sec, please head on over to iTunes and kindly leave a rating, a review, and subscribe to the free podcast! 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410: Chapters 13-142 - The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Mar 25, 2016


410: Chapters 13-142 — The Count of Monte Cristo Chapters 13-14 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts at 18:30 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio | Today's Paris Tour Insight | The Louvre! Call Dianne to get All The News on signing up 1-800-826-2266, Holiday Vacations: Keyword "Craft" | A Quilt for Henry | If you would like to be part of A Quilt for Henry for Vanessa's son, please click the link and you'll go to Mollie's (gorgeous) blog where you'll find all the information and instructions. Crafty Chat Livestream links Bolded time codes take you to YouTube as do the pictures below Erica's Comfort Me from Anne Hanson • Erica's shawl with eyelets Heather's Pretty (SALE) Tangier yarn • Heather's Amazing 100% Cotton TAPE yarn from Lang What do YOU want to hear about on a Crafty Chat?Ravelry thread for suggestions   YouTube Crafty Chat (such as it was) Little Shop of Horrors  ORIGINAL (1960) 1980's musical version 11:10 "Comfortably Numb" lyrics and the other "lips are moving" song was from Meghan Trainor 12:04 Purim gluten-free Hamantaschen Yarn Yenta 16:20 How to dye yarn with liquid food coloring Easter Dyeing yarn with Easter Egg dye Erica's performance - refer to Ramble On lyrics 15:45 Erica's current knitting Anne Hanson's Comfort Me pattern 18:35 High Fiber Diet podcast 21:50 Magic Knot Join 22:40 Cogknitive Retreat Knitting Pipeline podcast How to make a "magic cake" 23:45 Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl 27:20 Cascade Yarns Tangier 32:00 Lang Sol Degrad? TAPE yarn 5-5.5mm to get 18x26 for 10cm - if you have knit or crochet ideas for Heather so she can look French this fall, wearing this yarn, send them on! Heather's LYS with the fabu Lang yarn! 41:50- IMPORTANT YouTube Lifestream Chat window information for future livestreams! Shawl Erica was wearing Our CraftLit Channel can be found at http://YouTube.com/c/CraftLit-Channel | Book Talk • 18:30 | The Oh-So-Cool Telegraph! How the signals work Napoleon's Semaphore Telegraph, BBC article re-creation of a telegraph/tower Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | FEEDBACK | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! | Premium Audio -- Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog) | This week — Chapter 7! Actually On The Boat! grab the code below \/ Want a button? grab the code below \/

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409: Chapters 11-12 - The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Mar 18, 2016


Chapters 11-12 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts at 13:15 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio Today's Paris Tour Insight: Victor Hugo's House Dianne’s number 1-800-826-2266, Holiday Vacations: Keyword "Craft" The Mysteries of Paris | A Quilt for Henry | If you would like to be part of A Quilt for Henry for Vanessa's son, please click the link and you'll go to Mollie's (gorgeous) blog where you'll find all the information and instructions. Crafty Chat Livestream links Bolded time codes take you to YouTube as do the pictures below Erica's spindle with Bee Mice Elf roving Heather's homemade spindle with super-cool hacked hook • Erica's Cool Cowl + 10:37 + 19:00 Acid Dyes from Dharma Trading Company + 20:50 Kool Aid color chart Kool Aid hair dye instructions + 27:20 Easter egg dye dying instructions + 52:55 Old-silk-tie dyed eggs + Dawn's crochet stitch that Barbara mentioned Our CraftLit Channel can be found at http://YouTube.com/c/CraftLit-Channel Book Talk Two Legion of Honor medals with a Grande Aigle • BJ Harrison's Count of Monte Cristo | SPREAD THE CLASSICS | Love the happy feeling you get when we start a new book? Consider sharing #CraftLit with your Twitter followers click here to easily post a tweet, Facebook friends If you <3 this episode and have a sec, please head on over to iTunes and kindly leave a rating, a review, and subscribe to the free podcast! Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | FEEDBACK | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! | Premium Audio -- Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog) | This week — Chapter 6! Our first Travelogue! grab the code below \/ Want a button? grab the code below \/

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408: Chapters 9-10 — The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Mar 11, 2016


Chapters 9-10 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts at 13:15 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio Paris Tour info: Giverny Dianne’s number 1-800-826-2266, Holiday Vacations: Keyword "Craft" | Crafty Bits| If you would like to be part of A Quilt for Henry for Vanessa's son, please click the link and you'll go to Mollie's (gorgeous) blog where you'll find all the information and instructions. Crafty Chat Livestream links Bolded time codes take you to YouTube All other times are links in the comment section under the video at YouTube. Dawn's Flatland Shawls Dawn's Mitts • an Openwork shawl • example of Post Stitches Dawn's Staggered front post / back post • Tunisian Glacier hat • Tunisian mitts Dawn's open work scarf • Infinity Shawl duel • Heather Cowl Heather's sheepy fabric • Erica yarn #1 • Erica yarn #2 Reevers shawl • Erin Star shawl 1:27 - Homefree - MN Beatboxing group 1:54 - Beat boxer video on Vimeo 3:43 - Wheel of Freestyle on Jimmy Fallon with Lin-Manuel Miranda 6:00 - Dawn’s first crochet, cotton afghan 9:17 - Flatland Color Shawls from “What Would Madam Defarge Knits?” - Noro - The WWMDFK projects are all on Dawn's design page 1 - 9:40 2 - 11:50 3 - 13:00 the one like a Baktus scarf 15:00 - cowl —all of Dawn’s work is here 17:00 - Noro sock mitts using a smaller hook 19:30 - Briar Rose hat worked in post stitches 21:20 - How to ID what hook size to use 24:00 - Heather’s boo boo with her cowl 26:00 - easy mitered scarf (cast on odd number, DCs worked as sets of four front post stitches, four back post stitch) / shawl with hand painted wool—Get a Tunisian Hook—amazon affiliate link 30:00 - Tunisian hat in Raven Fog Fibers - glacial hat knit with Sea Socks Cruise ’08 yarn Stitch Diva Studios has great tutorials 34:00 - Tunisian mitts 34:30 - ribbed stitch shawl/scarf 35:30 - Yazipengyou let us know about the Tunisian spiral blanket - Rav spiral afghan on J hook - with aran weight yarn 37:55 - big circular infinity scarves - both done in Briar Rose boucl?, but one knit and one crocheted… can you tell which? ...and that was one of Dawn’s patterns done for Briar Rose Fibers: Dreamweaver. Original pattern was in sea pearl, but I love this one too. 38:50 - Attack of the Cowls 41:35 - Spiral Afghan (from 35:30 above), Tunisian J-hook with aran weight yarn 43:10 - Aoibhe Ni - amazing fine gauge Tunisian crochet shawls, Venus 45:15 - Yazipengyou mentioned Winter Nocturne Tunisian crochet shawl 47:00 - @NeilHimself and #AmericanGods casting 48:15 - Winter Nocturne pix 49:30 - Crusaders, Ninjas, and Dawn’s Flying Monkey 50:10 - Milekie - Na?lbinding 52:00 - Boblin, Linda in New South Wales, AU - spindling? YES! Next week! 55:30 - Jon’s Na?lbinding sock, @MizzThurzday might know which stitch 59:50 - A Quilt for Henry at WildOlive.com for Vanessa’s son 1:02:30 - Craftsy is missing a Na?lbinding class?! 1:04:00 - Erica, Cashmere = Lux Adorna Knits Signature Edition in Pumpernickel (NOT Periwinkle) and Lux Adorna Knits Soft Spun Solid in Hedgehog 1:06:00 - Fresh from the cauldron - graduated / gradient - Fresh From the Cauldron SW Graduated in colorway Exsanguinate  1:08:30 - Firefly Reevers shawl 1:09:00 - Erin’s Star Shawl pattern 1:09:30 - Pewter Grey-on-grey yarn = Blarney Yarn Plush in colorway Pewter 1:10:30 - Oh, and the secret ingredient Andrew slipped into the lasagna dish was butternut squash (the bag of cubed squash that Trader Joe's sells, to be specific).  He cooked it, then mashed it, and added it to the tomato sauce and cheese.  Kid didn't even taste it and didn't know there was an extra veggie in there until she heard me say so during the livestream today. Some of the above links are affiliate links. Clicking will help support CraftLit. | Book Talk • 13:15 | Nothing needed links, really... | SPREAD THE CLASSICS | Love the happy feeling you get when we start a new book? Consider sharing #CraftLit with your Twitter followers click here to easily post a tweet, Facebook friends If you <3 this episode and have a sec, please head on over to iTunes and kindly leave a rating, a review, and subscribe to the free podcast! Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | FEEDBACK | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! 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407: Chapters 7-8 — The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Mar 04, 2016


Generic Count: http://craftlit.com/wp-content/uploads/2095/11/1.jpg Chapters 7-8 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts at 13:40 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio Today's Paris Tour info: Giverny Dianne’s number 1-800-826-2266, HolidayVacations.net: Keyword "Craft" | Crafty Bits| If you would like to be part of A Quilt for Henry for Vanessa's son, please click the link and you'll go to Mollie's (gorgeous) blog where you'll find all the information and instructions. Crafty Chat Lifestream links Linked time codes take you to YouTube Erica's mic died but she was still able to share this cute crochet/DPN case 01:33 - Dawn - "boring crafty things" 01:58 - Dawn’s Briar Rose Russet sweater 03:30 - Portable sock knitting in the round 03:55 - The Yarn - Alpaca 04:15 - The Colors 04:45 - The Heel - Amy Singer’s toe-up heel recipe; Heather’s Hunger Games sock using her own recipe (or you can email heather@craftlit.com to have Heather come to your guild and teach her sock heel’s class.) 06:15 - Sam’s cuff 07:52 - Heather cuff color description 08:40 - pattern expansion 11:48 - Heather’s start of Dawn’s Crochet Cowl 14:28 - Crochet is more flexible than you think 15:55 - Things assumed by crochet patterns 18:25 - Crochet stitch Illustration 19:30 - Heather the Knitting Bully 20:20 -Heather’s awesome "Thing 1 and 2" Origami bag from Erica (and Erica’s matching bag) and the pattern AT found 22:30 - Vera Bradly wallet made for me by my Auntie out of the most awesome book fabric where you can get it 25:15 - Dawn’s fabric - Fat Squirrel Fibers bag made out of canceled library cards 26:35 - Happy Gatsby moment 27:50 - Happy Dickens “Gateway Drug” moment 35:47 - Erica’s crochet hook/dpn holder “My Name is Sherlock Holmes” gift from a friend 37:50 - OneRX 38:45 - Jennie the Potter whiskey glass  40:10 - Pierce Brown books Red Rising (book + Audible) Golden Sun (book + Audible) Morning Star (book + Audible) 41:20 - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline 42:05 - ZORK on iPad! 43:42 - Heather imitates a Kaypro disc drive, circa 1983 43:55 - Heather’s Serial podcast (with the modem sound effect) 45:20 - The Magicians by Lev Grossman the book here the TV series here 48:20 - Game of Thrones 50:35 - Outlander 51:35 - The Station Agent 52:00 - Good Night, and Good Luck 52:19 - Quiz Show 53:25 - “Boovies” and The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex And since Erica couldn’t talk this week, here is her Stitches West review Part one Part two Some of the above links are affiliate links. Clicking will help support CraftLit. Book Talk Freemasons (just in case you wondered); and this one Illuminati Confirmed video | SPREAD THE CLASSICS | Love the happy feeling you get when we start a new book? Consider sharing #CraftLit with your Twitter followers click here to easily post a tweet, Facebook friends If you <3 this episode and have a sec, please head on over to iTunes and kindly leave a rating, a review, and subscribe to the free podcast! Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | FEEDBACK | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! ###| Premium Audio -- Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog) | This week — Chapter 4! This one might be a little cheesey... :giggle:: :snort:: grab the code below \/ Want a button? grab the code below \/

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406: Chapter 6 - The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Feb 26, 2016


I’m Sorry Dave Information regarding Vanessa’s untimely passing The family asks for memorials in lieu of flowers to Saint James On The Parkway 3225 East Minnehaha Parkway Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417-1498 Phone: (612) 724-3425 Office e-mail: stjamesotp@comcast.net Book talk starts at 20:00 Call in Line – 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment – Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio | Crafty Bits| Time code links take you to YouTube Layering Shrug Crochet in Process Yarn for the Cuff The Cuff The Natural Jersey Marat (see below) 1:30 Shrug 4:35 Heather’s mindless crochet (7:04 about the yarn) RedHeart.com – Unforgettable in color way: Echo 8:20 Heather’s Making Dawn’s Cowl 11:10 Heather’s also making an IV cuff Yarn? Dunno. Not Knucks from Knitty The Cuff in Question 15:11 More on the cuff Dianne’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner watch cap pattern from WWMDfK? The Natural Jersey (see above) 18:51 Needles: Kollage square DPNs US 4/3.5mm 30:59 STINK BUG Link to how to make a stink bug trap. My tea – Throat Coat with Lemon and Echinacea The Doll’s House I saw and a review. The Math thing: | Book Talk – 20:00 | ART VIDEO: https://youtu.be/4bTQv9ESk2c Robespierre Estate General A Very Opinionated run-down of the Girondists and the Jacobins  and an interesting blog piece on the French Revolution and how to build a “Spider Diagram” (as opposed to a Venn Diagram) Guillotine Marat Cedant arna togae – cede arms to the gown Aesculapius – Roman god of healing and medicine   | SPREAD THE CLASSICS | Love the happy feeling you get when we start a new book? Consider sharing #CraftLit with your Twitter followers click here to easily post a tweet, Facebook friends If you <3 this episode and have a sec, please head on over to iTunes and kindly leave a rating, a review, and subscribe to the free podcast! Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | FEEDBACK | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! Wear Your Love AS Your Sleeve! Podcast Listener Since Before Serial by CraftLit* Create a unique custom *PLSBSt-shirt online at Zazzle. | Premium Audio — Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog) More from our men! Enjoy the laughs! (This is safe for kids… though the little ones probably won’t get the jokes.) grab the code below \/ Want a button? grab the code below \/   1253

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405 - Chapter 5 - The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Feb 19, 2016


Chapter 5 - The Count of Monte Cristo Book talk starts at 21:00 Call in Line – 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment – Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio | Crafty Bits| Time code links are for and take you to YouTube Dawn Cowl: 11:30  Stitch Markers: 14:30  Beadalon and accu-flex would be brands of the coated jewelry wire I used for the stitch markers. Crimp beads are just… crimp beads. Briar Rose Fibers: www.briarrosefibers.net My leg warmers are made with “Nate’s Sock Yarn”, which it doesn’t look like she has right now. Unspun Single Sweater: 20:20  Icelandic unspun: http://www.schoolhousepress.com/wool/unspun-icelandic/unspun.html …and EZ’s (Elizabeth Zimmerman’s) percentage yoke sweater is what I am following, which is in all of her books and is GENIUS. Erica Circlet: 26:10  Entrelac: 27:30  (how to https://youtu.be/tcLxMt9GehM) Entrelac scarf project  page:  http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ericah64/not-so-scrappy-entrelac-scarf In talking about canning, I mentioned Doctor Gemma.  She does a segment of CogKnitive called “Put a Lid on it”, where she talks about canning, etc. http://cogknitivepodcast.blogspot.com/ Stitches West is Thursday February 18 through Sunday February 21st at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.  Erica will be in the Dizzy Blonde Studios booth (1033 & 1035) at the very least Friday 9:30 – 2:30 and Sunday 12:30 –  2:30, if not more.  She will be joined by Thing Two starting late Friday afternoon.  Please come say “hi” and don’t be shy about introducing yourself!  Erica will be posting to Instagram and Twitter throughout the weekend.  Her name on both is ericah64.  Expect a full Stitches run-down next week in Crafty Chat. If you have ideas for Crafty Chat, please post them in the “What do YOU want to hear about” thread on Ravelry.  We welcome suggestions!  http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/craftlit-podcast/3373317 Heather Nanette the Nanny’s save-your-hands microwave bowl cozies: 31:00 Scribble graph: 35:00   (Scribblegraph site: http://www.scribblegraph.me/ and Twitterhttps://twitter.com/scribblegraph) THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO BAG: Facebook post – Etsy Store Facebook Fan Page

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404: Chapters 3-4 — The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Feb 12, 2016


[iframe style="border:none" src="http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4144906/height/360/width/450/thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/custom-color/943aa9" height="360" width="450" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Got Clocked! Book talk starts at 15:40 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio | Crafty Bits| Time code links take you to YouTube 2:53 Jambalaya here: Jambalaya! mmmmm...blood oranges! 3:55  * Alton Brown Marmalade - good for Blood Oranges 8:20 Erica's Pork Simpler than Dawn's jambalaya, and a tad underdone, but it sure was yummy! 11:40 * The Amazing Irish Interactive Map * Murphy of Ireland 16:45 * Dawn - More Briar Rose Loveliness * Jenny the Potter Mugs - Dawn Version, Heather's Version 22:36 * Erica - Brass Needles "Finishuary" contest thread * Boring orange socks project page * Entrelac scarf project page 24:33 * Blanket project page * Stitches West is 2/18 - 2/21 in Santa Clara, CA.  Erica can be found in the ](http://www.dizzyblondestudios.com/) booth, #1033 all Friday morning and all daySunday.  Two samples of her shawl pattern Fangirl will be on display, and hardcopies of the pattern can be purchased there. (Electronic copies are available on Ravelry.) * A sample of Erica's Garcia's Cowl pattern will be on display in the Lux Adorna Knits (http://www.luxadornaknits.com,  formerly Pepperberry Knits) booth, #938 & 1037, right next door to Dizzy Blonde Studios.  Electronic copies of the pattern are available on Ravelry. Got a genius idea for Defarge Does Sherlock? Get it in before the end of February to be considered for inclusion in the book! We could especially use some more crochet patterns. Details here | Book Talk - 15:40 | Paris From the west — ?le de la Cit? By Daniel Vorndran / DXR, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31704254 From the East — ?le de la Cit? By Diliff - Own work - Taken by myself with a Canon 5D and 24-105mm f/4L IS. This version has been brightened., CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1114396 Listen to some simple Catalan being spoken How to - clocked stocking Spinning Flax and prepping flax modern demo video and a VIDEO from 1940s!! skip to 4:30 if you want to jump to the flax prep. Axis of Evil - Danglers, Cadreuse, Fernand Newman! J’accuse John Riley song THANK YOU CANADA! | SPREAD THE CLASSICS | Love the happy feeling you get when we start a new book? Consider sharing #CraftLit with your Twitter followers click here to easily post a tweet, Facebook friends If you <3 this episode and have a sec, please head on over to iTunes and kindly leave a rating, a review, and subscribe to the free podcast! Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | FEEDBACK | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! Wear Your Love AS Your Sleeve! image3 Podcast Listener Since Before Serial by CraftLit* Create a unique custom *PLSBSt-shirt online at Zazzle. | Premium Audio -- End of The Miller's Tale | This week — Part Three! Um... DEFINATELY not one for the kids to listen in on... Want a button? grab the code below \/

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403: Chapters 1-2 — The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Feb 05, 2016


Chapters 1-2 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts at 16:50 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio | Crafty Bits| Time code links take you to YouTube • 2:58 ? Fat Sheep yarn from @yokohamayomama ? crochet shawl is Eve's Shawl ? crochet stitch markers ? AT Blanton’s markers (pending) ? RevKnits Christmas Shawl pattern "Artesian" by Romi Hill ? Tosh Merino light - in Baltic • 5:58 ? swatch for hat ? Briar Rose Charity — Dr G’s Memory Vest ? Details on Alzheimer’s donation for pattern at above link. • 8:34 ? Briar Rose Rocks • 10:06 ? Red Velvet cupcakes recipe on the CraftLit Ravelry Group (free to join - you don't have to knit or crochet... but don't be surprised if you start...) ? Heather: Chicken Tortilla Soup ? Dawn: Barefoot Contessa Weeknight Bolognese ? Electric pressure cooker ? Texas Dad Recipes -    ? Walking Taco meat (the mol?-like one)   ? Frito pie • 17:22-18:15 ? Erica's-Fibonacci knitting is in the prototype phase: • First draft      ? http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ericah64/car-knitting-shawl • Current draft      ? http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ericah64/fibonacci-eyelet-draft-swatches A little cupcake porn from Dawn: View original instagram or visit INK361 | Book Talk - 16:50 | • Marseilles and Paris Map Ch?teau d'If map. • Not a lot of specialized bits today. That will give way soon enough. | SPREAD THE CLASSICS | Love the happy feeling you get when we start a new book? Consider sharing #CraftLit with your Twitter followers click here to easily post a tweet, Facebook friends If you <3 this episode and have a sec, please head on over to iTunes and kindly leave a rating, a review, and subscribe to the free podcast! Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | FEEDBACK | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! Wear Your Love AS Your Sleeve! image3 Podcast Listener Since Before Serial by CraftLit* Create a unique custom *PLSBSt-shirt online at Zazzle. | Premium Audio -- Part 2 of The Miller's Tale | This week — Part Twone! Um... definitely not one for the kids to listen in on... Want a button? grab the code below \/

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402: Dumas Prequel - The Count of Monte Cristo


Fri, Jan 29, 2016


Intro to The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandr? Dumas Book talk starts right away Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio | Crafty Bits| • Nada this week | Book Talk - right away | • Paris Map & for the over-achievers: Ch?teau d'If map. • Dumas' family tree quote: "My father was a mulatto, my grandfather was a Negro, and my great-grandfather a monkey. You see, Sir, my family starts where yours ends."  • And for those of you lucky enough to read French:“Mon p?re ?tait un mul?tre, mon grand-p?re ?tait un n?gre et mon arri?re grand-p?re un singe. Vous voyez, Monsieur: ma famille commence o? la v?tre finit.” • David Clarke, our reader! • Buon Giorno Coffee | SPREAD THE CLASSICS | Love the happy feeling you get when we start a new book? Consider sharing #CraftLit with your Twitter followers click here to easily post a tweet, Facebook friends If you <3 this episode and have a sec, please head on over to iTunes and kindly leave a rating, a review, and subscribe to the free podcast! Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | FEEDBACK | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! Wear Your Love AS Your Sleeve! Podcast Listener Since Before Serial by CraftLit* Create a unique custom *PLSBSt-shirt online at Zazzle. | Premium Audio -- Start of The Miller's Tale | This week — Part One! Um... maybe not one for the kids to listen in on... Want a button? grab the code below \/

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Boo! Halloween Bonus - Rose Wilder Lane


Sat, Oct 31, 2015


Exclusively at CraftLit (for one year only!) A Surprise Spooky Story from CraftLit, Harper Collins Publishers, and Rose Wilder Lane—"Faces at the Window". Find the book here: http://bit.ly/little-house-halloween (non-affiliate link) Download the episode: http://gum.co/lane-faces The Legal Bits: pages 115-26 from A Little House Sampler by Laura Ingalls Wilder & Rose Wilder Lane and Edited by William T. AndersonCopyright © 1988 by HarperCollins Publishers Inc. Used here by permission of HarperCollins Publishers. Audio available exclusively from CraftLit podcast October 21, 2015 – October 21, 2016. We would very much like to extend our thanks to the good people in the Harper Collins Publishers Permissions Department. They were good to us. Buy their books, please.   NOTICE: Even though this appears in a "Laura Ingalls Wilder book, it it still a spooky story. Listen all the way through before letting little ears listen in, please. No one wants to be up all night with nightmares...

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401: chapters 47-50 - Sense and Sensibility


Fri, Oct 16, 2015


- Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 - Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US - First S&S episode: 378 shownotes | Audio Penny's GoFundMe site  The Count of Monte Cristo on Librivox, Audible, at Gutenberg Penny's GoFundMe site  | SPREAD THE CLASSICS | I’d love it if you wouldn't mind sharing #CraftLit with your Twitter followers. Click here to easily post a tweet!If you <3 this episode and have a sec, please head on over to iTunes and kindly leave a rating, a review, and subscribe to the free podcast! Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | FEEDBACK | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard.• Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app)• Call 206-350-1642• Email Heather@CraftLit.com• Use our SpeakPipe Page! Wear Your Love AS Your Sleeve! Podcast Listener Since Before Serial by CraftLit* Create a unique custom *PLSBSt-shirt online at Zazzle. | Premium Audio -- Surprise Short | This week — Tour Audio (finally) - All The Stories and Poems Want a button?  grab the code below \/  

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400th Episode Celebration!


Fri, Oct 09, 2015


YORK KNITTERS & DENIZENS OF SURROUNDING AREAS: Meet up with the #CraftLitTour2015 in York on October 14 at 6:30 pm at the Crossed Keys Pub at 34 Goodramgate   Penny's GoFundMe site for her service dog   - Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 - Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US - First S&S episode: 378 shownotes | Audio | Nominations | Most Likely to be Beaten With a Parasol: a tie—Margaret and Mr. Thornton Most Likely to be Invited to Tea: Jane Eyre —thank you, Tara! Most Likely to be Summed up as a GIF: Ruth Mean Girls GIF Meme —thank you, Lily! Most Interesting Book I Wouldn't Have Known About or Read Without CraftLit: Flatland —thank you, Krispian and Sue!   Bluebeard by Edna St Vincent Millay - Thank you Caroline! Thank you, Nancy! War and Peace -and Susan's Blog: With Needle and Stick   The books you heard:   The Count of Monte Cristo on Librivox, Audible, at Gutenberg (Thank you, Amy) The Kristin Lavransdatter books from Sigrid Undset The Dubliners at Gutenberg, and within that book you'll find "The Dead" - Thank you, Kathleen! A Ring of Endless Light at Goodreads, Thank you, Brenda! Last of the Mohicans at Gutenberg - Thank you, Jennifer! Connecticut Yankee Pride & Prejudice The Picture of Dorian Gray  Sense & Sensibility "The Yellow Wallpaper" North & South Gulliver's Travels   Happier with Gretchen Rubin podcast CraftLit's Bleak House And finally Jennifer and I leave you with: Thank you to, Maya Kristin Lise Tara AnnT Tricia  Laura  Nancy Caroline Leanna  Jennifer - Hester's Hope Shawl  Tony of Libros Manos Libres podcast Susan Jennifer  Amy  Sue Kathleen  Carol W Jennifer Brenda  

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399: chapters 45-46 - Sense and Sensibility


Fri, Sep 25, 2015


Chapters 45-46 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen. Book talk starts at 16± min Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First S&S episode: 378 shownotes | Audio | Crafty Bits| • Pairfect sock yarn from Schachenmayr, carried in the US here. • Ohio Valley Natural Fibers (the really cool mill with the antique machinery) (Thank you, Martha) • Any advice for washing stinky dog fur for spinning? Let me know if the comments below, on a voicemail (206-350-1642), or email me. • FB PAGE vs FB GROUP • Knightshaze Gardens National Trust, Tiverton (link takes you to a Google page-o-pics) In London October 18, 2015? So am I!!! Come meet me and get a dose of Cognitive Anchoring! - Yarn in the City! Cognitive Anchoring! Me! London! Presenting said talk! More here - Cognitive Anchoring site Special 400th Episode Celebration!!! Join The Fun! Here's how It's coming sooner than you think! Email me or go here and see how to toss your hat in the ring, send your audio into the mix, but your mouth where your ears will be and be heard on CraftLit! CraftLit Episodes - Early Fall Schedule: • 399 — tentative release date Friday, September 25 • 400 — tentative release date Friday, October 2 | Book Talk - 16± minutes | • Tintern grounds and a bit of the story • The audiobook of Wolf Hall is second only to Bleak House (the Audible version read by a female/male duo), IMHO. • Austen's Henry VIII quote: *"The Crimes & Cruelties of [Henry VIII], were too numerous to be mentioned, (as this history I trust has fully shewn;) & nothing can be said in his vindication, but that his abolishing Religious Houses & leaving them to the ruinous depredations of time has been of infinite use to the landscape of England in general, which probably was a principal motive for his doing it, since otherwise why should a Man who was of no Religion himself be at so much trouble to abolish one which had for ages been established in the Kingdom." • Walden Witch House, (I remembered some of the story correctly.) | SPREAD THE CLASSICS | I’d love it if you wouldn't mind sharing #CraftLit with your Twitter followers. Click here to easily post a tweet! If you <3 this episode and have a sec, please head on over to iTunes and kindly leave a rating, a review, and subscribe to the free podcast! Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | FEEDBACK | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! Wear Your Love AS Your Sleeve! Podcast Listener Since Before Serial by CraftLit* Create a unique custom *PLSBSt-shirt online at Zazzle. | Premium Audio -- Surprise Short | This week — Biscuits ex Machina! Seriously. That's the awesome name of this short story! Want a button? grab the code below \/

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398: chapters 42-44 - Sense and Sensibility


Fri, Sep 18, 2015


Chapters 42-44 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen. Book talk starts at 7± min Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First S&S episode: 378 shownotes | Audio | Crafty Bits| • Lord Byron in a can (let him out!) • Carrie Strine's Instagram and site (thank you Gabrielle) In London? I AM! 18 Oct 2015! Come meet me and get a dose of Cognitive Anchoring! - Yarn in the City! Cognitive Anchoring! Me! London! Presenting said talk! More here - Cognitive Anchoring site Special 400th Episode Celebration!!! Join The Fun! Here's how It's coming sooner than you think! Email me or go here and see how to toss your hat in the ring, send your audio into the mix, but your mouth where your ears will be and be heard on CraftLit! CraftLit Episodes - Early Fall Schedule: • 399 — tentative release date Friday, September 25 • 400 — tentative release date Friday, October 2 | Book Talk - 7± minutes | • Modern retelling of S&S " The Three Weisman's of Westport" (thank you, Lara) • Where they are: • Piquet–rules from the Bicycle card Company, so you know you can trust them • Cordials (not just likker) • A Rake's Progress • - CraftLit's new wiki site! and the helper video for how to add to it here | SPREAD THE CLASSICS | I’d love it if you wouldn't mind sharing #CraftLit with your Twitter followers. Click here to easily post a tweet! If you <3 this episode and have a sec, please head on over to iTunes and kindly leave a rating, a review, and subscribe to the free podcast! Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | FEEDBACK | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! Wear Your Love AS Your Sleeve! Podcast Listener Since Before Serial by CraftLit* Create a unique custom *PLSBSt-shirt online at Zazzle. | Premium Audio -- Surprise Short | This week — Biscuits ex Machina! Seriously. That's the awesome name of this short story! Want a button? grab the code below \/  

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397: chapters 40-41 - Sense and Sensibility


Fri, Sep 11, 2015


CORRECT FILE of Chapters 40-41 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen. Book talk starts at 6 min Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First S&S episode: 378 shownotes | Audio | Crafty Bits| My Superpower: some fun forum reading, and some different takes on the problem, and a slightly more Grounded take on the whole thing (the streetlight version). In London? Nearby? Come meet me and get a dose of Cognitive Anchoring! - Yarn in the City! Cognitive Anchoring! Me! London! Presenting said talk! More here - Cognitive Anchoring site Special 400th Episode Celebration!!! Join The Fun! Here's how It's coming sooner than you think! Email me or go here and see how to toss your hat in the ring, send your audio into the mix, but your mouth where your ears will be and be heard on CraftLit! CraftLit Episodes - Early Fall Schedule: • 398 — tentative release date Friday, September 18 • 399 — tentative release date Friday, September 25 • 400 — tentative release date Friday, October 2 | Book Talk - 6 minutes | It's a lite episode this week on the book-talk front. CraftLit's new wiki site! and the helper video for how to add to it here | SPREAD THE CLASSICS | I’d love it if you wouldn't mind sharing #CraftLit with your Twitter followers. Click here to easily post a tweet! If you <3 this episode and have a sec, please head on over to iTunes and kindly leave a rating, a review, and subscribe to the free podcast! Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | FEEDBACK | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! Wear Your Love AS Your Sleeve! Podcast Listener Since Before Serial by CraftLit* Create a unique custom *PLSBSt-shirt online at Zazzle. | Premium Audio -- Reboot of Canterbury Tales | This week — the second Tale (the Knight's)! This time it's epic! Want a button? grab the code below \/  

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396: chapters 38-39 - Sense and Sensibility


Fri, Aug 28, 2015


Chapters 38-39 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen. Book talk starts at 10 min Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First S&S episode: 378 shownotes | Audio | Crafty Bits| Bleak House—not sure you're ready for the whole 800+ pages-worth of audio? Try the first bundle (of five). We'll give you a bit of time to listen, then send you a discount coupon in case you'd like to get the rest. Buy my product Get Your Bleak Bundle #1 Voice Pro app for recording audio iOS only. If you have a particularly good Android recorder, please add it to the comments for everyone to see! Pixel Squares - what is and patterns Yarn in the City! Cognitive Anchoring! Me! London! Presenting said talk! More here Cognitive Anchoring site NOT your normal corset: and a post on the importance of metal boning and an article with comments that are at least as enlightening if not moreso. Then there's this truly fascinating Pinterest page on underthings 1865–1889. And my fave pic so far: And our video of listeners listening (you can still send in pix - I'll add - I have a couple of new ones to add on deck now that I'm thinking about it...): Special 400th Episode Celebration!!! Join The Fun! Here's how It's coming sooner than you think! Email me or go here and see how to toss your hat in the ring, send your audio into the mix, but your mouth where your ears will be and be heard on CraftLit! CraftLit Episodes End of Summer Update: • 396 — will go live on Friday, August 28 Will go live as soon as I can get the computer working, again... • 397 — tentative release date Friday, September 11 • 398 — tentative release date Friday, September 18 • 399 — tentative release date Friday, September 25 • 400 — tentative release date Friday, October 2 | Book Talk - 10 minutes | CraftLit's new wiki site! and the helper video for how to add to it here | SPREAD THE CLASSICS | I’d love it if you wouldn't mind sharing #CraftLit with your Twitter followers. Click here to easily post a tweet! If you <3 this episode and have a sec, please head on over to iTunes and kindly leave a rating, a review, and subscribe to the free podcast! Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | FEEDBACK | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! Wear Your Love AS Your Sleeve! Podcast Listener Since Before Serial by CraftLit* Create a unique custom *PLSBSt-shirt online at Zazzle. | Premium Audio -- Reboot of Canterbury Tales | This week — the second Tale (the Knight's)! This time it's epic! Want a button? grab the code below \/

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395: chapters 35-37 - Sense and Sensibility


Fri, Aug 21, 2015


Chapters 35-37 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen. Book talk starts at 8 min Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First S&S episode: 378 shownotes | Audio | Crafty | Dog-Hair/Merino Mill options from Joy—2:50 Fibertrek video podcast by Sarah Hunt (Swenstea on Rav) video audio podcast and visited a processing mill on this episode WoolFull podcast Ashley Yousling, Mill interviews (contact: Hello@WoolFull.com) Have more mill ideas? Email me! Yarn in the City! Cognitive Anchoring! Me! London! Presenting said talk! More here —27:20 Cognitive Anchoring site—27:30 And our video of listeners listening (you can still send in pix - I'll add - I have a couple of new ones to add on deck now that I'm thinking about it...): Special 400th episode—Join in the Fun!!! It's coming sooner than you think!  Go here and see how to toss your hat in the ring, send your audio into the mix, but your mouth where your ears will be and be heard on CraftLit! Sign up for the Newsletter Here. | Book Talk - 8 minutes | Beaux Arts style—11:00 New Hope Library's capital campaign —12:00 My Tristram! // View original instagram or visit INK361 Julie's treatise on podcasts vs pro-casts (very nicely done, if I do say so myself!) and her podcast site that has the list of podcasts down the side: Forgotten Classics CraftLit's new wiki site! and the helper video for how to add to it here More Grammar Humor - song! video! fun! Tripod's sings Kempt | SPREAD THE CLASSICS | I’d love it if you wouldn't mind sharing #CraftLit with your Twitter followers. Click here to easily post a tweet! If you <3 this episode and have a sec, please head on over to iTunes and kindly leave a rating, a review, and subscribe to the free podcast! Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | FEEDBACK | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! Wear Your Love AS Your Sleeve! Podcast Listener Since Before Serial by CraftLit* Create a unique custom *PLSBSt-shirt online at Zazzle. | Premium Audio -- Reboot of Canterbury Tales | This week — the first Tale (the Knight's)! (No, really!) Want a button? grab the code below \/

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394: chapters 33-34 - Sense and Sensibility


Fri, Aug 14, 2015


Chapters 33-34 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen. Book talk starts at 15 min Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First S&S episode: 378 shownotes | Audio | Crafty | Station Road LISTEN HERE—2:00 or listen here: Yarn in the City! Cognitive Anchoring! Me! London! Presenting said talk! More here —2:40 Cognitive Anchoring site Dog Hair Merino Mill options? Email me!—6:05 The SCULPTOR—8:10 Mei's link to the Dickens' article —10:48 Christmas Island location —11:25 Blue Man Group playing the pipes!—14:20 And our video of listeners listening (you can still send in pix - I'll add - I have a couple of new ones to add on deck now that I'm thinking about it...): Special 400th episode ideas?** It's coming sooner than you think! Email me or go here and vote (or add your own idea) | Book Talk - 15 minutes | Bill Bryson's book on rooms (Thank you Jeanne — and Sandy)—15:40 Julie's treatise on podcasts vs pro-casts (very nicely done, if I do say so myself!)—16:55 NOT TWAIN! Minus ten points for Ravenclaw I mean Heather. "Education is the process of casting false pearls before real swine" comes from Irwin Edman (1896–1954), philosophy prof etc etc. —23:15 Calling cards Bespoke couture at One Girl Circus —28:30 Hand-held fire screens are often mis-identified as fans (especially on Pinterest), here's one that's embroidered—28:45 & 1:12:00 and a painted one! And, just because I stumbled on this,A story about Jane Austen and her (ring's) connection to Kelly Clarkson—1:02:02 CraftLit's new wiki site! and the helper video for how to add to it here —1:15:45 Fiction (ish) podcast The Lost Cat and Slumberland —1:20:20 | SPREAD THE CLASSICS | I’d love it if you wouldn't mind sharing #CraftLit with your Twitter followers. Click here to easily post a tweet! If you <3 this episode and have a sec, please head on over to iTunes and kindly leave a rating, a review, and subscribe to the free podcast! Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) FEEDBACK You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! Wear Your Love AS Your Sleeve! Podcast Listener Since Before Serial by CraftLit* Create a unique custom *PLSBSt-shirt online at Zazzle. | Premium Audio -- Reboot of Canterbury Tales | Episode 006 & 007 this week to be followed (please God) by the first Tale (the Knight's). Want a button? grab the code below \/

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393: chapters 31-32 - Sense and Sensibility


Fri, Jul 24, 2015


N.B. The technology woes mentioned in the show exploded after recording (and losing the audio again... and again... and again...). The good news is that I get a new harddrive next Tuesday. A girl can dream... Chapters 31-32 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen. Book talk starts at 17:50 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First S&S episode: 378 shownotes | Audio | NEWSLETTER Sign-up | Want to get the missing audio from today's episode? Please use the form at the bottom of the shownotes. One Stop Shopping! | Crafty | Jon Scholes! On a radio soap! Listen to him on Station Road!Find out when to listen here, (East Coast time is 11:30am Saturday, July 25th) the Countdown, and the link to listen is here. The first episode itself with be broadcast on Saturday the 25th of July as part of the 4:30pm programme, which will involve some chatting with some cast and writers, maybe me if they pick me. The time for the episode specifically will be 4:45pm. Episode 1 will be repeated as part of Monday's drive time at 5:30pm on the 27th Episode 2 will be part of Wednesday's drive time at 5:30pm on the 29th Episode 3 will be part of Friday's drive time at 5:30pm on the 31st and so on, Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. LEAR! On CHOP BARD! (3:50) (5:29) goofy Axis of Awesome Four Chord Video playlist (some patter/songs are not for little ears) the four chords, BTW are: C G Am F or G D Em C or D, A, Bm, G (depending on your key)per The Book Incarnate  Root chord, the 5 chord, the 6 chord, and the 4 chord of the major scale or major progression. (Major root chord, major chord on the 5th note, minor chord on the 6th note, and major chord on the 4th note.) Root chord, the 6 chord, the 3 chord, and the 7 chord of the minor scale or minor progression. (Minor root chord, major chord on the 6th note, major chord on the 3rd note, and major chord on the 7th note.)(and I particularly liked this one and this one, too) (8:00) Chair Yoga Poison Ivy-Oak-Sumac Itch Free Salve for Poison Ivy WiseWays Herbals salve in Worthington, Ma 01098, Jewel weed (8:30 ) (12:15) Janice's rug hooking examples and a glossary BookMarks magazine, Jan-Feb, #74 on Austen Longbourne And our video of listeners listening (you can still send in pix - I still have a few mroe to add). Special 400th episode ideas? It's coming sooner than you think! Email me or go here and vote (or add your own idea) Teacher/Homeschooler book request form | Book Talk - 17:50 | Galavant! Sponging House Meeting to "Defend" at this time (well... Burr/Hamilton's time, but close!) Loretta Lynn "You Ain't Woman Enough (to take my man)" Gone Girl on paper and at Audible (and my audio of The Cool Girl rant) Amy Schumer + Julia Louis Dreyfus + Tina Fey + Patricia Arquette (not for little ears!) | HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! I’d love it if you could please share #CraftLit with your Twitter followers. Click here to easily post a tweet! If you dug this episode head on over to iTunes and kindly leave a rating, a review, and subscribe to the free podcast! Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) FEEDBACK + PROMOTION • Call 206-350-1642  •  Email Heather@CraftLit.com  • Use our SpeakPipe Page! You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) Say it Loud, Say it Proud! Get your own Podcast Listener Since Before Serial t-shirt by CraftLit* Create a unique custom *PLSBSt-shirt online at Zazzle. | Premium Audio -- Reboot of Canterbury Tales | Episode 006 (later this week —because technology bites) to be followed shortly by the first Tale (the Knight's). Want a button? grab the code below \/ Subscribe to our mailing list * indicates required Email Address * First Name * Last Name Ravelry ID Online Hangouts and Book Groups Yes! I'm interested in onine book group meetings. Eh. Hangouts aren't really my thing. No thanks. I am... New to this whole CraftLit/Just the Books thing An old hand, been listening forever Just figured I should sign up. Birthday / ( mm / dd ) Email Format html text View previous campaigns. Powered by MailChimp  

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392: chapters 29-30 - Sense and Sensibility


Fri, Jul 17, 2015


LEAR!!!! Chop Bard! More next week! Go! Listen! Chapters 29-30 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen. Book talk starts at 07:00 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First S&S episode: 378 shownotes | Audio | Crafty | Surviving a manipulator, 21st Century edition: “So what exactly happened to you?” and the Psychology Today issue that you may find interesting. Eeek for punctuation but an A+++ fascinating imagining of a day in the life of Emily Bront? (Jane Austen's wouldn't have been much different) and a page of her general hacks for making period clothing/costumes - helllooooooo Halloween!, Victorian costumes, and a brilliant hack for making a Regency dress from a Sari(!). (She also has a surprising article on the 'hidden horrors' of authentic German uniforms for WWII re-enactors - read carefully as she does warn you when you're about to hit some disturbing photos and information towards the last third). And our video of listeners listening (you can still send in pix - I'll add!):   Special 400th episode ideas?** Email me or go here and vote (or add your own idea) Teacher/Homeschooler book request form | Book Talk - 07:00 | Mrs Jennings' likely rug work: everything you may ever want to know about rug work in the 19th C. and a glossary A Chariot .A Pretty Yew (English Cedar): Olives, sweetmeats, dried cherries—basically, everything you ever wanted to know about preserves in the 19th C. Lise of Knitting Rose Yarns & Podcast connects vocabulary in Sense & Sensibility to HoneyBadger (the video is NOT for children or anyone who is offended by language. It is also not for people with limited senses of humor... or people with excellent senses of humor but who have bladder control challenges. Consider yourself warned). | HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! If you're on Twitter, I’d love it if you could please share CraftLit with your Twitter followers. Click here to post a tweet! If you dug this episode head on over to iTunes and kindly leave a rating, a review, and subscribe to the free podcast! Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: The Annotated Audiobook Podcast Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) FEEDBACK + PROMOTION You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let's hear YOU for a bit, yes? • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! Podcast Listener Since Before Serial by CraftLit* Create a unique custom *PLSBSt-shirt online at Zazzle. Premium Audio -- Reboot of Canterbury Tales — (005 this week) followed by the first Tale (The Knight's). Want a button? grab the code below \/

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391: chapters 27-28 - Sense and Sensibility


Fri, Jul 10, 2015


All About The Place - Annotated Audiobooks Chapters 27-28 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen. Book talk starts at 19:45. Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First S&S episode: 378 shownotes | Audio Crafty and * Listener Tony's new podcast: Libros Manos Libres which is on iTunes and Soundcloud and, of course, Ravelry * Mansfield Park (per Lauren) * Middlemarch (per Lauren) * Article on why reading these books matters * The 5 Science Facts article * Pixel art (per Tara) * Smashbooks (per Tara) * Udon (per Tara - giggle)* How to Drink Tea (or... another way to drink tea)* Be a reader for CraftLit! Send us your info via this link.* The transcription service* Thank you to Lauren (our math listener), Sarah (our secretly someday-crafty listener), Tara (our superfan), Kathy (who knows her tea), Kaet (who asks the right Brandon-ish questions), JannaLee (who understands the Dorian thing), and Ann (for her P&P video recommendation) for your voicemails! * And our video of listeners listening (you can still send in pix - I'll add!): VIDEO UPLOADING as you read... Special 400th episode ideas? Email me or go here and vote (or add your own idea) Teacher/Homeschooler book request form | Book Talk - 19:45 | Mark Twain's Roughing It and the riding-on-the-mail section What Jane Austen Ate... The City (da da da DUM...) Sideboard Collation Lavender Water (what is) and recipe. (If you have a better recipe, please add the link in the comments or post it at Patreon.com/craftlit for this episode!) Hart's Horn (what is) and use for baking HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! I’d love it if you could please share #CraftLit with your Twitter followers. Click here to post a tweet! If you dug this episode head on over to iTunes and kindly leave a rating, a review—and, of course, don't forget to subscribe to the free podcast! Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: The Annotated Audiobook Podcast • Click here to subscribe via iTunes • Click here to subscribe via RSS • You can also subscribe via StitcherFEEDBACK + PROMOTION You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! Get Your Own Podcast Listener Since Before Serial t-shirts by CraftLit Create a unique custom *PLSBSt-shirt for any podcast you love, online at CraftLit's Zazzle Shop. Premium Audio — Reboot of Canterbury Tales, followed (shortly) by the first Tale (The Knight's). Want a button? grab the code below \/

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390: chapters 25-26 - Sense and Sensibility


Fri, Jun 26, 2015


Chapters 25-26 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen. Book talk starts at 25:00. Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First S&S episode: 378 shownotes | Audio Crafty CraftLit's Summer Schedule and sign up for the newsletter list if you haven't already (we don't send very often, 100% non-spammy) Be a reader for CraftLit! Send us your info via this link. If you grew up in the 1590s... —thank you Shannon. From the CraftLit Group on Facebook: 25 of Oscar Wilde's Wittiest Quotes —Thank you Rita Podcasts as Classroom Finals —thank you Jeniffer —thank you AT Kathi says In Our Time seems to be listening to CraftLit Finding out if Elizabeth Gaskell's books helped to make this happen for Kathi Medieval Women's Manners site —thank you Char 'Fiona' Chicks in Charge in the early 1800s —thank you Dixie More fodder for Cognitive Anchoring —thank you Leanna A new podcaster with an important first podcast —thank you Harriet And finally, from Maia From whence we got Thing 2's Mermaid tail and the Fin Fun site (with videos) Michelle's "moon" section from Herland, chapter 4: We reconnoitered as widely as we could in the failing moonlight-- moons are of a painfully unreliable nature; but the growing dawn showed us the familiar shape, shrouded in some heavy cloth like canvas, and no slightest sign of any watchman near. We decided to make a quick dash as soon as the light was strong enough for accurate work. Here are pics from Ann2step about her lampwork bead-making fun: Special 400th episode ideas? Email me or go here and vote (or add your own idea) Hangouts *The Canterville/Dorian/Jekyll* conversation - Complete epic fail. Email if you want to hangout and I'll find a time that works for all of us who are interested... while I search for another platform. Homeschooler book request form | Book Talk - 25:00 | and how to write a letter - Regency Style! Check out this awesome doohickey! A 'Wax Jack'! One way to post a letter! And more info on the 2-Penny Post Podcast Listener Since Before Serial by CraftLit* Create a unique custom *PLSBSt-shirt online at Zazzle. Premium Audio -- Reboot of Canterbury Tales followed by the first Tale (The Knight's) grab the code below \/

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389: chapters 23-24 - Sense and Sensibility


Fri, Jun 19, 2015


Chapters 21-22 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen. Book talk starts at 08:05. Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First S&S episode: 378 shownotes | Audio Crafty CraftLit's Summer Schedule and sign up for the newsletter list if you haven't already (we don't send very often, 100% non-spammy) productivity links and apps: on Mondays, TextExpander and one way it can be used, Five (good) Zeroes, One way to schedule a day, one trick to lesson the email morass, another email trick, my new fave helper Nozbe(which is free for teachers and professors!), and my fave keep-track-of-what-I-need-to-read app Instapaper—which lets me export to Kindle. (Note: not all apps are free.) Barbara's new podcast How You Can Save the World's website, iTunes link Special episode ideas?** Email me or go here and vote (or add your own idea) Hangouts The Canterville/Dorian/Jekyll conversation - June 20 - 4pm Eastern - the Link will be sent to you in a Premium Newsletter. Homeschooler book request form | Book Talk - 08:05 | National Domestic Violence Hotline resource page Casino: video how, written how to Quilling: video how to, [written how to](quilling tutorial for beginners) Quilling - The Art of Paper Filigree video Tallow Candles: Tallow, tallow candles, how to Wax/Spermaceti Candles: the oil and where it comes from, how they made them—during the US Colonial times, anyway Podcast Listener Since Before Serial by CraftLit* Create a unique custom *PLSBSt-shirt online at Zazzle. Premium Audio -- Back to the Future (by way of the distant past) It'll all make sense shortly. Want a button? grab the code below \/

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388: chapters 21-22 - Sense and Sensibility


Fri, Jun 05, 2015


Chapters 21-22 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen. Book talk starts at 1:25. Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First S&S episode: 378 shownotes | Audio | Order of Operations | Facebook chatelaine thread Sugar Plums — Historical version, Alton Brown's recipe, Real Simple, Shared Appetite. Lavender Water — this requires a sign in, modern lavender water/disinfectant, Martha Stewart's version, several versions here Special episode ideas?** Email me Hangouts The Canterville/Dorian/Jekyll conversation - June 20 - 2pm Eastern - the Link will be sent to you in a Premium Newsletter. Premium Patreon Patron - only hangout - Wednesday, June 10 - If you've pledged at or above the hangout amount, the link awaits you on the Patreon feed. Homeschooler book request form | Book Talk - 01:30 | and that's it, folks! Podcast Listener Since Before Serial by CraftLit* Create a unique custom *PLSBSt-shirt online at Zazzle. Premium Audio -- Expanded Reboot of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Jekyll Premium Audio covers chapter 10 —THE END— of our remastered The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde this week. Episode Sponsors Want a button? grab the code below \/

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387: chapters 19-20 - Sense and Sensibility


Fri, May 29, 2015


Chapters 19-20 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen. Book talk starts at 11:25. Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First S&S episode: 378 shownotes | Audio | Order of Operations | Our Hike: NOEL COWARD is actually author of Present Laughter (watch here, start at 1:35) Enter Laughing is by Joseph Stein, and I TOTALLY forgot, Enter Talking is Joan River's Autobiography (duh). Your pictures — Thank you — Send more! Meg North and her Bront?-esque / Austen-esque novels Sorry about last week's episode cutting out issue - grrrrr. Shout out to Knotty Girls Podcast - episode: Knit Culture (35:03) And, duh, here's the link to me on the WEBS Podcast (love them!) Know BJ? Wanna introduce me to him? He's reading Elizabeth von Armin (another possible future CraftLit author?). Harrison is currently reading "The Enchanted April" on The Classic Tales Podcast. Librivox has six of her novels for download. Fave quote: Von Armin's 1921 novel, Vera, a dark tragi-comedy drawing on her disastrous marriage to Earl Russell, was her most critically acclaimed work. It was described by John Middleton Murray as 'Wuthering Heights by Jane Austen'. Facebook one page, and group page. Join us if you've added your name to the list of the doomed on Facebook. Want to be a reader? Fill out this brief form so I have All The Info in one place. My Clammr feed Parviz's Clammr feed The Hat Pic | Book Talk - 30:00 | Columella   Premium Audio -- Expanded Reboot of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Premium Audio covers chapter 8 of our remastered The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde this week.  

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386: chapters 17-18 - Sense and Sensibility


Fri, May 22, 2015


If the episode freezes at 47:44, know that we're working on it. No idea what the issue is. Stay tuned... Like a Weed - Audiobooks with Benefits Chapters 17-18 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen. Book talk starts at 11:25. Call in Line 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First S&S episode: 378 shownotes | Audio | Order of Operations | Gardening Info from: Anita (WellKnitLife), Tigerjill (wine from the petals and chop up the young leaves in salad), france_normandy Fiskars Uproot Weed and Root Remover. And this book was recommended last year...   Here's me, listening. How about you? You can send your gardening tips AND listening pictures in via Twitter (to @MamaO), tag on Twitter or on Instagram with #CraftLitListener (or tag me on IG as @hordover) or send a Pin on Pinterest (1-206-350-1642 - and, um... any chicken tips? And then Lori phoned in this info: Crochet Knights pattern from Lucy Ravenscar (and Ninjas! and Gnomes!!!) and Princesses from Tarkheena Crafts. My Trivet (with awesome wooden buddies!) My Knights Food Non Fiction podcast host did up a logo for me. (She's very sweet) Brand Bear Food NonFiction My Clammr Twelfth Night IN THE CAN! plus FULL CAST READING! Luddites | Book Talk - 11:25 | Bookseller stalls under waterloo bridge Be a CraftLit Reader Review CraftLit at iTunes Join us over on Patreon Blaise Castle: Then: Now: Mysteries of Udolpho And here are the eversomuch fun sorcery books: Book the First Book the Second Book The Third These were painted with a Claude Glass Tinterm By Turner (1794) Victorian Claude Glass CLAUDE GLASS TINTERN Tintern Live stream (maybe) Saved sun up to sun down Quicktime Video of the same: Tintern Time-lapse site Full Size Tintern pic Map of River Wye scenic stops with Claude Glass examples (slideshow at the bottom) CBC Programme pic: DIY Claude Glass Dr Syntax The Tour of Dr Syntax in Search of the Picturesque. A Poem (1812) (Combe wrote, Thomas Rowlandson's comic caricatures illustrated) Lover's Hair in Rings The Claude Glass A modern Claude mirror at Derwentwater, The Lake District, England. Photo credit: The Claude Mirror and the Picturesque. Podcast Listener Since Before Serial by CraftLit Create a unique custom *PLSBSt-shirt online at Zazzle. Premium Audio — Expanded Reboot of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Premium Audio covers chapter 8 of our remastered The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde this week. Episode Sponsors   Want a button? grab the code:   

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385 - chapters 15 - 16 - Sense and Sensibility


Fri, May 15, 2015


Chapters 15-16 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen. Book talk starts at 05:50. Call in Line 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First S&S episode: 378 shownotes | Audio | Order of Operations | Book vs Movie podcast (the Two Margos!) Peggy Freeh's Simple Daily Practice podcast "The Yellow Wallpaper" on CraftLit - 3:07 And this came in after uploading the episode: Final Chop Bard Twelfth Night episode is up! Whole play will be posted soon! | Book Talk — 05:50 | Reminder of Deb's Chart: (Book and Whispersync of this one-->) Fanny Burney's books and the (sadly short lived) BBC Radio 4 spot Be a CraftLit Reader Review CraftLit at iTunes Join us over on Patreon Podcast Listener Since Before Serial by CraftLit Create a unique custom *PLSBSt-shirt online at Zazzle. Premium Audio — Expanded Reboot of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Premium Audio covers chapters 4–5 of our remastered The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde this week. Episode Sponsors   Want a button? grab the code:   

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384 - chapters 13 - 14 - Sense and Sensibility


Fri, May 08, 2015


Chapters 13-14 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen. Book talk starts at 010:26. Call in Line 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First S&S episode: 378 shownotes | Audio | Order of Operations |  Crafty Science Fair and the Bivalves (Deleware, Philly, mussel farming, Facebook education page) - 2:07 Tessla Home Battery info! - 8:50 Don't forget to send yarn to Abraham's Tent (info at ep 382) | Book Talk — 10:26 | Reminder of Deb's Chart: Podcast Listener Since Before Serial by CraftLit Create a unique custom *PLSBSt-shirt online at Zazzle. Only a couple of seats left for this Fall's tour to the Lake District! Call now to reserve your space! (Deposits are fully refundable through June—just in case you wondered...) Airfare is included in the price! Premium Audio — Expanded Reboot of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Premium Audio covers chapters 4–5 of our remastered The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde this week. Episode Sponsors   Want a button? grab the code:   

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383 - chapters 11 - 12 - Sense and Sensibility


Fri, May 01, 2015


Chapters 11-12 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen. Book talk starts at 09:10. Call in Line 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First S&S episode: 378 shownotes | Audio | Order of Operations | Hot Dudes Reading and an article on the phenomenon - 4:00 Hexie Basting - 6:54 Don't forget to send yarn to Abraham's Tent (info at ep 382) | Book Talk — 9:10 | Deb's Chart: Women and Time article Elizabeth Gaskell Miniature pic Pocket Books Podcast Listener Since Before Serial by CraftLit Create a unique custom *PLSBSt-shirt online at Zazzle. Only a couple of seats left for this Fall's tour to the Lake District! Call now to reserve your space! (Deposits are fully refundable through June—just in case you wondered...) Airfare is included in the price! Also Included: All surcharges, fees, airport & departure taxes (at least $660 per person) Our Tour Director—Dianne! Our British Blue Badge Guide—Peter! motorcoach (and professional driver—ours was a lot of fun in 2010) all accommodations, baggage handling at hotels PLUS a $100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour. Included food will be: 11 Excellent Meals Featuring: Daily breakfast a Full traditional English Afternoon Tea (hellloooo clotted cream and lemon curd!) Medieval Dinner at Barley Hall (really cool history!) Holiday Vacations farewell dinner And the tour-ish-ness: Attractions & Highlights Guided tour of Quarry Bank Mill Cruise on Lake Windermere Ruskin’s Brantwood Beatrix Potter’s Hilltop Farm Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage Wensleydale Creamery Quilt Museum & Gallery Walking tour of York York Minster Walking tour of Haworth Bronte Parsonage Elizabeth Gaskell Home Premium Audio — Reboot of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Premium Audio covers the second and third chapters of our remastered The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde this week. Episode Sponsors   Want a button? grab the code:   

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382 - chapters 9-10 - Sense and Sensibility


Fri, Apr 24, 2015


Chapters 9-10 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen. Book talk starts at 09:52. Call in Line 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First S&S episode: 378 shownotes | Audio | Order of Operations | The only thing I think you'll want to see are Diane's Hexies and her Mother's quilts. Tween quilt Pinwheel quilt "My Mother's Garden" pattern If you have a chance to pledge soemthing to Craftlit between now and April 30th, please head over to Patreon The matching fund is good through the 30th (and a huge help!) Book Talk - 9:52 Podcast Listener Since Before Serial by CraftLit Create a unique custom *PLSBSt-shirt online at Zazzle. Thank you so much to Caroline, Tricia, Krispian, Aaron, Greg, Carol, Jean, Elizabeth, and everyone who has hung around listening to and loving classic lit with me! Premium Audio — Reboot of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Premium Audio covers the first chunk of our remastered The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde this week. Episode Sponsors   Want a button? grab the code:   

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381 - chapters 7-8 - Sense and Sensibility


Fri, Apr 17, 2015


Chapters 7-8 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen. Book talk starts at 13:51. Call in Line 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First S&S episode: 378 shownotes | Audio Book your seat on the October 2015 Lake District Tour 1-800-826-2266 Send in a message to play on our Anniversary episode. Use the call-in line 1-206-350-1642 orSpeakPipe or (if you really don't want to hear your own voice on the podcast) send an email and I'll get someone to read it for you and, likewise, send an email if you would like to read a letter for me to play. | Order of Operations | Dragon Box2- amazing algebra app—video above—on iOS and Android devices (and now with geometry!). - 3:50 Abraham's Tent - Welcoming the Stranger - 9:11 Nifty Yarn Donation Contest - Send unique yarn! Post an image of your yarn donation on the Prize Thread in the Abraham’s Tent Group on Ravelry.com. See Ravelry for details of prizes. When: February 14 – April 30, 2015 What: Yarn - minimum of 42” lengths of yarn - any gauge, any color, non traditional materials accepted. Please include your name, email address and your family’s country of origin. $1.00 bill or check made to Welcoming the Stranger Fund a 501 (c)(3). Funds will used to defray costs of processing yarn and name tags. Mail to: Welcoming the Stranger Art, PO Box 10419, Portland, Maine 04104 Additional community based events are scheduled during the exhibit: September 3 – October 25, 2015. For additional information contact us at: welcomingthestrangerart@gmail.com OR www.thestonepath.wordpress.com Check in on the Patreon Activity Feed if you're a patron (old or new). There's a new video there for you! - 12:21 Theresa Loe's Living Homegrown podcast; Alton Brown's expert witness appearance on the Judge John Hodgman podcast Cannery Row episode (#53) Cannery Row (giggle) - 12:58 Book Talk - 13:51 knot a knight - 14:01 Renee and Jane, Cassandra, Cottages, and (ahem) Fanny  - 15:03 Litographs for Sense and Sensibility! - 54:04 PLSBS shirts for CraftLit and for Fill-in-the-Blank Template  Tour information for October 2015 - 1800-826-2266 - 54:46 Bront? Parsonage Lynn's nomination for Best Butternut Tree Speech  - 57:08 Podcast Listener Since Before Serial by CraftLit Create a unique custom *PLSBSt-shirt online at Zazzle. Premium Audio — The Picture of Dorian Gray Premium Audio covers the final chapters of (1881) of The Picture of Dorian Gray this week. Episode Sponsors   Want a button? grab the code:   

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380 - chapters 5&ndash;6 - Sense &amp; Sensibility


Fri, Apr 10, 2015


Chapters 5-6 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen. Book talk starts at 14:00. Call in Line 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First S&S episode: 378 shownotes | Audio | Order of Operations | Check in on the Patreon Activity Feed if you're a patron (old or new). There's a new video there for you! Send in audio to play on our Anniversary episode. Use the call in Line 1-206-350-1642 or SpeakPipe or if you really do not want to hear your own voice on the podcast, send an email and I'll read it. CraftLit apps for iOS • Android • Windows 8 - 2:00 PLSBS shirts for CraftLit and for Fill-in-the-Blank Template - 4:40 Tour information for October 2015 - 7:40 Ruskin quotes NYS insanity blog post and original WP article - 10:09 Knitting Kris - Krispian's new podcast - 2:00 Book Talk - 14:00 Dixie on Tempered Steel - 14:45 Devonshire  PianoForte Podcast Listener Since Before Serial by CraftLit Create a unique custom t-shirt design online at Zazzle. Premium Audio — The Picture of Dorian Gray Premium Audio covers chapter 18 (1881) of The Picture of Dorian Gray this week. Episode Sponsors   Want a button? grab the code:   

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379 - chapters 3–4 - Sense & Sensibility


Fri, Apr 03, 2015


Chapters 3-4 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen. Book talk starts at 21:40. Call in Line 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First S&S episode: 378 shownotes | Audio | Order of Operations | Survival Organs Mixed Martial Arts and Crafts Get Busy Living voting site—#2 is our nominee! Stupid Cancer - main site Patreon Activity Feed Our Anniversary Tour information for October 2015 Cottage Tales books Penelope Wilton Barouche ignominious approbation Medieval Humours Christian Humanist Podcast: Ghostbusters William Cowper   Premium Audio — The Picture of Dorian Gray Premium Audio covers chapter 17 (1881) of The Picture of Dorian Gray this week. Episode Sponsors   Want a button? grab the code:   < --listen or download-->

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378 - Chapters 1–2 - Start of Sense & Sensibility


Fri, Mar 27, 2015


Chapters 1-2 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen. Book talk starts right after housekeeping. Call in Line 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First S&S episode: 378 shownotes | Audio | Order of Operations | Welcome/Housekeeping - 1:05 How to skip the crafty chat (on later episodes) - 2:15 Listen on-the-go via free apps (see right-hand sidebar) - 3:00 Sign up for Premium Streaming Audio (currently The Picture of Dorian Gray) or Premium Download-only Audio - 3:11 Thank you to Herland Hangout-ers - 3:33 Welcome Maia - our awesome S&S reader! - 4:19 Subbable is now Patreon (easy conversion process for Subbable supporters! Go to Subbable.com and follow the steps. All your info (except your bank) will be migrated for you!) - 4:35 The new—THIRD—What Would Madame Defarge Knit? book is out: Defarge Does Shakespeare. Such gorgeous patterns and such lovely stories of inspiration and the Bard, not to mention art from the incomparable Shannon Sneedse. - 7:00 Book Talk officially begins - 8:43 Book chapter audio - 26:05 Post-chapter chat - 46:05   Premium Audio — The Picture of Dorian Gray Premium Audio covers chapter 16 (1881) of The Picture of Dorian Gray this week. Episode Sponsors   Want a button? grab the code:   < --listen or download-->

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Post-Herland Bonus — CraftLit: Audiobooks with Benefits for Busy People


Fri, Mar 13, 2015


  | Call-in Line | 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! How to call from outside of the US. | Upcoming Book | Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. Your book talk IS this episode. The first Herland episode is 336. Sense and Sensibility begins in late March 2015. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site, the Premium Member Audio stream can be found here and on the free CraftLit smart phone apps. | Links | | Crafty Bits | Nope! Newsletter Links —>The "I like to keep up with General CraftLit News" newsletter (just one at start of the month—or if there's some wacky audio emergency I'll send info out) The "I'm interested in the CraftLit Tour!" newsletter (you'll only hear from us when there's a trip to go on) The "Can you please explain podcasts and subscriptions and what-have-you" newsletter Our Giveaway for March is Rachael Heron's latest Splinters of Light! In March we'll have another raffle. | BOOK TALK | whole darn thing | Post-Book Our Next book: The Picture of Dorian Gray Premium Audio covers chapter 14 (1881) of The Picture of Dorian Gray this week. Episode Sponsors Want a button? grab the code below \/

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377 - Chapter 12 - End of Herland


Fri, Feb 27, 2015


  | Call-in Line | 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! How to call from outside of the US. | Current Book | Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Book talk begins at 5:50. The first Herland episode is 336. Sense and Sensibility begins in late March 2015. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site, the Premium Member Audio stream can be found here and on the free CraftLit smart phone apps. | Links | | Crafty Bits | My Spindles! Henley Brands Sign up for the General CraftLit Newsletter to find out about all the fun bits we're planning between now and our next book! Newsletter Links The "I like to keep up with General CraftLit News" newsletter (just one at start of the month—or if there's some wacky audio emergency I'll send info out) The "I'm interested in the CraftLit Tour!" newsletter (you'll only hear from us when there's a trip to go on) The "Can you please explain podcasts and subscriptions and what-have-you" newsletter Our Giveaway for January was Hunter Hammersen's Curls book! In March we'll have another raffle. | BOOK TALK | 5:50 min | Chapter 12 - End of Book Our Next book: Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon and her link on Gutenberg Sir Almroth Wright and his link on Gutenberg (what a joy he is!) Radclyffe Hall and The Well of Lonliness Sign up for the General CraftLit Newsletter to find out about all the fun bits we're planning between now and our next book! The Picture of Dorian Gray Premium Audio covers chapter 12 (1881) of The Picture of Dorian Gray this week. Episode Sponsors Want a button? grab the code below \/

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376 - Chapter 11 - Herland


Fri, Feb 20, 2015


  | Call-in Line | 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! How to call from outside of the US. | Current Book | Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Book talk begins at 18:40. The first Herland episode is 336. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site, the Premium Member Audio stream can be found here and on the free CraftLit smart phone apps. | Links | | Crafty Bits | Mollie's fund raiser link Wild Olive's EPP pages Mollie's Book: The (apparently out of print) book Mollie recommended: Benzie Design Wool Felt on Etsy Holdover links: Pinterest board of the 2010 tour Pinterest board for upcoming 2015 tour 2015 CraftLit UK Tour Brochure CraftLit's response to the Serial hoo-hah Newsletter Links The "I like to keep up with general CraftLit news" newsletter (just one at start of the month—or if there's some wacky audio emergency I'll send info out) The "I'm interested in the CraftLit Tour!" newsletter (you'll only hear from us when there's a trip to go on) The "Can you please explain podcasts and subscriptions and what-have-you" newsletter Our Giveaway for January was Hunter Hammersen's Curls book! In March we'll have another raffle. | BOOK TALK | 17:00 min | Chapter 11 Our Next book: Wensleydale Creamery and the Wallace and Gromit connection, (and more places the cheese has shown up). Terry's Song - Oy! The Picture of Dorian Gray Premium Audio covers chapter 11 (1881) of The Picture of Dorian Gray this week. | | Different from Premium Membership Audio but still awesome fun! learn more about Subbable | see more of the perks you can purloin | Subbable FAQ   Episode Sponsors Want a button? grab the code below \/

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375b - Chapter 10 - Herland


Sat, Feb 14, 2015


Ferris Joss Instagram answers The other Movie Zeitgeist Emma Watson HeForShe

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375 - Chapter 10 - Herland


Fri, Feb 13, 2015


The Party of the First Part - Chapter 10 | Call-in Line | 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! How to call from outside of the US. | Current Book | Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Book talk begins at 18:40. The first Herland episode is 336. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site, the Premium Member Audio stream can be found here and on the free CraftLit smart phone apps. | Links | | Crafty Bits | Zentangled Quilts Jean Brown Video: Scroll down on this page for Jean’s “Better Built” Lap Frame, spiral bound book, and Aunt Becky (plus a secondary source for the Aunt Becky. Thimble Fitting guidelines for the Needleart Guild (Raised Edge) Thimble, and another place to get the same thimble, and another place to get the same thimble, and one last place to get them. My first attempt with Jean Brown's technique: The horizontal seam is 1". Robin Lakoff The Laura Ingalls Wilder Google Doodle The Outcast episode of Star Trek Next Generation information. Don’t give out goody bags while flying with a baby. The iPad Escher-like game is called Monument Valley, and it’s linked here with four other games that are similarly cool. Holdover links: Pinterest board of the 2010 tour Pinterest board for upcoming 2015 tour 2015 CraftLit UK Tour Brochure CraftLit's response to the Serial hoo-hah Newsletter Links The "I like to keep up with general CraftLit news" newsletter (just one at start of the month—or if there's some wacky audio emergency I'll send info out) The "I'm interested in the CraftLit Tour!" newsletter (you'll only hear from us when there's a trip to go on) The "Can you please explain podcasts and subscriptions and what-have-you" newsletter Our Giveaway for January was Hunter Hammersen's Curls book! In March we'll have another raffle. | BOOK TALK | 18:40 min | Chapter 10 Listen to Gulliver’s Travels at CraftLit. Elmer Gantry Tu Quoque logical fallacy The Picture of Dorian Gray Premium Audio covers chapter 10 (1881) of The Picture of Dorian Gray this week. | | Different from Premium Membership Audio but still awesome fun! learn more about Subbable | see more of the perks you can purloin | Subbable FAQ   Episode Sponsors Want a button? grab the code below \/

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374 - Chapter 9 - Herland


Fri, Feb 06, 2015


Stirred Not Shaken - and Chilled | Call-in Line | 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! How to call from outside of the US. | Current Book | Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Book talk begins at 4:00. The first Herland episode is 336. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site, the Premium Member Audio stream can be found here and on the free CraftLit smart phone apps. | Links | | Crafty Bits | Well... not so much crafty... but then, speaking is a craft I guess... so ... Pinterest board of the 2010 tour Pinterest board for upcoming 2015 tour 2015 CraftLit UK Tour Brochure CraftLit's response to the Serial hoo-hah NY Times Article about learning to love criticism This American Life's (awesome) episode 545 Act 1 Act 2 Act 3 The music that may have been the start of me working to lower my voice THE DREADED VOCAL FRY Belfast Telegraph article on women lowering their voices (and another article on the same) Kimberly's Thatcher video Competence and Incompetence The BBC's Wolf Hall and the US showing (a trailer plus some architectural eye-candy from the making-of) The still-here Demographic survey Newsletter Links The "I like to keep up with general CraftLit news" newsletter (just one at start of the month—or if there's some wacky audio emergency I'll send info out) The "I'm interested in the CraftLit Tour!" newsletter (you'll only hear from us when there's a trip to go on) The "Can you please explain podcasts and subscriptions and what-have-you" newsletter Our Giveaway for January was Hunter Hammersen's Curls book! In March we'll have another raffle. | BOOK TALK | 4:00 min | The Impressive Montessori Progenitor CraftLit's "Yellow Wallpaper" episode Tuskegee Vaccination link from Lise Literary Web Series Master List Mary Edwards Walker The Picture of Dorian Gray Premium Audio covers chapter 9 (1881) of The Picture of Dorian Gray this week. | | Different from Premium Membership Audio but still awesome fun! learn more about Subbable | see more of the perks you can purloin | Subbable FAQ   Episode Sponsors Want a button? grab the code below \/

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373 - Chapter 8 - Herland


Fri, Jan 30, 2015


Penny for Your Thoughts | Call-in Line | 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! How to call from outside of the US. | Current Book | Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Book talk begins at 15:10. The first Herland episode is 336. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site, the Premium Member Audio stream can be found here and on the free CraftLit smart phone apps. | Links | | Crafty Bits | Examples of Penny rugs here, here, here, some history here, and an actual antique Penny Rug here and here. Tutorials for Penny Rugs: How to stack and stitch the circles and a video version; blanket stitch tutorial - plus tutorial on how to cut and what to cut with and also how to make circles from the felted wool and how to full/felt upcycled wool here. AnneLena's Husband's GoFundMe site The family in easier days: The Demographic survey Newsletter Links The "I like to keep up with general CraftLit news" newsletter (just one at start of the month—or if there's some wacky audio emergency I'll send info out) The "I'm interested in the CraftLit Tour!" newsletter (you'll only hear from us when there's a trip to go on) The "Can you please explain podcasts and subscriptions and what-have-you" newsletter Our Giveaway is Hunter Hammersen's Curls book Yummy Wonderfulness. Have a look! | BOOK TALK | 15:10 min | A Huguenot in luuuuve The Gina Davis Institute and the video I mentioned Women talking to other women in movies: the Bechdel test Larry Wilmore's "The Nightly Show" clip Tuskeegee Syphilis horror The Picture of Dorian Gray Premium Audio covers chapter 8 (1881) of The Picture of Dorian Gray this week. | | Different from Premium Membership Audio but still awesome fun! learn more about Subbable | see more of the perks you can purloin | Subbable FAQ   Episode Sponsors Want a button? grab the code below \/

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CraftLit Bonus - Theater of War - 372b


Wed, Jan 28, 2015


The Theater of War's website, in case you want a look-see and the GoFundMe site of an actual soldier who is facing actual medical problems after decades of service. If you would like to help, please go here, spread the word, and donate if you can.*     *Disclosure: this is the family of a long-time listener and Defarge designer.

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On Serial - CraftLit Bonus


Mon, Jan 26, 2015


You can find Serial here, Startup here, the adorable video with Ira Glass and Mary here, The Spinal Column Radio Podcast (now podfaded) here, Today in iOS here, Knitmore Girls here, Elsie's Yoga Kula here, Chop Bard here, and CraftLit here.   You can contact Apple iTunes here and Stitcher Radio here.   Share on Twitter.    

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372 - Chapter 7 - Herland


Fri, Jan 23, 2015


  | Call-in Line | 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! How to call from outside of the US. | Current Book | Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Book talk begins at 12:50. The first Herland episode is 336. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site, the Premium Member Audio stream can be found here and on the free CraftLit smart phone apps. | Links | | Crafty Bits | Thimble link from Janet (plus another link) Instagram's #DoYouThinkI'mHexie led me to this Embroidery Tutorials (MANY) Tumbling Blocks Mount Timpanogos (Timp, for short) from its East side (Brightpool, Aug 2014) This photo of Heber City is courtesy of TripAdvisor And listener Lorna sent this 1978 video of The Good Life - start watching at 6 min & 36 seconds Demographic survey Newsletter Links The "I like to keep up with general CraftLit news" newsletter (just one at start of the month—or if there's some wacky audio emergency I'll send info out) The "I'm interested in the CraftLit Tour!" newsletter (you'll only hear from us when there's a trip to go on) The "Can you please explain podcasts and subscriptions and what-have-you" newsletter Our Giveaway is Hunter Hammersen's Curls book Yummy Wonderfulness. Have a look! | BOOK TALK | 12:50 min | Backstory - Rinse Repeat: Cleanliness in America I think you'll like the podcast! The Picture of Dorian Gray Premium Audio covers chapter 7 (1881) of The Picture of Dorian Gray this week. | | Different from Premium Membership Audio but still awesome fun! learn more about Subbable | see more of the perks you can purloin | Subbable FAQ   Episode Sponsors Want a button? grab the code below \/

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371b - A Conversation - Herland


Fri, Jan 16, 2015


  | Call-in Line | 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! How to call from outside of the US. | Current Book | Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Book talk begins at 11:20. The first Herland episode is 336. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site, the Premium Member Audio stream can be found here and on the free CraftLit smart phone apps. | Links | | Not so much the Crafty Bits this week (unless you count my dad's mind) | Rod Piazza and his surfboard and Duke Alfred Kroeber, Theodora Kroeber, Ishi, Second Story Books, Ursula K. Le Guin Baths in Bath MLK quote on mutuality Melanie Wallendorf Learning to Love Criticism article on the differences between men's and women's work reviews Uncle Tom's Cabin (listen to Julie read it) Eugenics (oh Galton —Lord of the Cognitive Anchoring Fidget—We hardly knew ye) Julian Simon / Paul Erlich wager Malthus and his predicted Malthusian catastrophe (Upon which the awesome Musical Comedy Urinetown was based!—um... no joke...) The Great-as-in-huge-and-horrid-but-not-so-much-Potato Famine 1940s Famine in Bengal, India Want Famine? Throw a War and have everyone come! Or have a democracy and not so much of the Famine. FEWS - Famine Early Warning System Keeping Women Reading in countries where they might not have such an easy time doing it. "Bread and Circuses" Kibbutzim Permaculture Paul and his Sloth dung Newsletter Links The "I like to keep up with general CraftLit news" newsletter (just one at start of the month—or if there's some wacky audio emergency I'll send info out) The "I'm interested in the CraftLit Tour!" newsletter (you'll only hear from us when there's a trip to go on) The "Can you please explain podcasts and subscriptions and what-have-you" newsletter Our Giveaway is Hunter Hammersen's Curls book Yummy Wonderfulness. Have a look! The Picture of Dorian Gray Premium Audio covers chapter 6 (1881) of The Picture of Dorian Gray this week. | | Different from Premium Membership Audio but still awesome fun! learn more about Subbable | see more of the perks you can purloin | Subbable FAQ   Episode Sponsors Want a button? grab the code below \/

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371 - Chapter 6 - Herland


Fri, Jan 09, 2015


Chapter 6 | Call-in Line | 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! How to call from outside of the US. | Current Book | Chapter 6 of Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Book talk begins at 11:20. The first Herland episode is 336. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site, the Premium Member Audio stream can be found here and on the free CraftLit smart phone apps. | Links | | Not so much the Crafty Bits this week | Tsuris Demographic Survey for CraftLit's host company Tour Link Kayley Cuoco-Sweeting thing Barbara Kingsolver's essay on children Newsletter Links The "I like to keep up with general CraftLit news" newsletter (just one at start of the month—or if there's some wacky audio emergency I'll send info out) The "I'm interested in the CraftLit Tour!" newsletter (you'll only hear from us when there's a trip to go on) The "Can you please explain podcasts and subscriptions and what-have-you" newsletter Our next Giveaway is Hunter Hammersen's Curls book Yummy Wonderfulness. Have a look!   | BOOK TALK | 11:20 | chapter 6 Inverse Proportionality Individuation Hymenoptera Eugenics The Picture of Dorian Gray Premium Audio covers chapter 5 (1881) of The Picture of Dorian Gray this week. | | Different from Premium Membership Audio but still awesome fun! learn more about Subbable | see more of the perks you can purloin | Subbable FAQ   Episode Sponsors Want a button? grab the code below \/

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370 - Chapter 5 -- Herland


Fri, Jan 02, 2015


Chapter 5 | Call-in Line | 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! How to call from outside of the US. | Current Book | Chapter 5 of Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Book talk begins right away. The first Herland episode is 336. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site, the Premium Member Audio stream can be found here and on the free CraftLit smart phone apps. | Links | | Bits | No links to speak of, really, this week. Just the book. Newsletter Links The "I like to keep up with general CraftLit news" newsletter (just one at start of the month—or if there's some wacky audio emergency I'll send info out) The "I'm interested in the CraftLit Tour!" newsletter (you'll only hear from us when there's a trip to go on) The "Can you please explain podcasts and subscriptions and what-have-you" newsletter   | BOOK TALK | right away | chapter 5   The Picture of Dorian Gray Premium Audio covers the mysterious chapter 4 of The Picture of Dorian Gray this week. | | Different from Premium Membership Audio but still awesome fun! learn more about Subbable | see more of the perks you can purloin | Subbable FAQ   Episode Sponsors Want a button? grab the code below \/

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A Christmas Carol - 04 - T'was a Treat


Wed, Dec 24, 2014


Your special treat from Jon Scholes. (And its mysterious origin story.)

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A Christmas Carol -03- Charles Dickens - Audiobooks with Benefits


Tue, Dec 23, 2014


A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens—Stave the Fourth, Stave the Fifth Music used in this Audiobook with Benefits compiled from "Carol of the Bells" from Community Audio Internet Archive Holiday Brass Ensemble, Nemesis, 12 Days of Christmas, and The First Noel all from the YouTube Music Library Subscribe at iTunes--> New? Find out how to get all the audiobooks-with-benefits--> Dickens of a Christmas Blog Hop (from 2010, but still excellent recipe links!) November 12th—The Cratchette pattern November 15th—Staves 1–2 November 17th—Stave 3 November 19th—Staves 4-5 November 23rd—Hot Buttered Goodness   From the text: ...and Bob served it out with beaming looks, while the chestnuts on the fire sputtered and crackled noisily. Then Bob proposed: "A Merry Christmas to us all, my dears. God bless us!" Which all the family re-echoed. "God bless us every one!" said Tiny Tim, the last of all. In the 2010 holiday season a group of us hosted a Dickens of a Christmas blog hop: April of 21st Century Housewife Ken of Ken Albala's Food Rant and many, many books about food which you should check out Sarah of Toranto Tasting Notes blog, print journalist, food blogger and author of an upcoming book about the home canning revolution Margo of Hat Shadows, a professional milliner for film, theater, opera and ballet. She teaches hatmaking courses so check out her blog! Diana of A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa Annette of Sustainable Eats and Me! There are recipes for the traditional foods Dickens wrote of in A Christmas Carol, or recipes that would have been found in Victorian England around the holidays. There were giveaways (sorry, finished), themed knitting patterns and quite possibly hats! There may have been smoking bishop and suet cooked in organs. And there was certainly much making of merry. We hope you enjoy this as much as we know we did! And we hope that you have a DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS!

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A Christmas Carol -02- Charles Dickens - Audiobook with Benefits


Mon, Dec 22, 2014


A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens Stave 3 Music used in this Audiobook with Benefits compiled from   Carol of the Bells from Community Audio Internet Archive   Holiday Brass Ensemble, Nemesis, 12 Days of Christmas, and The First Noel all from the YouTube Music Library   Dickens of a Christmas Blog Hop (from 2010, but still excellent recipe links!)   November 15th—Staves 1–2 November 17th—Stave 3 November 19th—Staves 4-5 November 23rd—Hot Buttered Goodness

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A Christmas Carol -01- Charles Dickens - Audiobook with Benefits


Sun, Dec 21, 2014


A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens Staves 1–2  Music used in this Audiobook with Benefits compiled from   Carol of the Bells from Community Audio Internet Archive   Holiday Brass Ensemble, Nemesis, 12 Days of Christmas, and The First Noel all from the YouTube Music Library   Dickens of a Christmas Blog Hop (from 2010, but still excellent recipe links!)   November 15th—Staves 1–2 November 17th—Stave 3 November 19th—Staves 4-5 November 23rd—Hot Buttered Goodness

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369 - Chapter 4 -- Herland


Fri, Dec 19, 2014


Chapter 4 | Call-in Line | 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! How to call from outside of the US. | Current Book | Chapter 4 of Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Book talk begins right away. The first Herland episode is 336. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site, the Premium Member Audio stream can be found here and on the free CraftLit smart phone apps. | Links (mostly in order of appearance) | | Crafty Bits | WildOlive blog with cute EPP bits. Craftsy's quilting options Newsletter Links The "I like to keep up with general CraftLit news" newsletter (just one at start of the month—or if there's some wacky audio emergency I'll send info out) The "I'm interested in the CraftLit Tour!" newsletter (you'll only hear from us when there's a trip to go on) The "Can you please explain podcasts and subscriptions and what-have-you" newsletter Our next Giveaway will start in January 2015 The Flavia de Luce series (amazon affiliate link) and the Audible link:   | BOOK TALK | right away | chapter 4 #LikeaGirl Peter Pan & pockets? Anyone? ^Devil's Postpile^   The Picture of Dorian Gray Premium Audio covers the mysterious chapter 3 of The Picture of Dorian Gray this week. | | Different from Premium Membership Audio but still awesome fun! learn more about Subbable | see more of the perks you can purloin | Subbable FAQ   Episode Sponsors Want a button? grab the code below \/

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368 - Chapter 3 -- Herland


Fri, Dec 12, 2014


Chapter 3 - Herland | Call in Line| 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! How to call from outside of the US. | Current Book | Chapter 3 of Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The first Herland episode is 336. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site, the Premium Member Audio stream can be found here and on the free CraftLit smart phone apps. | Links in order of appearance | Mailing List links below Serial, Startup, Nightvale + Joseph Fink XOXO talk video ShePodcasts NYTimes Article on women and criticism NPR episode where CraftLit appears + iTunes page for CraftLit | Crafty Bits | Katie's Quilts There's the first one! Deb's Thimble video The thimble that fits my finger (size Large) Gluten Free on a Shoestring Coffee Cake kickin' recipe   The book Katie mentions Fence rail quilt samples Newsletter Links The "I like to keep up with general CraftLit news" newsletter (just one at start of the month—or if there's some wacky audio emergency I'll send info out) The "I'm interested in the CraftLit Tour!" newsletter (you'll only hear from us when there's a trip to go on) The "Can you please explain podcasts and subscriptions and what-have-you" newsletter The Book Felt So Good is the November Giveaway! and Michelle is the winner! YAY! New Raffle in January!   | BOOK TALK | 32:22 min | chapter 3 Esperanto DuoLingo app website Learnu for learning Esperanto 9 to 5 - the movie that will make your head explode Found it! John Dollar review from 1989 The Picture of Dorian Gray Premium Audio covers chapter 1 of The Picture of Dorian Gray. | | Different from Premium Membership Audio but still awesome fun! learn more about Subbable | see more of the perks you can purloin | Subbable FAQ   Episode Sponsors Want a button? grab the code below \/

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367 - Chapter 2 - Herland


Fri, Nov 28, 2014


| Call-in Line | 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! How to call from outside of the US. | Current Book | Chapter 2 of Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Book talk begins at 18:40. The first Herland episode is 336. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site, the Premium Member Audio stream can be found here and on the free CraftLit smart phone apps. | Links (mostly in order of appearance) | | Crafty Bits | Kiffles—Gluten Free Kiffles version #1, GF Kiffles version #2, regular AP flour Kiffles Bryndzov? Halu?ky—recipe version #1, recipe version #2 and video help Links to EPP tutorial videos: Plastic piecing foundations (tutorials and purchase) For fussy cutting And CraftyPod’s entire EPP playlist (which may be all you need) full-of-EPP-bits Sheepy Bag from Nanette The coupon-holder EPP caryall Newsletter Links The "I like to keep up with general CraftLit news" newsletter (just one at start of the month—or if there's some wacky audio emergency I'll send info out) The "I'm interested in the CraftLit Tour!" newsletter (you'll only hear from us when there's a trip to go on) The "Can you please explain podcasts and subscriptions and what-have-you" newsletter The Book Felt So Good is the November Giveaway!   | BOOK TALK | 18:40 min | chapter 2 Abou Ben Adhem Little Orphan Annie The Eagle Eletelephony   The Picture of Dorian Gray Premium Audio covers the famous prologue to The Picture of Dorian Gray this week. It's the last weekend of the month so Download Members, your new newsletter will be on its way with audio awaiting you on the Download page! If I can pull it off, I'll release a Dorian sneak peek for everyone later this week. | | Different from Premium Membership Audio but still awesome fun! learn more about Subbable | see more of the perks you can purloin | Subbable FAQ   Episode Sponsors Want a button? grab the code below \/  

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366 - Chapter 1 -- Herland [Start of Book]


Fri, Nov 21, 2014


| Call-in Line | 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! How to call from outside of the US. | Current Book | Chapter 1 of Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Book talk begins at 18 minutes. The first Herland episode is 336. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site, the Premium Member Audio stream can be found here and on the free CraftLit smart phone apps. | Links (mostly in order of appearance) | | Crafty Bits | The Rend and the Mend Before, during and after on the Hexagon Quilt Ana's retreat: Lakeside Fiber Retreat: a casual retreat for knitters at Purity Lake in New Hampshire, May 1–3, 2015 Varian's retreat: Kanuga Knitting and Quilting Retreat, January 15–18, 2015 (with optional Jan 19th stay over) in North Carolina Mountains And a little Quilty-ness from Craftypod and Diane Newsletter Links The "I like to keep up with general CraftLit news" newsletter (just one at start of the month—or if there's some wacky audio emergency I'll send info out) The "I'm interested in the CraftLit Tour!" newsletter (you'll only hear from us when there's a trip to go on) The "Can you please explain podcasts and subscriptions and what-have-you" newsletter The Book Felt So Good is the November Giveaway!   | BOOK TALK | 18 min | chapter 1 "The Yellow Wallpaper" Seneca Falls Convention Forgotten Classic's Uncle Tom's Cabin The probably apocryphal Lincoln to Stowe quote Gulliver's Travels Cinnabar: Cinnabar has a rhombohedral bravais lattice, and belongs to the hexagonal crystal system, trigonal division. But you already knew that, right? SHERLOCK is done DORIAN appears! Premium Audio is getting the intro to The Picture of Dorian Gray this week.     Episode Sponsors Want a button? grab the code below \/ CraftLit is an affiliate of Amazon.com. Anytime you click on an Amazon link here and buy anything, Amazon pays us a bit. It keeps the show going. Thank you!    

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Bonus Poetry


Tue, Nov 11, 2014


Peter Ffrench reads Flanders Fields on the 2010 CraftLit tour to London, Bath, and Wales. AND I will be on Yarn Thing podcast with Marly Bird TOMORROW! Call in to win signed copies of books and/or ask me anything! FUN!

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Interview Bonus Episode!


Mon, Nov 03, 2014


Double your host-fun and add a little awesome author-ness. Nathan Gilmour of the Christian Humanist podcast joins Heather to talk with Elizabeth Greene, author of "Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone)." Link to Christian Humanist podcast Link to Heather's Fave Episode of CHp     Next book, Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gillman will begin on November 21st, 2014.

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Halloween Bonus 2014


Fri, Oct 31, 2014


Re-recorded and Remastered and Read by Jon Scholes! And more audio in the Shoppe!

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365 - Chapters 50 - 52--North & South [End of Book]


Fri, Oct 10, 2014


| Call in Line| 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! How to call from outside of the US. | Current Book | Chapters 50–52 / vol 2 chs 25-27 of North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 10:26. The first N & S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site, the Premium Audio stream can be found here. First-->GO WATCH EPISODE FOUR! . . . she said grinning. . . | Links in order of appearance:* | Arlen's link to the Very Important Sermon | Crafty Bits | Forgot last week: Give Wrap! Deb's Quilting needles arrived—what a difference THAT made! And she shared her online source, too. Thank you, Deb and everyone who called and wrote in with advice!!! Caller Donna - Thank you for the help with My Thread! Listener Laurie — LOVE the "nose-grease" idea! You made me giggle (and LOVE how much you read!) Listener Lisa has a Rhinebeck package for you! October 13th is the deadline! NEW GIVEAWAY COMING IN NOVEMBER! Embroidery Book WINNER is . . . Alessandra! Chilling Tales October Extravaganza BTW, the stories are often more "chilling" than "scary," more "twisty" and never "gory." I seriously wouldn't be able to record for them if they were anything other—I have to sleep at night, after all.Thing 1 listened to one of my recordings and said, "Geez, Mom. . . I couldn't figure out why they had you recording for them. . . but you really DO sound creepy!" High praise from the 14 year old. —Please Join Us For The — North and South OhMyGoshIHaveToTalkAboutThis Book Chat! Join us! Free, fun, and fabulous! Hosted on and recorded by Vokle.com—so if you cannot attend, you'll be able to watch the recording later.Saturday, October 18th, noon Eastern Time   | BOOK TALK | 10:16 min | chapters 50, 51, & 52 vol 2 chs 25-27 Not much to put here. . . At all. Bye Bye Margaret! SHERLOCK We're doing the big surprise today – Part Two, chapter 1 this weekend. Info on signing up for the Premium Audio in the right sidebar; click the pic of how you like to listen. | The New Big Awesome Subbable | Different from Premium Membership Audio but still awesome fun! learn more about Subbable | see CraftLit's perks | Subbable FAQ | Bleak House | Bleak House — the Complete Book! — is in the Shoppe.Fifty+ hours of awesomeness! Purchase as a whole or try out the first bit! Return to the Top Other Stuff from this Month's Shows Make a Morsbag, and our CraftLit Pod Knit a Nest article and Knit a Nest site   Episode Sponsors Want a button? grab the code below \/

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364— chapters 47-49 -- North & South


Fri, Oct 03, 2014


| NEW! | 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! How to call from outside of the US. | Current Book | Chapters 47–49 / vol 2 chs 22-24 of North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 18:50 min. The first N&S episode is 331.   If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site, the Premium Audio stream can be found here. | eMail Down! | If you have written me in the last week and a half and haven't heard back, try sending again. I thought a size-800+ inbox meant I was getting my email. I wasn't. It was spam. My real email is. . . somewhere else. Working on fixing it and huge apologies! | Spooky Things for October | Chilling Tales October Extravaganza And the No Sleep Podcast from friend of CraftLit and Chilling Tales, David Cummings. Crreeeeeeeeppppppyyyyyy! | Links in order of appearance:* | Pomodoro Technique (and Pomodoro and ADD) Great Quilt Info! Thank you! So many, many of you! Site with great and helpful stitch pix Knitty Amy’s Craftsy Class! Tara's Holiday Sanity Andrew’s webinar: Using Questions to Improve Comprehension, Reasoning, and Problem SolvingOctober 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM EDT Get a tissue for this KLM video: Stitches East—Sadly, not this time—but you still go, please! Getcher Subbable USB Bracelets with an audiobook already on it! If you bought the Audiobook with Benefits Wuthering Heights in the Shoppe, I’ll send you new files! (Send me your receipt... or a screen shot of the files or something. . .) Our September Raffle is closed—winner will be announced on Episode 365. New Raffle in November! SEPTEMBER RAFFLE was for a copy of by Cheryl Fall | BOOK TALK | 18:50min | chs 47–49 vol 2 chs 22-24 No need for links this week! Just listen. . . And... SHERLOCK We're doing chapter 7 this weekend with the voice of our Missing Monkey, Jon Scholes.  Streaming / Download Premium Memberships which get you Sherlock in your ear are in the right sidebar - click the picture that represents how you want to listen! New Book: Herland! Narrated by this guy (he starts at 30:02). | The New Big Awesome — | Different from Premium Membership Audio — but still awesome fun! learn more about Subbable | see CraftLit's perks | Subbable FAQ   | Bleak House | Bleak House — the Complete Book! — is in the Shoppe.Fifty+ hours of awesomeness! Purchase as a whole or try out the first bit! Return to the Top   Episode Sponsors Want a button? grab the code below \/

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363—Chapters 45 & 46 -- North & South


Fri, Sep 26, 2014


| NEW! | 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! How to call from outside of the US. | Current Book | Chapters 45–46 / vol 2 chs 20-21 of North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 22:30 min. The first N&S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site, the Premium Audio stream can be found here. | Links in order of appearance:* | | New Books and Crafty Stuff | Best quilting needles and any advice, warmly welcomed for fixing Hougie's quilt The 10 Questions that come back to your inbox and an article about the site: Do you 10Q?. Jo WALTON is the author of these books: My Favorite Thneed. Stitches East—Sadly, not this time—but you still go, please! Getcher Subbable USB Bracelets with an audiobook already on it! If you bought the Audiobook with Benefits Wuthering Heights in the Shoppe, I’ll send you new files! (Send me your receipt… or a screen shot of the files or something…) Don’t forget our September Raffle... Enter the SEPTEMBER RAFFLE for a copy of by Cheryl Fall The Fabulous NightWatch Flash Mob:   Zeitgeist - Big Bang Theory Stalks CraftLit… Flatland, now Sherlock! Streaming / Download Premium Memberships are in the right sidebar - click the picture that represents how you want to listen! The Next CraftLit Book Announced in today’s episode!   | BOOK TALK | 22:30min | chs 45–46 vol 2 chs 20-21 Johann Ludwig Uhland author of the poem (in English) "Crossing the Stream” (engl.). Also author of this "Ich hatt' einen Kameraden” - (ger. and eng. trans.) “Evangeline" — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “Idylls of Hermann and Dorothea" — G?ethe/li> “Tears, idle tears” — Tennyson “Simple Susan” in The Parent’s Assistant by by Maria Edgeworth Act V, scene 2, line 287 — Hamlet “Honi soit qui mal y pense” — Shame on your for seeing evil where you’re looking for it (my “translation") — motto of the Order of the Garter “A place in thy memory, dearest” by Gerald Griffin Hebrews 13:8 Psalms 90:2 And... SHERLOCK We're doing chapters 5 and 6 this weekend with the voice of our Missing Monkey, Jon Scholes. (He already has a fan club on Ravelry). Info on signing up for the Premium Audio in the right sidebar. | The New Big Awesome — | Different from Premium Membership Audio — but still awesome fun! learn more about Subbable | see CraftLit's perks | Subbable FAQ   | Bleak House | Bleak House — the Complete Book! — is in the Shoppe.Fifty+ hours of awesomeness! Purchase as a whole or try out the first bit! Return to the Top   Other Stuff from this Month's Shows Make a Morsbag, and our CraftLit Pod Knit a Nest article and Knit a Nest site   Episode Sponsors Want a button? grab the code below \/

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362—Chapters 43–44 -- North & South


Fri, Sep 19, 2014


| NEW! | 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! How to call from outside of the US. | Current Book | Chapters 43-44 / vol 2 chs 18-19 of North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at xx min. The first N&S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site, the Premium Audio stream can be found here. | Links in order of appearance:* | TI 30 Pocket Sliderule calculator with my British Thornton ACTUAL Slide Rule, and. . .  TI 84 Pocket calculator (which is mocking my original—herm) The backyard | New Books and Crafty Stuff | Episode 3 of mini series is a-okay (you'll be blown away when you see where it starts off) NEW Tunisian Crochet book review on MamaO Knits the Laura Ingalls Wilder MOOC (Massive Open Online Course--where open =FREE!) Jennifer in OH Found the articles I was looking for: Reading-laura-ingalls-wilder-not-the-same-when-youre-parent And this one from The Guardian Mythopoeia—via Heather Episode THREE of John Scholes new podcast: The Missing Monkey Geek Quiz Podcast Enter the SEPTEMBER RAFFLE for a copy of by Cheryl Fall | BOOK TALK | 21min | chs 43–44 vol 2 chs 18-19 Printing in Signatures: to get a good graphic image of this, look at this page, and to see the anatomy of a hardcover book, look at this—via Michelle Make your own little book PDF Pretty Book making picture — from Maia Mini Book Foldy Thing I mentioned Storigami Museum where listener Emily works Episode 3 of North & South mini series is a-okay (you'll be blown away when you see where it starts off) Pic from Maia I Love Lucy Pregnancy Rules And... SHERLOCK We're doing chapters 3 and 4 this weekend with the voice of our Missing Monkey, Jon Scholes. (He already has a fan club on Ravelry). Info on signing up for the Premium Audio in the right sidebar and at the Premium Membership Audio explained page. John Oliver Piece on Scotland with his AWESOME sendup of the old "dumb housewife" trope HTML5 HTML5 720p MP4360p MP4Flash Recorded by our own Barbara Edleman Stitches East Come for the weekend; see me on Thursday night!I'll arrive in the afternoon before market/Franklin are underway, so let me know if you'll be there and we can set a meetup time and place! | The New Big Awesome — | Different from Premium Membership Audio — but still awesome fun! learn more about Subbable | see CraftLit's perks | Subbable FAQ PERKS! Above you can see the cool USB bracelets. It's a 2gig USB all alone OR loaded with your fave Audiobook with Benefits!   Below are some of my favorite postcards. Clicking on these pix should give you a bigger view, too.   | Bleak House | Bleak House — the Complete Book! — is in the Shoppe.Fifty+ hours of awesomeness! Purchase as a whole or try out the first bit! Return to the Top   Other Stuff from this Month's Shows Make a Morsbag, and our CraftLit Pod Knit a Nest article and Knit a Nest site   Episode Sponsors Want a button? grab the code below \/

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361 -- Chapter 42 -- North & South


Fri, Sep 12, 2014


| NEW! | 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! How to call from outside of the US. | Current Book | Chapter 42 / vol 2 ch. 17 of North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 16:45min. The first N&S episode is 331.   If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Thank you so much for voting for the first round!Fingers Crossed!SXSW Education | SXSW Interactive   | Links in order of appearance:* | Robin Williams / Depression related links: Andrew Solomon's TED Talk Secrets of the Creative Brain — from Christina Compartmentalization link — from Jane W | New Books and Crafty Stuff | The Netting The QUILT—in its new home Enter the SEPTEMBER RAFFLE for a copy of by Cheryl Fall | BOOK TALK | 16:45min | St Francis de Sales patron saint of to-do lists "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" on CraftLit The Knitting and Quilting Retreat in January 2015, North Carolina Stitches East Come for the weekend; see me on Thursday night!I'll arrive in the afternoon before market/Franklin are underway, so let me know if you'll be there and we can set a meetup time and place! | The New Big Awesome — | Different from Premium Membership Audio — but still awesome fun! learn more about Subbable | see CraftLit's perks | Subbable FAQ   | Bleak House | Bleak House — the Complete Book! — is in the Shoppe.Fifty+ hours of awesomeness! Purchase as a whole or try out the first bit! Return to the Top   Other Stuff from this Month's Shows Make a Morsbag, and our CraftLit Pod Knit a Nest article and Knit a Nest site   Episode Sponsors Want a button? grab the code below \/

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360 -- Chapter 41-- North & South


Fri, Sep 05, 2014


| NEW! | 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! How to call from outside of the US. | Current Book | Chapter 41 (Vol 2, ch 16) of North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 18min. The first N&S episode is 331.   If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site.   SXSW Education | SXSW InteractiveSharing is Caring—Education! | Sharing is Caring—Interactive!   | Links in order of appearance:* | What I'd always suspected:We're HOT! (it's a big deal to be seen in the "What's Hot"category on iTunes. Heather = excited!) Ringing Rox video HTML5 HTML5 720p MP4360p MP4Flash Me-n-my-boys Goofy Panorama Pix (click to enlarge) Rock Breakage & waterfall rocks 6:50 Dad reading requests? (Here's his Flatland link) | New Books and Crafty Stuff | 8:41 Kung Fu Knits 10:18 Sock Architecture 12:19 Enter the SEPTEMBER RAFFLE for a copy of by Cheryl Fall 13:15 My Bench Cushion! (Piping!) 16:10 "Yarns with a Purpose" Kickstarter Link—from Rosemary | BOOK TALK | 18min | 18:15 Browning Paracelsus 19:15 St Francis de Sale Introduction to the Devout Life 1:02:26 Congrats to AUGUST RAFFLE WINNER: Debra D! Stitches East Come for the weekend; see me on Thursday night!I'll arrive in the afternoon before market/Franklin are underway, so let me know if you'll be there and we can set a meetup time and place! | The New Big Awesome — | learn more about Subbable | see CraftLit's perks | Subbable FAQ   | Bleak House | Bleak House — the Complete Book! — is in the Shoppe.Fifty+ hours of awesomeness! Purchase as a whole or try out the first bit! LIVE BLEAK CHAT Saturday, September 6th, 2014, noon Eastern | Vote Now to Get CraftLit to SXSW | SXSW Education | SXSW InteractiveSharing is Caring—Education! | Sharing is Caring—Interactive! Return to the Top Take this pic—or   Other Stuff from this Month's Shows Don't forget to listen to Jon Scholes' The Missing Monkey Quiz Show Podcast! Episode 2 is out! Make a Morsbag, and our CraftLit Pod Knit a Nest article and Knit a Nest site *Just learned something new about shownotes feeds and am testing this out. We'll see if it improves things on the hidden tech side. . .If this works better for you, please let me know asap and I'll keep them like this!   Episode Sponsors Want a button? grab the code below \/

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359 - chapter 40 -- North & South


Fri, Aug 29, 2014


| NEW! | 1-206-350-1642Call in and leave an audio comment!How to call from outside of the US. SXSW Education | SXSW InteractiveSharing is Caring—Education! | Sharing is Caring—Interactive! | Current Book | Chapter 39 (Vol 2, ch 14) of North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 23:18. The first N&S episode is 331.   How to Listen to CraftLit - helper notes post If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. | Links in order of appearance:* | 8 min - Rhetoric Stuff On the Rhetoric of Jargon HTML5 HTML5 360p MP4Flash The Ice Cream Debate HTML5 HTML5 360p MP4Flash Brutus--watch first HTML5 HTML5 360p MP4Flash then Antony shows up . . . uh oh. . . HTML5 HTML5 360p MP4Flash The Otter Defense HTML5 HTML5 360p MP4Flash Bluto speech (there is, indeed, some cursing) HTML5 HTML5 360p MP4Flash Bonus Rhetoric Stuff (because, you know: teacher) Circular Logic - ". . . It's got Electrolytes..." HTML5 HTML5 360p MP4Flash Brawndo ads -- absolutely ridiculous advertising examples - the first one on the right relates to the above (some cursing) St Crispin take 1 HTML5 HTML5 360p MP4Flash St Crispin take 2 - start at :54 HTML5 HTML5 360p MP4Flash Aristotle links, links, links, links, and links. 13 min - Bleak House is complete! Bundles 1–5 are complete and in the Shoppe! • 14:30 min - Crafting Manifesto posts - Craftivism Tal Fitzpatrick (sorry I couldn't find her hame while recording!) wrote the first Craftivism post I saw and Rebecca - who wrote in with the awesome You Wouldn't Want to Be a Victorian Mill Worker! book last week, also wrote on the same Craftivism topic! ZEITGEIST! • 16 min - The Depression Game and last week I got this in late: a blog post on depression from a listener (especially helpful if you have a friend who wrestles with this issue). 17:16 min - Stitches East Come for the weekend; see me on Thursday night! I'll arrive in the afternoon before market/Franklin are underway, so let me know if you'll be there and we can set a meetup time and place! | BOOK TALK | 18:22 | Now you can see Armley Mills (not too shabby, eh?).picture courtesy of Maia Sarah sent in the Jane Eyre texting hilarity. August Raffle New raffle for our August Giveaway. Visit our giveaway page to enter. at 20min-ish:Crochet for Baby All Year: Easy-to-Make Outfits for Every Month | The New Big Awesome — | learn more about Subbable | see CraftLit's perks | Subbable FAQ   | Vote Now to Get CraftLit to SXSW | SXSW Education | SXSW InteractiveSharing is Caring—Education! | Sharing is Caring—Interactive!   Episode Sponsors Other Stuff from this Month's Shows Don't forget to listen to Jon Scholes' The Missing Monkey Quiz Show Podcast! Episode 2 is out! Make a Morsbag, and our CraftLit Pod Knit a Nest article and Knit a Nest site *Just learned something new about shownotes feeds and am testing this out. We'll see if it improves things on the hidden tech side. . .If this works better for you, please let me know asap and I'll keep them like this! Want a button? grab the code below \/

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358 -- Chapter 39 -- North & South


Fri, Aug 22, 2014


  1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment!How to call from outside of the US. SXSW Education | SXSW InteractiveSharing is Caring—Education! | Sharing is Caring—Interactive! | Current Book | Chapter 39 (Vol 2, ch 14) of North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 23:18. The first N&S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. | Links in order of appearance:* | Late Arrival: blog post on depression from a listener (especially helpful if you have a friend who wrestles with this issue). Midnight is a Place Bleak House ending next week. Bundles 1–4 will soon be a complete book of five bundles! Sense & Sensibility: A BabyLit Opposites Primer: Children's Book, Bedtime Stories, Picture Book Phineas and Ferb Manchester Mills—courtesy of Phyllis Gaskell House Tour Tricoteuses-courtesy of Kathleen, found in "The First World War and Knitting" by K.L. Bevan in the 8/2014 Rowan digital magazine. Tale of Two Cities audiobook-with-benefits Perception of Language — Rhythmic Essay -courtesy of JannaLee You Wouldn't Want to Be a Victorian Mill Worker!: A Grueling Job You'd Rather Not Have at 20min-ish: Crochet for Baby All Year: Easy-to-Make Outfits for Every Month MamaO Review, too! August Raffle New raffle for our August Giveaway. Visit our giveaway page to enter. What I'd always suspected: We're HOT! | BOOK TALK | 23:18 | The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester has a Manchester Mills demonstration. Twice daily a tour guide fires up the machines and explains how they work. Also, Elizabeth Gaskell's house in Manchester is being renovated and will open in October 2014 for tours. — courtesy of Phyllis Armley Mills link—It was, at one point, the largest woolen mill in the world and they still have working spinning machinery which they run from time to time — courtesy of Maia Sarah sent in the Jane Eyre texting hilarity. SXSW Education | SXSW InteractiveSharing is Caring—Education! | Sharing is Caring—Interactive! + HOW TO LISTEN helper notes Episode Sponsors Other Stuff from this Month's Shows Don't forget to listen to Jon Scholes' The Missing Monkey Quiz Show Podcast! Episode 2 is out! Make a Morsbag, and our CraftLit Pod Knit a Nest article and Knit a Nest site *Just learned something new about shownotes feeds and am testing this out. We'll see if it improves things on the hidden tech side. . .If this works better for you, please let me know asap and I'll keep them like this! Want a button? grab the code below \/

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357 -- Chapter 38 -- North & South


Fri, Aug 15, 2014


| NEW! | 1-206-350-1642Call in and leave an audio comment!How to call from outside of the US. | Current Book | Chapter 38 (Vol 2, ch 13) of North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 17min. The first N&S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. This Week | Sponsors | This Month | Every Week | This Week | Literary Links-n-Stuff A crafty page (with pix) on Damascus Steel! Stuff You Might Enjoy looking at... Thorough review of DVD set with many pictures | Picture in "Waking Sleeping Beauty" I think... Eric Goldberg (Genie animator) by Al Hirschfeld (Genie style inspiration) | My name (maiden name) second from top/middle Heather with the Disney Monkey on her back (Abu model) Dr Drew's commentary: SXSW Voting — Interactive and SXSW Voting — Education Tiger Jill's new venture—Beer in a Bottle (UK) Marc Maron's podcast interview with Robin Williams (not for children) Conan and Will Arnett Franklin text Bleak House is within two weeks of done-ness. If you start listening to bundle 1 today, you will likely not catch up before we're done. So. Get it now and by the time you're ready for it, Bundle 5 will be arriving in your inbox. Request Heather speak on Cognitive Anchoring or teach (sock heels, etc) at CreativeLive or any of the Stitches events or VOGUEknitting LIVE! Christine—who brought up the idea of Morsbags labels that also say CRAFTLIT! has now been joined by Lauren who suggested the KnitMoreGirls' label source they use for their various knit-alongs: www.sterlingnametape.com —Have a better/cheaper source? Lemme know!) You will not believe what I found late last night. Watch from 4:06–5:04, 6:04–8:45, and 9:10–10:20 Breaks my heart (not just because of the missing Oxford comma...). Episode Sponsors #gallery { margin: auto; } #gallery .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 2px; text-align: center; width: 25%; } #gallery .gallery-icon { text-align: right; border: 0px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery .img { border: 1px solid #cfcfcf; box-shadow: 5px 5px 10px #aaa; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; font-family: 'Optima', Optima, Arial, Georgia, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } | This Month | August Raffle New raffle for our August Giveaway. Visit our giveaway page to enter. Other Stuff from this Month's Shows Make a Morsbag, and our CraftLit Pod Knit a Nest article and Knit a Nest site | Every Week | Need MoreAudiobooks With Benefits? Shop in the Shoppe! Audiobooks, Print & eBooks, and Patterns Premium Audio! Streaming and Download-only subscription options Use Our App! iOS • Android • Windows 8 make a — —donation   Bleak House Bundles 1-4 are in the Shoppe. FORTY hours of awesomeness with another 10 hours coming as soon as the book is finished for subscribers. Return to the Top Take this pic—or   Want a button? grab the code below \/

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356 - Chapter 37 -- North & South


Fri, Aug 08, 2014


| NEW! | 1-206-350-1642Call in and leave an audio comment!How to call from outside of the US. | Current Book | Chapter 37 (Vol 2, ch 12) of North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 18:05. The first N&S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. This Week | Sponsors | This Month | Every Week | This Week | Literary Links-n-Stuff The Disston Saw Works in the Tacony neighborhood of Philadelphia London up, Milton down? The Train answer, Other info? Let us know! 19th C. Industrial videos from Holiday Vacation's CraftLit/Knitty London, Bath, and Wales Trip in 2010: How they spun... How they wove... How the machine's were powered... How they made you deaf if you worked there...(adjust your volume first if on headset) (Many thanks to Dianne for adding this to the itinerary!) Fun Stuff The Poll for You | Keep it or Change it [socialpoll id="2214623"] or click here--> online poll by Opinion Stage Is there a difference between art and craft? - Laura Morelli Jon Scholes new podcast! The Missing Monkey Bleak House is within three weeks of done-ness. If you start listening to bundle 1 today, you will likely not catch up before we're done. So. Get it now and by the time you're ready for it, Bundle 5 will be arriving in your inbox. Request Heather speak on Cognitive Anchoring or teach (sock heels, etc) at CreativeLive or any of the Stitches events or VOGUEknitting LIVE! Henriette's DIY explanatory and The Very Important Survey (remember, if you can forward this to friends and family who both are and are not crafty types, this would be great. The more far-flung the better). Stephannie Tallent's new DVD class (with awesome pattern!) at Knitting Daily "Aran Lace Techniques" Christine—who brought up the idea of Morsbags labels that also say CRAFTLIT! has now been joined by Lauren who suggested the KnitMoreGirls' label source they use for their various knit-alongs: www.sterlingnametape.com —Have a better/cheaper source? Lemme know!) GoFundMe site for Saving Sifu Design Studio All About the Pentiums: Episode Sponsors | This Month | July Raffle Virginia is the Rag Rug book winner!!! New raffle will show up next week for our August Giveaway. Visit our giveaway page to enter. Other Stuff from this Month's Shows Make a Morsbag, and our CraftLit Pod Knit a Nest article and Knit a Nest site eMail me with info on homeschool diplomas Women in Podcasting link hosted by Marina Martinez | Every Week | Need MoreAudiobooks With Benefits? Shop in the Shoppe! Audiobooks, Print & eBooks, and Patterns Premium Audio! Streaming and Download-only subscription options Use Our App! iOS • Android • Windows 8 make a — —donation   Bleak House Bundles 1-4 are in the Shoppe. FORTY hours of awesomeness with another 10 hours coming as soon as the book is finished for subscribers. Return to the Top Take this pic—or   Want a button? grab the code below \/ Swag Per survey-taker request......and more in the Defarge/CraftLit shop! Grounded Updates Be the first to find out when the Grounded sequel--Shattered-- will be released! back to top

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355 - Poetic Interlude


Fri, Aug 01, 2014


| NEW! | 1-206-350-1642Call in and leave an audio comment!How to call from outside of the US. | Current Book | North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell.The first N&S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. This Week | Sponsors | This Month | Every Week | This Week | POETRY Child's Christmas in Wales Walter the Farting Dog CDB 13 Clocks Salman Rushdie Tom Robbins Fern Hill somewhere i have never travelled, Page number and book: p366 Paul Celan Death Fugue /In German below, or read in English. Listen in German: [in Just-] (goat-footed balloon man) "Do not go gentle into that good night" by Dylan Thomas is a Villanelle Death shall have no dominion The Force That through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower Cambridge Ladies i sing of Olaf glad and big The Robert Frost poem I allude to is "ROAD NOT TAKEN" [she being brand new] Dr Andrew's Recent Blog on The Importance of Poetry The Dragon Their Eyes Were Watching God read by Ruby Dee To the Virgins . . . Fun Stuff Request Heather speak on Cognitive Anchoring or teach (sock heels, etc) at CreativeLive or Stitches or VOGUEknitting LIVE! Vanessa at Survival Organs found the most amazing gluten-free, calorie-free, food jewelry you will ever want to wear! Tara--Wurster-Weight on Ravelry--of the curtain coverlet and Heather's Quilt (in case you wanna say Hi) Christine—who brought up the idea of Morsbags labels that also say CRAFTLIT! (Any ideas on where to/how to make them? Lemme know!) GoFundMe site for Saving Sifu Design Studio Episode Sponsors | This Month | July Raffle Our July Giveaway has TWO parts—a copy of Stampington's Stuffed and Stampington's Somerset Life. Visit our giveaway page to enter. Other Stuff from this Month's Shows Make a Morsbag, and our CraftLit Pod Knit a Nest article and Knit a Nest site eMail me with info on homeschool diplomas Women in Podcasting link hosted by Marina Martinez | Every Week | Need MoreAudiobooks With Benefits? Shop in the Shoppe! Audiobooks, Print & eBooks, and Patterns Premium Audio! Streaming and Download-only subscription options Use Our App! iOS • Android • Windows 8 make a — —donation   Bleak House Bundles 1-4 are in the Shoppe. FORTY hours of awesomeness with another 10 hours coming as soon as the book is finished for subscribers. Return to the Top Take this pic—or   Want a button? grab the code below \/ Swag Per survey-taker request......and more in the Defarge/CraftLit shop! Grounded Updates Be the first to find out when the Grounded sequel--Shattered-- will be released!

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354 -- Chapter 36 -- North & South


Fri, Jul 25, 2014


***NEW!*** 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! How to call from outside of the US. | Current Book | Chapter 36 (Vol 2, ch 11) of North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 29 minutes. The first N&S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. This Week | Sponsors | This Month | Every Week | This Week | Literary Links-n-Stuff M'appen = May Happen (perhaps, maybe) welly = nearly (e.g., "Fire's welly out") would fain = with pleasure, gladly aught = various uses (everything, anything, nothing) so Higgins', "There he went, ossing to promise aught, and pledge himsel' to aught—to tell a' he know'd on our proceedings, the food-for-nothing Judas!" means "There he went, trying to promise everything and pledge himself to everything and tell everything he knew about our union business." a-that-ens = to those ends, that way "To a Mountain Daisy: On Turning One Down with the Plow, in April, 1786"—poem by Robert Burns read by Craftlit's Resident Scotsman (the Awesome Arlen) with a proper burr (and Scottish br?g)! Images in the video: "Robert burns" by Original uploader was Yallery Brown at en.wikipedia - Transfered from en.wikipedia. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.His home: "Ellisland Farm and the River Nith" by Unknown - Wilson. Land of Burns. 1840. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons. ill-redd-up = unmade, ashy fireplace butty = (back then) any kind of bread with... anything (butter, salt, fat) The connection between vinegar and fainting London up, Milton down? What gives? Let us know! Fun Stuff Robotic Arm! (Couldn't get permissions for the other videos) Prince Eric (not so generic) No Frogs this week. [sad face] I think it was a little too cold at night. Request Heather speak on Cognitive Anchoring or teach (sock heels, etc) at CreativeLive or Stitches or VOGUEknitting LIVE! Vanessa at Survival Organs found the most amazing gluten-free, calorie-free, food jewelry you will ever want to wear! Tara--Wurster-Weight on Ravelry--of the curtain coverlet and Heather's Quilt (in case you wanna say Hi) Christine—who brought up the idea of Morsbags labels that also say CRAFTLIT! (Any ideas on where to/how to make them? Lemme know!) GoFundMe site for Saving Sifu Design Studio For cool window art: Episode Sponsors #gallery { margin: auto; } #gallery .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 2px; text-align: center; width: 25%; } #gallery .gallery-icon { text-align: right; border: 0px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery .img { border: 1px solid #cfcfcf; box-shadow: 5px 5px 10px #aaa; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; font-family: 'Optima', Optima, Arial, Georgia, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } | This Month | July Raffle Our July Giveaway has TWO parts—a copy of Stampington's Stuffed and Stampington's Somerset Life. Visit our giveaway page to enter. Other Stuff from this Month's Shows Make a Morsbag, and our CraftLit Pod Knit a Nest article and Knit a Nest site eMail me with info on homeschool diplomas Women in Podcasting link hosted by Marina Martinez | Every Week | Need MoreAudiobooks With Benefits? Shop in the Shoppe! Audiobooks, Print & eBooks, and Patterns Premium Audio! Streaming and Download-only subscription options Use Our App! iOS • Android • Windows 8 make a — —donation   Bleak House Bundles 1-4 are in the Shoppe. FORTY hours of awesomeness with another 10 hours coming as soon as the book is finished for subscribers. Return to the Top Take this pic—or   Want a button? grab the code below \/ Swag Per survey-taker request......and more in the Defarge/CraftLit shop! Grounded Updates Be the first to find out when the Grounded sequel--Shattered-- will be released! back to top

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353 -- Chapter 35 -- North & South


Fri, Jul 18, 2014


  | New! | 1-206-350-1642—Call in and leave an audio comment!How to call from outside of the US. | Current Book | Chapter 35 (VOL 2, ch 10) of North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 3:25 & 32:27 minutes. The first N&S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. This Week | Sponsors | This Month | Every Week | This Week | Literary Links God's Version of Crowd Control (behave or be smote... smoted?... smitten?...) The Wiki on Aaron's boys, Nadab and Abihu, and what they done did. Expiation Indigo Girls: Strange Fire Fun Stuff The Car Doctor:   Curtains Closed Curtains Open-as-far-as-they'll-squish   Before boxes, art supplies, ceiling, and all-the-walls...   Books. Ceiling. Hessians! Trenton! Wanna learn how to make your business and your products stand out from the crowd? Checkout Tara Swiger’s class on @creativelive: Marketing for Crafters: Successfully Sell Your Handmade Goods. Live 7/17-7/19, RSVP here ! (If you're seeing it here for the first time, don't despair—even if you missed the live version, you can still purchase the content!) Bonus for visiting the Shownotes: Stuff You Missed in History Class episode on The Hessians! (With Agression!) Which includes stuff about Washington, the Battle of Trenton and (by transitive property) my new hometown! Sponsor a show! Find out how! Anything from UCLA, I knew em! (Including 60% of the cast of Feast of Youth) The Weird Al Opus: #8VIDEOS8DAYS Monday: "Tacky" Tuesday: "Word Crimes" Flash Flash Wednesday: "Foil" Watch Here: Thursday: "Handy" Friday: Sports Song "Weird Al" Yankovic - Sports Song from Funny Or Die More are coming but haven't been released as of the uploading of the podcast. Please buy the album. The man is a flippin' musical genius because half of what makes his parodies work is that they sound SO MUCH like the original ("Grapefruit Diet" and "Yoda" being two that come to mind right away). Plus, I think any of you who have worked in a cubicle will get a kick out of his new song "Mission Statement". Episode Sponsors | This Month | July Raffle Our July Giveaway has TWO parts—a copy of Stampington's Stuffed and Stampington's Somerset Life. Visit our giveaway page to enter. Other Stuff from this Month's Shows Make a Morsbag, and our CraftLit Pod Knit a Nest article and Knit a Nest site eMail me with info on homeschool diplomas Women in Podcasting link hosted by Marina Martinez Barbara Edleman -- narrator of Rachel Herron's new book!!! | Every Week | Need MoreAudiobooks With Benefits? Shop in the Shoppe! Audiobooks, Print & eBooks, and Patterns Premium Audio! Streaming and Download-only subscription options Use Our App! iOS • Android • Windows 8 make a ——donation   Bleak House Bundles 1-4 are in the Shoppe. FORTY hours of awesomeness with another 10 hours coming as soon as the book is finished for subscribers. Return to the Top Want a button? grab the code below \/ Swag Per survey-taker request......and more in the Defarge/CraftLit shop! Grounded Updates Be the first to find out when the Grounded sequel--Shattered-- will be released! back to top

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352 -- Chapters 32-34 -- North & South


Fri, Jul 11, 2014


1-206-350-1642 ***NEW!***Call in and leave an audio comment!How to call from outside of the US. | Current Book | Chapters 32–34 (VOL 2, chs 7–9) of Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 19:44 minutes. The first N&S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. This Week | Sponsors | This Month | Every Week | This Week | Literary Links The Station Agent film Scylla and Charybdis A Dissertation on (no joke) A History of Wrestling in Cornwall Fun Stuff About MorsBags, make a Morsbag, and our CraftLit Pod Knit a Nest article and Knit a Nest site eMail me with info on homeschool diplomas Women in Podcasting link hosted by Marina Martinez Barbara Edleman -- narrator of Rachel Herron's new book: My Milltown Pic! Just down the road from my new digs:   Episode Sponsors | This Month | July Raffle Our July Giveaway has TWO parts—a copy of Stampington's Stuffed and Stampington's Somerset Life. Visit our giveaway page to enter. Crafty Appearances Yet To Come Done for now! More trips are in the works, though, so if your guild or LYS wants to have me present Cognitive Anchoring and bring Defarge FOs with—let me know! | Every Week | Need More Audiobooks With Benefits? Shop in the Shoppe! Audiobooks, Print & eBooks, and Patterns Premium Subscriptions! Streaming and Download-only options Use Our App! iOS • Android • Windows 8 make a ——donation   Bleak House Bundles 1-4 are in the Shoppe. FORTY hours of awesomeness with another 10 hours coming as soon as the book is finished for subscribers. Return to the Top Take this pic—or   Want a button? grab the code below \/ Swag Per survey-taker request......and more in the Defarge/CraftLit shop! Grounded Updates Be the first to find out when the Grounded sequel--Shattered-- will be released! back to top

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351 -- Chapter 31 -- North & South


Fri, Jul 04, 2014


1-206-350-1642 ***NEW!***Call in and leave an audio comment!How to call from outside of the US. | Current Book | Chapter 31 (VOL 2, ch 6) of Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 23:12 minutes. The first N&S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. This Week | Sponsors | This Month | Every Week | This Week | Literary Links Marquise de S?vign? au pied de la lettre Link to The Church and State discussion—Philip Hamburger is the guy I heard. Fun Stuff Zeolite from Gonzo (the ADsorption rocks)   Concrobium—mold killer Zep—mold killer   Episode Sponsors | This Month | July Raffle Our July Giveaway has TWO parts—a copy of Stampington's Stuffed and Stampington's Somerset Life. Visit our giveaway page to enter. Crafty Appearances Yet To Come July 11, 2014 The Tangled Web Summer Camp Day One! 1–4pm for Defarge FOs, pattern-choice support and more! 7709 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118 | Every Week | Need More Audiobooks With Benefits? Shop in the Shoppe! Audiobooks, Print & eBooks, and Patterns Premium Subscriptions! Streaming and Download-only options Use Our App! iOS • Android • Windows 8 make a ——donation   Bleak House Bundles 1-4 are in the Shoppe. FORTY hours of awesomeness with another 10 hours coming as soon as the book is finished for subscribers. Return to the Top Take this pic—or   Want a button? grab the code below \/ Swag Per survey-taker request......and more in the Defarge/CraftLit shop! Grounded Updates Be the first to find out when the Grounded sequel--Shattered-- will be released! back to top

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350 -- Chapters 29 & 30 -- North & South


Fri, Jun 27, 2014


1-206-350-1642 ***NEW!***Call in and leave an audio comment!How to call from outside of the US. Chapters 29-30 (VOL 2, chs 4–5) of Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins right away. The first N&S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News July Raffle Our July Giveaway will be announced on next week's episode. Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News | Top Take this pic—or     Literary Links of Interest for this Chapter Peace Sociey Lucifer Matches back to top Our Sponsors Crafty News Crafty Appearances Yet To Come July 11, 2014 The Tangled Web Summer Camp Day One! 1--4pm for Defarge FOs, pattern-choice support and more! 7709 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118 Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News | Top General News Bleak House Bundles 1--4 are in the Shoppe. Each bundle is about 10 hours of audio. The fifth bundle is being compiled RIGHT NOW on the subscriber stream. It will take us until September 2014-or-so to finish the book... but you'll have 40 hours (give or take) of listening between now and then. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Return to the Top Want a button? grab the code below \/ Swag Per survey-taker request......and more in the Defarge/CraftLit shop! Grounded Updates Be the first to find out when the Grounded sequel--Shattered-- will be released! back to top

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349 -- Chapter 28 -- North & South


Fri, Jun 20, 2014


1-206-350-1642 ***NEW!***Call in and leave an audio comment!How to call from outside of the US.  Chapter 28 (VOL 2, ch 3) of Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 15:30 minutes. The first N&S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News June Raffle Our June Giveaway is for Weaving Rag Rugs by Tom Knisley. Follow this link to enter on our dedicated Raffle page. More on this book at the Mama O Knits Too Much blog. Nanette the Nanny is raffling off a bunch of great books! You can view the Lots to be raffled at the bottom of this page. The fun will begin next Monday the 23rd with at least one Lot going live each day of the week. Rules on how to bid will appear at the bottom of the Giveaway Page, so be sure to check it on Monday. Details will also go out this weekend via the CraftLit newsletter, so if you are interested in any of the books but haven't signed up for our emails, you might want to do that now. Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News | Top Take this pic—or     Literary Links of Interest for this Chapter Traditional Clogs Candle-wax based Shoe Polish Revelation 14:1 Isaiah 28:12 Psalms 127:2 ossed = tried 'varsal = universal dreed = endured brossen = broken Job Chapter 14 "sour grapes/teeth on edge" from Ezekiel 18:2 back to top Our Sponsors Crafty News Watch (and listen)to the new OK Go song "The Writing is on the Wall" Crafty Appearances Yet To Come I'll be doing the Cognitive Anchoring talk 10:30am on June 21st, 2014 at Uniquities yarn store in 421-D Church Street, NE, Vienna, VA 22180. July 11, 2014 The Tangled Web Summer Camp Day One! 1--4pm for Defarge FOs, pattern-choice support and more! 7709 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118 Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News | Top General News Listen (don't watch--it won't make sense, yet) to "Existential Blues" Bleak House Bundles 1--4 are in the Shoppe. Each bundle is about 10 hours of audio. The fifth bundle is being compiled RIGHT NOW on the subscriber stream. It will take us until September 2014-or-so to finish the book... but you'll have 40 hours (give or take) of listening between now and then. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. online poll by Opinion Stage Return to the Top Want a button? grab the code below \/ Swag Per survey-taker request......and more in the Defarge/CraftLit shop! Grounded Updates Be the first to find out when the Grounded sequel--Shattered-- will be released! back to top Nanette's Book Raffles You may recall last Fall when Nanette the Nanny came to my rescue and did All The Work to ship out all of my pre-orders of Grounded. Well, now she needs a hand, too. To help her out, CraftLit, Vanessa at Survival Organs, and the MamaO Knits Too Much site are helping Nanette raffle off eight Lots of books-and-bags to raise money for a (surprise!!! and) suddenly necessary move. Details on how to bid and win will post at MamaO Knits and via the CraftLit newsletter over the weekend. We'll start with Lot 1 on Monday, June 23rd and work our way through all eight Lots by Friday, June 27th, 2014. All of Nanette's books are gently used and some are Very-Hard-To-Find-Out-Of-Print-Books! Take a look below and see which ones float your boat. Dates for when each lot will become available are listed below. Bidding time-windows are being finalized and will come out in the CraftLit' newsletter this weekend. Lot numbers below are links. Those links will ONLY work when the bidding begins. The Lots are... Monday—June 23, 2014 Lot 1 bidding begins 3pm EDT Wrap Style (Style series)Double Knitting: Reversible Two-Color DesignsNew Directions in Knitting by House of White BirchesKnitting Ganseys Tuesday—June 24, 2014 Lot 2 bidding begins 3pm EDT Designing KnitwearMon Tricot Knitting Dictionary Stitches Patterns: Knitting and Crocheting 0D14Cable Needle Freedom **OUT OF PRINT AND NOT AVAILABLE ON AMAZON** Lot numbers are links. Those links will ONLY work when the bidding begins. Wednesday—June 25, 2014 Lot 3 bidding begins 3pm EDT The Knitter's Life List: To Do, To Know, To Explore, To MakeAngels: A Knitter's Dozen (A Knitter's Dozen series) Wednesday—June 25, 2014 Lot 4 bidding begins 3pm EDT The Art of Fair Isle KnittingInspired Fair Isle Knits: 20 Creative Designs Inspired by the Elements Lot numbers are links. Those links will ONLY work when the bidding begins. Thursday—June 26, 2014 Lot 5 bidding begins 3pm EDT Knitting in America: Patterns, Profiles, & Stories of America's Leading Artisans Thursday—June 26, 2014 Lot 6 bidding begins 3pm EDT Glorious PatchworkKaffe's Classics: 25 Favorite Knitting Patterns for Sweaters, Jackets, Vests and MoreGlorious Color - Sources of Inspiration for Knitting and Needlepoint Lot numbers are links. Those links will ONLY work when the bidding begins. Friday—June 27, 2014 Lot 7 bidding begins 3pm EDT Sock Innovation: Knitting Techniques and Patterns for One-of-a-kind SocksKnitting on the RoadToe-Up Techniques for Hand-Knit Socks: Revised EditionBags That Rock: Knitting on the Road with Kelley Deal Friday—June 27, 2014 Lot 8 bidding begins 3pm EDT Victorian Lace TodayHandmade Lace and PatternsLace Style

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348 -- Chapters 26 & 27 -- North & South


Fri, Jun 13, 2014


We are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapters 26-27 (VOL 2, chs 1-2) with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 15:30 minutes. The first N&S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News June Raffle Our June Giveaway is for Weaving Rag Rugs by Tom Knisley. Follow this link to enter on our dedicated Raffle page. More on this book at the Mama O Knits Too Much blog. And keep checking the raffle page for the list of books Nanette's raffling off! There're quite a few in there you won't want to miss! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News | Top Take this pic--or Literary Links of Interest for this Chapter Dutch Damask Linen link on Etsy—the patterning you see is made of variations in the way the warp and weft interact. It's pretty amazing. Red Work Henry's Commentaries Matthew Henry (18 October 1662 -- 22 June 1714) was an English Presbyterian minister. Quote re the creation of Eve, in Genesis: "the woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved." Sloes and Crabs and a recipe for sloe and crabapple jelly! (And Sloe Gin.) The Hot crab apple and chilli jelly recipe I mentioned (and here's the one for the cheese) back to top Our Sponsors Crafty News Crafty Appearances Yet To Come I'll be doing the Cognitive Anchoring talk 10:30am on June 21st, 2014 at Uniquities yarn store in 421-D Church Street, NE, Vienna, VA 22180. July 11, 2014 The Tangled Web Summer Camp Day One! 1--4pm for Defarge FOs, pattern-choice support and more! 7709 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118 My interview on this podcast was JUST released: Today's Leading Women Podcast!!! Toshi's NZ Parliamentary knitting links: the standing order, News article about Judith Tizard who did knit while shepherding a bill through the chamber which resulted in the rule change, AP story about it, interview (6 years later!) with Judith Tizard about the incident (click on Kiwi FM audio), Funny old story, ex-PM (National) and her husband knitting, lovely image of the 'Ladies Gallery' in Parliament. Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News | Top General News Bleak House Bundles 1--4 are in the Shoppe. Each bundle is about 10 hours of audio. The fifth bundle is being compiled RIGHT NOW on the subscriber stream. It will take us until September 2014-or-so to finish the book... but you'll have 40 hours (give or take) of listening between now and then. Watch "The Wire" (Google Play, Amazon Prime (CraftLit's an Affiliate with Amazon just FYI) Baroque Radio! North and South on Netflix episode 2 is now safe!!! If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Power Cord bundling The Fam & Friends at the Ropes Course online poll by Opinion Stage   Return to the Top Want a button? grab the code below \/ Swag Per survey-taker request......and more in the Defarge/CraftLit shop! Grounded Updates Be the first to find out when the Grounded sequel--Shattered-- will be released! back to top

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347 -- Chapter 25 -- North & South


Fri, Jun 06, 2014


We are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapter 25, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 19:20 minutes. The first N&S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News June Raffle Our June Giveaway is for Weaving Rag Rugs by Tom Knisley. Follow this link to enter on our dedicated Raffle page. More on this book at the Mama O Knits Too Much blog. And keep checking the raffle page for the list of books Nanette's raffling off! There's quite a few in there you won't want to miss! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News | Top Take this pic—or Literary Links of Interest for this chapter Jellies Various Victorian Medicine Sites History of Victorian Pharmacies Pills, Custard, and Plaster Early Victorian Era Make-up Knobhead = "scab" - crosses picket line to work Purring = "kicking" as in a fight "Clem" = "starve" Re: Pebbles—de·no·ta·tion (d?n??t?SH?n) noun — the literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests. "beyond their immediate denotation, the words have a connotative power"con·no·ta·tion (k?n??t?SH?n) noun — an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning. "the word “discipline” has unhappy connotations of punishment and repression" back to top Our Sponsors Crafty News Appearances Yet To Come I'll be doing the Cognitive Anchoring talk 10:30am on June 21st, 2014 at Uniquities yarn store in 421-D Church Street, NE, Vienna, VA 22180. July 11, 2014 The Tangled Web Summer Camp Day One! 1–4pm for Defarge FOs, pattern-choice support and more! 7709 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118 My interview on this podcast was JUST released: Today's Leading Women Podcast!!! Toshi's NZ Parliamentary knitting links: the standing order, News article about Judith Tizard who did knit while shepherding a bill through the chamber which resulted in the rule change, AP story about it, interview (6 years later!) with Judith Tizard about the incident (click on Kiwi FM audio), Funny old story, ex-PM (National) and her husband knitting, lovely image of the 'Ladies Gallery' in Parliament. Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News | Top General News Bleak House Bundles 1--4 are in the Shoppe. Each bundle is about 10 hours of audio. The fifth bundle is being compiled RIGHT NOW on the subscriber stream. It will take us until September 2014-or-so to finish the book... but you'll have 40 hours (give or take) of listening between now and then. Fun (if you like ear worms): Thought Provoking Video (the logic scene from Thank You for Smoking)—minus the visual, replaced by moving text... which is kind of nice: The Art of Argument from Bryan Villagonzalo on Vimeo. Link to Common Core Stories--the NPR: The Common Core Curriculum Void and the Florida Mom's Manifesto for why she's pulling her kids from public school Baroque Radio! North and South on Netflix episode 2 is now safe!!! If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Return to the Top Want a button? grab the code below \/ Swag Per survey-taker request......and more in the Defarge/CraftLit shop! Grounded Updates Be the first to find out when the Grounded sequel--Shattered-- will be released! back to top

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346 -- Chapters 23 & 24 -- North and South


Fri, May 30, 2014


We are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapters 23-24, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 13:54 minutes. The first N&S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News Will I see you at Yarn Cloud on Sunday? May Raffle Our May Giveaway is for Mommy & Me Crocheted Hats: 30 Fun & Stylish Designs for Kids of All Ages by Kristi Simpson. Follow this link to enter on our dedicated Raffle page. More on this book at the Mama O Knits Too Much blog. And keep checking the raffle page for the list of books Nanette's raffling off! There's quite a few in there you won't want to miss! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News | Top   Literary Links of Interest for this chapter   "Clem" = "starve" Previous Literary-tangentially-related-to-Jane-Austen link 2014 Masterpiece Mystery schedule (scroll down for Ms Bennet... ahem... Mrs. Darcy) back to top   Our Sponsors       Crafty News Cedar Chest--off white front panel, removed for Zentangling, or...? Appearances Yet To Come June 1st at 1pm—Yarn Cloud—13895 Hedgewood Dr, Suite 113, Woodbridge, VA 22193. A little Defarge, some CogAnc, a few FOs, some Groundedness, and books to sign; I'll be doing the Cognitive Anchoring talk twice on June 21st, 2014 at Uniquities yarn store in 421-D Church Street, NE, Vienna, VA 22180. July 11, 2014—The Tangled Web Summer Camp Day One! 1–4pm for Defarge FOs, pattern-choice support and more! 7709 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118 I'll be featured on this podcast (Today's Leading Women Podcast) soon... Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News | Top   General News LOVE thesebooks Baroque Radio! North and South on Netflix—episode 2 is now safe!!! If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Return to the Top Want a button? grab the code below \/ Swag Per survey-taker request......and more in the Defarge/CraftLit shop! Grounded Updates Be the first to find out when the Grounded sequel—Shattered— will be released! back to top

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345 -- Chapter 22 -- North & South


Fri, May 23, 2014


We are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapter 22, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 8:20 minutes. The first N&S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. I've got a show and I'm taking it on the road! Want Heather to visit you? Technique classes, Cognitive Anchoring talks, and pattern classes with Heather are only a click away or drop me a line. LYS's and Guilds have been hooking up to bring me to town—so book me while there's space! And don't forget: Patterns! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News May Raffle Our May Giveaway is for Mommy & Me Crocheted Hats: 30 Fun & Stylish Designs for Kids of All Ages by Kristi Simpson. Follow this link to enter on our dedicated Raffle page. More on this book at the Mama O Knits Too Much blog. And keep checking the raffle page for the list of books Nanette's raffling off! There's quite a few in there you won't want to miss! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News | Top Take this pic—or   Literary Links of Interest for this chapter   Lorna's link on Rough Stoning, Scrubbing stone, Fire-stone, or Hearth-stone, or... WATERBEDS! Planet Money "cost of light" Link Previous Literary-tangentially-related-to-Jane-Austen link 2014 Masterpiece Mystery schedule (scroll down for Ms Bennet... ahem... Mrs. Darcy) back to top   Our Sponsors       Crafty News Appearances Yet To Come June 1st at 1pm—Yarn Cloud—13895 Hedgewood Dr, Suite 113, Woodbridge, VA 22193. A little Defarge, some CogAnc, a few FOs, some Groundedness, and books to sign; I'll be doing the Cognitive Anchoring talk twice on June 21st, 2014 at Uniquities yarn store in 421-D Church Street, NE, Vienna, VA 22180. July 11, 2014—The Tangled Web Summer Camp Day One! 1–4pm for Defarge FOs, pattern-choice support and more! 7709 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118 I'll be featured on this podcast (Today's Leading Women Podcast) soon... Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News | Top   General News Goofy, Swinging 1967 London Baroque Radio! People who make me smile North and South on Netflix—episode 2 should be safe after episode 346. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Return to the Top Want a button? grab the code below \/ Swag Per survey-taker request......and more in the Defarge/CraftLit shop! Grounded Updates Be the first to find out when the Grounded sequel—Shattered— will be released! back to top

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344--Chapters 20 & 21 -- North & South


Mon, May 19, 2014


  We are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapters 20–21, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 16:30 minutes. The first N&S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. I've got a show and I'm taking it on the road! Want Heather to visit you? Technique classes, Cognitive Anchoring talks, and pattern classes with Heather are only a click away or drop me a line. LYS's and Guilds have been hooking up to bring me to town—so book me while there's space! And don't forget: Patterns! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News May Raffle Our May Giveaway is for Mommy & Me Crocheted Hats: 30 Fun & Stylish Designs for Kids of All Ages by Kristi Simpson. Follow this link to enter on our dedicated Raffle page. More on this book at the Mama O Knits Too Much blog. And keep checking the raffle page for the list of books Nanette's raffling off! There's quite a few in there you won't want to miss! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News | Top Take this pic—or   Literary Links of Interest for this chapter   WATERBEDS! Planet Money Link back to top   Our Sponsors       Crafty News   Here's my "newer" recording booth. Yes. That's all inside a cardboard box. A thing of which I have many right now... June 1st at 1pm—Yarn Cloud—13895 Hedgewood Dr, Suite 113, Woodbridge, VA 22193. A little Defarge, some CogAnc, a few FOs, some Groundedness, and books to sign; I'll be doing the Cognitive Anchoring talk twice on June 21st, 2014 at Uniquities yarn store in 421-D Church Street, NE, Vienna, VA 22180. July 11, 2014—The Tangled Web, 1–4pm. Defarge FOs and more! 7709 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118 I'll be featured on this podcast (Today's Leading Women Podcast) soon... Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News | Top   General News What our place in PA looks like from the front porch. (Sigh...)Click the pic—it's a video. 9/11 Memorial Museum article (one of many I'm sure...) People who make me smile North and South on Netflix—episode 2 should be safe after ep 345. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Return to the Top Want a button? grab the code below \/ Swag Per survey-taker request......and more in the Defarge/CraftLit shop! Grounded Updates Be the first to find out when the Grounded sequel—Shattered— will be released! back to top

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343—Chapters 18 & 19 -- North & South


Fri, May 02, 2014


  We are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapters 18–19, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 10:40 minutes. The first N&S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News May Raffle Our new giveaway is for Mommy & Me Crocheted Hats: 30 Fun & Stylish Designs for Kids of All Ages by Kristi Simpson. Follow this link to enter on our dedicated Raffle page. More on this book at the Mama O Knits Too Much blog. Like, this: And keep checking the raffle page for the list of books Nanette's raffling off! There's quite a few in there you won't want to miss! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News | Top Take this pic—or     Literary Links of Interest for this chapter   The Lyceum in N&S is a bit like the Oakdale Workmen's Institute at St Fagans in Wales. Luke 16:19–31—iffin you want to read about Lazarus and the Rich Man. In 1799 and 1800 laws that banned unionizing were passed, then repealed in 1824, so there's nothing illegal about what Higgins and the men are doing. back to top   Our Sponsors       Crafty News   Here's my "new" recording booth. Hah. Saturday, May 3—Maryland Sheep and Wool — Cooperative Press — Lower Corral Vendors:LC5 May 16th, 6pm—Second Story Knits—4706 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD. A little Defarge, a little CogAnc, a few FOs, and someGroundedness; I'll be doing the Cognitive Anchoring talk twice on June 21st, 2014 at Uniquities yarn store in Vienna, VA. July 11, 2014—The Tangled Web, 1–4pm. Defarge FOs and more! A podcasty chat with Tap Girl and me! I'll be featured on this podcast (Today's Leading Women Podcast) soon... Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News | Top   General News For App and for The Common Good—useful and complete CraftLit backlog book list mit links—(should also appear in app, by now... I hope...) North and South on Netflix—episode 1 should be safe. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Return to the Top Want a button? grab the code below \/ Swag Per survey-taker request......and more in the Defarge/CraftLit shop! Grounded Updates Be the first to find out when the Grounded sequel—Shattered— will be released! back to top

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342--Chapter 17 -- North & South


Fri, Apr 25, 2014


We are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapter 17, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 8:45 minutes. The first N&S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. April Raffle Our new giveaway is for Knitted Mitts and Mittens by Amy Gunderson. Follow this link to enter on our dedicated Raffle page. Because, seriously... how cute is this angelfish mitt?!? More on this book at the Mama O Knits Too Much blog. Swag Per survey-taker request......and more in the Defarge/CraftLit shop! Grounded Updates Be the first to find out when the Grounded sequel—Shattered— will be released! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News Take this pic—or     Literary Links of Interest for this chapter   A taste of Victorian Child Labour Laws... (to show to your kids when they think they've got it bad). skin off a flint and some of the odd theories... back to top   Our Sponsors         Crafty News   Project Knitwell A podcasty chat with Tap Girl and me! I'll be featured on this podcast (Today's Leading Women Podcast) soon... I'll be doing the Cognitive Anchoring talk twice on June 21st, 2014 at Uniquities yarn store in Vienna, VA. July 11, 2014—The Tangled Web, 1–4pm. Defarge FOs and more! Maryland Sheep and Wool — Cooperative Press — Lower Corral Vendors:LC5 THEY HAVE BEEN FOUND! Thank you Pam for hunting down Brittany Black Walnut crochet hooks!!!! Remily's 1/1 RC tutorial! Rockin! Send me your Defarge Selfies! If you see a WWMDfK? book out in the wild, take a selfie with it and send it in or post it in the comments below! We'll add it to the Defarge site. Be sure to tell us the name and location of your store so we can link back and give them props (like below)... New What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list.   General News Julie Harrison of Mothers of Brothers blog's books: Laura A Clerici of the awesome Byzantine Icons! If you're feeling supportive and all, and especially if you dig creepy horror stories, please follow your pointer over to Chilling Tales' storefront and buy some creepy tales for dark nights (or feel free to donate to the awesome Craig who is the mastermind). For App and for the common good—useful and complete CraftLit backlog book list mit links—(should also appear in app, by now... I hope...) Awesome listener Christina sent Davenport desk info and Chevy Chase ballad info for you while I was befuddled and sleepy. North and South on Netflix—episode 1 should be safe. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Want a button? grab the code below \/   back to top

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341--Chapter 16 -- North & South


Fri, Apr 18, 2014


We are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapter 16, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 7:11 minutes. The first N&S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. April Raffle Our new giveaway is for Knitted Mitts and Mittens by Amy Gunderson. Follow this link to enter on our dedicated Raffle page. Because, seriously... how cute is this angelfish mitt?!? Swag Per survey-taker request......and more in the Defarge/CraftLit shop! Grounded Updates Be the first to find out when the Grounded sequel—Shattered— will be released! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News Take this pic—or     Literary Links of Interest for this chapter   Forgot to tell you what a drugget was, last week. Here you go... skin off a flint and some of the odd theories... BBC Radio 4 - The Film Programme, A tour of the British Isles in accents back to top   Our Sponsors         Crafty News   A podcasty chat with Tap Girl and me! I'll be featured on this podcast (Today's Leading Women Podcast) soon... I'll be doing the Cognitive Anchoring talk twice on June 21st, 2014 at Uniquities yarn store in Vienna, VA. July 11, 2014—The Tangled Web, 1–4pm. Defarge FOs and more! Maryland Sheep and Wool — Cooperative Press — Lower Corral Vendors:LC5 THEY HAVE BEEN FOUND! Thank you Pam for hunting down Brittany Black Walnut crochet hooks!!!! Remily's 1/1 RC tutorial! Rockin! Send me your Defarge Selfies! If you see a WWMDfK? book out in the wild, take a selfie with it and send it in or post it in the comments below! We'll add it to the Defarge site. Be sure to tell us the name and location of your store so we can link back and give them props (like below)... Meg with Defarges in the wild at The Needlepoint Joint in Utah! New What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list.   General News If you're feeling supportive and all, and especially if you dig creepy horror stories, please follow your pointer over to Chilling Tales' storefront and buy some creepy tales for dark nights (or feel free to donate to the awesome Craig who is the mastermind). For App and for the common good—useful and complete CraftLit backlog book list mit links—(should also appear in app, by now... I hope...) Awesome listener Christina sent Davenport desk info and Chevy Chase ballad info for you while I was befuddled and sleepy. North and South on Netflix—episode 1 should be safe. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Want a button? grab the code below \/   back to top

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340--Chapter 15 -- North & South


Fri, Apr 11, 2014


We are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapter 15, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 27:30 minutes. The first N&S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. April Raffle Our new giveaway is for Knitted Mitts and Mittens by Amy Gunderson. Follow this link to enter on our dedicated Raffle page. Because, seriously... how cute is this angelfish mitt?!? Per survey-taker request......and more in the Defarge/CraftLit shop! Grounded Updates Be the first to find out when the Grounded sequel—Shattered— will be released! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News   Take this pic—or     Literary Links of Interest for this chapter   Forgot to tell you what a drugget is. Here you go... Norma Rae BBC Radio 4 - The Film Programme, A tour of the British Isles in accents back to top   Our Sponsors         Crafty News   At Prince William Purlers I got to see Robin of the awesome LYS Yarn Cloud; and here's a link to the equally awesome The Red Thread shop of the cool retreat. I'll be doing the Cognitive Anchoring talk twice on June 21st, 2014 at Uniquities yarn store in Vienna, VA. July 11, 2014—The Tangled Web, 1–4pm. Defarge FOs and more! Maryland Sheep and Wool — Cooperative Press — Lower Corral Vendors:LC5 THEY HAVE BEEN FOUND! Thank you Pam for hunting down Brittany Black Walnut crochet hooks!!!! Remily's 1/1 RC tutorial! Rockin! Send me your Defarge Selfies! If you see a WWMDfK? book out in the wild, take a selfie with it and send it in or post it in the comments below! We'll add it to the Defarge site. Be sure to tell us the name and location of your store so we can link back and give them props (like below)... Meg with Defarges in the wild at The Needlepoint Joint in Utah! New What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list.   General News So. Good. That is all. If you're feeling supportive and all, and especially if you dig creepy horror stories, please follow your pointer over to Chilling Tales' storefront and buy some creepy tales for dark nights (or feel free to donate to the awesome Craig who is the mastermind). For App and for the common good—useful and complete CraftLit backlog book list mit links—(should also appear in app, by now... I hope...) Awesome listener Christina sent Davenport desk info and Chevy Chase ballad info for you while I was befuddled and sleepy. North and South on Netflix—episode 1 should be safe. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Want a button? grab the code   back to top

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339—Chapters 13 & 14 -- North & South


Fri, Apr 04, 2014


We are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapters 13–14, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 7:30 minutes. The first N&S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. April Raffle Our new giveaway is for Knitted Mitts and Mittens by Amy Gunderson. Follow this link to enter on our dedicated Raffle page. Grounded Updates Join the (very non-spammy) Grounded mailing list to keep up with the sequel release dates! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News   Take this pic—or     Literary Links of Interest for this chapter   Manchester = Milton-Northern Norma Rae The Waco/David Koresh article BBC Radio 4 - The Film Programme, A tour of the British Isles in accents back to top   Our Sponsors         Crafty News   Send me your Defarge Selfies! If you see a WWMDfK? book out in the wild, take a selfie with it and send it in or post it in the comments below! We'll add it to the Defarge site. Be sure to tell us the name and location of your store so we can link back and give them props (like below)... Meg with Defarges in the wild at The Needlepoint Joint in Utah! New What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list.   General News   App-useful book list (also in app, now... I hope...) Awesome listener Christina sent Davenport desk info and Chevy Chase ballad info for you while I was befuddled and sleepy. North and South on Netflix—episode 1 should be safe. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Want a button? grab the code   back to top

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338--Chapters 11 & 12 -- North & South


Fri, Mar 28, 2014


We are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapters 11–12, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 16:30 (or 26, if you prefer ONLY only book talk) minutes. The first N&S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Giveaway winner of Crochet Wraps Every Which Way by Tammy Hildebrand was Jennifer in Calgary. Another giveaway starts on April 1 (don't feel foolish by missing it!) Survey Link: you can still tell me when you listen! And if you already have, but need to sign up for the CraftLit newsletter, you can do that here. Grounded Updates Join the (very infrequently used) Grounded mailing list! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News       Literary Links of Interest for this chapter   Manchester = Milton-Northern 1850s printed Calico pattern (from a cool blog, checkitout): back to top   Our Sponsors         Crafty News   Halos of Hope Podcaster Throwdown Thank you Team CraftLit! And, of course, you can still donate to Halos of Hope. New What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list.   General News   For (ew) ticks App-useful book list (also in app, now... I hope...) NY Times: Really? You're not in a Book Club? 19th Century novelists' Hogwarts Houses Awesome listener Christina sent Davenport desk info and Chevy Chase ballad info for you while I was befuddled and sleepy. The Frozen blog post... for your consideration... North and South on Netflix—episode 1 should be safe. Send me your Defarge Selfies! If you see a WWMDfK? book out in the wild, take a selfie with it and send it in or post it in the comments below! We'll add it to the Defarge site. Be sure to tell us the name and location of your store so we can link back and give them props. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Want a button? grab the code   back to top

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337—Chapters 9 & 10 -- North & South


Fri, Mar 21, 2014


We are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapters 9?10, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 13:30 minutes. The first N&S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Giveaway winner of Crochet Wraps Every Which Way by Tammy Hildebrand was Jennifer in Calgary. Another giveaway starts on April 1 (don't feel foolish by missing it!) If you still have recipes to add, please email them to me. Survey Link: tell me when you listen! Grounded Updates Join the (very infrequently used) Grounded mailing list! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News    Literary Links of Interest for this chapter Manchester = Milton-Northern 1850s printed Calico pattern (from a cool blog, checkitout): back to top Our Sponsors   Crafty News Halos of Hope Podcaster ThrowdownThank you Team CraftLit!And, of course, you can still donate to Halos of Hope. New What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News Send me your Defarge Selfies! If you see a WWMDfK? book out in the wild, take a selfie with it and send it in or post it in the comments below! We'll add it to the Defarge site. Be sure to tell us the name and location of your store so we can link back and give them props. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Want a button? grab the code   back to top Check out this episode!

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336--Chapter 8 -- North & South


Fri, Mar 14, 2014


We are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapter 8, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 16 minutes. The first N&S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Giveaway winner of Crochet Wraps Every Which Way by Tammy Hildebrand was Jennifer in Calgary. Another giveaway starts on April 1 (don't feel foolish by missing it!) If you still have recipes to add, please email them to me. Survey Link: tell me when you listen! Join the (very infrequently used)Grounded mailing list! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News   Literary Links of Interest for this chapter: The Thirty-Nine Articles in question. Manchester = Milton-Northern Compare that to the New Forest... back to top Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   Crafty News: Halos of Hope Podcaster Throwdown Thank you Team CraftLit! And, of course, you can still donate to Halos of Hope. New What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News: Me. Wired: It begins. The organizing to toss, sell, pack, move: Zentangly Pinterest boards The Cognitive Anchoring blogged book will tell you why knitting and crocheting and doodling is good for your brain, take a look. There's a new Windows Phone app for CraftLit! If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Want a button? grab the code   back to top

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335--Chapters 6 & 7 -- North & South


Fri, Mar 07, 2014


We are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapters 6–7, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 16 minutes. The first N&S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Giveaway winner of Crochet Wraps Every Which Way by Tammy Hildebrand was Jennifer in Calgary. Another giveaway starts on April 1 (don't feel foolish by missing it!) CraftLit Holiday Cookbook is still available (and free!). If you have recipes to add, please email them to me. Grounded ALL eight of the Grounded sock patterns—are now in the complete eBook Novel Socks! . To keep on top of new socks, shawls, and sock puppet theater (you heard me)join the (very infrequently used)Grounded mailing list! . . . . Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News Want to go premium? All format options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens' (not so) Bleak House and the first chunk of Bleak House is available in the Shoppe (it'll be a bit between chunks—looong book).   Literary Links of Interest for this chapter: The Thirty-Nine Articles in question. Manchester = Milton-Northern Paisley/Kashmir Shawls Cashmere Shawls—thank you Amrita! back to top Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   Crafty News: Map of the World Afghan pic for you: Africa was hard; former USSR will be worse. Halos of Hope Podcaster Throwdown Thank you Team CraftLit! And, of course, you can still donate to Halos of Hope. New What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News: The "Coke Loves Knitters!" spot: My brain waves: Swell app "Donkey Boys"—Alice in Wonderland (video version has "bathing machine" pic) Mama O post about how to talk to people in pain The Cognitive Anchoring blogged book will tell you why knitting and crocheting and doodling is good for your brain, take a look. There's a new Windows Phone app for CraftLit! If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Want a button? grab the code   back to top

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334--Chapter 5 -- North & South


Fri, Feb 28, 2014


We are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapter 5, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 16:20 minutes. The first N&S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. February Giveaway ends today! You have until midnight EST on February 28th to win a copy of Crochet Wraps Every Which Way by Joanna Johnson (Q&A with Tammy here). December winner was Lisa P. CraftLit Holiday Cookbook is still available (and free!). If you have recipes to add, please email them to me. Grounded ALL eight of the Grounded sock patterns—are now in the complete eBook Novel Socks! . To keep on top of new socks, shawls, and sock puppet theater (you heard me)join the (very infrequently used)Grounded mailing list! . . . . Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News Want to go premium? All format options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens' (not so) Bleak House and the first chunk of Bleak House is available in the Shoppe (it'll be a bit between chunks—looong book).   Literary Links of Interest for this chapter: The Thirty-Nine Articles in question. Manchester = Milton-Northern back to top Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   Crafty News: Arlin's / Lost Geek's pattern info: 100% of sales of this pattern Traipsing Vines wrap/shawl during the month of January and February 2014 will go to relief efforts of Manado flash flood, Jakarta flood, and Mt. Sinabung eruption. Funds will be directed to local Red Cross and local evacuation sites. Thank you for supporting the victims of Indonesia natural disasters. Halos of Hope Podcaster Throwdown Our CraftLit team showed up nicely! We got three hundred+ hats in. Not too shabby for a not-just-knitting podcast! Thank you So much! And, of course, you can still donate to Halos of Hope. New What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News: Mama O post about how to talk to people in pain The Cognitive Anchoring blogged book will tell you why knitting and crocheting and doodling is good for your brain, take a look. There's a new Windows Phone app for CraftLit! If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Want a button? grab the code   back to top

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333--Chapter 4 -- North & South


Fri, Feb 21, 2014


We are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapter 4, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 12 minutes. The first N&S episode is 331. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. February Giveaway You have until February 28th to win a copy of Crochet Wraps Every Which Way by Joanna Johnson (Q&A with Tammy here). December winner was Lisa P. CraftLit Holiday Cookbook is still available (and free!). If you have recipes to add, please email them to me. Grounded ALL eight of the Grounded sock patterns—are now in the complete eBook Novel Socks! . To keep on top of new socks, shawls, and sock puppet theater (you heard me)join the (very infrequently used)Grounded mailing list! . . . . Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News Want to go premium? All format options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens' (not so) Bleak House and the first chunk of Bleak House is available in the Shoppe (it'll be a bit between chunks—looong book).   Literary Links of Interest for this chapter: The Thirty-Nine Articles in question. back to top Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   Crafty News: Arlin's / Lost Geek's pattern info: 100% of sales of this pattern Traipsing Vines wrap/shawl during the month of January and February 2014 will go to relief efforts of Manado flash flood, Jakarta flood, and Mt. Sinabung eruption. Funds will be directed to local Red Cross and local evacuation sites. Thank you for supporting the victims of Indonesia natural disasters. Halos of Hope Podcaster Throwdown (Our CraftLit-Throwdown group page on Ravelry—let's get more than six hats in there, please) Not a knitter? Don't have time to make a hat? Each $5.00 donation to Halos of Hope will be equal to 1 hat contributed to their chosen team. All monies raised through this initiative will help us to ship the 2,000+ hats that we hope are received through this campaign. $5 ships 16 hats to a center in need. New What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News: The Cognitive Anchoring blogged book will tell you why knitting and crocheting and doodling is good for your brain, take a look. There's a new Windows Phone app for CraftLit! If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Want a button? grab the code   back to top

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332--Chapters 2 & 3 -- North & South


Fri, Feb 14, 2014


With apologies to John Jakes, we are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South chapters 2–3, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 15 minutes. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. February Giveaway You have until February 28th to win a copy of Crochet Wraps Every Which Way by Joanna Johnson (Q&A with Tammy here). December winner was Lisa P. CraftLit Holiday Cookbook is still available (and free!). If you have recipes to add, please email them to me. Grounded ALL eight of the Grounded sock patterns—are now in the complete eBook Novel Socks! . To keep on top of new socks, shawls, and sock puppet theater (you heard me)join the (very infrequently used)Grounded mailing list! . . . . Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News Want to go premium? All format options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens' (not so) Bleak House and the first chunk of Bleak House is available in the Shoppe (it'll be a bit between chunks—looong book).   Literary Links of Interest for this chapter: I thought you might want to see these pix again. Margaret mentions The New Forest which is located in the counties of Hampshire and Dorset, between the major cities of Christchurch to the west and Southampton to the east. You can see why Margaret would have liked it. back to top Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   Crafty News: Arlin's / Lost Geek's pattern info: 100% of sales of this pattern Traipsing Vines wrap/shawl during the month of January and February 2014 will go to relief efforts of Manado flash flood, Jakarta flood, and Mt. Sinabung eruption. Funds will be directed to local Red Cross and local evacuation sites. Thank you for supporting the victims of Indonesia natural disasters. Halos of Hope Podcaster Throwdown (Our CraftLit-Throwdown group page on Ravelry—let's get more than six hats in there, please) Not a knitter? Don't have time to make a hat? Each $5.00 donation to Halos of Hope will be equal to 1 hat contributed to their chosen team. All monies raised through this initiative will help us to ship the 2,000+ hats that we hope are received through this campaign. $5 ships 16 hats to a center in need. New What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News: TELLY! Tony Awards We have our first Audioboo! listen to ‘Aloha and Mahalo!’ on Audioboo The Cognitive Anchoring blogged book will tell you why knitting and crocheting and doodling is good for your brain, take a look. There's a new Windows Phone app for CraftLit! If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Want a button? grab the code   back to top

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331-- Chapter 1 -- North & South [Start of Book]


Fri, Feb 07, 2014


331--Sorry Mister Jakes! With apologies to John Jakes, we are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapter 1, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 16 minutes. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. February Giveaway You have until February 28th to win a copy of Crochet Wraps Every Which Wayby Joanna Johnson. December winner was Lisa P. CraftLit Holiday Cookbook is still available (and free!). If you have recipes to add, please email them to me. Grounded ALL eight of theGrounded sock patterns—are now in the complete eBook Novel Socks! . To keep on top of new socks, shawls, and sock puppet theater (you heard me)join the (very infrequently used) Grounded mailing list! . . . . Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News Want to go premium? All format options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens' (not so) Bleak House and the first chunk of Bleak House is available in the Shoppe(it'll be a bit between chunks—looong book).   Literary Links of Interest for this chapter: Margaret mentions The New Forest which is located in the counties of Hampshire and Dorset, between the major cities of Christchurch to the west and Southampton to the east. You can see why Margaret would have liked it. back to top Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   Crafty News: Halos of Hope Podcaster Throwdown (Our CraftLit-Throwdown group page on Ravelry—let's get more than six hats in there, please) Not a knitter? Don't have time to make a hat? Each $5.00 donation to Halos of Hope will be equal to 1 hat contributed to their chosen team. All monies raised through this initiative will help us to ship the 2,000+ hats that we hope are received through this campaign. $5 ships 16 hats to a center in need. New What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News: I'll be presenting this Sunday at 10am Eastern at the The Cognitive Anchoring blogged book has been going great guns. To find out why knitting and crocheting and doodling is good for your brain, take a look. There's a new Windows Phone app for CraftLit! Scary Mary Zentagling Now in the shoppe, many audiobooks with benefits which were originally available only to premium subscribers: The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, The Canterville Ghost, Alice in Wonderland, and Wuthering Heights.  Cool for Cats is also there. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Want a button? grab the code back to top

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330-- Book 2, Chapter 34 -- Age of Innocence [End of Book]


Fri, Jan 03, 2014


Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, Book 2, chapter 34, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. Book talk begins right away. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. November Giveaway You have until December 31st to win a copy of Green Gables Knits by Joanna Johnson. November winner was Terri H. However, RIGHT NOW you can "win" (that is "download right now") your very own copy of the first (and last) ever CraftLit Holiday Cookbook! I have to post this link early so right now you'll get a PDF confirmation. Every time I update the cookbook with new recipes you'll get an email with the latest download link. Easy peasy and FREE! Merry Christmas! Grounded ALL of the Grounded sock patterns—Rosie, Izzy, Jenn, Jasmine, Justin, Mina, Casey, and a bonus sock—are out as individual patterns (or you can get the now-complete eBook and own all 8! Many thanks to Nanette the Nanny for knitting me my very own pair of Mina's... it nearly did her in, but she (the spectacular shawl-but-rarely-sock knitter) persevered! To keep on top of new socks, shawls, and sock puppet theater (you heard me) join the Grounded mailing list! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News All Premium Audio options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens' (not so) Bleak House and the first chunk of Bleak House is available in the Shoppe (it'll be a bit between chunks).   Literary Links of Interest for this chapter: nada back to top Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   Crafty News: Joy's new venture--please take a look The Great Peanut Butter Mystery! Who sent it?! Halos of Hope Podcaster Throwdown (Our CraftLit-Throwdown group page on Ravelry—let's get more than six hats in there, please) Not a knitter? Don't have time to make a hat? Each $5.00 donation to Halos of Hope will be equal to 1 hat contributed to their chosen team. All monies raised through this initiative will help us to ship the 2,000+ hats that we hope are received through this campaign. $5 ships 16 hats to a center in need. Green Gables Knits--Our December Raffle The next Grounded inspired sock pattern after Justin will be Mina. Look for it in two weeks on Mama O Knits Too Much. Lots of What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News: Stitcher Radio Podcast Awards: If you have a sec (maybe 30--it's fast) please follow this link to nominate CraftLit. It's shocking how much a difference something like this can make to a little indie thing like CraftLit. Thank you! Send me holiday cookie recipes this week! There's a new Windows Phone app for CraftLit! Now in the shoppe, many audiobooks with benefits which were originally available only to premium subscribers: The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, The Canterville Ghost, Alice in Wonderland, and Wuthering Heights.  Cool for Cats is also there. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Music in this series is Strauss' Kaiser Waltz. Book talk begins right away. Want a button? grab the code back to top

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329-- Book 2, Chapters 32 & 33 -- Age of Innocence


Fri, Dec 27, 2013


Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, Book 2, chapters 32-33, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. Book talk begins right away. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. November Giveaway You have until December 31st to win a copy of Green Gables Knits by Joanna Johnson. November winner was Terri H. However, RIGHT NOW you can "win" (that is "download right now") your very own copy of the first (and last) ever CraftLit Holiday Cookbook! I have to post this link early so right now you'll get a PDF confirmation. Every time I update the cookbook with new recipes you'll get an email with the latest download link. Easy peasy and FREE! Merry Christmas! Grounded ALL of the Grounded sock patterns—Rosie, Izzy, Jenn, Jasmine, Justin, Mina, Casey, and a bonus sock—are out as individual patterns (or you can get the now-complete eBook and own all 8! Many thanks to Nanette the Nanny for knitting me my very own pair of Mina's... it nearly did her in, but she (the spectacular shawl-but-rarely-sock knitter) persevered! To keep on top of new socks, shawls, and sock puppet theater (you heard me) join the Grounded mailing list! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News All Premium Audio options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens' (not so) Bleak House and the first chunk of Bleak House is available in the Shoppe (it'll be a bit between chunks).   Literary Links of Interest for this chapter: nada back to top Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   Crafty News: Joy's new venture--please take a look The Great Peanut Butter Mystery! Who sent it?! Halos of Hope Podcaster Throwdown (Our CraftLit-Throwdown group page on Ravelry—let's get more than six hats in there, please) Not a knitter? Don't have time to make a hat? Each $5.00 donation to Halos of Hope will be equal to 1 hat contributed to their chosen team. All monies raised through this initiative will help us to ship the 2,000+ hats that we hope are received through this campaign. $5 ships 16 hats to a center in need. Green Gables Knits--Our December Raffle The next Grounded inspired sock pattern after Justin will be Mina. Look for it in two weeks on Mama O Knits Too Much. Lots of What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News: Stitcher Radio Podcast Awards: If you have a sec (maybe 30--it's fast) please follow this link to nominate CraftLit. It's shocking how much a difference something like this can make to a little indie thing like CraftLit. Thank you! Send me holiday cookie recipes this week! There's a new Windows Phone app for CraftLit! Now in the shoppe, many audiobooks with benefits which were originally available only to premium subscribers: The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, The Canterville Ghost, Alice in Wonderland, and Wuthering Heights.  Cool for Cats is also there. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Music in this series is Strauss' Kaiser Waltz. Book talk begins right away. Want a button? grab the code back to top

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328-- Book 2, Chapters 30 - 31 -- Age of Innocence


Fri, Dec 20, 2013


328--Hurry! Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, Book 2, chapters 30-31, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. Book talk begins at 5:45min. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. November Giveaway You have until December 31st to win a copy of Green Gables Knits by Joanna Johnson. November winner was Terri H. However, RIGHT NOW you can "win" (that is "download right now") your very own copy of the first (and last) ever CraftLit Holiday Cookbook! I have to post this link early so right now you'll get a PDF confirmation. Every time I update the cookbook with new recipes you'll get an email with the latest download link. Easy peasy and FREE! Merry Christmas! Grounded ALL of the Grounded sock patterns—Rosie, Izzy, Jenn, Jasmine, Justin, Mina, Casey, and a bonus sock—are out as individual patterns (or you can get the now-complete eBook and own all 8! Many thanks to Nanette the Nanny for knitting me my very own pair of Mina's... it nearly did her in, but she (the spectacular shawl-but-rarely-sock knitter) persevered! To keep on top of new socks, shawls, and sock puppet theater (you heard me) join the Grounded mailing list! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News All Premium Audio options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens' (not so) Bleak House and the first chunk of Bleak House is available in the Shoppe (it'll be a bit between chunks).   Literary Links of Interest for this chapter: nada back to top Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   Crafty News: Joy's new venture--please take a look The Great Peanut Butter Mystery! Who sent it?! Halos of Hope Podcaster Throwdown (Our CraftLit-Throwdown group page on Ravelry—let's get more than six hats in there, please) Not a knitter? Don't have time to make a hat? Each $5.00 donation to Halos of Hope will be equal to 1 hat contributed to their chosen team. All monies raised through this initiative will help us to ship the 2,000+ hats that we hope are received through this campaign. $5 ships 16 hats to a center in need. Green Gables Knits--Our December Raffle The next Grounded inspired sock pattern after Justin will be Mina. Look for it in two weeks on Mama O Knits Too Much. Fiona Ellis on Fiber Hooligan; me on Fiber Hooligan Lots of What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News: Stitcher Radio Podcast Awards: If you have a sec (maybe 30--it's fast) please follow this link to nominate CraftLit. It's shocking how much a difference something like this can make to a little indie thing like CraftLit. Thank you! Send me holiday cookie recipes this week! There's a new Windows Phone app for CraftLit! Now in the shoppe, many audiobooks with benefits which were originally available only to premium subscribers: The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, The Canterville Ghost, Alice in Wonderland, and Wuthering Heights.  Cool for Cats is also there. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Music in this series is Strauss' Kaiser Waltz. Booktalk begins at 5:45min Want a button? grab the code back to top

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327-- Book 2, Chapters 27 - 29 -- Age of Innocence


Fri, Dec 13, 2013


Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, Book 2, chapters 27-29, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. Book talk begins at 5:20min. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. November Giveaway You have until December 31st to win a copy of Green Gables Knitsby Joanna Johnson. November winner was Terri H. However, RIGHT NOW you can "win" (that is "download right now") your very own copy of the first (and last) ever CraftLit Holiday Cookbook! I have to post this link early so right now you'll get a PDF confirmation. Every time I update the cookbook with new recipes you'll get an email with the latest download link. Easy peasy and FREE! Merry Christmas! Grounded You can see (and purchase) the first five Grounded sock patterns—Rosie, Izzy, Jenn, Jasmine and now Justin—or get the automagically updating eBook and collect all 8! Next week, look for the final three!A sneak peek of the heel to Mina's Protective Sock is to the left. Many thanks to Nanette the Nanny for knitting me my very own pair! To keep on top of new socks, shawls, and sock puppet theater (you heard me) join the Grounded mailing list! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News All Premium Audio options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens' (not so) Bleak House and the first chunk of Bleak House is available in the Shoppe(it'll be a bit between chunks).   Literary Links of Interest for this chapter: nada back to top Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   Crafty News: Halos of Hope Podcaster Throwdown (Our CraftLit-Throwdown group page on Ravelry—let's get more than six hats in there, please) Not a knitter? Don't have time to make a hat? Each $5.00 donation to Halos of Hope will be equal to 1 hat contributed to their chosen team. All monies raised through this initiative will help us to ship the 2,000+ hats that we hope are received through this campaign. $5 ships 16 hats to a center in need. Green Gables Knits--Our December Raffle The next Grounded inspired sock pattern after Justin will be Mina. Look for it in two weeks on Mama O Knits Too Much. Fiona Ellis on Fiber Hooligan; me on Fiber Hooligan Lots of What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News: Stitcher Radio Podcast Awards: If you have a sec (maybe 30--it's fast) please follow this link to nominate CraftLit. It's shocking how much a difference something like this can make to a little indie thing like CraftLit. Thank you! Send me holiday cookie recipes this week! There's a new Windows Phone app for CraftLit! Now in the shoppe, many audiobooks with benefits which were originally available only to premium subscribers: The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, The Canterville Ghost, Alice in Wonderland, and Wuthering Heights.  Cool for Cats is also there. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Music in this series is Strauss' Kaiser Waltz. Booktalk begins at 5:20min Want a button? grab the code back to top

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326-- Book 2, Chapter 26 -- Age of Innocence


Fri, Dec 06, 2013


Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, Book 2, chapter 26, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. Book talk begins at 15min. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. November Giveaway You have until December 31st to win a copy of Green Gables Knitsby Joanna Johnson. November winner was Terri H. Grounded You can see (and purchase) the first five Grounded sock patterns—Rosie, Izzy, Jenn, Jasmine and now Justin—or get the automagically updating eBook and collect all 8! To keep on top of new socks, shawls, and sock puppet theater (you heard me) join the Grounded mailing list! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News All Premium Audio options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens' (not so) Bleak House and the first chunk of Bleak House is available in the Shoppe(it'll be a bit between chunks).   Literary Links of Interest for this chapter: nada back to top Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   Crafty News: Halos of Hope Podcaster Throwdown (Our CraftLit-Throwdown group page on Ravelry—let's get more than six hats in there, please) Chinchilla yarn Green Gables Knits The next Grounded inspired sock pattern after Justin will be Mina. Look for it in two weeks on Mama O Knits Too Much. Fiona Ellis on Fiber Hooligan; me on Fiber Hooligan Lots of What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News: Send me holiday cookie recipes this week! There's a new Windows Phone app for CraftLit! Now in the shoppe, many audiobooks with benefits which were originally available only to premium subscribers: The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, The Canterville Ghost, Alice in Wonderland, and Wuthering Heights.  Cool for Cats is also there. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Music in this series is Strauss' Kaiser Waltz. Booktalk begins at 15min Want a button? grab the code back to top

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325-- Book 2, Chapter 25 -- Age of Innocence


Fri, Nov 29, 2013


Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, Book 2, chapter 25, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. November Giveaway You have until November 30th to win a copy of Inspired Fair Isle Knitsby Fiona Ellis. October winners were Leanna of NC and Susan of MA. Grounded You can see (and purchase) the first four Grounded sock patterns—Rosie, Izzy, Jenn, and now Jasmine—or get the automagically updating eBook and collect all 8! To keep on top of new socks, shawls, and sock puppet theater (you heard me) join the Grounded mailing list! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News All Premium Audio options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens' (not so) Bleak House and the first chunk of Bleak House is available in the Shoppe(it'll be a bit between chunks).   Literary Links of Interest for this chapter: nada back to top Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   Crafty News: Halos of Hope Podcaster Throwdown (Our CraftLit-Throwdown group page on Ravelry) The rules are: There are no rules! --No just kidding, but we are treating it a bit like a playground style throwdown, so there aren’t many rules. --It basically boils down to this: --Listeners may donate to multiple podcast teams (but each individual hat will only count toward one team).--Follow the Halos of Hope guidelines when making your hats. (http://www.halosofhope.org/volunteers/cap-patterns-a-guidelines.html) --It’s looking like there will be prize drawing for people who donated hats to the winning team. --Since we’re a multi-craftual podcast, please know that hats may be knitted, crocheted, or sewn. And there are even a few patterns for sewn hats/headwraps on the Halos Site. The MamaO post with the best DIY info on the Zentangled mugs The next Grounded inspired sock pattern after Jasmine will be Justin. Look for it next week on Mama O Knits Too Much—and don't forget, half of what we make will be going to Doctor's Without Borders through the end of November. The cool secret to the non-twisted cast on Lots of What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News: cholesterol article and the calculator (big red download button) PoMoGolightly'a Black Friday post Check Out Knitting Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Fiber Hooligan on BlogTalkRadio There's a new Windows Phone app for CraftLit! Now in the shoppe, many audiobooks with benefits which were originally available only to premium subscribers: The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, The Canterville Ghost, Alice in Wonderland, and Wuthering Heights.  Cool for Cats is also there. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Music in this series is Strauss' Kaiser Waltz. Booktalk begins at 13:30min Want a button? grab the code back to top

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324 -- Book 2, Chapter 24 -- Age of Innocence


Fri, Nov 22, 2013


Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, Book 2, chapter 24, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. November Giveaway You have until November 30th to win a copy of Inspired Fair Isle Knitsby Fiona Ellis. October winners were Leanna of NC and Susan of MA. Grounded You can see (and purchase) the first four Grounded sock patterns—Rosie, Izzy, Jenn, and now Jasmine—or get the automagically updating eBook and collect all 8! To keep on top of new socks, shawls, and sock puppet theater (you heard me) join the Grounded mailing list! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News All Premium Audio options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens' (not so) Bleak House and the first chunk of Bleak House is available in the Shoppe(it'll be a bit between chunks).   Literary Links of Interest for this chapter: nada back to top Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   Crafty News: Halos of Hope Podcaster Throwdown (Our CraftLit-Throwdown group page on Ravelry) The rules are: There are no rules! --No just kidding, but we are treating it a bit like a playground style throwdown, so there aren’t many rules. --It basically boils down to this: --Listeners may donate to multiple podcast teams (but each individual hat will only count toward one team).--Follow the Halos of Hope guidelines when making your hats. (http://www.halosofhope.org/volunteers/cap-patterns-a-guidelines.html) --It’s looking like there will be prize drawing for people who donated hats to the winning team. --Since we’re a multi-craftual podcast, please know that hats may be knitted, crocheted, or sewn. And there are even a few patterns for sewn hats/headwraps on the Halos Site. The MamaO post with the best DIY info on the Zentangled mugs The next Grounded inspired sock pattern after Jasmine will be Justin. Look for it next week on Mama O Knits Too Much—and don't forget, half of what we make will be going to Doctor's Without Borders through the end of November. The cool secret to the non-twisted cast on Lots of What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News: cholesterol article and the calculator (big red download button) PoMoGolightly'a Black Friday post Check Out Knitting Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Fiber Hooligan on BlogTalkRadio There's a new Windows Phone app for CraftLit! Now in the shoppe, many audiobooks with benefits which were originally available only to premium subscribers: The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, The Canterville Ghost, Alice in Wonderland, and Wuthering Heights.  Cool for Cats is also there. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Music in this series is Strauss' Kaiser Waltz. Booktalk begins at 13:30min Want a button? grab the code back to top

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323 -- Book 2, Chapter 23 -- Age of Innocence


Fri, Nov 15, 2013


Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, Book 2, chapter 23, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. November Giveaway You have until November 30th to win a copy of Inspired Fair Isle Knits by Fiona Ellis. October winners were Leanna of NC and Susan of MA. Grounded You can see (and purchase) the first four Grounded sock patterns—Rosie, Izzy, Jenn, and now Jasmine—or get the automagically updating eBook and collect all 8! To keep on top of new socks, shawls, and sock puppet theater (you heard me) join the Grounded mailing list!           Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News All Premium Audio options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens' (not so) Bleak House and the first chunk of Bleak House is available in the Shoppe(it'll be a bit between chunks).   Literary Links of Interest for this chapter: Pix of the hertic carriage, another, and Mister Hertic himself. back to top Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   Crafty News: The next Grounded inspired sock pattern after Jasmine will be Justin. Look for it in two weeks on Mama O Knits Too Much. Halos of Hope Podcaster Throwdown (Our CraftLit-Throwdown group page on Ravelry) The rules are: There are no rules! --No just kidding, but we are treating it a bit like a playground style throwdown, so there aren’t many rules. --It basically boils down to this: --Listeners may donate to multiple podcast teams (but each individual hat will only count toward one team).--Follow the Halos of Hope guidelines when making your hats. (http://www.halosofhope.org/volunteers/cap-patterns-a-guidelines.html) --It’s looking like there will be prize drawing for people who donated hats to the winning team. --Since we’re a multi-craftual podcast, please know that hats may be knitted, crocheted, or sewn. And there are even a few patterns for sewn hats/headwraps on the Halos Site. Lots of What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News: There's a new Windows Phone app for CraftLit! Trying to get Dracula to the shoppe in time for Halloween. Now in the shoppe, many audiobooks with benefits which were originally available only to premium subscribers: The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, The Canterville Ghost, Alice in Wonderland, and Wuthering Heights.  Cool for Cats is also there. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Music in this series is Strauss' Kaiser Waltz. Booktalk begins at 6min Want a button? grab the code back to top

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322-- Book 2, Chapter 22 -- Age of Innocence


Fri, Nov 08, 2013


Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, Book 2, chapter 22, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. November Giveaway You have until November 30th to win a copy of Inspired Fair Isle Knits by Fiona Ellis. October winners were Leanna of NC and Susan of MA. Grounded Thank you for the lovely Amazon reviews and for those of you who voted in the Goodreads Ravelry Group to make Grounded the book to read for November! Hugs all around! You can see (and purchase) the first three Grounded sock patterns—Rosie, Izzy, and now Jenn—or get the automagically updating eBook and collect all 8! To keep on top of new socks, shawls, and sock puppet theater (you heard me) join the Grounded mailing list! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News All Premium Audio options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens' (not so) Bleak House and the first chunk of Bleak House is available in the Shoppe(it'll be a bit between chunks).   Literary Links of Interest for this chapter: nada back to top Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   Crafty News: The next Grounded inspired sock pattern after Jenn will be Jasmine. Look for it next Tuesday. back to top

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BOO! Masque of the Red Death


Wed, Oct 30, 2013


BONUS EPISODE-"Masque of the Red Death", because... tis the season! And because Jon Scholes ROCKS! So, to celebrate, I thought I should give you easy links to some other seasonal audio: Link to "Cask of Amontillado" episode Link to "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" episodes Link to Dracula episodes on CraftLit, and Dracula episodes on Just-the-Books The first story I did for Chilling Tales for Dark Nights, "Death in a Dark Mirror" And while I can't knit right now, if you can or want to, you should check out Meg's latest Grounded sock—Jenn's Subtle Majicks. UPDATE: I had this all set to go out automatically, but I know word has been spreading on the interwebs and my radio silence while taking an hour nap this morning incited panic on Facebook. The upshot: I'm fine. I'm typing slowly with one hand b/c my left arm is useless, probably for two or three more days. After getting the flu and then pneumonia last winter, I got flu and pneumonia shots Tuesday morning... in the same arm. This is evidently not something my body liked and it has rebelled. Ungodly pain hits when I move my left arm. But I've currently got it pinned to me, Napoleon-like, and good doctor drugs let me get some rest. So. The other epic fail was getting the Grounded audiobook up this week. Computers conspired as did health, so... next week! Enjoy the podcast, I'll be fine, and things will return to normal (giggle::snort) next week. Music by David Beard, “Restless Spirits”

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321--Book 2, Chapter 21 -- Age of Innocence


Fri, Oct 25, 2013


Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, Book 2, chapter 21, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. October Giveaways You have until October 31st to win a copy of Sweet and Simple Baby Crochet by Kristi Simpson OR Hunter Hammersen's Ne'er-do-Well Knits. Grounded NEWSFLASH: Not only lovely Amazon reviews but now the Goodreads Ravelry Group book for November! I am so, so overwhelmed and excited to know that you like Rosie as much as I do. You can see (and purchase) the first two Grounded sock patterns—Rosie and Izzy—or get the updatable eBook. To keep on top of new socks, shawls, and sock puppet theater (you heard me) join the Grounded mailing list! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News All Premium Audio options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens' (not so) Bleak House and the first chunk of Bleak House is available in the Shoppe(it'll be a bit between chunks).   Literary Links of Interest for this chapter: nada back to top Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   Crafty News: Hunter's Latest! Ne'er-do-Well Knits Halos of Hope Podcaster Throwdown (Our CraftLit-Throwdown group page on Ravelry) The rules are: There are no rules! No just kidding, but we are treating it a bit like a playground style throwdown, so there aren’t many rules. It basically boils down to this: Listeners may donate to multiple podcast teams (but each individual hat will only count toward one team). Follow the Halos of Hope guidelines when making your hats. (http://www.halosofhope.org/volunteers/cap-patterns-a-guidelines.html) It’s looking like there will be prize drawing for people who donated hats to the winning team. Since we’re a multi-craftual podcast, please know that hats may be knitted, crocheted, or sewn. And there are even a few patterns for sewn hats/headwraps on the Halos Site. Lots of What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News: Barbara Edleman on Audible Chilling Tales for Dark Nights Kilt Hose calculator pattern by Diane Jensen Donald Grammar Grumble Mugs - Set of all 6 There's a new Windows Phone app for CraftLit! Trying to get Dracula to the shoppe in time for Halloween. Now in the shoppe, many audiobooks with benefits which were originally available only to premium subscribers: The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, The Canterville Ghost, Alice in Wonderland, and Wuthering Heights.  Cool for Cats is also there. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Music in this series is Strauss' Kaiser Waltz. Booktalk begins at 13.077min Want a button? grab the code back to top  Goodreads Book Giveaway Grounded by Heather Ordover Giveaway ends October 31, 2013. See the giveaway details at Goodreads.   Enter to win

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320-- Book 2, Chapter 20 -- Age of Innocence


Fri, Oct 18, 2013


Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, Book 2, chapter 20, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. October Giveaways You have until October 31st to win a copy of Sweet and Simple Baby Crochet by Kristi Simpson OR Hunter Hammersen's Ne'er-do-Well Knits. Grounded Wow! Thank you for the lovely Amazon reviews and the equally wonderful Goodreads reviews! I am so, so overwhelmed and excited to know that you like Rosie as much as I do. You can see (and purchase) the first two Grounded sock patterns—Rosie and Izzy—or get the updating eBook, Novel Socks. Novel Socks: a set of socks based on characters from Grounded More info about our KALs and how you can share your desgins based on the book at the new site. To keep on top of new socks, shawls, and sock puppet theater (you heard me) join the Grounded mailing list! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News All Premium Audio options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens' (not so) Bleak House and the first chunk of Bleak House is available in the Shoppe(it'll be a bit between chunks).   Literary Links of Interest for this chapter: Botzen liniment memoirs of the Baroness Bunsen Charles Worth Interlaken Grindelwald Etretat caf?s chantants Goncourt grenier Maupassant M?rim?e Flaubert back to top Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   Crafty News: Hunter's Latest! Ne'er-do-Well Knits Halos of Hope Podcaster Throwdown (Our CraftLit-Throwdown group page on Ravelry) The rules are: There are no rules! No just kidding, but we are treating it a bit like a playground style throwdown, so there aren’t many rules. It basically boils down to this: Listeners may donate to multiple podcast teams (but each individual hat will only count toward one team). Follow the Halos of Hope guidelines when making your hats. (http://www.halosofhope.org/volunteers/cap-patterns-a-guidelines.html) It’s looking like there will be prize drawing for people who donated hats to the winning team. Since we’re a multi-craftual podcast, please know that hats may be knitted, crocheted, or sewn. And there are even a few patterns for sewn hats/headwraps on the Halos Site. Lots of What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News: There's a new Windows Phone app for CraftLit! Trying to get Dracula to the shoppe in time for Halloween. Now in the shoppe, many audiobooks with benefits which were originally available only to premium subscribers: The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, The Canterville Ghost, Alice in Wonderland, and Wuthering Heights.  Cool for Cats is also there. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Music in this series is Strauss' Kaiser Waltz. Booktalk begins at 10:27min Want a button? grab the code back to top  Goodreads Book Giveaway Grounded by Heather Ordover Giveaway ends October 31, 2013. See the giveaway details at Goodreads.   Enter to win

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319—Book 2, Chapter 19 -- Age of Innocence


Fri, Oct 11, 2013


Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, Book 2, chapter 19, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. NEW October Giveaway The Sepember Giveaway for Heather's Grounded novel went to Kristine M (paperback) and Tracee T (digital). You have until October 31st to win a copy of our new book—Sweet and Simple Baby Crochetby Kristi Simpson. Grounded is out!!! And getting some very nice reviews which I've been trying to keep up with on the website. (@53 min on Geeky Girls video podcast and at Amazon) Find out about the new sock patterns based on characters from the book, our KALs, and how you can share your desgins based on the book at the new site. Our first sock pattern went out to pre-orders but is available for you to buy now on Ravlery. To keep on top of new socks, shawls, and sock puppet theater (you heard me) join the Grounded mailing list! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News All Premium Audio options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens' (not so) Bleak House and the first chunk of Bleak House is available in the Shoppe(it'll be a bit between chunks).   Literary Links of Interest for this chapter: sable (wrong era, but the black offset the sable nicely… if you're into furs, anyway...) ermine camphor sexton vestry chancel Grace Church (and wiki) Handel's march frock-coat chinchilla bath-chair Chantilly lace (not the song) Parma violets Bishop Rector Spohr symphony No. 9 maybe? Mendelssohn March Rhinebeck and Edit Wharton Pervasion back to top Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   Crafty News: Cool Knitting video Hitch: Patterns Inspired by the Films of Alfred Hitchcock Halos of Hope Podcaster Throwdown (Our CraftLit-Throwdown group page on Ravelry) The rules are: There are no rules! No just kidding, but we are treating it a bit like a playground style throwdown, so there aren’t many rules. It basically boils down to this: Listeners may donate to multiple podcast teams (but each individual hat will only count toward one team). Follow the Halos of Hope guidelines when making your hats. (http://www.halosofhope.org/volunteers/cap-patterns-a-guidelines.html) It’s looking like there will be prize drawing for people who donated hats to the winning team. Since we’re a multi-craftual podcast, please know that hats may be knitted, crocheted, or sewn. And there are even a few patterns for sewn hats/headwraps on the Halos Site. Montessori Mischief Lots of What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News: Great Books—Modern Subtitles (the New Yorker article--a hoot!) Cool Magic Tricks for Kids—site of a CraftLit Dad and Daughter team! The Book of Seven—a new book from our listener Cal! There's a new Windows Phone app for CraftLit! Trying to get Dracula to the shoppein time for Halloween. Now in the shoppe, many audiobooks with benefits which were originally available only to premium subscribers: The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, The Canterville Ghost, Alice in Wonderland, and Wuthering Heights.  Cool for Cats is also there. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Music in this series is Strauss' Kaiser Waltz. Booktalk begins at 13:30min Want a button? grab the code back to top

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318--Chapter 18 -- Age of Innocence


Fri, Sep 27, 2013


Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, chapter 18, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Final Throes of the September Giveaway for Heather's Grounded novel. You have until September 31st. Last month Cheryl W won the yarn from Meg and Rosemary C won a copy of Big Foot Knits by doing this. See how easy it is to win! Grounded Sneak Peek 2 is here!!! The second sneak peekis up! (This one with the looooovvveee interest showing up!) Find out about the new sock patterns based on characters from the book, our KALs, and how you can share your desgins based on the book at the new site, and find out more about the complementary sock pattern you'll get free if you PRE-ORDER digital or digital+paperback copies of Grounded or, if you're not ready to pre-order, you can find out more via the Grounded mailing list! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News All Premium Audio options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens' (not so) Bleak House and the first chunk of Bleak House is available in the Shoppe(it'll be a bit between chunks).   Literary Links of interest for this chapter: Tippet back to top Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   Crafty News: Cool Knitting video Hitch: Patterns Inspired by the Films of Alfred Hitchcock Halos of Hope Podcaster Throwdown (Our CraftLit-Throwdown group page on Ravelry) The rules are: There are no rules! No just kidding, but we are treating it a bit like a playground style throwdown, so there aren’t many rules. It basically boils down to this: Listeners may donate to multiple podcast teams (but each individual hat will only count toward one team). Follow the Halos of Hope guidelines when making your hats. (http://www.halosofhope.org/volunteers/cap-patterns-a-guidelines.html) It’s looking like there will be prize drawing for people who donated hats to the winning team. Since we’re a multi-craftual podcast, please know that hats may be knitted, crocheted, or sewn. And there are even a few patterns for sewn hats/headwraps on the Halos Site. Montessori Mischief Lots of What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News: Bohemian Rhaphsody and String Theory by genius grad student I use Stamps.com for my mailing needs and you should try it out. Use this code to sign up, C-BZNH-339, and you will get a $100 offer which includes a digital scale and $45 in postage. Don't forget to watch; Facebook page; Trailers; or stream or download the film on your television or watch it right on your computer at Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, PlayStation, CinemaNow or Vudu. There's a new Windows Phone app for CraftLit! The shop continues to grow (many audiobooks with benefits were originally available only to premium subscribers): The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, The Canterville Ghost, Alice in Wonderland, and Wuthering Heights.  Cool for Cats is also there. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Music in this series is Strauss' Kaiser Waltz. Booktalk begins at 13:30min Want a button? grab the code back to top

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317--Chapter 17 -- Age of Innocence


Fri, Sep 20, 2013


Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, chapter 17, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. New Giveaway for Heather's Grounded novel. You have until September 31st. Last month Cheryl W won the yarn from Meg and Rosemary C won a copy of Big Foot Knits by doing this. See how easy it is to win! Baby Lily News and updates She is home! The Story Thank you for your Help Grounded Sneak Peeks 2 is here!!! The second sneak peekis up! (This one with the looooovvveee interest showing up!) Find out about the new sock patterns based on characters from the book, our KALs, and how you can share your desgins based on the book at the new site, and find out more about the complementary sock pattern you'll get free if you PRE-ORDER digital or digital+paperback copies of Grounded or, if you're not ready to pre-order, you can find out more via the Grounded mailing list! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News All Premium Audio options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens' (not so) Bleak House and the first chunk of Bleak House is available in the Shoppe(it'll be a bit between chunks).   Literary Links of interest for this chapter: Cool St Augustine facts! Polonaise Pharisee update Ulster Coat Susan said about St Augustine: This evening as I was going to a class at Flagler College I was listening to the episode where St Augustine is first mentioned. The College is in the old Hotel Ponce de Leon, built by industrialist Henry Flagler in the 1880's. It was designed by Carrere and Hastings, who also built the NYC Public Library. The college is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the building this year. For a time it was the nicest hotel in the world, with many original Tiffany windows (that are still there), beautiful architecture and even electricity with wiring put in by Edison. It was The Place to go in winter. It's a pretty amazing building. There is a student run tour twice a day, and it's very popular. It was definitely for the upper classes only. Flagler built another hotel across the street, but it was not quite as nice although It did have a casino and the world's largest indoor swimming pool. The Hotel is built on land my ancestors farmed in the 18th century. Later, one of my great great grandfathers was a hunting and fishing guide for Henry Flagler and his guests. Hmm, I probably should have read this book a while back, huh? (Heather's Note: I love these brushes with greatness we get! More proof y'all are the best!) Later, Flagler moved further south, building the railroad that ended in Key West. After he died he was buried in the mausoleum of a church he built here, right near the hotel. In fact, I parked in front of it tonight! His first wife, as well as his daughter and granchild are buried there. I will attach a couple of pictures, from postcards, that you will find interesting. (I have these cards in my postcard stash. I'm a Postcrosser,) They are fairly self-explanatory. The modern photo shows the dome of the church Henry Flagler is buried in. It's Memorial Presbyterian, although my friend insists on calling it the Presbyterian Mosque. It's pretty elaborate. The hotel became a college in the 1968. The college is small, but highly rated. (Also, on another note, coquina is pronounced Ko-keen-a, not Ko-queen-a. It's a Spanish word, so a lot of people make that mistake. I can't remember which episode this came up in. Before Age of Innocence, though.) back to top Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   Crafty News: Sweet and Simple Baby Crochet (with the cutest bunting EVER) Hitch: Patterns Inspired by the Films of Alfred Hitchcock Halos of Hope Podcaster Throwdown (Our CraftLit-Throwdown group page on Ravelry) The rules are: There are no rules! No just kidding, but we are treating it a bit like a playground style throwdown, so there aren’t many rules. It basically boils down to this: Listeners may donate to multiple podcast teams (but each individual hat will only count toward one team). Follow the Halos of Hope guidelines when making your hats. (http://www.halosofhope.org/volunteers/cap-patterns-a-guidelines.html) It’s looking like there will be prize drawing for people who donated hats to the winning team. Since we’re a multi-craftual podcast, please know that hats may be knitted, crocheted, or sewn. And there are even a few patterns for sewn hats/headwraps on the Halos Site. Montessori Mischief Lots of What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News: ; Facebook page; Trailers; or stream or download the film on your television or watch it right on your computer at Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, PlayStation, CinemaNow or Vudu. How to Cook Quinoa Putting Time into Perspective Latchkeys and here and on FB and at Amazon There's a new Windows Phone app for CraftLit! The shop continues to grow (many audiobooks with benefits were originally available only to premium subscribers): The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, The Canterville Ghost, Alice in Wonderland, and Wuthering Heights.  Cool for Cats is also there. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Music in this series is Strauss' Kaiser Waltz. Booktalk begins at 13:30min Want a button? grab the code back to top

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316-- Chapter 16 -- Age of Innocence


Fri, Sep 13, 2013


Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, chapter 16 , with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. New Giveaway for Heather's Grounded novel. You have until September 31st. Last month Cheryl W won the yarn from Meg and Rosemary C won a copy of Big Foot Knits by doing this. See how easy it is to win! Baby Lily News and updates She is home! The Story Thank you for your Help Grounded Sneak Peeks are here!!! The first sneak peek is up! Find out about the new sock patterns based on characters from the book, our KALs, and how you can share your desgins based on the book at the new site, and find out more about the complementary sock pattern you'll get free if you PRE-ORDER digital or digital+paperback copies of Grounded or, if you're not ready to pre-order, you can find out more via the Grounded mailing list! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News All Premium Audio options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens' (not so) Bleak House and the first chunk of Bleak House is available in the Shoppe(it'll be a bit between chunks).   Literary Links of interest for this chapter: How They Brought the News from Gent to Aix Robert Browning Elizabeth Barrett Browning Sonnets from the Portuguese St Augustine back to top Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   Crafty News: Sweet and Simple Baby Crochet (with the cutest bunting EVER) Hitch: Patterns Inspired by the Films of Alfred Hitchcock Another awesome Zentangle book Halos of Hope Podcaster Throwdown (Our CraftLit-Throwdown group page on Ravelry) The rules are: There are no rules! No just kidding, but we are treating it a bit like a playground style throwdown, so there aren’t many rules. It basically boils down to this: Listeners may donate to multiple podcast teams (but each individual hat will only count toward one team). Follow the Halos of Hope guidelines when making your hats. (http://www.halosofhope.org/volunteers/cap-patterns-a-guidelines.html) It’s looking like there will be prize drawing for people who donated hats to the winning team. Since we’re a multi-craftual podcast, please know that hats may be knitted, crocheted, or sewn. And there are even a few patterns for sewn hats/headwraps on the Halos Site. Montessori Mischief Lots of What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News: Dumb Ways to Die STORM The True Meaning of Smekday site Useful words "Talk Like a Pirate" Shakespeare Indiegogo link for Myra There's a new Windows Phone app for CraftLit! The shop continues to grow (many audiobooks with benefits were originally available only to premium subscribers): The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, The Canterville Ghost, Alice in Wonderland, and Wuthering Heights.  Cool for Cats is also there. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Music in this series is Strauss' Kaiser Waltz. Booktalk begins at 26:30min Want a button? grab the code back to top

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315--Chapter 15 -- Age of Innocence


Fri, Sep 06, 2013


Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, chapter 15 , with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. New Giveaway for Heather's Grounded novel. You have until September 31st. Last month Cheryl W won the yarn from Meg and Rosemary C won a copy of Big Foot Knits by doing this. See how easy it is to win!!! Baby Lily News and updates—please share The Story Facebook page Please Donate to Help Grounded Sneak Peeks are here!!! The first sneak peekis up! Find out about the new sock patterns based on characters from the book, our KALs, and how you can share your desgins based on the book at the new site—and find out more about the complementary sock pattern you'll get free if you PRE-ORDER digital or digital+paperback copies of Grounded  or PRE-ORDER signed or unsigned paperback copies of Grounded And if you're not ready to pre-order, you can find out more via the Grounded mailing list! Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News All Premium Audio options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens' (not so) Bleak House and the first chunk of Bleak House is available in the Shoppe(it'll be a bit between chunks).   Literary Links of interest for this chapter: Spuyten Duyvil cutter patroon coleus Herbert Spencer Dissertation on Victorian Dilettantes Alphonse Daudet George Elliot Dante Rosetti Christina Rosetti back to top Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   Crafty News: Hitch: Patterns Inspired by the Films of Alfred Hitchcock Halos of Hope Podcaster Throwdown (Our CraftLit-Throwdown group page on Ravelry) The rules are: There are no rules! No just kidding, but we are treating it a bit like a playground style throwdown, so there aren’t many rules. It basically boils down to this: Listeners may donate to multiple podcast teams (but each individual hat will only count toward one team). Follow the Halos of Hope guidelines when making your hats. (http://www.halosofhope.org/volunteers/cap-patterns-a-guidelines.html) It’s looking like there will be prize drawing for people who donated hats to the winning team. Since we’re a multi-craftual podcast, please know that hats may be knitted, crocheted, or sewn. And there are even a few patterns for sewn hats/headwraps on the Halos Site. Montessori Mischief Lots of What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News: Chocolate Pot books Kim Werker's unnatural mother post the design page from our listener's husband (it's a cool page!) for the martha stewart award There's a new Windows Phone app for CraftLit! The shop continues to grow (many audiobooks with benefits were originally available only to premium subscribers): The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, The Canterville Ghost, Alice in Wonderland, and Wuthering Heights.  Cool for Cats is also there. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Music in this series is Strauss' Kaiser Waltz. Booktalk begins at 9:30min Want a button? grab the code back to top

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314--Chapter 14 -- Age of Innocence


Fri, Aug 30, 2013


Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, chapter 14, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. All Premium Audio options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens' (not so) Bleak House and the first chunk of Bleak House is available in the Shoppe(it'll be a bit between chunks). Last two days to sign up for the Yarn Giveaway for Meg's KAL, for Andi's Big Foot Knits book giveaway, and your free pattern from Heatherly, go here—you have until August 30th. Baby Lily News and updates—please share The Story Facebook page Donate to Help Grounded Sneak Peeks are on their way For sneak peeks and up-to-the-minute release news click here and join the Grounded mailing list! Find out about our new patterns based on characters from the book, the pattern you'll get free if you preorder now, our KALs, freebies, and how you can share your desgins based on the book at the new site. Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News   Literary Links of interest for this chapter: Industrious Apprentice Portrait of a Lady at Librivox The Portrait Of A Lady (AudioBook) The Journey of Mr Perrichon (a translated page) back to top Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   Crafty News: Do you have any insight on how to cook London Broil? Leave info in the comments please! Counting Crows KAL has begun! enter the raffle here. Montessori Mischief Lots of What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News: Kim Werker's unnatural mother post the design page from our listener's husband (it's a cool page!) for the martha stewart award There's a new Windows Phone app for CraftLit! Living in a spoiled society blog post from Ramit The TED talk on books and Seth Godin's book post The shop continues to grow (many audiobooks with benefits were originally available only to premium subscribers): The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, The Canterville Ghost, Alice in Wonderland, and Wuthering Heights.  Cool for Cats is also there. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Music in this series is Strauss' Kaiser Waltz. Booktalk begins at 15min Want a button? grab the code back to top The Age of Innocence EeBookis updated weekly—at the same time as the podcast—so you can follow along in time with the 'cast. Get your copy right now! (note: the ePub file works on iPads) Pick your preferred Format EeBook (pdf) $19.00 USD EeBook (ePub) $19.00 USD When you click on the "buy now" link to purchase your Age of Innocence Enhanced eBook, you will leave this site and go to PayPal. You will then be directed to a page with instructions for delivery. Remember: the book matches the podcast. Currently the EeBook includes the first sixchapters, loads of links, discussion questions, writing prompts—and is updatable every week. back to top

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313--Chapter 13 -- Age of Innocence


Fri, Aug 23, 2013


Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, chapter 13, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. All Premium Audio options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens' (not so) Bleak House and the first chunk of Bleak House is available in the Shoppe(it'll be a bit between chunks). To sign up for the Yarn Giveaway for Meg's KAL, for Andi's Big Foot Knits book giveaway, and your free pattern from Heatherly, go here—you have until August 30th. Baby Lily News and updates—please share The Story Facebook page Donate to Help Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News   Literary Links of interest for this chapter: The Shaughraun—the play they're watching at the start of the chapter Dion Boucicault back to top Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   Crafty News: Good stretches for handcrafters can be found here Counting Crows KAL has begun! enter the raffle here. Lots of What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News: Which novel is the most Dickensian? Sign up for updates and special releases for my new book Grounded! Find out about our KALs, freebies, and how you can share YOUR desgins at the new site Find out more about the YA novel Grounded (This will include sneak peeks and goodies on the day of the release for those who sign up and pre-order!) There's a new Windows Phone app for CraftLit! The shop continues to grow (many audiobooks with benefits were originally available only to premium subscribers): The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, The Canterville Ghost, Alice in Wonderland, and Wuthering Heights.  Cool for Cats is also there. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Music in this series is Strauss' Kaiser Waltz. Booktalk begins at 8:39 Want a button? grab the code back to top The Age of Innocence EeBookis updated weekly—at the same time as the podcast—so you can follow along in time with the 'cast. Get your copy right now! (note: the ePub file works on iPads) Pick your preferred Format EeBook (pdf) $19.00 USD EeBook (ePub) $19.00 USD When you click on the "buy now" link to purchase your Age of Innocence Enhanced eBook, you will leave this site and go to PayPal. You will then be directed to a page with instructions for delivery. Remember: the book matches the podcast. Currently the EeBook includes the first sixchapters, loads of links, discussion questions, writing prompts—and is updatable every week. back to top

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312: Chapter 12 -- Age of Innocence


Fri, Aug 16, 2013


Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, chapter 12, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. All Premium Audio options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens' (not so) Bleak House and the first chunk of Bleak House is available in the Shoppe(it'll be a bit between chunks). To sign up for the Yarn Giveaway for Meg's KAL, for Andi's Big Foot Knits book giveaway, and your free pattern from Heatherly, go here—you have until August 30th. Baby Lily News and updates—please share The Story Facebook page Donate to Help Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News   Literary Links of interest for this chapter: Edwin Booth Washington Irving's house Dinner Dress (scroll waaay down) Carolus-Duran—the painter who had a woman in a robe similar to Ellens… which painting I cannot find. Though I did find this one. Delmonico's back to top Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   Crafty News: Counting Crows KAL has begun! enter the raffle here. Lots of What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News: Sign up for updates and special releases for my new book Grounded! Find out more about the YA novel Grounded (This will include sneak peeks and goodies on the day of the release for those who sign up and pre-order!) There's a new Windows Phone app for CraftLit! The shop continues to grow (many audiobooks with benefits were originally available only to premium subscribers): The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, The Canterville Ghost, Alice in Wonderland, and Wuthering Heights.  Cool for Cats is also there. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Music in this series is Strauss' Kaiser Waltz. Booktalk begins at 4:06 Want a button? grab the code back to top The Age of Innocence EeBookis updated weekly—at the same time as the podcast—so you can follow along in time with the 'cast. Get your copy right now! (note: the ePub file works on iPads) Pick your preferred Format EeBook (pdf) $19.00 USD EeBook (ePub) $19.00 USD When you click on the "buy now" link to purchase your Age of Innocence Enhanced eBook, you will leave this site and go to PayPal. You will then be directed to a page with instructions for delivery. Remember: the book matches the podcast. Currently the EeBook includes the first sixchapters, loads of links, discussion questions, writing prompts—and is updatable every week. back to top

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311-- Chapter 11 -- Age of Innocence


Fri, Aug 09, 2013


Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, chapter 11, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. All Premium Audio options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens' (not so) Bleak House and the first chunk of Bleak House is available in the Shoppe(it'll be a bit between chunks). To sign up for the Yarn Giveaway, for Andi's Big Foot Knits book giveaway, and your free pattern from Heatherly, go here—you have until August 30th. Baby Lily News and updates—please share The Story Facebook page Donate to Help Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News   Literary Links of interest for this chapter: Scorcese review Pharisees "Death of Chatham" "The Coronation of Napoleon" (a really REALLY big painting) Sheraton Knife-cases Haute Brion The Age of Innocence EeBookis updated weekly—at the same time as the podcast—so you can follow along in time with the 'cast. Get your copy right now! (note: the ePub file works on iPads) Pick your preferred Format EeBook (pdf) $19.00 USD EeBook (ePub) $19.00 USD When you click on the "buy now" link to purchase your Age of Innocence Enhanced eBook, you will leave this site and go to PayPal. You will then be directed to a page with instructions for delivery. Remember: the book matches the podcast. Currently the EeBook includes the first sixchapters, loads of links, discussion questions, writing prompts—and is updatable every week. back to top Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   Crafty News: Counting Crows KAL has begun! enter the raffle here. Lots of What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News: Sign up for updates and special releases for my new book Grounded! Find out more about the novel (This will include sneak peeks and goodies on the day of the release for those who sign up and pre-order!) There's a new Windows Phone app for CraftLit! Jedzebel Magic Skirts The shop continues to grow (many audiobooks with benefits were originally available only to premium subscribers): The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, The Canterville Ghost, Alice in Wonderland, and Wuthering Heights.  Cool for Cats is also there. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Music in this series is Strauss' Kaiser Waltz. book talk starts at 8:30 Want a button? grab the code

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310--Chapter 10 -- Age of Innocence


Fri, Aug 02, 2013


Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, chapter 10, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. All Premium Audio options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens' (not so) Bleak House and the first chunk of Bleak House is available in the Shoppe(it'll be a bit between chunks). To sign up for Andi's Big Foot Knits book giveaway and your free pattern from Heatherly, go here—you have until August 30th. Baby Lily News and updates The Story Facebook page Donate to Help Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News   Literary Links of interest for this chapter: pair of black cobs Swinburne's "Chastelard" "Contes Drolatiques" by BALZAC French Sunday / English Sunday The Age of Innocence EeBookis updated weekly—at the same time as the podcast—so you can follow along in time with the 'cast. Get your copy right now! (note: the ePub file works on iPads) Pick your preferred Format EeBook (pdf) $19.00 USD EeBook (ePub) $19.00 USD When you click on the "buy now" link to purchase your Age of Innocence Enhanced eBook, you will leave this site and go to PayPal. You will then be directed to a page with instructions for delivery. Remember: the book matches the podcast. Currently the EeBook includes the first sixchapters, loads of links, discussion questions, writing prompts—and is updatable every week. back to top Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   Crafty News: I'm Sami on KnitCompanion Lots of What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News: There's a new Windows Phone app for CraftLit! The shop continues to grow (many audiobooks with benefits were originally available only to premium subscribers): The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, The Canterville Ghost, Alice in Wonderland, and Wuthering Heights.  Cool for Cats is also there. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Music in this series is Strauss' Kaiser Waltz.   Want a button? grab the code

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309--Chapter 9 -- Age of Innocence


Sat, Jul 27, 2013


Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, chapter 9, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. All Premium Audio options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens' (not so) Bleak House and the first chunk of Bleak House is available in the Shoppe(it'll be a bit between chunks). To sign up for Artist-Amy's book giveaway and your free pattern from Heatherly, go here—you have until August 30th. Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News   Literary Links of interest for this chapter: Map of NY neighborhoods a family landau Dante Petrarch Ruskiin John Addington Symonds Vernon Lee's "Euphorion" English painters of the present day: essays by J. Beavington Atkinson, Sidney Colvin, P.G. Hamerton, W.M. Rossetti, and Tom Taylor The Renaissance by Walter Pater Botticelli Fra Angelico pampas grass Randolph Rogers statuettes Jacqueminot roses Buhl table gilt vitrine Saxe collections verr? brougham drawn by a big roan des quartiers excentriques spill attar-of-roses The Age of Innocence EeBookis updated weekly—at the same time as the podcast—so you can follow along in time with the 'cast. Get your copy right now! (note: the ePub file works on iPads) Pick your preferred Format EeBook (pdf) $19.00 USD EeBook (ePub) $19.00 USD When you click on the "buy now" link to purchase your Age of Innocence Enhanced eBook, you will leave this site and go to PayPal. You will then be directed to a page with instructions for delivery. Remember: the book matches the podcast. Currently the EeBook includes the first sixchapters, loads of links, discussion questions, writing prompts—and is updatable every week. back to top Our Sponsors: Kathryn Barbosa is sponsoring a give-away of one of her beautiful pendants to one lucky winner! Please see the Rafflecopter below to enter through July 31, 2013 to be included in this give-away. You may choose from among the pendants pictured in the shownotes. Rafflecopter will randomly pick a winner in August. Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   back to top Crafty News: Heatherly's (Yarn Yenta) Gorgeous Ravelry work. My new M?bius Cowl pattern is up. And, of course, you can always go to my first love, Bertha's Mad Mysterious M?bius. I'm Sami on KnitCompanion and used KC to work on my Dreambird. Lots of What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. back to top General News: The shopcontinues to grow (many audiobooks with benefits. Cool for Cats is also there. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Music in this series is Strauss' Kaiser Waltz.

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308– Chapters 7 & 8 -- Age of Innocence


Sat, Jul 20, 2013


Edith Wharton’s Age of Innocence, chapters 7– & 8, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. All Subscriber options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens’ (not so) Bleak House. To sign up for Artist-Amy’s book giveaway and your free pattern from Heatherly, go here.   Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News   Literary Links Of Interest For This Chapter: Ormolu Gainsborough Daniel Huntington woman “drooping” against an armchair in black velvet Alexandre Cabanel How to measure a horse (video) Esther and Ahasuerus C-spring Barouche Debrett’s REALLY COOL SITE–scroll (way!) down to see the china and silver Isabey Miniatures The Enhanced eBook (EeBook) for The Age of Innocence is out! This includes the first eight chapters-worth of text, links to the podcast audio, discussion questions and writing prompts. Each week your book is updated as the next podcast is released. This EeBook is updated weekly—at the same time as the podcast—so you can follow along in time with the ‘cast. Get your copy right now! (note: the ePub file works on iPads)   Pick your preferred Format   EeBook (pdf) $19.00 USD   EeBook (ePub) $19.00 USD     When you click on the “buy now” link to purchase your Age of Innocence Enhanced eBook, you will leave this site and go to PayPal. You will then be directed to a page with instructions for delivery.Remember: the book matches the podcast. Currently the EeBook includes the first eight chapters, loads of links, discussion questions, writing prompts—and is updatable every week.   back to top   Our Sponsors: Kathryn Barbosa is sponsoring a give-away of one of her beautiful pendants to one lucky winner! Please see the Rafflecopter below to enter through July 31, 2013 to be included in this give-away. You may choose from among the pendants pictured in the shownotes. Rafflecopter will randomly pick a winner in August. Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC     back to top   Crafty News: Author Interview: Amy Crook of Antemortem Arts and Amy’s Not Dead Yet on Etsy. To sign up for her book giveaway, go here. The John Watson Socks and Arsenic and Old Lace shawl. Heatherly’s (Yarn Yenta) Gorgeous Ravelry work. The Alot at Hyperbole and a Half. My new M?bius Cowl pattern is up. And, of course, you can always go to my first love, Bertha’s Mad Mysterious M?bius. I’m Sami on KnitCompanion and used KC to work on my Dreambird. Lots of What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list.   back to top   General News: The shop continues to grow (many audiobooks with benefits were originally available only topremium subscribers): The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, The Canterville Ghost, Alice in Wonderland, and Wuthering Heights. Cool for Cats is also there. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android appor if you’re using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Music in this series is Strauss’ Kaiser Waltz.   back to topBook Talk begins at 20min       Want A Button? grab the code   back to top

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307—Chapter 5 & 6 -- Age of Innocence


Fri, Jul 12, 2013


Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, chapters 5–6, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. All Subscriber options explained here — current subscriber book, Charles Dickens' Bleak House. Lit Links | Sponsors | Crafty News | General News   Literary Links of interest for this chapter: Rolodex (just in case you're too young to remember) Declining an invitation (Miss Manners) Patroon Spuyten Dyvel The Enhanced eBook (EeBook) for The Age of Innocence is out! This includes the first six chapters-worth of text, links to the podcast audio, discussion questions and writing prompts. Each week your book is updated as the next podcast is released. What does an EeBook look like? Here are sample pagesfrom a previous book: Enchanced eBooks (EeBooks) will include the complete digital text when the podcast/book are complete. Direct link icons take you to the CraftLit and Just the Books mp3 audio. That way you can listen to the chapter in the background while letting your eyes see the words on the page. Each chapter—or set of chapters—contained in a podcast file concludes with discussion questions for book groups and writing prompts for students—making the EeBooks useful for ESL students and homeschooling families. This EeBook is updated weekly—at the same time as the podcast—so you can follow along in time with the 'cast. Get your copy right now! (note: the ePub file works on iPads) Pick your preferred Format EeBook (pdf) $19.00 USD EeBook (ePub) $19.00 USD When you click on the "buy now" link to purchase your Age of Innocence Enhanced eBook, you will leave this site and go to PayPal. You will then be directed to a page with instructions for delivery. Remember: the book matches the podcast. Currently the EeBook includes the first sixchapters, loads of links, discussion questions, writing prompts—and is updatable every week. back to top   Our Sponsors: My bookThe Ocean at the End of the Lane You can get it by clicking "go"--> if you already have an Audible account Search for audiobooks: Kathryn Barbosa is sponsoring a give-away of one of her beautiful pendants to one lucky winner! Please see the Rafflecopter below to enter through July 31, 2013 to be included in this give-away. You may choose from among the pendants pictured in the shownotes. Rafflecopter will randomly pick a winner in August. Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   back to top         Crafty News: My new M?bius pattern which you can get at Ravelry. And, of course, you can always go to my first love, Bertha's Mad Mysterious M?bius. I'm Sami on KnitCompanion Lots of What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. back to top   General News: If you're sad, read these feel-better letters My sister really is Snow White—the animals all love her  The shop continues to grow (many audiobooks with benefits were originally available only to premium subscribers): The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, The Canterville Ghost, Alice in Wonderland, and Wuthering Heights. Cool for Cats is also there. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Music in this series is Strauss' Kaiser Waltz. back to top Bren? Brown--first video (in case you missed it) and the second one I just found   Book Talk begins at 12:30 a Rafflecopter giveaway Want a button? grab the code back to top

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306 - Chapters 3 & 4 -- Age of Innocence


Fri, Jul 05, 2013


Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, chapters 3–4, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. All Subscriber options explained here — current book, Charles Dickens' Bleak House. Literary Links of interest for this chapter: The Bouguereau art The Caravaggio art Aigrettes Cabbage Rose carpet design Second Empire The Tuileries Porti?re   Our Sponsors: Kathryn Barbosa is sponsoring a give-away of one of her beautiful pendants to one lucky winner! Please see the Rafflecopter below to enter through July 31, 2013 to be included in this give-away. You may choose from among the pendants pictured in the shownotes. Rafflecopter will randomly pick a winner in August. Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC   Crafty News: I'm Sami on KnitCompanion Lots of What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News: "Keep it Weird" is a reference to my quickie trip to Austin this week (the referenced gainful employment) where I got to see DarkMatterKnits and Fam. V nice. The shop continues to grow (many audiobooks with benefits were originally available only to premium subscribers): The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, The Canterville Ghost, Alice in Wonderland, and Wuthering Heights.  Cool for Cats is also there. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way. Music in this series is Strauss' Kaiser Waltz. a Rafflecopter giveaway Want a button? grab the code Book Talk begins at 12:17

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305--Chapters 1 & 2 -- Age of Innocence [Start of Book]


Fri, Jun 28, 2013


Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, chapters 1–2. With many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. All Subscriber options explained—current book, Charles Dickens' Bleak House. Literary Links of interest for this chapter: The Alienist Sort of almost a tulle tucker Victorian Pen Wipers Victorian under-bosom Girdle The Josephine Look The Tuileries Faust Opera summary Men's Pumps Men's Patent Leather Oxfords Our Sponsors: Kathryn Barbosa is sponsoring a give-away of one of her beautiful pendants to one lucky winner! Please comment on any of the of the show notes for Age of Innocence through July 31, 2013 to be included in this give-away. You may choose among from the pendants pictured in the shownotes. Heather will random-number pick a winner in August. Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting, LLC Congratulations to the winner of Hunter Hammerson's Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet vol. 2 ... ciproano aka PuffyGriffnclaw on Rav! Crafty News: I'm Sami on KnitCompanion Lisa Clarke's I Like My Skirts Fast and Cheap pattern is currently available for download for $2.99. Not only do you get a straight-forward pattern, Lisa includes mini-tutorials on how to measure and cut the correct amount, how to sew into a skirt shape, how to make an elastic casing, and more! Damned if She Knits in Australia and because of knitting?! Lots of What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? KALs happening right now. Learn more and sign up for the mailing list. General News: The Shakespeare Alphabet Book is now available. Purchase it directly from In Your Ear Shakespeare or via Amazon. Congrats Ehren, Shannon, and Judy! The shop continues to grow (many audiobooks with benefits were originally available only to premium subscribers): The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, The Canterville Ghost, Alice in Wonderland, and Wuthering Heights. Cool for Cats is also there. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way.  Music in this series is Strauss' Kaiser Waltz. Want a button? grab the code Book Talk begins at 9:07

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Canterville Ghost Sneak Peek


Fri, Jun 14, 2013


It occured to me that you haven't a clue what beauty awaits you in "The Canterville Ghost"! This was subscriber-only audio which now lives in the Shoppe. It's such a hidden gem of Oscar Wilde's I started to feel bad that more of you didn't know how fantastic is is. So. Here! This is most of the first bit. There are three parts which make up the whole book. If you want it, you can get it here. The Age of Innocence starts June 28, 2013. In my effort to be more efficient, I've also created two email lists: one for folks who are new to this whole CraftLit/Just-the-Books thing and would like more information one for folks who have been around for awhile but would like to be informed of any newsy bits (travel, new books, surveys for next books) when and if there are newsy bits Hope that's good and useful for y'all! See you in two weeks!

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Bleak Sneak Peek


Tue, Jun 04, 2013


Just in case you wondered what the heck was up with Bleak House on the subscriber feed (and why ANYone would want to listen to something called Bleak anything) I thought you might enjoy a sneak peek. (Details on Streaming Subscriber option; details on Download-only Subscriber option) This is a sneak peek of chapter 1. And in case you were wondering what the EeBooks are, this is a link to the start of the Enhanced eBook of Bleak House Chapter 1 as a ClassLit-BleakHouse PDF. We're still working on getting an ePub for iOS version and a Kindle version (formatting for these platforms is REALLY weird and wonky—but we're close). The EeBooks link out to the CraftLit and JtB audio as well as helpful contextual links from the book text itself. Direct icon-links go to the CraftLit and Just the Books mp3 audio which covers the indicated chapter   Still a few spaces left for Hanging Out online in a face-to-face book group chat about Jane Eyre! 8:30am EDT, 1:30pm EDT, and 9:30pm EDT are the times on Wednesday June 5 (which gets almost every timezone at something like a convenient hour).

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304: Chapters 37 & 38 -- Jane Eyre [End of Book]


Sat, May 25, 2013


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, chapters 37 & 38. Our reader, Elizabeth Klett has rocked Jane Eyre for us! If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. New Download-Only Subscription option explained. Book Discussion: Heather is hosting an hour-long online, face-to-face book group where we can chat about the end of Jane Eyre! Where: Google Hangout, May 26, 2013 9:30pm EDT How: Learn more at craftlit.comBonus: You'll get a copy of the new Enhanced Jane Eyre eBook as part of your attendance fee!  Literary Links of interest: The BBC recreated the Netherfield Ball for the 500th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice (YouTube video). The next book is... Age of Innocence by Edith Warton, narrated by Brenda Dayne. The next subscriber book is... Bleak House by Charles Dickens, narrated by Mil Nicholson. Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations PennyWise Consulting.com Sponsored Audiobook link: Listen to Jake Gyllenhaal narrate The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This audiobook is only $7.49 with Audible membership! Want to add an audiobooks with benefits experience? Purchase it now, in our shop. More Heather: Not one of the lucky nine able to join this first book discussion? What me to come talk or teach at your guild or store? Subscribe to my calendar and learn more about my classes and speaking engagements here. Recent interviews: Podcasting Tips and Promotion at libsyn, with Henriette or roued.com, Episode 183 of the High Fiber Diet podcast, Episode 310 of Ready Set Knit This is a Squiddle (see right), a character from Homestuck. I want to sell this pattern but can't seem to get an answer re: licensing or permission from Andrew Hussie. Help? Crafty News: Our Age of Innocence narrator, Brenda Dayneis on a mini US Tour right now: This weekend, May 26 & 27th, she's teaching at the Fibre Train Festivalin Nampa, Idaho. On June 14th-15th, she is teaching at the North Georgia Knitting Guild Andi Smith, Designer of What Would Madame Defarge Knit?'s Jane Fairfax's Tippet, What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?'s The Jumble Sale Kimono for the Widow Mayhew's Daughter, technical editor extraordinaire, is now also a Cooperative Press Author, with her new book Big Foot Knits which is available for preorders. If that weren't enough, she's host of our second Else KAL for the Jumble Sale Kimono. You can keep up with all our KALs by subscribing to the newsletter! Cooperative Presswas very busy this week! These titles are now in pre-order: Unique Feet: Men's Socks from the Unique Sheep, by Laura Lough (Laura was interviewed in Episode 280 (at 11:55)) Stitching in the Stacks, edited by Sarah Barbour, forward by Jessamyn West of librarian.net and Issue 3 of Knit Edge Magazine is now available. Subscription and back issue information here. Gwen Bortner's class is How to Teach It! Use this link for a 50% discount! The second volume of the What Would Madame Defarge Knit?® series, What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?, is now available! The print edition is now available, pre-ordered copies shipped last week. Please order your copy today! You can also join the mailing list to receive news about upcoming books in this series. Preview the patterns on the website or at Ravelry.   General Newsy Bits: The ALL NEW PROTOTYPE Enhanced eBook—we started with Jane Eyre—is in the Shoppe. Read more there and tell your homeschooling friends. The Shakespeare Alphabet Book. By Our Ehren Ziegler and What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? Illustrator Shannon Sneedse Kickstarter campaign through May 29th. Please back this project!—the more that comes in the more cool stuff can come out of their brains! Plus it's a really cool book! Curious about Digital Humanities? Listener Henriette Roued-Cunliffe explains. The shop is spiffified—and holds some stand-bys: Wuthering Heights, Alice in Wonderland, Canterville Ghost, and The Great Gatsby originally available free to premium subscribers are now available for purchase. Cool for Cats is also there. And best, A Tale of Two Cities is now available! The audio has been completely reprocessed for an improved books with benefitsexperience. If you want to subscribe to get exclusive subscriber-only premium content, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way.     grab the code   Book talk starts at 17:20 you can listen to it here.

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303: Chapter 36 - Jane Eyre


Fri, May 17, 2013


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, chapter 36. Our reader, Elizabeth Klett continues to rock Jane Eyre for us! If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Thank you to all who voted to support CraftLit and Just the Books at Intuit's Small Business Growing Strong Campaign! New Download-Only Subscription option eplained. Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations Sponsored Audiobook link: Listen to Jake Gyllenhaal narrate The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This audiobook is only $7.49 with Audible membership! Want to add an audiobooks with benefits experience? Purchase it now, in our shop. Please respond to this quick 6 question survey from Libsyn, our audio host. This demographic information will help provide relevant advertising. NOTE: you can leave the email blank, all other questions must be filled out. More Heather: I was just interviewed about Podcasting Tips and Promotion This is a Squiddle (see right), a character from Homestuck. I want to sell this pattern but can't seem to get an answer re: licensing or permission from Andrew Hussie. Help? Recent interviews: Episode 183 of the High Fiber Diet podcast, Episode 310 of Ready Set Knit. Thank you to everyone who came to the Common Cod meeting and the students who took my sock heel workshop class. If you our your guild or LYS would like me to come to your area to speak about Cognitive Anchoring, knitting, and why it makes you better, all you have to do is ask. Subscribe to my calendar and learn more about my classes and speaking engagements here. Crafty News: The second volume of the What Would Madame Defarge Knit?® series, What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?, is now available! The print edition is on its way. Please order your copy today! You can also join the mailing list to receive news about upcoming books in this series. Preview the patterns on the website or at Ravelry. Hunter Hammersen is our special guest today. You can find her marvelously named blog and her books online (and you might catch a glipse of her if you're at TNNA). Don't forget to leave a comment below if you want a chance to win a copy of her newest book Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet vol. 2—it's just gorgeous gorgeousness. YUM!   General Newsy Bits: London in 1927 from Tim Sparke on Vimeo (via Andrew Ordover)—YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE IT. The Shakespeare Alphabet Book. By Our Ehren Ziegler and What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? Illustrator Shannon Sneedse Kickstarter campaign through May 29th. Please back this project!—the more that comes in the more cool stuff can come out of their brains! Plus it's a really cool book! Curious about Digital Humanities? Listener Henriette Roued-Cunliffe explains. The shop is spiffified—and holds some stand-bys: Wuthering Heights, Alice in Wonderland, Canterville Ghost, and The Great Gatsby originally available free to premium subscribers are now available for purchase. Cool for Cats is also there. And best, A Tale of Two Cities is now available! The audio has been completely reprocessed for an improved books with benefitsexperience. If you want to subscribe to get exclusive subscriber-only premium content, you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android app or if you're using an mp3 player you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Same content, either way.     grab the code   Book talk starts at 27:30 min you can listen here.

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302: Chapter 35 -- Jane Eyre


Fri, May 10, 2013


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, chapter 35. Our reader, Elizabeth Klett continues to rock Jane Eyre for us! If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Please vote to support CraftLit and Just the Books at Intuit's Small Business Growing Strong Campaign! You can vote once a day through May 12th (and can also vote for Knitting Rose)! Thank you! Survey to help pick the next book. Details on the new Download-Only Subscription option. Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations Sponsored Audiobook link: Listen to Jake Gyllenhaal narrate The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This audiobook is only $7.49 with Audible membership! Want to add in the books with benefits experience? Purchase it now, in our shop. Please respond to this quick 6 question survey from Libsyn, our audio host. This demographic information will help provide relevant advertising. NOTE: you can leave the email blank, all other questions must be filled out. More Heather: Today, Friday May 10th, 7pm I'm speaking at Common Cod and teaching my sock heel workshop the next day. One of the heels is the same I used on my Holly Golightly pedicure socks and Count Fosco's Pret-pret-pretties in W(e)WMDfK? Recent interviews: Episode 183 of the High Fiber Diet podcast, Episode 310 of Ready Set Knit. Thank you to everyone who came to meetup on Sunday May 5th at Maryland Sheep and Wool. Subscribe to my calendar and learn more about my classes and speaking engagements here. <br /> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/159668898X/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=159668898X&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=crapofocrwhlo-20" data-mce-href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/159668898X/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=159668898X&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=crapofocrwhlo-20">It Itches: A Stash of Knitting Cartoons</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=crapofocrwhlo-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=159668898X" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" data-mce-src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=crapofocrwhlo-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=159668898X" data-mce-style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" /> Crafty News: This week I interview Franklin Habit. He has a new Craftsy course, Heirloom Lace Edgings, and if you sign up through this special link you could win a spot in his (or any other) course! kClub is a new unique club that brings together designers, fiber artists, and you taking advantage of advances in technology to provide an interactive experience before only possible in person. It includes unique designs created exclusively for the club, KALs, Special Events, and deep-dive knitCompanion sessions. Membership is $59 and it runs April-March. It is open to anyone, knitCompanion is not required in order to enjoy many of the features and special events. If you do have kC, there is extended seminar training on using knitCompanion for the Spotlights as well as specialized kC University classes. Laura Ricketts, What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? designer, released an adult-sized (xs-3x!) version of her Comfort of a Friend Shawl as a thank-you gift for those who pre-ordered. It's now available to purchase (it's related to but not IN the book). While the knit-a-long started April 16th, please feel free to join in! Promise... I'm still on my beginning ribbing... The second volume of the What Would Madame Defarge Knit?® series, What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?, is now available! The print edition should be back from the printer soon. Please order your copy today! You can also join the mailing list to receive news about upcoming books in this series. Preview the patterns on the website or at Ravelry.   General Newsy Bits: The Shakespeare Alphabet Book. By Our Ehren Ziegler and What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? Illustrator Shannon Sneedse Kickstarter campaign through May 29th. Please back this project! Curious about Digital Humanities? Listener Henriette Roued-Cunliffe explains. The shop is spiffified—and holds some stand-bys: Wuthering Heights, Alice in Wonderland, Canterville Ghost, and The Great Gatsby originally available free to premium subscribers are now available for purchase. Cool for Cats is also there. And best, A Tale of Two Cities is now available! The audio has been completely reprocessed for an improved books with benefitsexperience. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can read all about the different options here you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android's app or you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan.     grab the code   Franklin Habit interview starts at 2:55 Book talk starts at 37min you can listen to it here.

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301: Chapter 34 -- Jane Eyre


Fri, May 03, 2013


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, chapter 34. Our reader, Elizabeth Klett continues to rock Jane Eyre for us! If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Please vote to support CraftLit and Just the Books at Intuit's Small Business Growing Strong Campaign! You can vote once a day through May 12th (and can also vote for Knitting Rose)! Thank you! Survey to help pick the next book. Details on the new Download-Only Subscription option. Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations Please respond to this quick 6 question survey from Libsyn, our audio host. This demographic information will help provide relevant advertising. NOTE: you can leave the email blank, all other questions must be filled out. More Heather: Saturday May 4th, Kathy interviews Heather on the Ready, Set, Knit Podcast! It will air Saturday May 4th at 9am on local radio station WHMP and is then also available through their website or iTunes. Sunday May 5th, 1pm Meet up at Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival at the Sheepdog Trials--look for the Mom with her Mom with two boys--probably with spindles--and a very bemused husband. Friday May 10th, 7pm I'm speaking at Common Cod and teaching my sock heel workshop the next day. One of the heels is the same I used on my Holly Golightly pedicure socks and Count Fosco's Pret-pret-pretties in W(e)WMDfK? I was interviewed on Episode 183 of the High Fiber Diet podcast. Subscribe to my calendar and learn more about my classes and speaking engagements here. Thank you: A shocking number of you committed time, effort, and gorgeous (sometimes handspun) yarn to make this unbelievable quilt for me. I can't actually get a camera far enough away from it to take a picture, so Penny and I pieced this montage together for all to see. I don't have names attached to some of the blocks, so please claim your blocks. I want to thank you! And super huge thanks to Tara Wurster who spearheaded and arranged this whole thing. It is a thing of beauty and I am so thankful I have all of YOU in my life. (You can see more photos of the blanket on the facebook album page.) Crafty News: Next week I will post my interview Franklin Habit. He has a new Craftsy course, Heirloom Lace Edgings, and if you sign up through this special link you could win a spot in his (or any other) course! (Yes I said the same about the interview last week, but this week's chapter is a long one. Sorry!) kClub is a new unique club that brings together designers, fiber artists, and you taking advantage of advances in technology to provide an interactive experience before only possible in person. It includes unique designs created exclusively for the club, KALs, Special Events, and deep-dive knitCompanion sessions. Membership is $59 and it runs April-March. It is open to anyone, knitCompanion is not required in order to enjoy many of the features and special events. If you do have kC, there is extended seminar training on using knitCompanion for the Spotlights as well as specialized kC University classes. Laura Ricketts, What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? designer, released an adult-sized (xs-3x!) version of her Comfort of a Friend Shawl as a thank-you gift for those who pre-ordered. It's now available to purchase (it's related to but not IN the book). While the knit-a-long started April 16th, please feel free to join in! Promise... I'm still on my beginning ribbing... The second volume of the What Would Madame Defarge Knit?® series, What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?, is now available! The print edition should be back from the printer soon. Please order your copy today! You can also join the mailing list to receive news about upcoming books in this series. Preview the patterns on the website or at Ravelry.   General Newsy Bits: The Shakespeare Alphabet Book. By Our Ehren Ziegler and What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? Illustrator Shannon Sneedse Kickstarter campaign through May 29th. Please back this project! The shop is spiffified—and holds some stand-bys: Wuthering Heights, Alice in Wonderland, Canterville Ghost, and The Great Gatsby originally available free to premium subscribers are now available for purchase. Cool for Cats is also there. And best, A Tale of Two Cities is now available! The audio has been completely reprocessed for an improved books with benefits experience. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can read all about the different options here you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android's app or you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan.     grab the code   Book talk starts at 12 minutes you can listen to it here.

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300: Chapter 33 -- Jane Eyre


Sat, Apr 27, 2013


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, chapter 33. Our reader, Elizabeth Klett continues to rock Jane Eyre for us! If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Survey to help pick the next book. Details on the new Download-Only Subscription option. Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations Please respond to this quick 6 question survey from Libsyn, our audio host. This demographic information will help provide relevant advertising. NOTE: you can leave the email blank, all other questions must be filled out. Meet Heather: I'm speaking at the Common Cod on Friday May 10th, 2013 at 7pm and teaching my sock heel workshop the next day. Boston! MIT! My heart is with you! Thank you to all who came to The Knitting Loft last Saturday. The Metro Yarn Crawl is still going strong, it runs through Sunday April 28, 2013. Crafty News: Next week I will post my interview Franklin Habit. He has a new Craftsy course, Heirloom Lace Edgings, and if you sign up through this special link you could win a spot in his (or any other) course! Go! Sign up! Win! RAH RAH RAH!!! kClub is a new unique club that brings together designers, fiber artists, and you taking advantage of advances in technology to provide an interactive experience before only possible in person. It includes unique designs created exclusively for the club, KALs, Special Events, and deep-dive knitCompanion sessions. Membership is $59 and it runs April-March. It is open to anyone, knitCompanion is not required in order to enjoy many of the features and special events. If you do have kC, there is extended seminar training on using knitCompanion for the Spotlights as well as specialized kC University classes. New Patterns from CraftLit listeners and designers: Erica Hernandez (of many WWMDfK? patterns fame) just released a reusable grocery bag pattern. It holds quite a bit! The bag ban grocery bag is only $5 and available at Ravelry (no account required, though is helpful). Christine Guest (of Tin of Tans fame) just released a new pattern in support of her local public library. A whopping $4.50 from every $5 sale will be donated to the Friends of the Attleboro Public Library. They buy the museum passes, extra books and fund programs for the children's room. Why? In Christine's words, "As a homeschool Mom, I use the library VERY heavily, so I want to keep it strong and well funded." Learn more about this pattern at Chistine's site of musings on homeschooling, Our Curious Home. A crochet version is in the works (ooh! Just released, actually!!!)! It's available for purchase and download at both Ravelry and Craftsy. Brenda Dayne has a Knitty surprise that takes advantage of the beautiful gradiance of The Unique Sheep Luxe! Now in a minute Shawl Laura Ricketts, What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? designer, released an adult-sized (xs-3x!) version of her Comfort of a Friend Shawl as a thank-you gift for those who pre-ordered. It's now available to purchase (it's not included in the book). While the knit-a-long started April 16th, please feel free to join in! Promise... I'm still starting my ribbing... The second volume of the What Would Madame Defarge Knit?® series, What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?, is now available! The print edition should be back from the printer soon. Please order your copy today! You can also join the mailing list to receive news about upcoming books in this series. Preview the patterns on the website or at Ravelry. Some fun literatures related links: Game Theory: Jane Austen Had It First — Jane Austen was a seminal thinker in the as-yet-unnamed science of game theory, the author Michael Chwe maintains in his new book.(via listener Sarah) General Newsy Bits: CraftLit is a global podcast, Denise listens... in China! This photo is of a trip she took to Chengdu (site near the May 2008 and March 2013 earthquakes) with some friends. She lives in Beijing and listens to CraftLit while riding her bike. The shop is spiffified—and holds some stand-bys: Wuthering Heights, Alice in Wonderland, Canterville Ghost, and The Great Gatsby originally available free to premium subscribers are now available for purchase. Cool for Cats is also there. And best, A Tale of Two Cities will be out pronto! The audio has been completely reprocessed for an improved books with benefits experience. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can read all about the different options here you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android's app or you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan.     grab the code   Book talk starts at ___ minutes.

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299: Chapter 32 -- Jane Eyre


Fri, Apr 19, 2013


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, chapter 32. Our reader, Elizabeth Klett continues to rock Jane Eyre for us! If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Survey to help pick the next book. Details on the new Download-Only Subscription option. Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations Please respond to this quick 6 question survey from Libsyn, our audio host. This demographic information will help provide relevant advertising. NOTE: you can leave the email blank, all other questions must be filled out. Meet Heather: I'll be at the The Knitting Loft This Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 1-4 with samples from the What Would Madame Defarge Knit?® series. Want to see IN PERSON The Jumble Sale Kimono for the Widow Mayhew's Daughter or Ahab's Aran Gansey or Iseult's Dress or Hester's Hope Shawl or Hunter Hammersen's Cthulhu Socks (from the first book)? I'll have them! It's also the first day of the Metro Yarn Crawl, which runs through Sunday April 28, 2013. I'm speaking at the Common Cod on Friday May 10th, 2013 at 7pm and teaching my sock heel workshop the next day. Boston! MIT! My heart is with you! Crafty News: Lucy Neatby has a new and improved you tube channel, a great and useful website, and a 25% discount for her Craftsy class just for YOU. Are you missing Dracula? Vlad to Bat is an adorable pattern by Justyna Kacprzak and is available for both knit and crochet. Laura Ricketts, What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? designer, released an adult-sized (xs-3x!) version of her Comfort of a Friend Shawl as a thank-you gift for those who pre-ordered. It's now available to purchase (it's not included in the book). It will be part of a knit-a-long starting April 16th, because we all need some comfort that day! Please join us on Tuesday! The second volume of the What Would Madame Defarge Knit®? series, What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?, is now available! The print edition should be back from the printer soon. Please order your copy today! You can also join the mailing list to receive news about upcoming books in this series. Preview the patterns on the website or at Ravelry. Some fun literatures related links: a Jane Eyre film and television adaptation round up by CarrieS The Great Gatsby as a 1987 Nintendo Game General Newsy Bits: The shop is spiffified—audiobooks with benefits are now being loaded regularly. If you are looking for a book from Craftlit that we did years ago, please hang in there. We're reprocessing for better audio and cutting some of the extra stuff so it's a nice streamlined download. As those are ready we'll add them to the shop. Wuthering Heights, Alice in Wonderland, Canterville Ghost, and The Great Gatsby originally available free to premium subscribers are now available for purchase. Cool for Cats is also there. A promo for Tale of Two Cities will be available soon. The audio has been completely reprocessed for an improved books with benefits experience. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can read all about the different options here you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android's app or you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan.   grab the code   Lucy Neatby interview from 6:03 - 21:50 Book talk starts at 27:13 minutes you can listen to it here.

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298: Chapters 30 & 31 -- Jane Eyre


Fri, Apr 12, 2013


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, chapters 30-31. Our reader, Elizabeth Klett continues to rock Jane Eyre for us! If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Survey to help pick the next book. Details on the new Download-Only Subscription option. Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations Please respond to this quick 6 question survey from Libsyn, our audio host. This demographic information will help provide relevant advertising. NOTE: you can leave the email blank, all other questions must be filled out. Crafty News: Lucy Neatby has a new and improved you tube channel. Are you missing Dracula? Vlad to Bat is an adorable pattern by Justyna Kacprzak and is available for both knit and crochet. Laura Ricketts, What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? designer, released an adult-sized (xs-3x!) version of her Comfort of a Friend Shawl as a thank-you gift for those who pre-ordered. It's now available to purchase (it's not included in the book). It will be part of a knit-a-long starting April 16th, because we all need some comfort that day! Please join us on Tuesday! The second volume of the What Would Madame Defarge Knit®? series, What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?, was released last week. The print edition should be back from the printer soon. Please order your copy today! You can also join the mailing list to receive news about upcoming books in this series. Preview the patterns on the website or at Ravelry. General Newsy Bits: The shop is spiffified—audiobooks with benefits are now being loaded regularly. If you are looking for a book from Craftlit that we did years ago, please hang in there. We're reprocessing for better audio and cutting some of the extra stuff so it's a nice streamlined download. As those are ready we'll add them to the shop. Wuthering Heights, Alice in Wonderland, and Canterville Ghost originally available free to premium subscribers are now available for purchase. Cool for Cats is also there. A promo for Tale of Two Cities will be available soon. The audio has been completely reprocessed for an improved books with benefits experience. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can read all about the different options here you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android's app or you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Now playing... The Great Gatsby in our new "Just the Benefits" format!    grab the code   Book talk starts at 7:31 minutes you can listen to it here.

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297: Chapter 29 -- Jane Eyre


Fri, Apr 05, 2013


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, Chapters 29. Our reader, Elizabeth Klett continues to rock Jane Eyre for us! If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Survey to help pick the next book. Details on the new Download-Only Subscription option. Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations Crafty News: New Patterns from CraftLit listeners and designers: Lucy Neatby's new class, Foundations of Double Knitting, is now available on Craftsy. Please use that link to enjoy a 25% discount! Tail End by our sponsor Penny Shima Glanz of Little Acorn Creations is a very quick to crochet cat toy. Awesome Regency dresses you can BUY! (Be your fave Jane Austen character or just look like her!) The second volume of the What Would Madame Defarge Knit®? series, What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?, arrives today! Please join the mailing list to receive interviews with designers, sneak peeks, and freebies. You can also preview all the patterns on the website or at Ravelry. Please pre-order today! And if you haven't yet ordered book 1 ... a special preorder offer both books (print & pdf) for $50. ALL DEALS AND FREEBIES GO AWAY on SATURDAY, April 6th—so get (and download) pronto! General Newsy Bits: The shop is spiffified—audiobooks with benefits are now being loaded regularly. If you are looking for a book from Craftlit that we did years ago, please hang in there. We're reprocessing for better audio and cutting some of the extra stuff so it's a nice streamlined download. As those are ready we'll add them to the shop. Wuthering Heights, Alice in Wonderland and Canterville Ghost originally available free to premium subscribers are now available for purchase. Cool for Cats is also there. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can read all about the different options here you can choose between the simplicity of subscribing through Libsyn to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android's app or you can subscribe via PayPal for a Download-only plan. Now playing... The Great Gatsby in our new "Just the Benefits" format!    grab the code   Book talk starts at about 5:28 minutes, you can click to listen.

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296: Chapter 28 -- Jane Eyre


Fri, Mar 29, 2013


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, Chapters 28. Our reader, Elizabeth Klett continues to rock Jane Eyre for us! If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Survey to help pick the next book. Details on the new Download-Only Subscription option. Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations Crafty News: New Patterns from CraftLit listeners and designers: Sleevos by Elizabeth Green Musselman of Darkmatter Knits (and Assistant Editor at Cooperative Press, and audio editor, and ... yes, she is amazing!) is for the child who just refuses to wear sweaters (or the runner, or the AC-frozen office worker) Jane's Ubiquitous Shawl by Erica Hernandez is available as a standalone pattern in addition to being part of the first volume of What Would Madame Defarge Knit®?... and figuring prominently in today's chapter. Issue I : Botanicals Spring/Summer 2013 of The Crochet Project just launched. Listener and Designer Elly has a cute cloche hat in this collection! Tail End by our sponsor Penny Shima Glanz of Little Acorn Creations is a very quick to crochet cat toy. Vote for Spoonflower's Living In A Jane Austen Novel Fabric Contest- The theme of this contest was fabric inspired by the idea of what life would be like in a Jane Austen novel. Voting closes very soon, so get your vote in now! Disappearing Magic Loop Cast-on, for knitting. The second volume of the What Would Madame Defarge Knit®? series. What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?, is very close to publication. There's a signup form to join the mailing list to receive news about interviews with designers, sneak peeks, and freebies below. You can also preview all the patterns on the website or at Ravelry. Please pre-order today! And if you haven't yet ordered book 1 ... a special preorder offer both books (print & pdf) for $50 General Newsy Bits: Emily Needs Stem Cells. Her cancer returned and a stem cell transplant could save her life. Please help. Please share the word. If you are eligible, please join the registry. Ethnic minorities are underrepresented in the databases, so please join. It's easy and free. Donors do not pay to donate marrow. All medical costs for the donation procedure are covered by the National Marrow Donor Program or by the patient's medical insurance. The shop has been receiving some much needed attention and we are now able to offer downloads of the books—audiobooks with benefits. If you are looking for a book from Craftlit that we did years ago, please hang in there. We're reprocessing for better audio and cutting some of the extra stuff so it's a nice streamlined download. As those are ready we'll add them to the shop. Wuthering Heights and Canterville Ghost originally available free to premium subscribers are now available for purchase. Cool for Cats is also available. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can read all about the new interface here and discover the simplicity of listening to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android for free. Now playing... The Great Gatsby in our new "Just the Benefits" format!  Please feel free to join our Knit-a-Long for Jane's Ubiquitous Shawl. I'm done, but starting another (color me gluttonous).   grab the code   Book talk starts at about 5:15 minutes click to listen.

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295 - Chapter 27 -- Jane Eyre


Fri, Mar 22, 2013


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, Chapters 27. Our reader, Elizabeth Klett continues to rock Jane Eyre for us! If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Survey to help pick the next book. To help you navigate this chapter: Victorian Divorce A very interesting article from the London Times. 23 May 1853! Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations Crafty News: Disappearing Magic Loop Cast-on, for knitting. Issue I : Botanicals Spring/Summer 2013 of The Crochet Project just launched. Listener and Designer Elly has a cute cloche hat in this collection! The second volume of the What Would Madame Defarge Knit®? series. What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?, is very close to publication. There's a signup form to join the mailing list to receive news about interviews with designers, sneak peeks, and freebies below. You can also preview all the patterns on the website or at Ravelry. Please pre-order today! And if you haven't yet ordered book 1 ... a special preorder offer both books (print & pdf) for $50 General Newsy Bits: Emily Needs Stem Cells. Her cancer returned and a stem cell transplant could save her life. Please help. Please share the word. If you are eligible, please join the registry. Ethnic minorities are underrepresented in the databases, so please join. It's easy and free. Donors do not pay to donate marrow. All medical costs for the donation procedure are covered by the National Marrow Donor Program or by the patient's medical insurance. The shop is now able to offer downloads of the books -- audiobooks with benefits. If you are looking for a book from Craftlit that we did years ago, please hang in there. We're reprocessing for better audio and cutting some of the extra stuff so it's a nice streamlined download. As those are ready we'll add them to the shop. Canterville Ghost and Alice in Wonderland originally available free to premium subscribers are now available for purchase. Cool for Cats is also available for purchase. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can read all about the new interface here and discover the simplicity of listening to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android for free. Now playing... The Great Gatsby! More options on the way for those of you without US credit cards, without a credit card at all, and for those of you who simply prefer to stay off the grid and use checks. More as soon as it's set up! Please feel free to join our Knit-a-Long for Jane's Ubiquitous Shawl. I'm done, but starting another (color me gluttonous).   grab the code   Book talk starts right away, click to listen.

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295 - Chapter 26 -- Jane Eyre


Fri, Mar 22, 2013


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, Chapter 26. Our reader, Elizabeth Klett continues to rock Jane Eyre for us! If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Survey to help pick the next book. Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations Crafty News: Disappearing Magic Loop Cast-on, for knitting. Issue I : Botanicals Spring/Summer 2013 of The Crochet Project just launched. Listener and Designer Elly has a cute cloche hat in this collection! The second volume of the What Would Madame Defarge Knit®? series. What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?, is very close to publication. There's a signup form to join the mailing list to receive news about interviews with designers, sneak peeks, and freebies below. You can also preview all the patterns on the website or at Ravelry. Please pre-order today! And if you haven't yet ordered book 1 ... a special preorder offer both books (print & pdf) for $50 General Newsy Bits: Emily Needs Stem Cells. Her cancer returned and a stem cell transplant could save her life. Please help. Please share the word. If you are eligible, please join the registry. Ethnic minorities are underrepresented in the databases, so please join. It's easy and free. Donors do not pay to donate marrow. All medical costs for the donation procedure are covered by the National Marrow Donor Program or by the patient's medical insurance. The shop is now able to offer downloads of the books -- audiobooks with benefits. If you are looking for a book from Craftlit that we did years ago, please hang in there. We're reprocessing for better audio and cutting some of the extra stuff so it's a nice streamlined download. As those are ready we'll add them to the shop. Canterville Ghost and Alice in Wonderland originally available free to premium subscribers are now available for purchase. Cool for Cats is also available for purchase. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can read all about the new interface here and discover the simplicity of listening to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android for free. Now playing... The Great Gatsby! More options on the way for those of you without US credit cards, without a credit card at all, and for those of you who simply prefer to stay off the grid and use checks. More as soon as it's set up! Please feel free to join our Knit-a-Long for Jane's Ubiquitous Shawl. I'm done, but starting another (color me gluttonous).   grab the code   Book talk starts at about 7:34 minutes, click to listen.

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294: Chapter 25 -- Jane Eyre


Fri, Mar 15, 2013


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, Chapters 25. Our reader, Elizabeth Klett continues to rock Jane Eyre for us! If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Survey to help pick the next book. Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations Crafty News: Worldwide Quilting Day is March 16, 2013. It's "a day for people around the globe to celebrate the art of quilt making" and is built upon the success of National Quilting Day in the United States. Share on Twitter with hashtag #WWQuiltDay and visit the Worldwide Quilting Day Facebook Page for giveaways! Yogurt. Salad in a Jar—Yogurt and uses for whey (conditioner totally works!) How to make a Salad in a Jar. And yes, you can make a Gluten-free Sourdough starter! I use whatever other ancient grains type flours I have on hand for the bean flour. Bean flour makes me look like I'm sucking lemons--lousy taste in my book. The second volume of the What Would Madame Defarge Knit®? series. What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?, is very close to publication. There's a signup form to join the mailing list to receive news about interviews with designers, sneak peeks, and freebies below. You can also preview all the patterns on the website or at Ravelry. Please pre-order today! General Newsy Bits: Emily Needs Stem Cells. Her cancer returned and a stem cell transplant could save her life. Please help. Please share the word. If you are eligible, please join the registry. Ethnic minorities are underrepresented in the databases, so please join. It's easy and free. Donors do not pay to donate marrow. All medical costs for the donation procedure are covered by the National Marrow Donor Program or by the patient's medical insurance. The shop is now able to offer downloads of the books -- audiobooks with benefits. If you are looking for a book from Craftlit that we did years ago, please hang in there. We're reprocessing for better audio and cutting some of the extra stuff so it's a nice streamlined download. As those are ready we'll add them to the shop. Canterville Ghost and Alice in Wonderland originally available free to premium subscribers are now available for purchase. Cool for Cats is also available for purchase. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can read all about the new interface here and discover the simplicity of listening to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android for free. Now playing... The Great Gatsby! More options on the way for those of you without US credit cards, without a credit card at all, and for those of you who simply prefer to stay off the grid and use checks. More as soon as it's set up! Please feel free to join our Knit-a-Long for Jane's Ubiquitous Shawl. I'm done, but starting another (color me gluttonous).   grab the code   Book talk starts at about 13:33 minutes, click to listen.

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293: Chapter 24 -- Jane Eyre


Fri, Mar 08, 2013


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, Chapters 24. Our reader, Elizabeth Klett continues to rock Jane Eyre for us! If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Survey to help pick the next book. Our Sponsors: Little Acorn Creations Knit Circus Crafty News: This is the Coziest Snake in the World.   I am speaking at The Common Code Fiber Guild on May 10, 2013. I hope to see you there! The eMag Sockupied Spring 2013 is now available (PC/Mac/iPad). W(e)WMDfK? Designer Kate Atherley has an article on sock customization. The second volume of the What Would Madame Defarge Knit®? series. What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?, is very close to publication. There's a signup form to join the mailing list to receive news about interviews with designers, sneak peeks, and freebies below. You can also preview all the patterns on the website or at Ravelry. Please pre-order today! I have a new little coffee cozy pattern which you can buy now from my Rav store or from our Shoppe. The second issue of Knit Edge is now available! Knit Edge is a magazine published by our good friend, Cooperative Press. Yours truly has a podcasting column in it! Kate Atherley has a fantastic article on socks. There's a fab-u-lous guernsey by Janine LeCras. There are many wonderful patterns, please check it out! General Newsy Bits: Some basics on the Jewish holiday of Purim and the whole megillah. Thank you to everyone who signed the petition to request modernization of the VA Claims process. It's now findable on the website, not just through the special link, and signatures will be collected through March 13, 2013. Thank you. The shop has received some much needed attention and we are now able to offer downloads of the books -- audiobooks with benefits. More payment options beyond paypal will be available very soon. If you are looking for a book from Craftlit that we did years ago, please hang in there. We're reprocessing for better audio and cutting some of the extra stuff so it's a nice streamlined download. As those are ready we'll add them to the shop. Wuthering Heights and Canterville Ghost originally available free to premium subscribers are now available for purchase. Cool for Cats is also available for purchase. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can read all about the new interface here and discover the simplicity of listening to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android for free. Now playing... Alice in Wonderland! More options on the way for those of you without US credit cards, without a credit card at all, and for those of you who simply prefer to stay off the grid and use checks. More as soon as it's set up! Please feel free to join our Knit-a-Long for Jane's Ubiquitous Shawl. I'm done, but starting another (color me gluttonous). Book talk starts at __ minutes, click to listen. grab the code  

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292 — Chapter 22 & 23 -- Jane Eyre


Fri, Mar 01, 2013


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, Chapters 22 and 23. Our reader, Elizabeth Klett continues to rock Jane Eyre for us! If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. To help you navigate this chapter: A stile allows passage through a fence or boundary. Ignis Fatuus is the phosphorescent light found hovering over swampy ground at night. Our Sponsors: Little Acorn Creations Knit Circus February Incentive - Thank you to everyone who commented on the February show notes.Congratulations to ... Tara!The Spinner's Book of Yarn Designs: Techniques for Creating 80 Yarns by Sarah Anderson Here's a link to knitty's review (by jillian). Here's a link to my own review at MamaO Knits Too Much. Incentive donated by Storey Publishing.   Crafty News: Isn't Nanette's Zentangled Sugar Bowl (pictured at right) lovely? The eMag Sockupied Spring 2013 is now available (PC/Mac/iPad). W(e)WMDfK? Designer Kate Atherley has an article on sock customization. The second volume of the What Would Madame Defarge Knit®? series. What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?, is very close to publication. There's a signup form to join the mailing list to receive news about interviews with designers, sneak peeks, and freebies below. You can also preview all the patterns on the website or at Ravelry. Please pre-order today! I have a new little coffee cozy pattern which you can buy now from my Rav store or from our Shoppe. The second issue of Knit Edge is now available! Knit Edge is a magazine published by our good friend, Cooperative Press. Yours truly has a podcasting column in it! Kate Atherley has a fantastic article on socks. There's a fab-u-lous guernsey by Janine LeCras. There are many wonderful patterns, please check it out! The Fourth Annual Rose City Yarn Crawl in Portland Oregon is this weekend, Feb 28 - March 3, 2013.   Sign up for the WWMDFK newsletter for interviews, previews, and freebies! General Newsy Bits: Kevin Smokler, Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven't Touched Since High School. Want more Kevin? For your listening pleasure, Book Riot's Podcast Off-Topic with Kevin Smokler: A.J. Jacobs. Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven't Touched Since High School   Watch and Read: An American Werewolf in London   Atonement (Widescreen Edition)   The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set   Petition to raise awareness about the need to update and fix the VA: learn more about the petition to fix the Veterans Association and direct link to petition. The shop has been receiving some much needed attention and we are now able to offer downloads of the books -- audiobooks with benefits. More payment options beyond paypal will be available very soon. If you are looking for a book from Craftlit that we did years ago, please hang in there. We're reprocessing for better audio and cutting some of the extra stuff so it's a nice streamlined download. As those are ready we'll add them to the shop. Wuthering Heights and Canterville Ghost originally available free to premium subscribers are now available for purchase. Cool for Cats is also available for purchase. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can read all about the new interface here and discover the simplicity of listening to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android for free. Now playing... Alice in Wonderland! More options on the way for those of you without US credit cards, without a credit card at all, and for those of you who simply prefer to stay off the grid and use checks. More as soon as it's set up! Please feel free to join our Knit-a-Long for Jane's Ubiquitous Shawl. I'm done, but starting another (color me gluttonous). Interview with Kevin Smokler starts at 6 minutes. Book talk starts at 24 minutes. Click to listen. grab the code  

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291: Chapter 21 -- Jane Eyre


Thu, Feb 21, 2013


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, Chapter 21. Our reader, Elizabeth Klett continues to rock Jane Eyre for us! If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. To help you navigate this chapter: Crape and mourning non-controversial words A Merino Pelisse Cottage bonnet Our Sponsors: Little Acorn Creations Knit Circus February Incentive - comment on any February show notes--saying something about the book or spinning--to be put into the running, and I'll use a random number generator to pick the lucky winner. The Spinner's Book of Yarn Designs: Techniques for Creating 80 Yarns by Sarah Anderson Here's a link to knitty's review (by jillian). Here's a link to my own review at MamaO Knits Too Much. Incentive donated by Storey Publishing.   Crafty News: I have a new little coffee cozy pattern which you can buy now from my Rav store or from our Shoppe. The second issue of Knit Edge is now available! Knit Edge is a magazine published by our good friend, Cooperative Press. Yours truly has a podcasting column in it! Kate Atherly has a fantastic article on socks. There's a fab-u-lous guernsey by Janine LeCras. There are many wonderful patterns, please check it out! The Fourth Annual Rose City Yarn Crawl in Portland Oregon will be Feb 28 - March 3, 2013. Ever wish there was Project Runway for Knitters? Now there is. Applications for The Fiber Factor are now open and due on Sunday, March 24, 2013. Will you swatch? Or will you Watch? The wonderful Amy Detjen is a judge along with many other fabulous people! Sorry, this is only for US Residents aged 21 or over because of shipping. There is another great book from our friend, Cooperative Press, (aren't they all?). Bargello Knits by Patty Nance. The colorwork in these patterns is unique and stunning.   Add email for Defarge freebie news! General Newsy Bits: Petition to raise awareness about the need to update and fix the VA: learn more about the petition to fix the Veterans Association and direct link to petition. The shop has been receiving some much needed attention and we are now able to offer downloads of the books -- audiobooks with benefits. More payment options beyond paypal will be available very soon. If you are looking for a book from Craftlit that we did years ago, please hang in there. We're reprocessing for better audio and cutting some of the extra stuff so it's a nice streamlined download. As those are ready we'll add them to the shop. Wuthering Heights and Canterville Ghost originally available free to premium subscribers is now available for purchase. Cool for Cats is also available for purchase. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can read all about the new interface here and discover the simplicity of listening to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android for free. Now playing... Alice in Wonderland! More options on the way for those of you without US credit cards, without a credit card at all, and for those of you who simply prefer to stay off the grid and use checks. More as soon as it's set up! Please feel free to join our Knit-a-Long for Jane's Ubiquitous Shawl. I'm done, but starting another (color me gluttonous). What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—this time in color!—is available for pre-order! Book talk starts at __ minutes. Click to listen.

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290: Chapter 20 -- Jane Eyre


Wed, Feb 13, 2013


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, Chapter 20. Our reader, Elizabeth Klett continues to rock Jane Eyre for us! If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Fun fact: We believe that most films have not filmed Chapters 19 or 20. Check out Episode's 288's comments for a link to a youtube video where they got Blanche right. Smelling salts, aka volatile salts, when used, release ammonia gas gas that triggers an inhalation reflex causing you to breathe deeply and increase heart rate, blood pressure, and brain activity. Our Sponsors: Little Acorn Creations Knit Circus February Incentive - comment on any February show notes--saying something about the book or spinning--to be put into the running, and I'll use a random number generator to pick the lucky winner. The Spinner's Book of Yarn Designs: Techniques for Creating 80 Yarns by Sarah Anderson Here's a link to knitty's review (by jillian). Incentive donated by Storey Publishing.   Crafty News: A Creative Cootie Catcher to help you out of a creativity rut, designed by David Seah. He practices exploring, learning, building and sharing and this Fortune Teller/Cootie Catcher is part of his New Product a Day Challenge for February 2013. The second issue of Knit Edge is now available! Knit Edge is a magazine published by our good friend, Cooperative Press. Yours truly has a podcasting column in it! Kate Atherly has a fantastic article on socks. There's a fab-u-lous guernsey by Janine LeCras. There are many wonderful patterns, please check it out! The Fourth Annual Rose City Yarn Crawl in Portland Oregon will be Feb 28 - March 3, 2013. Ever wish there was Project Runway for Knitters? Now there is. Applications for The Fiber Factor are now open and due on Sunday, March 24, 2013. Will you swatch? Or will you Watch? The wonderful Amy Detjen is a judge along with many other fabulous people! Sorry, this is only for US Residents aged 21 or over because of shipping. There is another great book from our friend, Cooperative Press, (aren't they all?). Bargello Knits by Patty Nance. The colorwork in these patterns is unique and stunning. General Newsy Bits: Petition to raise awareness about the need to update and fix the VA: learn more about the petition to fix the Veterans Association and direct link to petition. The shop has been receiving some much needed attention and we are now able to offer downloads of the books -- audiobooks with benefits. More payment options beyond paypal will be available very soon. If you are looking for a book from Craftlit that we did years ago, please hang in there. We're reprocessing for better audio and cutting some of the extra stuff so it's a nice streamlined download. As those are ready we'll add them to the shop. Wuthering Heights and Canterville Ghost originally available free to premium subscribers is now available for purchase. Cool for Cats is also available for purchase. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can read all about the new interface here and discover the simplicity of listening to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android for free. Next book... Alice in Wonderland! More options on the way for those of you without US credit cards, without a credit card at all, and for those of you who simply prefer to stay off the grid and use checks. More as soon as it's set up! This past weekend there was a wonderful NPR interview with the author, Paula Byrne, of The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things. Her excitement of Jane is what will make this a different take than your usual womb-to-tomb biography. Please feel free to join our Knit-a-Long for Jane's Ubiquitous Shawl. I'm done, but starting another (color me gluttonous). What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—this time in color!—is available for pre-order! Book talk starts at 13:13 minutes you can listen to it here.

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289: Chapters 18 & 19 -- Jane Eyre


Fri, Feb 08, 2013


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, Chapters 18–19. Our reader, Elizabeth Klett continues to rock Jane Eyre for us! To help you navigate this chapter: Rules for Tableau Charades Rebecca and Eliezer at the well Bridewell A casket for your pearls and jewels. A deal table is plain pine table. A Horn Lantern was often used to illuminate the Tudor Kitchen. Girandole is an ornamental branched candlestick or lighting device often composed of several lights. Girandoles came into use about the second half of the 17th century, and were commonly made and used in pairs. Belle Dame Sans Merci English Monarchy links: Mary I and Edward VI If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations February Incentive - comment on any February show notes--saying something about the book or spinning--to be put into the running, and I'll use a random number generator to pick the lucky winner. The Spinner's Book of Yarn Designs: Techniques for Creating 80 Yarns by Sarah Anderson Here's a link to knitty's review (by jillian). Incentive donated by Storey Publishing.   Timely Knit Alert: Ever wish there was Project Runway for Knitters? Now there is. Applications for The Fiber Factor are now open. Will you swatch? Or will you Watch? Check out the amazing list of Judges! Sorry, this is only for US Residents aged 21 or over because of shipping. Fun Stuff, Art Edition: by Joanne Fink   One Zentangle A Day: A 6-Week Course in Creative Drawing for Relaxation, Inspiration, and Fun (One A Day)by Beckah Krahula   What is Zentangle? An intuitive, fun, and relaxing way to create beauty through pattern, in approachable little bite-sized pieces. General Newsy Bits: If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can read all about the new interface here and discover the simplicity of listening to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android for free. More options on the way for those of you without US credit cards, without a credit card at all, and for those of you who simply prefer to stay off the grid and use checks. More as soon as it's set up! Please feel free to join our Knit-a-Long for Jane's Ubiquitous Shawl (I'm still plugging along, please feel free to join now!). What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—this time in color!—is available for pre-order! book talk starts at 11:48 min click to listen.

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288: Chapter 17 -- Jane Eyre


Fri, Feb 01, 2013


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, Chapter 17. Our reader, Elizabeth Klett continues to rock Jane Eyre for us! You can take a look at how good, old school muslin fabric looks, take a gander at the jane austen museum that had the cool dress, read up on the corsair/pirate coolness or get some more dirt on Bothwell (I'd say "poor guy" but I don't think he was...) If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Our Sponsors: Wouldn't you love to listen to a fabulous reading of Stephen Greenblatt's The Swerve? Audible makes it happen. (And here you can read an anti-Swerve review.)   Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations February Incentive - comment on any February show notes--saying something about the book or spinning--to be put into the running, and I'll use a random number generator to pick the lucky winner.The Spinner's Book of Yarn Designs: Techniques for Creating 80 Yarns by Sarah Anderson Here's a link to knitty's review (by jillian). Incentive donated by Storey Publishing.   General Newsy Bits: Please support this indiegogo project: Unexpected - A Documentary. This documentary will explore why death in childbirth rates in the USA have doubled in the past decade and what can be done. Some Shakespeare fun: a youtube video, Horrible Histories - The Wives of Henry VIII (Terrible Tudors), and a Sonnet by Thing 2. Need more Shakespeare? Visit ChopBard the cure for boring Shakespeare. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can read all about the new interface here and discover the simplicity of listening to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android for free. Can't get enough Canterbury? This video should hold you until the next premium episode. Please feel free to join our Knit-a-Long for Jane's Ubiquitous Shawl(I'm still plugging along, please feel free to join now!). What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—this time in color!—is available for pre-order! book talk starts at 11:40 min, click to listen.

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Bonus—Victorian Expert Interview


Sat, Jan 26, 2013


For you! A real Victorian Scholar! Less Charlotte Bront? and more Elizabeth Gaskell (I see more of her in our future) and general Victorian info, I still think you'll enjoy the convo with Larry Uffelman. Some light listening for your weekend errand running.

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287: Chapter 16 -- Jane Eyre


Fri, Jan 25, 2013


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, Chapter 16. Our reader, Elizabeth Klett continues to rock Jane Eyre for us! If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations Newsy Bits, Crafty: These Zentangle Carafes are such a brilliant idea! To inspire you to join our Knit-a-Long for Jane's Ubiquitous Shawl (many are still going strong!) please ooh and aah over Porpoise Fur's beautiful Shawl in her own hand-spun! Also, thank you for the nice words, you really did ROCK my world (especially with that i-cord trick to start)! *blush* General Newsy Bits: Lovely photography by Chris Addison. If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can read all about the new interface here and discover the simplicity of listening to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android for free. The next book for Premium Subscribers is--The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde. Listen now before the Stephen Fry/Hugh Laurie animated film comes out! Please feel free to join our Knit-a-Long for Jane's Ubiquitous Shawl(I'm still plugging along, please feel free to join now!). What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—this time in color!—is available for pre-order! book talk starts at 10 min, click to listen.

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286: Chapter 15 -- Jane Eyre


Fri, Jan 18, 2013


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, Chapter 15. Our reader, Elizabeth Klett continues to rock Jane Eyre for us! If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Our Sponsors: Knit Circus Little Acorn Creations Time Sensitive Newsy Bits, Crafty: Vogue Knitting Live is January 18-20, 2013. Please visit Cooperative Press and stop by Bijou Basin Ranch on Saturday at 1:30 to see Alasdair and have him sign a book! General Newsy Bits: If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can read all about the new interface here and discover the simplicity of listening to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android for free. The next book for Premium Subscribers is--The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde. Listen now before the Stephen Fry/Hugh Laurie animated film comes out! Please feel free to join our Knit-a-Long for Jane's Ubiquitous Shawl(I'm still plugging along, please feel free to join now! Truly. I won't be done for awhile.). What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—this time in color!—is available for pre-order! Click to listen.

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285: Chapter 14 -- Jane Eyre


Fri, Jan 11, 2013


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, Chapter 14.Our reader, Elizabeth Klett continues to rock Jane Eyre for us! If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Our Sponsors : The Unique Sheep Little Acorn Creations Incentive Winners please contact me so you can receive your incentive! Sherry -- our November winner Mary in Eureka -- our December winner Thank you for supporting the show! Alasdair Post-Quinn interview links: Alasdair's website Book: Extreme Double Knitting: New Adventures in Reversible Colorwork Craftsy Class: Adventures in Double-Knitting where you'll learn how to create two-(and more)-color, double-sided, reversible fabric worked both flat and in the round and with shaping. You will also learn troubleshooting tips and methods for common double-knitting mistakes. SEE ALASDAIR IN PERSON--VKL NYC Saturday at 1:30 Saturday 1/19/13 at the Bijou Basin booth! Get his books SIGNED BY HIM and tell him CraftLit sent you! Classic Lit-- as Baby Books Jane Eyre: A BabyLit Counting Primer by Jennifer Adams Illustrations by Alison Oliver   Pride & Prejudice: A BabyLit Counting Primer by Jennifer Adams Illustrations by Alison Oliver     General Newsy Bits, Crafty: Vogue Knitting Live is January 18-20, 2013. Please visit Cooperative Press and stop by Bijou Basin Ranch on Saturday at 1:30 to see Alasdair and have him Alasdair begins at 8:00 Book talk starts at 23:30

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284: Chapter 13 -- Jane Eyre


Sat, Jan 05, 2013


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, Chapter 13. Our reader, Elizabeth Klett continues to rock Jane Eyre for us! If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. My son says I'm Pneumophobic because pneumo means air and my lungs are avoiding air right now. I'm improving, slowly. Our Sponsors: Wouldn't you love to listen to interviews with great authors, for free? Included are authors as Elmore Leonard, Debbie Macomber, or Armistead Maupain? Audible makes it happen. These interviews range from 20-40 minutes each, and were great for my I-can't-breathe-short-attention-span these past few weeks. Incentive Winners please contact me so you can receive your incentive! Sherry -- our November winner Mary in Eureka -- our December winner Thank you for supporting the show! Fun Stuff, Art Edition: Refound Ashland's ScribbleGraph site has cute drawings. He inspired my Jane Eyre doodle featured in these shownotes. Awesome review of Dracula on CraftLit One Zentangle A Day: A 6-Week Course in Creative Drawing for Relaxation, Inspiration, and Fun (One A Day) by Beckah Krahula What is Zentangle? An intuitive, fun, and relaxing way to create beauty through pattern, in approachable little bite-sized pieces. General Newsy Bits: If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can read all about the new interface here and discover the simplicity of listening to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android for free. Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list over in the sidebar. It gives me the chance to get announcements out to you (like what to do if the feed breaks). Please feel free to join our Knit-a-Long for Jane's Ubiquitous Shawl (I'm still plugging along, please feel free to join now! Truly. I won't be done for awhile.). What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? —this time in color!—is available for pre-order!   Book talk begins at 17:45 for 284 audio.  

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283: Chapter 12 -- Jane Eyre


Fri, Dec 28, 2012


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, Chapter 12. NOTE: If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site. Heather is still flu-bound. Our reader, Elizabeth Klett continues to rock Jane Eyre for us! Our Sponsors: Wouldn't you love to listen to a fabulous reading of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables? Audiblemakes it happen.   General Newsy Bits: If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can read all about the new interface here and discover the simplicity of listening to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android for free. Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list over in the sidebar. It gives me the change to get announcements out to you (like what to do if the feed breaks). Please feel free to join our Knit-a-Long for Jane's Ubiquitous Shawl(I'm still plugging along, please feel free to join now! Truly. I won't be done for awhile.). What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? —this time in color!—is in pre-orders! grab the code  

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Bonus 03- A Christmas Carol, Part 3 of 3


Tue, Dec 25, 2012


This set of shownotes, such as they are, cover bonus episodes for A Christmas Carol as run in December 2012. This is a rerun of episodes 189-191, run in November 2010. We are adding them to the feed now for your holiday enjoyment. A Christmas Carol-in prose, being a ghost story of Christmas by Charles Dickens Project Gutenberg text (The original manuscript) narrated by Glen Halstrom for Librivox Part 1 - Staves 1-2 (run time 1:33:15) Show notes for original episode 189 Part 2 - Stave 3 (run time 1:00:29) Show notes for original episode 190 Part 3 - Staves 4-5 (run time 59:53) Show notes for original episode 191 The compendium of useful links by David A. Perdue. While I also spoke of the various file formats, this time we are just sending you the regular old audio file that can be played on any computer or mp3 player and which will come through the feed just like always. Please check out the show notes for the original episodes to view the video podcasts.

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Bonus 02- A Christmas Carol, Part 2 of 3


Tue, Dec 25, 2012


This set of shownotes, such as they are, cover bonus episodes for A Christmas Carol as run in December 2012. This is a rerun of episodes 189-191, run in November 2010. We are adding them to the feed now for your holiday enjoyment. A Christmas Carol-in prose, being a ghost story of Christmas by Charles Dickens Project Gutenberg text (The original manuscript) narrated by Glen Halstrom for Librivox Part 1 - Staves 1-2 (run time 1:33:15) Show notes for original episode 189 Part 2 - Stave 3 (run time 1:00:29) Show notes for original episode 190 Part 3 - Staves 4-5 (run time 59:53) Show notes for original episode 191 The compendium of useful links by David A. Perdue. While I also spoke of the various file formats, this time we are just sending you the regular old audio file that can be played on any computer or mp3 player and which will come through the feed just like always. Please check out the show notes for the original episodes to view the video podcasts.

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Bonus 01- A Christmas Carol, Part 1 of 3


Tue, Dec 25, 2012


This set of shownotes, such as they are, cover bonus episodes for A Christmas Carol as run in December 2012. This is a rerun of episodes 189-191, from November 2010. We are adding them to the feed now for your holiday enjoyment. A Christmas Carol-in prose, being a ghost story of Christmas by Charles Dickens Project Gutenberg text (The original manuscript) narrated by Glen Halstrom for Librivox Part 1 - Staves 1-2 (run time 1:33:15) Show notes for original episode 189 Part 2 - Stave 3 (run time 1:00:29) Show notes for original episode 190 Part 3 - Staves 4-5 (run time 59:53) Show notes for original episode 191 The compendium of useful links by David A. Perdue. While I also spoke of the various file formats, this time we are just sending you the regular old audio file that can be played on any computer or mp3 player and which will come through the feed just like always. Please check out the show notes for the original episodes to view the video podcasts.

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282: Chapter 11 -- Jane Eyre


Fri, Dec 21, 2012


Chapter 11 of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. Read to us by Elizabeth Klett.   Do you remember that poem? A flea and a fly in a flue Were imprisoned, so what could they do? Said the flea, "let us fly." Said the fly, "let us flee." So they few threough a flaw in the flue.   Has nothing to do with anything except that I have the flu. And am miserable. And am VERY glad I pre-recorded the book chat.   SUBSCRIBERS: You actually and in fact should have gotten your email from Libsyn now. Check your spam filter if now as I've been watching folks unsubscribe from our old system all week (a little disconcerting, but happily so).

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281: Chapter 10 -- Jane Eyre


Fri, Dec 14, 2012


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, Chapter 10. NOTE: If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down--or if you want to access the Premium Content--head over to the Libsyn site. * * * Just a couple of links for you: Slipper Pattern from Lara Neel at Math4Knitters podcast (and her cool grafting in garter stitch video!) The Raggi super-fast slippers and an untested Guest Slipper pattern a link to OUR KNIT-A-LONG FOR JANE'S UBIQUITOUS SHAWL (Still plugging along--feel free to join late. Truly. I won't be done for awhile.). Viking mods for Dworven Battle Bonnet Here's a picture of the December Incentive. Leave a comment in episode 280's shownotes for a chance to win. I will announce the lucky listener on the first January 2013 episode (eek! 2013?!). * * * If you want to subscribe, you can read all about the new interface here and learn how easy it now is to listen to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Droid free. * * * Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list over in the sidebar. It gives me the change to get announcements out to you (like what to do if the feed breaks). * * * Defarge Two—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? —this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Elizabeth Klett rocks Jane Eyre for us!   grab the code   281's book talk audio begins at 8:15 or so.

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280: Chapter 9 -- Jane Eyre


Fri, Dec 07, 2012


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, Chapter 9. NOTE: If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, head over to the Libsyn site. * * * Our Sponsors Links for you: Wool Wide Web Eucalan Audible and Amazon versions of Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies at Audible and Amazon a link to OUR KNIT-A-LONG FOR JANE'S UBIQUITOUS SHAWL (Still plugging along--feel free to join late. Truly. I won't be done for awhile.). Chilblains help from Hunter Here's a picture of the December Incentive. Leave a comment in this episode's shownotes for a chance to win. I will announce the lucky listener on the first January 2013 episode (eek! 2013?!). * * * If you want to subscribe, you can read all about the new interface here and learn how easy it now is to listen to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Droid free. * * * Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list over in the sidebar. It gives me the change to get announcements out to you (like what to do if the feed breaks). * * * Defarge Two—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? —this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Elizabeth Klett rocks Jane Eyre for us!   grab the code   280's book talk audio begins at 24 min or so.

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279: Chapter 8 -- Jane Eyre


Fri, Nov 30, 2012


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, Chapter 8. NOTE: If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, head over to the Libsyn site. Not pretty, but always functional! * * * Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! Links for you: Mulled Cranberry, Fablehaven, Vodka Gimlet, Battle Bonnets 2, Phrygian hat, ChopBard and A Playful Day. Here's a picture of the November Incentive (donate during November 2012 and be put into a drawing for the book—donations can be one-time or a subscription). a link to OUR NEW KNIT-A-LONG FOR JANE'S UBIQUITOUS SHAWL (Timely, eh?). * * * A new and improved Subscriber interface is coming this month. I think we'll all be happier. More on that once the files are uploaded and available. * * * Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list over in the sidebar. It gives me the change to get announcements out to you (like what to do if the feed breaks). * * * Defarge Two—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? —this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Elizabeth Klett rocks Jane Eyre for us!   grab the code   279's book talk audio begins at 12 min or so. • Full Sock Heels Class • • Mini-Class Toe-up Heels ONLY • Mini-Class Top-down Heels ONLY

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278: Chapter 7 -- Jane Eyre


Fri, Nov 23, 2012


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, Chapter 7. NOTE: If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, head over to the Libsyn site. Not pretty, but always functional! * * * Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!Don't forget to visit Kollage for some awesome needles from an awesome company, and Daniel Klein's site for a little Epicurus. * * * Growing Up Bront? episode to enjoy, Judith MacKenzie link (and the Yarn Harlot's lovely piece), Diane's handcrank radio/phonecharger, and C4C as Audiobook! (You can hear the first chapter for free over at Julie's Forgotten Classicssite!) If you're looking for the interview wtih Jennifer Edgar at Eucalan, please skip to the 19 minute mark. And here are some useful Eucalan links for you: Eucalan and their how to wash everything page as well as a YouTube channel full of useful demos! Kristin Omdahl Wrapture Wrapture can be purchased online via Shopatron And you can find more Wrapture info via—Stitch Diva and A Good Yarn and Yarn Thing Podcast And don't forget YOU CAN WIN a 100ml bottle of Wrapture by putting a comment in the shownotes! Tell us how you've used a Eucalan product and I'll randomly pick a winner on the first December episode! Lever Knitting videos (if you're intersted) can be found here, here, and here (if you search I'm sure there are others too. Please share!). Here's a picture of the November Incentive (donate during November 2012 and be put into a drawing for the book—donations can be one-time or a subscription). a link to OUR NEW KNIT-A-LONG FOR JANE'S UBIQUITOUS SHAWL (Timely, eh?). * * * A new and improved Subscriber interface is coming this month. I think we'll all be happier. More on that once the files are uploaded and available. * * * Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list over in the sidebar. It gives me the change to get announcements out to you (like what to do if the feed breaks). * * * Defarge Two—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? —this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Elizabeth Klett rocks Jane Eyre for us!   grab the code   278's book talk audio begins at 12 min or so.

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277: Chapter 6 -- Jane Eyre


Sun, Nov 18, 2012


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, Chapter 6. NOTE: If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, head over to the Libsyn site. Not pretty, but always functional! * * * Sandy support for Annabel and her sons. Here they are:> Contact me at Heather at CraftLit dot comand I'll tell you where to send donations. * * * Growing Up Bront? episode to enjoy, Judith MacKenzie link (and the Yarn Harlot's lovely piece), Diane's handcrank radio/phonecharger, and C4C as Audiobook! (You can hear the first chapter for free over at Julie's Forgotten Classics site!) If you're looking for the interview wtih Jennifer Edgar at Eucalan, please skip to the 19 minute mark. And here are some useful Eucalan links for you: Eucalan and their how to wash everything page as well as a YouTube channel full of useful demos! Kristin Omdahl Wrapture Wrapture can be purchased online via Shopatron And you can find more Wrapture info via—Stitch Diva and A Good Yarn and Yarn Thing Podcast And don't forget YOU CAN WIN a 100ml bottle of Wrapture by putting a comment in the shownotes! Tell us how you've used a Eucalan product and I'll randomly pick a winner on the first December episode! Lever Knitting videos (if you're interested) can be found here, here, and here (if you search I'm sure there are others too. Please share!). Here's a picture of the November Incentive (donate during November 2012 and be put into a drawing for the book—donations can be one-time or a subscription). a link to OUR NEW KNIT-A-LONG FOR JANE'S UBIQUITOUS SHAWL (Timely, eh?). * * * A new and improved Subscriber interface is coming this month. I think we'll all be happier. More on that once the files are uploaded and available. * * * Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list over in the sidebar. It gives me the change to get announcements out to you (like what to do if the feed breaks). * * * Defarge Two—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? —this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Elizabeth Klett rocks Jane Eyre for us!   grab the code   276's book talk audio begins at 30 min or so. • Full Sock Heels Class • • Mini-Class Toe-up Heels ONLY • Mini-Class Top-down Heels ONLY Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to WIN a 100ml bottle of Wrapture! Tell us how you've used a Eucalan product and I'll randomly pick a winner on the first December episode!

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276: Chapter 5 - Jane Eyre


Fri, Nov 09, 2012


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, Chapter 5. NOTE: If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, head over to the Libsyn site. Not pretty, but always functional! * * * Sandy support for: Our listener Catherine's hometown needs Friends in Staten Island The charity (with a very helpful list) which Ehren Ziegler at ChopBard is donating Tara Swiger's page with donation information You can also donate to the Red Cross via iTunes. A link to the instructional DVD I appear on, Agents of Karma, my Common Core blog post with book give-away, and The Children's Blizzard and Mary Jane's book Holiday Boutique Knitting. Learn more at PennyWise Consulting's Two Minute Tech Tips about Digital Credibility and Phishing after Hurricane Sandy. Here's a link to a picture of a Holland Pocket. Go figure You can hear me talk about heroines on A Good Story is Hard to Find. Happy Holiday Sanity! a picture of the November Incentive (donate during November 2012 and be put into a drawing for the book—donations can be one-time or a subscription). a link to OUR NEW KNIT-A-LONG FOR JANE'S UBIQUITOUS SHAWL (Timely, eh?). (which, of course, is for knitters, but some of you are, so…) Or * * * And remember, if you subscribe you are not only eligible for the drawings, you will also receive Cheddar, Wensleydale, Holly Golightly, and Hexaflexagon patterns AND new exclusive audio every week! Cool for Cats is now complete and Wuthering Heights is really heating up! Chaucer will be back in November. A new and improved Subscriber interface is coming this month. I think we'll all be happier. More on that once the files are uploaded and available. * * * Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list over in the sidebar. It gives me the change to get announcements out to you (like what to do if the feed breaks). * * * Defarge Two—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? —this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Elizabeth Klett rocks Jane Eyre for us!   grab the code   276's book talk audio begins at 30 min or so. • Full Sock Heels Class • • Mini-Class Toe-up Heels ONLY • Mini-Class Top-down Heels ONLY

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275: Chapters 3 & 4 -- Jane Eyre


Fri, Nov 02, 2012


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, Chapters 3–4. NOTE: If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, head over to the Libsyn site. Not pretty, but always functional! * * * Here's a link to a picture of a Holland Pocket. Go figure Remily Knit's Mystery KAL. Next week you can hear me talk about heroines on A Good Story is Hard to Find. Happy Holiday Sanity! a picture of the November Incentive (donate during November 2012 and be put into a drawing for the book—donations can be one-time or a subscription). a link to OUR NEW KNIT-A-LONG FOR JANE'S UBIQUITOUS SHAWL (Timely, eh?). (which, of course, is for knitters, but some of you are, so…) Or A link to the Army of Women Calendar of Hope from last week and the Simply Sock Yarn company's new Poste Sock. * * * And remember, if you subscribe you are not only eligible for the drawings, you will also receive Cheddar, Wensleydale, Holly Golightly, and Hexaflexagon patterns AND new exclusive audio every week! Cool for Cats is now complete and Wuthering Heights is really heating up! Chaucer will be back in November. A new and improved Subscriber interface is coming this month. I think we'll all be happier. More on that once the files are uploaded and available. * * * Subscribe to the Ireland-or-Bust mailing list Spread the word and have any friends-or-family who might be interested in joining you sign up too. You can Tweet the link, to your followers, too. * * * Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list over in the sidebar. It gives me the change to get announcements out to you (like what to do if the feed breaks). * * * Defarge Two—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? —this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Elizabeth Klett rocks Jane Eyre for us!   grab the code   274's book talk audio begins at 34 min or so. • Full Sock Heels Class • • Mini-Class Toe-up Heels ONLY • Mini-Class Top-down Heels ONLY

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274: Chapters 1 & 2 -- Jane Eyre


Fri, Oct 26, 2012


Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre, Chapters 1–2. NOTE: If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, head over to the Libsyn site. Not pretty, but always functional! * * * Welcome New Listeners How this works—Every Friday I upload a new episode exploring the next chapter or chapters of our book (in this case, Charlotte Bront?'s Jane Eyre). On these shownotes I'll post things you might find interesting like pictures from Bewicks Book of British Birds Or A picture of the Bront? Parsonage in Haworth (note proximity of graves) Or a picture of the November Incentive (donate during November 2012 and be put into a drawing for the book—donations can be one-time or a subscription). Or a link to a new pattern I wrote, in this case, for a Hexaflexagon. Or A link to the Army of Women and the Calendar of Hope a link to OUR NEW KNIT-A-LONG FOR JANE'S UBIQUITOUS SHAWL (Timely, eh?). Or A link to the amazing Audible version of Wolf Hall. Get it free by visitinghttp://audiblepodcast.com/craftlit. * * * And remember, if you subscribe you are not only eligible for the drawings, you will also receive Cheddar, Wensleydale, Holly Golightly, and Hexaflexagon patterns AND new exclusive audio every week! Cool for Cats is now complete and Wuthering Heights is really heating up! Chaucer will be back in November. Jon is still sick. If you want to cheer him up, leave a review for his book over at Amazon. * * * Subscribe to the Ireland-or-Bust mailing list Spread the word and have any friends-or-family who might be interested in joining you sign up too. You can Tweet the link, to your followers, too. * * * Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list over in the sidebar. It gives me the change to get announcements out to you (like what to do if the feed breaks). * * * Defarge Two—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? —this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Elizabeth Klett rocks Jane Eyre for us!   grab the code 274's book talk audio begins at 34 min or so. • Full Sock Heels Class • • Mini-Class Toe-up Heels ONLY • Mini-Class Top-down Heels ONLY

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273: A Modest Proposal


Fri, Oct 12, 2012


Swift's "A Modest Proposal".  NOTE: If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, head over to the Libsyn site. Not pretty, but always functional! CraftLit and Just the Books are free audiobook podasts—think "audiobook with benefits"—where you can hear the text and the story behind the text. Free. Weekly. All for you. * * * The Bizness: This week Hexaflexagons! Pattern for knitting said 'gons will appear here when it's done!Book talk begins at 8min or so.Thank you to our reader, John Gonzalez.The Bront? bio I'm reading (oof!) The text of "A Modest Proposal" for your continued edification. Subscribe to the Ireland-or-Bust mailing list Spread the word and have any friends-or-family who might be interested in joining you sign up too. You can Tweet the link, to your followers, too. * * *Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list which will allow me to get announcements out to you. Enter your email below and click the button below. I will never, ever give or sell your email information to anyone. * * * And remember, if you subscribe you will get links to Cheddar, Wensleydale, Holly Golightly, and Hexaflexagon patterns AND new exclusive audio every week! Cool for Cats is winding down and Wuthering Heights is heating up! Defarge Two—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? —this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Ehren, master of Gulliver and The Bard is doing Henry IV! Checkitout!   grab the code   273's book talk audio begins at 8:30min or so. • Full Sock Heels Class • • Mini-Class • Toe-up Heels ONLY • Mini-Class • Top-down Heels ONLY

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272: Book 4, Chapters 9 -12 - Gulliver's Travels - End of Book


Fri, Oct 05, 2012


Part 4, Chapters 9–12 of Gulliver's Travels. NOTE: If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, head over to the Libsyn site. Not pretty, but always functional! * * * The Bizness: This week Yarn Love Color Contest. Yay! Love Yarn! Love Beards! Thank you, Julie, for sharing this: Think you just might want to travel with Amy Detjen, the Fabulous Dianne, and me? Next summer so the teachers can go? To…Ireland? In order to make this trip a reality we need numbers. If you're reasonably interested and would like to be on the mailing list for this trip, please Subscribe to the Ireland-or-Bust mailing list Spread the word and have any friends-or-family who might be interested in joining you sign up too. Dianne will use these numbers and we'll let you know the details via the email you provide. You can Tweet the link, to your followers, too. And Be on the show! Click here for the Google Form! * * *Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list which will allow me to get announcements out to you. Enter your email below and click the button below. I will never, ever give or sell your email information to anyone. * * * And remember, if you subscribe you will get links to Cheddar, Wensleydale, and Holly Golightly patterns AND new exclusive audio every week! This week the husband has one of my favorite (and exciting) chapters of Cool for Cats ready for you along with more Wuthering Heights! Defarge Two—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? —this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Ehren, master of Gulliver and The Bard is doing Henry IV! Checkitout!   grab the code   272's book talk audio begins at 10:30min • Full Sock Heels Class • • Mini-Class • Toe-up Heels ONLY • Mini-Class • Top-down Heels ONLY

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271: Book 4, Chapters 7 & 8 -- Gulliver's Travels


Fri, Sep 28, 2012


Part 4, Chapters 7–8 of Gulliver's Travels. NOTE: If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, head over to the Libsyn site. Not pretty, but always functional! * * * The Bizness: This week we're brought to you by Maggie at Happy Hands and the creator of the kNotes for kNitters cards is a listener! Go take a look at her shop! Support CraftLit wonderfulness! The Cloth Roads folks have nifty things to buy for Holiday gifts! They also have the very nice Molo Project going on! Sloe berries for your viewing pleasure (and sloe gin for your tasting pleasure), and Ken Alaba's awesome book! Think you just might want to travel with Amy Detjen, the Fabulous Dianne, and me? Next summer so the teachers can go? To…Ireland? In order to make this trip a reality we need numbers. If you're reasonably interested and would like to be on the mailing list for this trip, please Subscribe to the Ireland-or-Bust mailing list Spread the word and have any friends-or-family who might be interested in joining you sign up too. Dianne will use these numbers and we'll let you know the details via the email you provide. You can Tweet the link, to your followers, too. And Be on the show! Click here for the Google Form! * * *Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list which will allow me to get announcements out to you. Enter your email below and click the button below. I will never, ever give or sell your email information to anyone. * * * And remember, if you subscribe you will get links to Cheddar, Wensleydale, and Holly Golightly patterns AND new exclusive audio every week! This week the husband has more chapters of Cool for Cats ready for you along with more Wuthering Heights! Defarge Two—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? —this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Ehren, master of Gulliver and The Bard is starting the next series! Henry IV! Checkitout!   grab the code   271's book talk audio begins at 30min • Full Sock Heels Class • • Mini-Class • Toe-up Heels ONLY • Mini-Class • Top-down Heels ONLY

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270: Book 4 Chapters 5 & 6 -- Gulliver's Travels


Sat, Sep 22, 2012


Part 4, Chapters 5–6 of Gulliver's Travels. NOTE: If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, head over to the Libsyn site. Not pretty, but always functional! Arlington—home of the Handknitters Guild of North Central Texas ROCKS! The Dallas Handknitters Guild ROCKS! The Knitting Fairy ROCKS! Texas Barbeque ROCKS! Go! Eat! Knit! Make more friends for Cheddar! * * * The Bizness: New patterns in Mittens and Hats from Around the World with the original hat design coming from ME!!! This week we're brought to you by Audible! Visit AudiblePodcast[dot]com[slash]craftlit for your free audiobook and trial subscription. Audible just started a crazy good idea—WhisperSync for Kindle/Audible. I've been listening to Ender's Game narrated by a non-obtrusive cast—not Alfred Molina, maybe, but the Husband is happy. A PSA on the term "y'all" and its benefits, an explanatory on what it means to be a Subscriber-Supporter and the Tin of Tans genius from Christineis now for sale for the rest of the world. Spread the word, wouldja? Maggie at Happy Hands and the creator of the kNotes for kNitters cards is a listener! Go take a look at her shop! Support CraftLit wonderfulness! Think you just might want to travel with Amy Detjen, the Fabulous Dianne, and me? Next summer so the teachers can go? To…Ireland? Would you be interested? In order to make this trip a reality we need numbers. If you're reasonably interested and would like to be on the mailing list for this trip, please Subscribe to the Ireland-or-Bust mailing list Spread the word and have any friends-or-family who might be interested in joining you sign up too. Dianne will use these numbers and we'll let you know the details via the email you provide. You can Tweet the link, to your followers, too. And Be on the show! Click here for the Google Form! The winner in the drawing for the iPad Knit Companion Lucy Neatby Collection is YUKA!!! Squeee! I will be contacting you (and if you don't have an iPad you can use, we'll send you something else and draw another name). * * *Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list which will allow me to get announcements out to you. Enter your email below and click the button below. I will never, ever give or sell your email information to anyone. * * * And remember, if you subscribe you will get links to Cheddar, Wensleydale, and Holly Golightly patterns AND new exclusive audio every week! This week the husband has one of my favorite (and exciting) chapters of Cool for Cats ready for you along with more Wuthering Heights! Defarge Two—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? —this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Ehren, master of Gulliver and The Bard is starting the next series! Henry IV! Check it out!   grab the code 270's book talk audio begins at 22min

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269: Book 4 Chapters 3 & 4 - Gulliver's Travels


Fri, Sep 14, 2012


Part 4, Chapters 3-4 of Gulliver's Travels!   Thank you. Thank you so much. My son's surgery went smashingly and his ear is looking fantastic. We meet with the surgeon in DC tomorrow and will know what he thinks then, but I think it's a smashing success. Because of you.Thank you. * * * The Bizness: I have another couple of patterns in Mittens and Hats from Around the World with the original had design coming! This week we're brought to you by Audible! Visit AudiblePodcast[dot]com[slash]craftlit for your free audiobook and trial subscription. Audible just started a crazy good idea—WhisperSync for Kindle/Audible and we just listened to Treasure Island narrated by Alfred Molina(who can do no wrong—Alfred, call me. I'm just saying...). Explanatory on what it means to be a Subscriber-Supporter and checkout the Tin of Tans genius from Christine—for a limited time you can get it by subscribing (see above) Think you just might want to travel with Amy Detjen, the Fabulous Dianne, and me? Next summer so the teachers can go? To…Ireland? Would you be interested? In order to make this trip a reality we need numbers. If you're reasonably interested and would like to be on the mailing list for this trip, please Subscribe to the Ireland-or-Bust mailing list Spread the word and have any friends-or-family who might be interested in joining you sign up too. Dianne will use these numbers and we'll let you know the details via the email you provide. You can Tweet the link, to your followers, too. And Be on the show! Click here for the Google Form! The winner in the drawing for the iPad Knit Companion Lucy Neatby Collection is YUKA!!! Squeee! I will be contacting you (and if you don't have an iPad you can use, we'll send you something else and draw another name). * * *Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list which will allow me to get announcements out to you (like: Surprise! I have new classes in Dallas and VA!). Enter your email below and click the button below. I will never, ever give or sell your email information to anyone. * * * And remember, if you subscribe you will get links to Cheddar, Wensleydale, and Holly Golightly patterns AND new exclusive audio every week! This week the husband couldn't record Cool for Cats (too much travelling in our world) so instead you get TWO installments of Wuthering Heights! More audio to automagically appear while I'm in Texas. Defarge Two—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? —this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Ehren, master of Gulliver and The Bard is starting the next series! Henry IV! Check it out!   grab the code Book talk begins at 3:40 and you can listen to it here. • Full Sock Heels Class • • Mini-Class • Toe-up Heels ONLY • Mini-Class • Top-down Heels ONLY

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268: Book 4 Chapter 1 & 2 - Gulliver's Travels


Sat, Sep 08, 2012


Part 4, Chapters 1-2 of Gulliver's Travels Thank you. Thank you so much. My son's surgery went smashingly and his ear is looking fantastic. We meet with the surgeon in DC tomorrow and will know what he thinks then, but I think it's a smashing success. Because of you.Thank you. * * * The Bizness: I have another couple of patterns in Mittens and Hats from Around the Worldwith the original had design coming! This week we're brought to you by Audible! Visit AudiblePodcast[dot]com[slash]craftlit for your free audiobook and trial subscription. Audible just started a crazy good idea—WhisperSync for Kindle/Audible and we just listened to Treasure Island narrated by Alfred Molina(who can do no wrong—Alfred, call me. I'm just saying...). Explanatory on what it means to be a Subscriber-Supporter and checkout the Tin of Tans genius from Christine—for a limited time you can get it by subscribing (see above) Think you just might want to travel with Amy Detjen, the Fabulous Dianne, and me? Next summer so the teachers can go? To…Ireland? Would you be interested? In order to make this trip a reality we need numbers. If you're reasonably interested and would like to be on the mailing list for this trip, please Subscribe to the Ireland-or-Bust mailing list Spread the word and have any friends-or-family who might be interested in joining you sign up too. Dianne will use these numbers and we'll let you know the details via the email you provide. You can Tweet the link, to your followers, too. And Be on the show! Click here for the Google Form! The winner in the drawing for the iPad Knit Companion Lucy Neatby Collection is YUKA!!! Squeee! I will be contacting you (and if you don't have an iPad you can use, we'll send you something else and draw another name). * * *Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list which will allow me to get announcements out to you (like: Surprise! I have new classes in Dallas and VA!). Enter your email below and click the button below. I will never, ever give or sell your email information to anyone. * * * And remember, if you subscribe you will get links to Cheddar, Wensleydale, and Holly Golightly patterns AND new exclusive audio every week! This week the husband couldn't record Cool for Cats (too much travelling in our world) so instead you get TWO installments of Wuthering Heights! More audio to automagically appear while I'm in Texas. Defarge Two—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? —this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Ehren, master of Gulliver and The Bard is starting the next series! Henry IV! Checkitout!   grab the code 268's book talk audio begins at 17min • Full Sock Heels Class • • Mini-Class • Toe-up Heels ONLY • Mini-Class • Top-down Heels ONLY

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267: Book 3 Chapters 10 & 11 - Gulliver's Travels


Fri, Aug 31, 2012


Part 3, Chapter 10-11.  Before I get to anything else, a huge thank you to everyone (The long-short version here). We will now be able to get to LA, eat, and transport ourselves to-and-from the surgery and purchase any and all meds for my son. The only little thing I can do is extend my pattern sale for a bit more, so it's going through mid-night Tuesday for you..Thank you.Thank you somuch. * * * The Bizness:I wonder what Swift would have done with Howard Zinn's books, or Clay Shirky's for that matter!Explanatory on what it means to be a Subscriber-Supporter and checkout the Tin of Tans genius from Christine—for a limited time you can get it by subscribing (see above) And what if I told you that we might be able to travel together again with the Fabulous Diane? And what if I told you we might be able to go in the summer so the teachers can go? And what if I told you that it might—just might—be a trip to…Ireland? Would you be interested? Well, in order to make this trip a reality we need numbers. If you're reasonably interested and would like to be on the mailing list for this trip, please Subscribe to the Ireland-or-Bust mailing list Spread the word and have any friends-or-family who might be interested in joining you sign up too. Diane will use these numbers and we'll let you know the details via the email you provide. You can Tweet the link, to your followers, too. And Be on the show! Click here for the Google Form! And don't forget—donations to the show this month put you in the drawing for the iPadKnit Companion Lucy Neatby Collection! Squeee! * * *Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list which will allow me to get announcements out to you (like: Surprise! I have new classes in Dallas and VA!). Enter your email below and click the button below.  I will never, ever give or sell your email information to anyone. * * * And remember, if you subscribe you will get links to Cheddar, Wensleydale patterns AND new exclusive audio every week! This week, chapters 34-35 of Cool for Cats and Wuthering Heightsto come! More audio to automagically appear while we're at the surgery. Defarge Two—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Ehren, master of Gulliver and The Bard is cooking up some new audiolicious Bardage for us! Checkitout!   grab the code Book talk begins at 4:54 and you can listen to it here.         • Full Sock Heels Class • • Mini-Class • Toe-up Heels ONLY• Mini-Class • Top-down Heels ONLY

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266: Book 3, Chapter 7-9 -- Gulliver's Travels


Fri, Aug 24, 2012


Part 3, Chapter 7-9 of Gulliver's Travels  Before I get to anything else, a huge thank you to everyone (The long-short version here). We will now be able to get to LA, eat, and transport ourselves to-and-from the surgery and purchase any and all meds for my son. The only little thing I can do is extend my pattern sale for a bit more, so it's going through mid-night Tuesday for you..Thank you. Thank you somuch. * * * The Bizness: I wonder what Swift would have done with Howard Zinn's books, or Clay Shirky's for that matter! Explanatory on what it means to be a Subscriber-Supporter and checkout the Tin of Tans genius from Christine—for a limited time you can get it by subscribing (see above) And what if I told you that we might be able to travel together again with the Fabulous Diane? And what if I told you we might be able to go in the summer so the teachers can go? And what if I told you that it might—just might—be a trip to…Ireland? Would you be interested? Well, in order to make this trip a reality we need numbers. If you're reasonably interested and would like to be on the mailing list for this trip, please Subscribe to the Ireland-or-Bust mailing list Spread the word and have any friends-or-family who might be interested in joining you sign up too. Diane will use these numbers and we'll let you know the details via the email you provide. You can Tweet the link, to your followers, too. And Be on the show! Click here for the Google Form! And don't forget—donations to the show this month put you in the drawing for the iPad Knit Companion Lucy Neatby Collection! Squeee! * * *Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list which will allow me to get announcements out to you (like: Surprise! I have new classes in Dallas and VA!). Enter your email below and click the button below. I will never, ever give or sell your email information to anyone. * * * And remember, if you subscribe you will get links to Cheddar, Wensleydale patterns AND new exclusive audio every week! This week, chapters 34-35 of Cool for Cats and Wuthering Heightsto come! More audio to automagically appear while we're at the surgery. Defarge Two—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Ehren, master of Gulliver and The Bard is cooking up some new audiolicious Bardage for us! Checkitout!   grab the code 266's book talk audio begins at 8min • Full Sock Heels Class • • Mini-Class • Toe-up Heels ONLY • Mini-Class • Top-down Heels ONLY

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265: Book 3, Chapter 6 - Gulliver's Travels


Fri, Aug 17, 2012


Part 3, Chapter 6 of Gulliver's Travels. Explanatory on what it means to be a Subscriber-Supporter and checkout the Tin of Tans genius from Christine—for a limited time you can get it by subscribing (see above) Maybe try Shadow of Night for your first FREE Audible book! Go Jennifer Ikeda! Be on the show! Click here for the Google Form! * * *Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list which will allow me to get announcements out to you (like: Surprise! I have new classes in Dallas and VA!). Enter your email below and click the button below. I will never, ever give or sell your email information to anyone. * * * And remember, if you subscribe you will get links to Cheddar, Wensleydale patterns AND new exclusive audio every week! This week, chapters 31-32 of Cool for Cats more Chaucer and (GASP) Wuthering Heightsto come! Defarge Two—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Ehren, master of Gulliver and Richard II. Srously! Checkitout!   grab the code 265's book talk audio begins at 11:30 • Full Sock Heels Class • • Mini-Class • Toe-up Heels ONLY • Mini-Class • Top-down Heels ONLY

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264: Book 3, Chapter 5 - Gulliver's Travels


Fri, Aug 10, 2012


Part 3, Chapter 5 of Gulliver's Travels. Explanatory on what it means to be a Subscriber-Supporter and what to do to Jellyfish stings (beyond, you know… avoid getting them). Tin of Tans genius from Christine—for a limited time you can get it by subscribing (see above) Maybe try A Discovery of Witches for your first FREE Audible book! Gigi's Etsy Store with the cute (and effective) row counters and the Nordic Knitting Conference, Oct 5–7, 2012; contact Linda. NEW GENIUS APP from Knit Companion! Donate during Aug 2012 and get put in the running for your OWN COPY OF THE NEW INTERACTIVE LUCY NEATBY COLLECTIONbrought to life by Sally Holt, the brilliance behind Knit Companion! I'm now officially teaching my Sock Heels classes at Knitgrrl's Ning site in two mini- and one full-course (More choices! More affordable! More customizeable)! Loading... * * *Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list which will allow me to get announcements out to you (like: Surprise! I have new classes in Dallas and VA!). Enter your email below and click the button below. I will never, ever give or sell your email information to anyone. * * * And remember, if you subscribe you will get links to Cheddar, Wensleydale patterns AND new exclusive audio every week! This week, chapters 29-30 of Cool for Cats and glad you're liking Chaucer. More to come as soon as I get Defarge Two finalized and out out out! Defarge Two—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Ehren, master of Gulliver and Richard II. Seriously! Check it out!   grab the code Book talk starts at 56:45 and you can listen to it here.

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263: Book 3, Chapter 4 - Gulliver's Travels


Fri, Aug 03, 2012


Part 3, Chapter 4 in Gulliver's Travels. Not much newsy. Gotta run. link to explanatory for subscribing Tin of Tans genius from Christine—for a limited time you can get it by subscribing (see above) In case you need it, the pattern for Cheddars Ruff but please let me know if you've come up with a different genius way to construct your own! Let's link! Newsy bits coming soon from Knit Companion! Interview recorded! More when I'm back! Big fun! No Whammies! I'm now officially teaching my Sock Heels classes at Knitgrrl's Ning site in two mini and one full course (more affordable and more customizeable)! • Full Sock Heels Class • • Toe-up Heels ONLY Mini-Class • •  Top-down Heels ONLY Mini-Class • Come and have fun with me! * * *Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list which will allow me to get announcements out to you (like: Surprise! I have a Ning Class going up!). Enter your email below and click the button below. I will never, ever give or sell your email information to anyone. * * * And remember, if you subscribe you will get links to Cheddar, Wensleydale patterns AND new exclusive audio every week!  Defarge Two—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Ehren, master of Gulliver and Richard II. Serously! Check it out!   grab the code Book talk starts immediately. You can listen to the audio here.

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262: Book 3, Chapter 3 - Gulliver's Travels


Fri, Jul 27, 2012


Part 3, Chapter 3 of Gulliver's Travels in 262 and Chapter 4 in 263. TIME SENSITIVE INFO—HOT OFF THE PRESSES! Go here, enter the code 'craftlit' and save over 30% off the one-year cover price of the new KnitEdge magazine(full disclosure: I'm a contributor). Coupon expires 3 August, 2012. Fly! Go! Buy! Not much newsy.Gotta run.Link to explanatory for subscribing Tin of Tans genius from Christine—for a limited time you can get it by subscribing (see above) In case you need it, the pattern for Cheddars Ruff but please let me know if you've come up with a different genius way to construct your own! Let's link! Newsy bits coming soon from Knit Companion! Interview recorded! More when I'm back! Big fun! No Whammies! I'm now officially teaching my Sock Heels classes at Knitgrrl's Ning site in two mini and one full course (more affordable and more customizeable)! • Full Sock Heels Class • • Toe-up Heels ONLY Mini-Class • • Top-down Heels ONLY Mini-Class •  Come and have fun with me! * * *   Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list which will allow me to get announcements out to you (like: Surprise! I have a Ning Class going up!). Enter your email below and click the button below.  I will never, ever give or sell your email information to anyone. * * * And remember, if you subscribe you will get links to Cheddar, Wensleydale patterns AND new exclusive audio every week!  Defarge Two—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Ehren, master of Gulliver and Richard II. Srously! Checkitout!   grab the code Book talk starts immediately, you can listen to the 262's audio here.  263's book talk also starts right away, you can listen to 263's audio here.

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261: Book 3, Chapters 1 & 2 - Gulliver's Travels


Fri, Jul 20, 2012


Part 3, Chapters 1–2 of Gulliver's Travels. Some adult themes in this one, guys. Caution with the kiddies. Band camp video on it's way on the website. Link to explanatory for subscribing Tin of Tans genius from Christine. A Playful Day did a profile of me! LeadingLadies on Etsy The Anime film Castle_in_the_Sky In case you need it, the pattern for Cheddars Ruff but please let me know if you've come up with a different genius way to construct your own! Let's link! Newsy bits coming soon from Knit Companion! More next week! Winnnahs of the June 2012 incentive? KCC copy goes to Joanne, while the MightyDistractible embroidery kits go to Ashley and Tammy. Congratulations! Goldberg Variations (I love "Where Do They Make Balloons?") I'm now officially teaching my Sock Heels classes at Knitgrrl's Ning site in two mini and one full course (more affordable and more customizeable)! • Full Sock Heels Class • • Toe-up Heels ONLY Mini-Class • •  Top-down Heels ONLY Mini-Class • Come and have fun with me! * * *Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list which will allow me to get announcements out to you (like: Surprise! I have a Ning Class going up!). Enter your email below and click the button below. I will never, ever give or sell your email information to anyone. * * * And remember, if you subscribe you will get links to Cheddar, Wensleydale patterns AND new exclusive audio every week! This week, chapters 19–20 of Cool for Catsand glad you're liking Chaucer. More to come as soon as I get Defarge Two finalized and out out out! Defarge Two—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Ehren, master of Gulliver and Richard II. Seriously! Check it out!   grab the code   Book talk starts at 14:40 and you can listen to it here

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260: Book 2, Chapters 7 & 8 - Gulliver's Travels


Fri, Jul 13, 2012


Part 2, Chapters 7–8 of Gulliver's Travels.   Fun stuff: Christine's Tin of Tans blogpost, (you'll be receiving this pattern on the iPhone/Droid app or if you are a Subscribing Supporter (see upper right sidebar for how to subscribe). Forgot to tell you, A Playful Day did a very sweet profile of me--there are a LOT more very cool women over there. I'm awed to be in their company. The Neil Gaiman video link for you. Kickstarter Campaign: Mapuche Documentary The Coded Stories project and the digital archives of knitting historian Richard Rutt's collection (thank you to Knitter's Reviewfor getting the word out about those awesome bits!). I'm now officially teaching my Sock Heels classes at Knitgrrl's Ning site in two mini and one full course (more affordable and more customizeable)! • Full Sock Heels Class • • Toe-up Heels ONLY Mini-Class • •  Top-down Heels ONLY Mini-Class • Come and have fun with me! * * *Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list which will allow me to get announcements out to you (like: Surprise! I have a Ning Class going up!). Enter your email below and click the button below. I will never, ever give or sell your email information to anyone. * * * AGAIN Forgot to announce June incentive—will do next week or dye trying (har har) And remember, if you subscribe you will get links to Cheddar, Wensleydale patterns AND new exclusive audio every week! This week, chapters 19–20 of Cool for Cats and glad you're liking Chaucer. More to come as soon as I get Defarge Two finalized and out out out! Defarge Two—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Ehren, master of Gulliver and Richard II. Serously! Check it out!   grab the code   Book talk begins at 15:40 and you can listen here 

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259: Book 2 Chapter 6 - Gulliver's Travels


Fri, Jul 06, 2012


Part 2, Chapter 6 of Gulliver's Travels. Fun stuff: The poltergeist storm (see number 4); Talmud page Storm Wrawth in Loudon County (this, btw, is nothing!) Tobolowsky Files podcast   (sorry, cannot get my links to work for Audible! Argh!) Ruth Marcus "Why I knit" Op-Ed; 1200 TEAny Hats. I'm now officially teaching my Sock Heels classes at Knitgrrl's Ning site in two mini and one full course (more affordable and more customizeable)! • Full Sock Heels Class • • Mini-Class • Toe-up Heels ONLY • Mini-Class • Top-down Heels ONLY Come and have fun with me! My ebay items for my destash-o-rama still rolling along! * * *   Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list which will allow me to get announcements out to you (like: Surprise! I have a Ning Class going up!). Enter your email below and click the button below. I will never, ever give or sell your email information to anyone. * * * Forgot to announce June incentive, gorgeous embroidery kids from Mighty Distractible AND a Copy of KCC!. Will do next week! And remember, if you subscribe you will get links to Cheddar, Wensleydale patterns AND new exclusive audio every week! This week, chapters 15–19 of Cool for Cats and the beginning of CHAUCER!. Defarge Two—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Ehren, master of Gulliver and Richard II. Srously! Checkitout!   grab the code Book talk starts at 12:33. You can listen to it here.

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258: Book 2, Chapters 4 & 5 - Gulliver's Travels


Fri, Jun 29, 2012


Part 2, Chapters 4–5 of Gulliver's Travels. Fun stuff: I'm now officially teaching my Sock Heels classes at Knitgrrl's Ning site in two mini and one full course (more affordable and more customizeable)! • Full Sock Heels Class • • Mini-Class • Toe-up Heels ONLY • Mini-Class • Top-down Heels ONLY Come and have fun with me! And QUICKLY have fun with Seedpod Publishing's call for submissions! Deadline approaches! My ebay itemsfor my destash-o-rama still rolling along! * * *Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list which will allow me to get announcements out to you (like: Surprise! I have a Ning Class going up!). Enter your email and click the button below. I will never, ever give or sell your email information to anyone. * * * New June incentive, gorgeous embroidery kids from Mighty Distractible AND a Copy of KCC!. Donate for a chance to win! And remember, if you subscribe you will get links to Cheddar, Wensleydale patterns AND new exclusive audio every week! This week, chapters 15–16 of Cool for Cats. Defarge Two—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Ehren, master of Gulliver. The end.   grab the code Book talk starts at 4:15 and you can listen to it here.

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257: Book 2 Chapter 3 - Gulliver's Travels


Fri, Jun 22, 2012


Part 2, Chapter 3 of Gulliver's Travels. Fun stuff: I'll be teaching at Spin U! and also teaching my Sock Heels class at Knitgrrl's Ning site in two mini and one full course (more affordable and more customizeable)! Come and have fun with me! And have fun with Seedpod Publishing's call for submissions I'm on it! My ebay items for my destash-o-rama still rolling along! McInerny on Gatsby, Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet (YES!) and more coming from Hunter,Holly Golightly pedicure sock in Super Djinni on its way, Kate's Cauldron Spindles with the split-shaft hook (heaven), Valerie sent inShakespeare v Seuss and Tara sent in pretty carved books and chromatic painting typewriters. The SFF Audio is up! Gulliver Art!    Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list which will allow me to get announcements out to you (like: Surprise! I have a Ning Class going up!). Enter your email below and click the button below.  I will never, ever give or sell your email information to anyone. * * * New June incentive, gorgeous embroidery kits from Mighty Distractible AND now a copy of KCC, too (you can see the cover above)!  Donate for a chance to win! And remember, if you subscribe you will get links to Cheddar andWensleydale patterns AND new exclusive audio every week! This week, chapters 10–12 of Cool for Cats. Defarge 2—”What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Ehren, master of Gulliver. The end.    grab the code   Book talk begins right away. You can listen to the audio here.  

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256: Book 2, Chapter 2 - Gulliver's Travels


Fri, Jun 15, 2012


Part 2, Chapter 2 of Gulliver's Travels. Fun stuff: I'll be teaching at Spin U! and also teaching my Sock Heels class at Knitgrrl's Ning site in two mini and one full course (more affordable and more customizeable)! Come and have fun with me! And have fun with Seedpod Publishing's call for submissions I'm on it! My ebay items for my destash-o-rama still rolling along! McInerny on Gatsby, Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet (YES!) and more coming from Hunter, Holly Golightly pedicure sock in Super Djinni on its way, Kate's Cauldron Spindles with the split-shaft hook (heaven), Valerie sent in Shakespeare v Seuss and Tara sent in pretty carved books and chromatic painting typewriters. The SFF Audio is up! Gulliver Art! Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list which will allow me to get announcements out to you (like: Surprise! I have a Ning Class going up!). Enter your email below and click the button below. I will never, ever give or sell your email information to anyone. * * * New June incentive, gorgeous embroidery kits from Mighty Distractible AND now a copy of KCC, too (you can see the cover above)! Donate for a chance to win! And remember, if you subscribe you will get links to Cheddar and Wensleydale patterns AND new exclusive audio every week! This week, chapters 10–12 of Cool for Cats. Defarge 2—”What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Ehren, master of Gulliver. The end.   grab the code   Book talk begins at 32. You can listen to the audio here.

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255: Book 2, Chapter 1 - Gulliver's Travels


Fri, Jun 08, 2012


Book 2, Chapter 1 of Gulliver’s Travels. Fun stuff: I'll be teaching at Spin U! and also teaching my Sock Heels class at Knitgrrl's Ning site! Come and have fun with me! And have fun with Seedpod Publishing's call for submissions! My ebay items for my destash-o-rama starting at 8pm EST 6/8/2012! Don't forget to sign up for the new CraftLit mailing list which will allow me to get announcements out to you (like—Surprise! I have a Ning Class going up!). Enter your email below and click the button below. I will never, ever give or sell your email information to anyone. * * * New June incentive, gorgeous embroidery kids from Mighty Distractible. Donate for a chance to win! And remember, if you subscribe you will get links to Cheddar and Wensleydale patterns AND new exclusive audio every week! This week, chapters 7–9 of Cool for Cats. Defarge 2—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Ehren, I think you’ll agree, rocks the Gulliver text.   grab the code   Book talk begins at 16 or so, 255 audio

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254: Chapter 8 - Gulliver's Travels


Fri, Jun 01, 2012


Chapter 8 of Gulliver’s Travels. Fun stuff: I'll be teaching at Spin U!Come and have fun with me! The back pain book is and the running book is The apps are Lose It, Map My Walk, and the Atlantic Monthly article is The Perfected Self. * * * April/May 2012 incentive winner is TERRI! I'll be eamiling you shortly. New June incentive, gorgeous embroidery kids from Mighty DistractibleDonate for a chance to win! And remember, if you subscribe you will get links to Cheddar and Wensleydale patterns AND new exclusive audio every week! Defarge 2—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Ehren, I think you’ll agree, rocks the Gulliver text.   grab the code Book talk begins at 11 or so, 254 audio

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253: Chapter 7 - Gulliver's Travels


Fri, May 25, 2012


Chapter 7 of Gulliver’s Travels. Fun stuff: I'll be teaching at Spin U! Come and have fun with me! Also check out Syne's new audiobook of the classic by Linda Collier Ligon! This is How I go When I go Like This! And my interview with the fabulous and wonderful Tara Swiger of Market Yourself! * * * April/May 2012 incentive—Your veddy own Defarge PAC (Don’t Lose Your Head!) t-shirt. Donate or subscribe to be put into the running for a shirt! And remember, if you subscribe you will get links to Cheddar and Wensleydale patterns AND new exclusive audio every week! Defarge 2—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Ehren, I think you’ll agree, rocks the Gulliver text.     grab the code Book talk begins at 35 or so, 253 audio

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252: Chapters 5 & 6 - Gulliver's Travels


Fri, May 18, 2012


Chapters 5–6 of Gulliver's Travels. Join the conversation by tweeting a response to this question by using a hashtag (#GulliverGuffaws): Twittering Question: What was Swift after when he went after smart folks? (When he's a smarty-pants himself!) I will randomly select a name from this episode's responders and whoever I choose will get their very own WWMDfK? bracelet. Fun stuff: Amy Detjen and Meg Swansen's new(ish) book! Christopher Moore's books! And OH MY GOODNESS--a chapter-by-chapter guide to the art and locations for Sacr? Bleu! Amazon.com Widgets Audrey Niffenegger's books! And... two, ahem, views of Gulliver: Meet Wensleydale! Cheddar's friend! or get it by Take the SURVEY! so you can tell me what you REALLY want! * * * April/May 2012 incentive—Your veddy own Defarge PAC (Don't Lose Your Head!) t-shirt. Donate or subscribe to be put into the running for a shirt! Defarge 2—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Ehren, I think you'll agree, rocks the Gulliver text.   grab the code Book talk begins at 17:30 you can listen to it here.

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251: Chapters 3 & 4 - Gulliver's Travels


Fri, May 11, 2012


Chapters 3–4 of Gullvier's Travels.   Join the conversation by tweeting a response to this question by using a hashtag (#GulliverGuffaws): Twittering Question: Who do you consider the best modern-day satirist? I will randomly select a name from this episode's responders and whoever I choose will get their very own WWMDfK? bracelet. Fun stuff: Dr Brunner's useful posts on 10 character flaws that can derail even good people and prepare your child for trauma, also Judge John Hodgeman and Alton Brown (what could be better?!) and the book I mentioned at SeedPod Publishing, After the Strawberry. Meet Wensleydale! Cheddar's friend (pattern coming soon!). Take the SURVEY! so you can tell me what you REALLY want! Regular CraftLit mailing list sign-up! Type your email in the space and click the button below I will never, ever give or sell your email information to anyone. * * * Cheddar, the CraftLit Critter! (a pattern) or get it by subscribing Important—please click the "RETURN" link to complete your subscription process. Or Purchase a completed, knitted Cheddar from Penny for $36 via Little Acorn Creations! * * * April/May 2012 incentive—Your veddy own Defarge PAC (Don't Lose Your Head!) t-shirt. Donate or subscribe to be put into the running for a shirt! Defarge 2—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—this time in color!—is in pre-orders! * * * Ehren, I think you'll agree, rocks the Gulliver text.   grab the code Book talk begins at 17 min, 251 audio

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250: Chapter 2 - Gulliver's Travels


Fri, May 04, 2012


Chapter 2 of Gullvier's Travels. Join the conversation by tweeting a response to this question by using a hashtag (#GulliverGuffaws). Twittering Question: What do you think Swift will attack first next week when the satire really kicks in? Discuss. I will randomly select a name from this episode's responders and whoever I choose will get their very own WWMDfK? bracelet.   Fun stuf: Kate Atherley's book Beyond Knit and Purl, "Bigger on the Inside," and her blog from whence you can get to her other patterns; Philip II with his jaw. Father-in-Law Abe's gorgeous app, CowBird.com (no, really), and a Good Story is Hard to Find where we discuss The Wrath of Khan(and Montalban's chest... seriously). Take the SURVEY! so you can tell me what you REALLY want! And we have a new CraftLit mailing list which will allow me to get announcements out to you (like when I—SURPRISE—find out I'll be at MDSW and stuff like that).Type your email in the space and click the button below I will never, ever give or sell your email information to anyone. * * * Cheddar, the CraftLit Critter! (a pattern)  or get it by subscribing Important—please click the "RETURN" link to complete your subscription process. Or Purchase a completed, knitted Cheddar from Penny for $36 via little acorn creations (coming soon!) * * * Totally forgot to mention: And April/May 2012 incentive? Your veddy own Defarge PAC (Don’t Lose Your Head!) t-shirt. Donate or subscribe to be put into the running for a shirt! Defarge 2—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? —this time in color!—is in pre-orders! And, more happiness—the husband gets more good press for his book, too! Yay books! Yay literate people! * * * Ehren, I think you'll agree, rocks the Gulliver text.   grab the code Book talk begins at 38:30 you can listen in here.

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249: Preface & Ch 1 - Gulliver's Travels - Start of Book


Fri, Apr 27, 2012


Intro bits and Chapter 1 of Gullvier's Travels. Join the conversation by tweeting a response to this question by using a hashtag (#GulliverGuffaws): Twittering Question: What is your favorite moment from the beginning of Gulliver's Travels? (We'll have more interesting questions soon--this was a big BIG podcast to get out. My brain will be back shortly) I will randomly select a name from this episode's responders and whoever I choose will get their very own WWMDfK? bracelet. And, NEW! We have a survey so you can tell me what you REALLY want! And we have a new mailing list which will allow me to get announcements out to you (like when I—SURPRISE—find out I'll be at MDSW and stuff like that).Type your email below and hit "enter." I will never, ever give or sell your email information to anyone. * * * SFF Audio—I've hit the big time! Listen to The New Mother here and SFF with me here. And then go take a look at Tara Swiger's book Market Yourself. Love! Her! * * * Cheddar, the CraftLit Critter (pattern)! Or Purchase a completed, knitted Cheddar from Penny for $36 via little acorn creations (coming soon!) And April/May 2012 incentive? Your veddy own Defarge PAC (Don't Lose Your Head!) t-shirt. Donate or subscribe to be put into the running for a shirt! * * * Order via NetFlix or purchase from Amazon. * * * Defarge 2—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—this time in color!—is in pre-orders! 25+ patterns of yarny goodness (sweaters, mittens, a devilishly cute layette, and more all await you!). The good people at Cooperative Press have found a local printer who can bring you our new book still printed in the USA! Mwah! Have I told you how much I love indie publishers? And speaking of Cooperative Press! Two new goodies for you! First, the CP Sock & Mitt Club. Second, the CP Mag! Both of which yours truly will be working on! Yay! What is CP saying about the Magazine? Let me share what CP says: Our intentions are as follows: as with all things CP, we compensate our contributors fairly, work with indie designers and dyers, and generally keep great content coming at you; we will be publishing 3x per year (though we’re doing a special “issue zero” in time for TNNA, the big pro fiber arts tradeshow in June) via our own app. This app will eventually also offer other Cooperative Press content, too. Ebooks, special issues, etc.; by popular demand and in response to some early feedback, we’ll do a PDF version of the magazine, which will be available via our website and Ravelry. It won’t have the video/audio/interactive functionality of the main version, but for readers who aren’t interested in reading via app, it’ll offer access to most of the content; each year, we’ll collect the magazine content into a book book -- think the way Food&Wine or Martha Stewart republishes their "best-of" each year. Hopefully having multiple access points for the content will make everyone happy. And by having several digital options, it makes it possible to buy it from anywhere (even Australia and the UK!), because as we’ve learned selling books, not everyone feels like paying the (frankly absurd) postage rates these days. It makes me ill to have to charge half again the cost of a print book just to ship it to Europe, and from a purely capitalistic perspective, I’d rather you put that $12 towards another one of our ebooks! :) And, more happiness—the husband gets more good press for his book, too! Yay books! Yay literate people! * * * And my new pattern (that I'm so proud of!): Hunger Games-inspired Life and Death socks—designed for those of us who tend to give their socks a beating (more details on knitting blog). * * * Ehren, I think you'll agree, rocks the Gulliver text. grab the code And, of course, I'm racking up moments of the usual start-of-book zeitgeist. (Have you seen the advertisement yet? Thank you, Jill!) Book talk starts at 28:30 and you can listen to it here.

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248: Part 2 - Diamond as Big as the Ritz - End of Story


Wed, Apr 11, 2012


BONUS EPISODE! "A Diamond as Big as the Ritz" by F. Scott Fitzgerald—part 2. Join the conversation by tweeting a response to this question by using a hashtag (#FaveFitzgerald): Question: What is your favorite bit from the second half of "A Diamond as Big as the Ritz"? I will randomly select a name from this episode's responders and whoever I choose will get their very own WWMDfK? bracelet. * * * Defarge 2—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—this time in color!—is in pre-orders! 25+ patterns of yarny goodness (sweaters, mittens, a devilishly cute layette, and more all await you!). The good people at Cooperative Press have found a local printer who can bring you our new book still printed in the USA! Mwah! Have I told you how much I love indie publishers? And speaking of Cooperative Press! Two new goodies for you! First, the CP Sock & Mitt Club. Second, the CP Mag! Both of which yours truly will be working on! Yay! What is CP saying about the Magazine? Let me share what CP said: Our intentions are as follows: as with all things CP, we compensate our contributors fairly, work with indie designers and dyers, and generally keep great content coming at you; we will be publishing 3x per year (though we’re doing a special “issue zero” in time for TNNA, the big pro fiber arts tradeshow in June) via our own app. This app will eventually also offer other Cooperative Press content, too. Ebooks, special issues, etc.; by popular demand and in response to some early feedback, we’ll do a PDF version of the magazine, which will be available via our website and Ravelry. It won’t have the video/audio/interactive functionality of the main version, but for readers who aren’t interested in reading via app, it’ll offer access to most of the content; each year, we’ll collect the magazine content into a book book -- think the way Food&Wine or Martha Stewart republishes their "best-of" each year. Hopefully having multiple access points for the content will make everyone happy. And by having several digital options, it makes it possible to buy it from anywhere (even Australia and the UK!), because as we’ve learned selling books, not everyone feels like paying the (frankly absurd) postage rates these days. It makes me ill to have to charge half again the cost of a print book just to ship it to Europe, and from a purely capitalistic perspective, I’d rather you put that $12 towards another one of our ebooks! :) And, more happiness—the husband gets more good press for his book, too! Yay books! Yay literate people! * * * And my new pattern (that I'm so proud of!): Hunger Games-inspired Life and Death socks—designed for those of us who tend to give their socks a beating. (more details on knitting blog) Let me know what you thought of the movie by tweeting a response using this hashtag (#HungerGamesMovie): Question: What did you think of the Hunger Games movie"? (Thank you @ReneeRico, for the idea—and ditto on selecting a name for a bracelet!) * * * Audible's Moveable Feast with the excellent reader, Zora Neale Hurston's lovely Their Eyes Were Watching God. Soon Ehren and I'll have Gulliver ready for you. I'm racking up moments of the usual start-of-book zeitgeist. (Have you seen the advertisement yet? Thank you, Jill!) Woven Fabric Social Media Icon Set by Webdesigner Depot Book talk starts at 11:55 and you can listen to it here.

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247: Part 1 - A Diamond as Big as the Ritz - Start of Story


Fri, Mar 30, 2012


BONUS EPISODE! "A Diamond as Big as the Ritz" by F. Scott Fitzgerald—part 1. Join the conversation by tweeting a response to this question by using a hashtag (#FaveFitzgerald): Question: What is your favorite bit from the first half of "A Diamond as Big as the Ritz"? I will randomly select a name from the responders and whoever I choose will get their very own WWMDfK? bracelet!   Have an idea for a knitting pattern based on a Hitchcock flick? Send yourself over to Stephannie Tallent's blog and get the skinny on how to submit your ideas!     And my new pattern (that I'm so proud of!): Hunger Games-inspired Life and Death socks—designed for those of us who tend to give their socks a beating. (more details on knitting blog) If you would like to purchase the pattern you can do it here through my regular shoppe account via the cart button below, or via my Ravelry shop where the pdf will be stored in your Library. This sock is for the adventurous intermediate or expert knitter (or for a new knitter who hasn’t been told that socks, cables, and double knitting are hard, the therefore is able to do anything) Skills? knit and purl stitches, YO, right and left leaning increases, decreases, cables knitting in the round on two circular needles reading lace and charts; use of stitch markers to delineate repeats knitting both Continental and British (as commonly done in Fair Isle) is helpful if you wish to include the optional hidden pocket knowledge of double-knitting is useful but not required. Tutorial included. Size? (S,M)L— for accurate fit, measure around ball of Foot (7in,8in)9in, Gauge? ? 28 sts=4 in/10cm; 38 rows=4” on sole-stitch stockinette; same on stockinette arrowhead lace Yarn ? ? SOLE: held double; sample knit with The March Hare in Scarlet Letter [70% Merino, 30% silk, 435 yards/ 398 m, 100g; 18 WPI]; INSTEP/LEG: Mountain Colors: CrazyFoot in Headwaters [90% superwash Merino, 10% nylon, 425 yards/ 389 m, 100g; 18 WPI] Needle ? ?? Two US 1 (2.25 mm) circs; cable needle or appropriate substitute tool; one set US 1 dpns for optional pocket Notions?? ? stitch markers or paperclips (many)   Woven Fabric Social Media Icon Set by Webdesigner Depot       Book talk starts at 4:30 and you can listen to it here.

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246: Chapter 27 - End of Dracula


Fri, Mar 09, 2012


246—Chapter 27—THE END of Dracula! Whoot! (Scroll to the bottom of the page for a player or grab the show on iTunes or via this feed). Submit pattern ideas for upcoming Defarge books! From Juti: Louis S. Warren, "Buffalo Bill Meets Dracula: William F. Cody, Bram Stoker, and the Frontiers of Racial Decay," The American Historical Review vol. 107 no. 4 (October 2002), pp 1124-1157. Flicks the Church Forgot (Vampire flicks part 1, part 2, part 3) SFFaudio Wowio eBooks Psychopathy Slow and Sew Shop for your own Defarge PAC t-shirt!   The Wedge Shawl pattern out now! 99? And patterns here, too Don't forget Knitcircus—To get on the mailing list for the BRAND NEW free newsletter, please visit knitcircus.com. Go listen to Yarniacs! CraftLit! Just the Books! Featured in the Podcast Box! We just added a featured tab to the Podcast Box app. Every couple weekswe will be featuring different producers' apps and this week your app has been chosen! Being featured makes it super easy for new listeners to discover your show so make sure you release some fresh content. Tell your audience to download the FREE Podcast Box app... your show will be front and center when they launch it!Just the Books for Droid, here. CraftLit for Droid here. (go get your free book and start your trial by clicking above) Again, many thanks to Jon Scholes at Vaguenet, and Ehren Ziegler at Chop Bard, Maurice Mengel, and Elizabeth Klett for our audio this week! Just the Books is now paralleling CraftLit in real time—for Dracula. We'll be uploading the books between Pride and Prejudice and The Woman in White as time and storage space allow. AND the CraftLit Family page is up and growing! Add what you're up to there and share your "betterness". Booktalk starts around 17 min audio Woven Fabric Social Media Icon Set by Webdesigner Depot Book talk starts at 17:00 you can listen to the episode here.

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245: Chapter 26 - Dracula


Fri, Mar 02, 2012


245—Chapter 26 of Dracula! Whoot! (Scroll to the bottom of the page for a player or grab the show on iTunes or via this feed). Submit pattern ideas for upcoming Defarge books! HENRY Irving--not John Irving (caught it too late!) The book on decision making: Mina's typewriter (perhaps) Once again we need our map: this comes to us via Syrie James @Avon, an imprint of HarperCollins Syrie James’ novel Dracula, My Love. Misty won Caramel! Heather(!) won one of Mighty Distractible's embroidery kits! From this month's incentive drawing! Don't forget Knitcircus—To get on the mailing list for the BRAND NEW free newsletter, please visit knitcircus.com. The Hair Clip Cap pattern out now, and a new pattern goes out next week! $4.00 CraftLit! Just the Books! Featured in the Podcast Box! We just added a featured tab to the Podcast Box app. Every couple weeks we will be featuring different producers' apps and this week your app has been chosen! Being featured makes it super easy for new listeners to discover your show so make sure you release some fresh content. Tell your audience to download the FREE Podcast Box app... your show will be front and center when they launch it!Just the Books for Droid, here. CraftLit for Droid here. (go get your free book and start your trial by clicking above) Again, many thanks to Jon Scholes at Vaguenet, and Ehren Ziegler at Chop Bard, and Elizabeth Klett for our audio this week! Just the Books is now paralleling CraftLit in real time—for Dracula. We'll be uploading the books between Pride and Prejudice and The Woman in White as time and storage space allow. AND the CraftLit Family page is up and growing! Add what you're up to there and share your "betterness". Booktalk starts around 10:30 min audio Woven Fabric Social Media Icon Set by Webdesigner Depot

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244: Chapter 25 - Dracula


Sat, Feb 25, 2012


Chapter 25 of Dracula! Whoot! (Scroll to the bottom of the page for a player or grab the show on iTunes or via this feed). The Husband wrote an awesome post on being an outsider. Now you know (another reason) why I love the guy. Submit pattern ideas for upcoming Defarge books! Degenerate art, a catalog of the show I saw. Here's the SFF #094 episode Julie was on chatting about Gulliver (spoilers). Once again we need our map: this comes to us via Syrie James @Avon, an imprint of HarperCollins; Syrie James’ novel Dracula, My Love.   Do you like Caramel? Yes I like Caramel! Do you like embroidery? Yes I like embroidery! Incentives this month! A pound of Caramels or Mighty Distractible's embroidery kits! Donate in the sidebar to be put into the drawing!     Don't forget Knitcircus—To get on the mailing list for the BRAND NEW free newsletter, please visit knitcircus.com. Don't forget we have a couple of Knit-a-Longs--Kathleen and her gorgeous Ms Prynne (perfect timing!) and Hunter and her Cthulhu Waits socks! Meg and I have a new patterns up in the store $4.00 And the Hair Clip Hat! $4.00 CraftLit! Just the Books! Featured in the Podcast Box! We just added a featured tab to the Podcast Box app. Every couple weeks we will be featuring different producers' apps and this week your app has been chosen! Being featured makes it super easy for new listeners to discover your show so make sure you release some fresh content. Tell your audience to download the FREE Podcast Box app... your show will be front and center when they launch it!Just the Books for Droid, here. CraftLit for Droid here. (go get your free book and start your trial by clicking above)   Again, many thanks to Jon Scholes at Vaguenet, and Ehren Ziegler at Chop Bard, and Jon's friend Charlie Allen Wall for our audio this week!   Just the Books is now paralleling CraftLit in real time—for Dracula. We'll be uploading the books between Pride and Prejudice and The Woman in White as time and storage space allow. AND the CraftLit Family page is up and growing! Add what you're up to there and share your "betterness". Booktalk starts around 12 min audio Woven Fabric Social Media Icon Set by Webdesigner Depot

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243: Chapter 24 - Dracula


Sun, Feb 19, 2012


Chapter 24 of Dracula! Whoot! (Scroll to the bottom of the page for a player or grab the show on iTunes or via this feed). Do you like Caramel? Yes I like Caramel! Do you like embroidery? Yes I like embroidery! Incentives this month! A pound of Caramels and Mighty Distractible's embroidery kits! Donate in the sidebar to be put into the drawing!       My sad, beautiful, broken crochet hook If you know where to find the old, lovely, no-longer-in-production Walnut Brittany hooks and needles, please do tell!   Re: Knitcircus—To get on the mailing list for the free newsletter, please visit knitcircus.com. From: Wurster-weight—a blog post by a gal named Meream and I think I want to move in!!! Winchester Repeater Don't forget we have a couple of Knit-a-Longs--Kathleen and her gorgeous Ms Prynne (perfect timing!) and Hunter and her Cthulhu Waits socks! Meg and I have a new patterns up in the store $4.00 Dryer ball and Pincushion pattern (dryer ball could also be a child's toy, hackysack, or juggling ball depending on how you stuff it) 99? CraftLit! Just the Books! Featured in the Podcast Box! Wizzard Media just added a featured tab to the Podcast Box app. Every couple weeks we will be featuring different producers' apps and this week your CraftLit has been chosen!  Download the FREE Podcast Box app... CraftLit will be front and center when you launch it!Just the Books for Droid, here. CraftLit for Droid here. Let Jon know you're a fan. (go get your free book and start your trial by clicking above) Again, many thanks to Jon Scholes at Vaguenet, and Ehren Ziegler at Chop Bard, Elizabeth Klett, and Maurice Mengel for our audio this week! Just the Books is now paralleling CraftLit in real time—for Dracula only. We'll be uploading the books between Pride and Prejudice and Dracula as time and space allow. AND the CraftLit Family page is up and growing! Add what you're up to there and share your "betterness". Booktalk starts around 12min audio Woven Fabric Social Media Icon Set by Webdesigner Depot

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242: Chapters 22 & 23 - Dracula


Fri, Feb 10, 2012


Chapters 22–23 of Dracula! Whoot! (Scroll to the bottom of the page for a player or grab the show on iTunes or via this feed).   This week's speciality...Knives! All kinds, like… Kukri from Nepal Machaira of ancient Macedonia Kopis ("chopper") of ancient Greece xiphos of ancient Greece harp? of Greece falcata of Iberia And a Bowie Knife   Don't forget we have a couple of Knit-a-Longs--Kathleen and her gorgeous Ms Prynne (perfect timing!) and Hunter and her Cthulhu Waits socks! I have a new little pattern up in my store Let Jon know you're a fan. (go get your free book and start your trial by clicking above)   Again, many thanks to Jon Scholes at Vaguenet, and Ehren Ziegler at Chop Bard for our audio this week! Just the Books is now paralleling CraftLit in real time—for Dracula only. We'll be uploading the books between Pride and Prejudice and Dracula as time and space allow. AND the CraftLit Family page is up and growing! Add what you're up to there and share your "betterness". Booktalk starts nearly immediately audio Woven Fabric Social Media Icon Set by Webdesigner Depot

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241: Chapter 21 - Dracula


Fri, Feb 03, 2012


Chapter 21! This week is the chapter you were waiting for without knowing you were waiting for it! Announcements: You remember Jan Smiley of the really awesome Scrapbooks on the Go book? Well, she's got another iron in the fire with the 2012 Carolina Fiber Frolic Retreat! This March 30-April 1. You can find our details at the Carolina Fiber Frolic group on Ravelry or via their website. Don't forget we have a couple of Knit-a-Longs--Kathleen and her gorgeous Ms Prynne (perfect timing!) and Hunter and her Cthulhu Waits socks! I have a new little pattern up in my store Have an iPad? Check out Knit Companion! Let Jon know you're a fan. (go get your free book and start your trial by clicking above) Again, many thanks to Ehren Ziegler at Chop Bard for our audio this week! Just the Books is now paralleling CraftLit in real time—for Dracula only. We'll be uploading the books between Pride and Prejudice and Dracula as time and space allow. AND the CraftLit Family page is up and growing! Add what you're up to there and share your "betterness". Booktalk starts nearly immediately audio Woven Fabric Social Media Icon Set by Webdesigner Depot

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240: Chapter 20 - Dracula


Sun, Jan 29, 2012


240—Chapter 20 of Dracula! Whoot! (Scroll to the bottom of the page for a player or grab the show on iTunes or via this feed). Gorgeous author's estates from Tara in TN, the 2012 Calendar of Hope from FitterKnitter ? This is our 4th year of publication and as a survivor myself, it’s my way of giving back with the help of some very talented knitters. Almost 100% of the proceeds go to the armyofwomen.com> which is trying to find out WHY we get breast cancer. You can read more about the calendar on my website www.fitterknitter.com ?From Lisa the Extinct Dracula Monkey!!! Don't forget we have a couple of Knit-a-Longs--Kathleen and her gorgeous Ms Prynne (perfect timing!) and Hunter and her Cthulhu Waits socks! Have an iPad? Check out Knit Companion! Let Jon know you're a fan. (go get your free book and start your trial by clicking above) Again, many thanks to Jon Scholes at Vaguenet, and Ehren Ziegler at Chop Bardfor our audio this week! Just the Books is now paralleling CraftLit in real time—for Dracula only. We'll be uploading the books between Pride and Prejudice and Dracula as time and space allow. AND the CraftLit Family page is up and growing! Add what you're up to there and share your "betterness".   Interview starts at 8min and booktalk starts at 25 audio Woven Fabric Social Media Icon Set by Webdesigner Depot

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239: Chapter 19 - Dracula


Mon, Jan 23, 2012


Chapter 19 of Dracula! Whoot! (Scroll to the bottom of the page for a player or grab the show on iTunes or via this feed). Fun: Swagger Wagon   And a great followup.   Let Jon know you're a fan. Visuals for you of a skeleton key (used with permission) and hobnail boots. (go get your free book and start your trial by clicking above) Again, many thanks to Elizabeth Klett, Jon Scholes at Vaguenet, and Ehren Ziegler at Chop Bard for our audio this week! Just the Books is now paralleling CraftLit in real time—for Dracula only. We'll be uploading the books between Pride and Prejudice and Dracula as time and space allow. AND the CraftLit Family page is up and growing! Add what you're up to there and share your "betterness". Booktalk starts at 8:15 audio Woven Fabric Social Media Icon Set by Webdesigner Depot

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238: Chapters 17 & 18 - Dracula


Fri, Jan 06, 2012


Chapters 17-18 of Dracula! Whoot! (Scroll to the bottom of the page for a player or grab the show on iTunes or via this feed). Again, many thanks to Elizabeth Klett, Jon Scholes at Vaguenet, and Ehren Ziegler at Chop Bard for our audio this week! Also, huge props to Lucy (read by our Arielle Lipshaw who is now a PROFESSIONAL audiobook recorder for Iambik!). Fun: Visit this for the silliest rap ever, and watch here for the most useful: Just the Books is now paralleling CraftLit in real time—for Dracula only. We’ll be uploading the books between Pride and Prejudice and Dracula as time and space allow. AND the CraftLit Family page is up and growing! Add what you're up to there and share your “betterness". Need a Trumpet Class for you or your kid? Consider Skype and Dale, the marvelous master of music. Booktalk starts at 12 min or so. Listen to episode 238 audio. Don't forget—you can get a free two-week trial with Clicking above lets them know you support the show—and so should they. (I just listened to Hemingway's Moveable Feast!) Also, Now you can find CraftLit and soonJust the Books on I sometimes skulk around Facebook and occasionally do the twittage.

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237: Chapter 16 - Dracula


Fri, Dec 30, 2011


Chapter 16 of Dracula! Whoot! (Scroll to the bottom of the page for a player or grab the show on iTunes or via this feed). Again, many thanks to Maurice Mengel, Jon Scholes at Vaguenet, and Ehren Ziegler at Chop Bard for our audio this week! Thank you for your support, Audible! (now you go get your free book and start your trial by following this link) Updates December Incentive! From listener Julie Temisev?! Happy Holidays | Carlson School of Management, the first chapter of Cool for Cats, reviewed and read for you at Forgotten Classics, things even food safety experts won't eat(good to know!).   Just the Books is now paralleling CraftLit in real time—for Dracula only. We'll be uploading the books between Pride and Prejudice and Dracula as time and space allow. AND the CraftLit Family page is up and growing! Add what you're up to there and share your "betterness". Need a Trumpet Class for you or your kid? Consider Skype and Dale, the marvelous master of music. Book talk starts immediately. You can listen to the episode here.

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236: Chapter 15 - Dracula


Fri, Dec 23, 2011


Chapter 15 of Dracula! Whoot! And 237 will get you chapter 16! (Scroll to the bottom of the page for a player or grab the show on iTunes or via this feed). Again, many thanks to Maurice Mengel, Jon Scholes at Vaguenet, and Ehren Ziegler at Chop Bard for our audio this week! Thank you for your support, Audible! (now you go get your free book and start your trial by following this link) Updates December Incentive! From listener Julie Temisev?! Happy Holidays | Carlson School of Management, the first chapter of Cool for Cats, reviewed and read for you at Forgotten Classics, things even food safety experts won't eat(good to know!).   Just the Books is now paralleling CraftLit in real time—for Dracula only. We'll be uploading the books between Pride and Prejudice and Dracula as time and space allow. AND the CraftLit Family page is up and growing! Add what you're up to there and share your "betterness". Need a Trumpet Class for you or your kid? Consider Skype and Dale, the marvelous master of music.   Book talk starts right away. You can listen to the audio here.

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235: Chapter 14 - Dracula


Sun, Dec 18, 2011


Chapter 14 of Dracula! Whoot! Then for Episodes 236, chapter 15, and 237 will get you chapter 16! (Scroll to the bottom of the page for a player or grab the show on iTunes or via this feed). Again, many thanks to Maurice Mengel, Jon Scholes at Vaguenet, and Ehren Ziegler at Chop Bard for our audio this week! Thank you for your support, Audible! (now you go get your free book and start your trial by following this link) Updates The Lovely Stephanie Tallent of many patterns and joins us! December Incentive! From listener Julie Temisev?! Happy Holidays | Carlson School of Management, the first chapter of Cool for Cats, reviewed and read for you at Forgotten Classics, things even food safety experts won't eat(good to know!). Holiday Freebies for You! A gift from us to you—Christmas Cards from the Good Madame (who is only interested in righting wrongs and vanquishing injustice, after all...which is almost sort of in the spirit of the season...mostly...) Based on the art used in the Crachette Pattern from the Dickens of a Christmas Blog Hop— —what could be better than a selection of sweet, printable cards to send to your creative comrades, handmade for you by our book's artist Jen Minnis? Here you will find full-color versions of the cards along with b&w cards you can color yourself if you or you're kids are feeling crafty. The sets below print at 2 cards to an 8-1/2" x 11" page and can be used with Avery template 3266. If you would like half-fold sets, we have pdfs which fit Avery #3378 templates in color and black and white. There are many styles to choose from. Or you can download a PDF that includes them all! Color SetsB&W SetsComplete Sets Consider Yourself Consider Yourself Full Set Color ...More ...More I'd Do Anything... I'd Do Anything... New Socks? New Socks? Full Set B&W Think of Others Think of Others I Made It... I Made It... Check out more of Jen's work at Jen Minnis' Art Blog. Just the Books is now paralleling CraftLit in real time—for Dracula only. We'll be uploading the books between Pride and Prejudice and Dracula as time and space allow. AND the CraftLit Family page is up and growing! Add what you're up to there and share your "betterness". Need a Trumpet Class for you or your kid? Consider Skype and Dale, the marvelous master of music. Booktalk starts at 19:55 for episode 235. You can listen to the audio here.

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234: Chapter 13 - Dracula


Fri, Dec 09, 2011


Chapter 13 of Dracula! Whoot! (Scroll to the bottom of the page for a player or grab the show on iTunes or via this feed). Again, many thanks to Elizabeth Klett, Barbara Edelman, and Ehren Ziegler at Chop Bard for our audio this week! Thank you for your support, Audible! (now you go get your free book and start your trial by following this link) Updates Andrea Lazos' site where you can support her in donating to Toys for Tots and blankets for the homeless. Hunter's Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet book. Just Glue Some Gears on It (and call it Steampunk) Easy Eats Want to get rid of a Hat Block? Lemme know! Monsters We Love   December Incentive! From listener Julie Temisev?! Still have some Defarge wristbands so donate if you want one. (Make sure PayPal has your address! or I can't send it to you!) Just the Books is now paralleling CraftLit in real time—for Dracula only. We'll be uploading the books between Pride and Prejudice and Dracula as time and space allow. AND the CraftLit Family page is up and growing! Add what you're up to there and share your "betterness". Need a Trumpet Class for you or your kid? Consider Skype and Dale, the marvelous master of music. Book talk begins at 9:40. You can listen to the audio here.

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233: Chapter 12 - Dracula


Mon, Dec 05, 2011


Chapter 12 of Dracula! Whoot! (Scroll to the bottom of the page for a player or grab the show on iTunes or via this feed). Again, many thanks to Elizabeth Klett, Arlen Donald, and Ehren Ziegler at Chop Bard for our audio this week! Updates Just the Books is now paralleling CraftLit in real time—for Dracula only. We'll be uploading the books between Pride and Prejudice and Dracula as time and space allow. AND the CraftLit Family page is up and growing! Add what you're up to there and share your "betterness". Need a Trumpet Class for you or your kid? Consider Skype and Dale, the marvelous master of music. Stitcher!!! Draw a stickman! Scroll down to see a neato Dracula cover. Beloved editor, artist and writer Terri Windling is in need, and we are asking for your help in a fundraising auction to assist her. This auction will combine donations from professionals and fans in an online sale to help Terri through a serious financial crisis, Washington Post on the "new" domesticity. James Parker, "The Mind's Ear"; John Schwartz, "Wired for Sound" Listener Arlen sent us the Four Shillings of Boise, Idaho singing a version of Fair Phyllis written by Sarah. They kindly performed at our Guy Fawkes night for us. Concealed—a new YA book about Djinn for all you fantasy/YA lovers! Marceli Botticelli live and in person (with a full four litres of blood!) at the Watch City Dickens Christmas Festival at Charles River, MA. December Incentive! From listener Julie Temisev?! November Incentives: Yarn! goes to Vampires, Werewolves, and Zombies goes to Still have some Defarge wristbands so donate if you want one. (Make sure PayPal has your address! or I can't send it to you!) Book talk begins at 21:15. Listen to the episode here.

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232: Chapter 11 - Dracula


Fri, Nov 25, 2011


Chapter 11 of Dracula!   Book talk starts immediately. You can listen to it here.

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231: Chapter 11 - Dracula


Sun, Nov 20, 2011


Yeah, so I had no nifty ideas for a title. Sue me. (heh...) Chapter 11 of Dracula! Whoot! (Scroll to the bottom of the page for a player or grab the show on iTunes or via this feed). Again, many thanks to Arielle Lipshaw and Ehren Ziegler at Chop Bard for our audio this week! Updates Just the Books is now paralleling CraftLit in real time—for Dracula only. We'll be uploading the books between Pride and Prejudice and Dracula as time and space allow. AND the CraftLit Family pageis up and growing! Add what you're up to there and share your "betterness". Need a Trumpet Class for you or your kid? Consider Skype and Dale, the marvelous master of music. Scripture mentioned in the podcast: Mark 2:18-20, John 3:26-30—also check out Luke 5:33-35. Links! Defarge Does Shakespeare and Defarge Does Chauceropen for bizness! If you have a pattern idea, send it on! Deadline for Shakespeare submissions March 1, 2012, for Chaucer August 1, 2012. This Month's Pattern Just for You! This scarf was born as an exchange gift for Patti when we met the Splendid Cardiff Knitters during the London, Bath, and Wales CraftLit/Knitty trip. November Incentives: Yarn! Still have some Defarge wristbands so donate if you want one. (Make sure PayPal has your address! or I can't send it to you!) Book talk begins at 10:50. Listen to 231 audio.

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230: Chapter 9 - Dracula


Tue, Nov 08, 2011


Chapter 9 of Dracula! Whoot! (Scroll to the bottom of the page for a player or grab the show on iTunes or via this feed). Again, many thanks to Elizabeth Klett and Ehren Ziegler at Chop Bard, Arielle Lipshaw, and our new voices, Maurice Mengel and Andrew Ordover! Nifty things for you! Just the Books is now paralleling CraftLit in real time—for Dracula. AND the CraftLit Family page is up and growing! Add what you're up to there and share your "betterness". The links for you! Stoker's Journal is discovered, Dickens has two new biographies out, I'm loving my gorgeous Bingo prize from KokoNoelle, and submit! Submit ideas to the Library Knits Book!!! 11/11/11 is the deadline (Long Live Nigel Tufnel!), Edward Gorey Dracula cardboard theater, YouTube video of same, pix of Dracula coversall from Juliana. This Month's Pattern Just for You! November Sponsor: Knitting Rose Yarns! Gorgeous yarns for you to view! November Incentives:   Yarn! Still have some Defarge wristbands so donate if you want one. (Make sure PayPal has your address!) I'd love to talk to someone who can make bookmarks like these (scroll down to the 'once upon a time' entry—bottom row, center). Book talk begins at about 8 min. Listen to 230 audio.

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229: Chapters 7 & 8 - Dracula


Fri, Nov 04, 2011


Chapters 7-8 Dracula! Whoot! (Scroll to the bottom of the page for a player or grab the show on iTunes or via this feed). Again, many thanks to Elizabeth Klett and Ehren Ziegler at Chop Bard and our new voice, Barbara Edelman! Nifty things for you! Just the Books is now paralleling CraftLit in real time—for Dracula only. We'll be uploading the books between Pride and Prejudice and Dracula as time and space allow. AND the CraftLit Family page is up and growing! Add what you're up to there and share your "betterness". The links for you! Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (TV 2004) - IMDb on Guy Fawkes Day, Studio 360 "The Tiger's Wife" episode,Oz-y Knit-a-longs, Marat Sade, Stoker's Journal, plus Prince Charles is supporting Count Dracula’s family home AND acknowledging him as an ancestor, Jack Sheppard, and my gorgeous Bingo prize came from KokoNoelle. This Month's Pattern Just for You! November Incentives:   Yarn! Still have some Defarge wristbands so donate if you want one. We also have some kickin' incentives! (Make sure PayPal has your address!) I'd love to talk to someone who can make bookmarks like these (scroll down to the 'once upon a time' entry—bottom row, center). Book talk begins at 10:50. Listen to 229 audio.

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228: Chapter 6 - Dracula


Fri, Oct 28, 2011


Chapter 6 of Dracula! Whoot! (Scroll to the bottom of the page for a player or grab the show on iTunes or via this feed). Again, many thanks to Elizabeth Klett and Ehren Ziegler at Chop Bard. Nifty things for you! Donate to the show by midnight 10/31/2011 and you will get a Defarge wristband! (Make sure PayPal has your address! Just the Books is now paralleling CraftLit in real time—for Dracula only. We'll be uploading the books between Pride and Prejudice and Dracula as time and space allow. Listener Joseph went to Whitby and has two lovely blog posts to show you(and his blog name—Zombie Parents Guide—is thoroughly charming). Someday Whitby... someday...I smell a road trip... BJ Harrison at Classic Tales Podcast has done the MARVELOUSLY creepy The Judge's Houseby Bram Stoker. A little more moodiness for your season. Ehren Ziegler's Glorious Art! Defarge videos with lovely music by Mari Ajero via the Podsafe Music Network: Section 1, Section 2, Section 3. If you have a sec to leave a "like" or a review on YouTube (or iTunes for the show... or Amazon for Defarge...) it would be such a help. The husband's new novel has a giveaway for a copy at GoodReads! And his Kindle version will be live any second now. Our GORGEOUS incentive for October 2011 from Marceli Botticelli's Tea Times Creations!   CHEEKY REDHEAD's CREEPY PLAYLIST: "Cruel Spell" by Big Bad Voodo Daddy "Hell" by Squirrel Nut Zippers "Dr Bones" by Cherry Poppin Daddies "Werewolves of London" by Warren Zevon "Young Blood" by Norah Jones "Dead Man's Party" by Oingo Boingo "Kiss of Fire" by Louis Armstrong "Bad Things" by Jace Everett "All Souls Night" by Loreena McKennitt "Moon Over Bourbon Street" by Sting "Devil With A Blue Dress/Good Golly Miss Molly" by Mitch Rider & the Detroit Wheels "I Put A Spell On You" by Screamin' Jay Hawkins "In The Midnight Hour" by Wilson Picket "That Old Black Magic" by Keely Smith/Louis Prima Add your fave creepy songs to the comments section below!   What I'm knitting that isn't for Voyageur Press: Chrissy G's Wilhelmina's Shawlette in the WWMDfK? Knit Along! Meg's Van Tassel Mittens KAL! Goodreads Widget for CL Group: CraftLit 20 members A place to share about the books covered on CraftLit (or ones that should be) as well as "What Would...  Books we've read View this group on Goodreads ??¬?Share book reviews and ratings with CraftLit, and even join a book club on Goodreads. Book talk begins nearly immediately. Listen to 228 audio.

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227: Chapter 5 - Dracula


Sat, Oct 22, 2011


Chapter 5 of Dracula Though Sanguine Gryphon yarn is gorgeous and the people who love it are too! (But Renfield is sanguine as well... more on that soon...) Rhinebeck=blast. And blast=exhaustion, but it was all good. Blog post here so I don't bore you. Newsy bits: Heidi says: I know your a big fan of The Phantom Tollbooth so I wanted to tell you about a new documentary project and the Kickstarter campaign to help fund it. I'm making special character plush dolls for campaign backers. Do you KNIT? Could you help a penguin out? NZ has worldwide call for penguin sweaters post oil spill! (Not a joke) From: lahlahland I made this mini-me: Ann Shaffer came across this link to a page about a Canadian artist’s series of paintings called ”Exit, Pursued By A Bear” —how perfect is that? Issue 36 of The Knitter--nice review of Defarge on p 63 Use Zinio for magazines! Zowee! New Thing for you: Post what you've done! Lets make a list of the CraftLit Family's brilliance! And on that brilliant note: MORE PATTERN SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES! Checkout the Pattern Submission Page!!! Now we've got Defarge Vol 2 coming up as well as (drumroll) Defarge Does Chaucer and Defarge Does Shakespeare!   Karen's Patti Scarf on the iPhone this week, on here next.   Judge John Hodgeman explains the importance of the Fourth Wall (or not). Twitter/donations/scary... Donate 5$ or more and get your very own WWMDfK? bracelet! Margaret Rubiano of the Compendium Monstrum on Sparkly Vampires: I couldn't find an actual translation of Obour in the source material, but there was a note stating that its origins are Turkish, while the Slavonic name is Upior, and that in Dalmatia they are known as Wrikodlaki. (Sorry, no idea how to pronounce that one) On the plus side, they do appear to be easy enough to deal with-all you have to do is force the obour into a bottle using an Eikon, stopper it up, affix the Eikon to the bottle, and then chuck the whole enchilada into a fire.  Karen Wessel Just remembered what I've been meaning to mention - not sure if you don't know already but - the "Leiterwagen" mentioned in Dracula? the literal translation is Ladder (=Leiter) cart/wagon (=wagen). So called because the sides of it look like ladders. And if smaller stuff needed to be transported they had canvas to put inside and if dung needed to be transported they had boards/planks to take the place of the ladders on the side... Centripetal—moving to the center Centrifugal—moving away from the center CHEEKY REDHEAD's CREEPY PLAYLIST: "Cruel Spell" by Big Bad Voodo Daddy "Hell" by Squirrel Nut Zippers "Dr Bones" by Cherry Poppin Daddies "Werewolves of London" by Warren Zevon "Young Blood" by Norah Jones "Dead Man's Party" by Oingo Boingo "Kiss of Fire" by Louis Armstrong "Bad Things" by Jace Everett "All Souls Night" by Loreena McKennitt "Moon Over Bourbon Street" by Sting "Devil With A Blue Dress/Good Golly Miss Molly" by Mitch Rider & the Detroit Wheels "I Put A Spell On You" by Screamin' Jay Hawkins "In The Midnight Hour" by Wilson Picket "That Old Black Magic" by Keely Smith/Louis Prima Add your fave creepy songs to the comments section below!   What I'm knitting that isn't for Voyageur Press: Chrissy G's Wilhelmina's Shawlette in the WWMDfK? Knit Along! Meg's Van Tassel Mittens KAL! CraftLit's bookshelf: What We've Read 55 members A place to share about the books covered on CraftLit (or ones that should be) as well as "What Would... Books we've read Bernice Bobs Her Hair by F. Scott Fitzgerald Start date: September 1, 2011 The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins Start date: January 1, 2010 View this group on Goodreads »Share book reviews and ratings with CraftLit, and even join a book club on Goodreads. Book talk begins at 20 min. Listen to 227 audio.

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226: Chapter 4 - Dracula


Thu, Oct 13, 2011


Chapter 4 of Dracula! Whoot! (Scroll to the bottom of the page for a player or grab the show on iTunes or via this feed). Again, many thanks to Jon Scholes at www.vaguenet.com—who seems to have been born to read this book for you (and has a very funny post regarding a funny scandal here). Nifty things for you! I'm part of the fun at Rhinebeck Bingo (Square and Player!) and I'll be at Building C, #37 (they changed our location—this one is right) most of the time. CraftLit/Rhinebeck meetup at 11:30 Sat/Sun, then we can poke over to the Ravelry Party en masse. Pick up a Defarge or bring yours for me to sign and get your very own wristband! Just the Books is now paralleling CraftLit in real time—for Dracula only. We'll be uploading the books between Pride and Prejudice and Dracula as time and space allow. Nifty cuckoo clock! Ehren Ziegler's Glorious Art! Defarge videos with lovely music by Mari Ajero via the Podsafe Music Network: Section 1, Section 2, Section 3. If you have a sec to leave a "like" or a review on YouTube (or iTunes for the show... or Amazon for Defarge...) it would be such a help. Margaret (Sneakybeaky on Rav) Rubiano's book! I love our listeners! The husband's new novel has a giveaway for a copy at GoodReads! And his Kindle version will be live any second now. Our GORGEOUS incentive for October 2011 from Marceli Botticelli's Tea Times Creations! To clarify stuff in Dracula somewhat:A leiter-wagon looks like this: Mattockand spade (shovel). Cool site for Dracula blog digital storytelling with a nifty Harker Map Bloggish stuff: Grab a button or get more from CraftLit's link to us page
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  CHEEKY REDHEAD's CREEPY PLAYLIST: "Cruel Spell" by Big Bad Voodo Daddy "Hell" by Squirrel Nut Zippers "Dr Bones" by Cherry Poppin Daddies "Werewolves of London" by Warren Zevon "Young Blood" by Norah Jones "Dead Man's Party" by Oingo Boingo "Kiss of Fire" by Louis Armstrong "Bad Things" by Jace Everett "All Souls Night" by Loreena McKennitt "Moon Over Bourbon Street" by Sting "Devil With A Blue Dress/Good Golly Miss Molly" by Mitch Rider & the Detroit Wheels "I Put A Spell On You" by Screamin' Jay Hawkins "In The Midnight Hour" by Wilson Picket "That Old Black Magic" by Keely Smith/Louis Prima Add your fave creepy songs to the comments section below! Book talk begins at 16:00 and you can listen to the episode here.

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225: Chapter 3 - Dracula


Fri, Oct 07, 2011


Chapter 3 of Dracula! Whoot! (Scroll to the bottom of the page for a player or grab the show on iTunes or via this feed.) Nifty things for you! I'm part of the fun at Rhinebeck Bingo (Square and Player!) and I'll be at Building C, #17 most of the time. CraftLit/Rhinebeck meetup at 11:30 Sat/Sun, then we can poke over to the Ravelry Party. Pick up a Defarge or bring yours for me to sign and get your very own wristband! If you haven't seen the Creepy Cute Crochet book yet, you really must. Saw her and her crochet goodies at the CraftyBastards Craft Fair and she's just delightful! Defarge videos with lovely music by Mari Ajero via the Podsafe Music Network: Section 1, Section 2, Section 3 The husband’s new novel has a giveaway for a copy at GoodReads!   Our GORGEOUS incentive for October 2011 from Marceli Botticelli's Tea Times Creations! To clarify location and peoples in Dracula somewhat:Who ARE these people Harker is going on about? Saxons—Germanic people Hungarians—also known as Magyars (pronounced mad-jar or mad-yar, from Hungarian: magyarok) Wallachia or Walachia (Romanian: ?ara Rom?neasc? pronounced [?t?sara rom??ne?ask?] or Valahia pronounced [va?lahi.a]; archaic: ?eara Rum?neasc?, Cyrillic: Ö?ðà Ðóì?í?ñêú / Ö?ðà Ð?ì?í?ñêú) is a historical and geographical region of Romania. Sz?kelys Atilla the Hun This is what an Aquiline (roman) nose looks like:   Here's a caleche Bloggish stuff: Grab a button or get more from CraftLit's link to us page
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  CHEEKY REDHEAD's CREEPY PLAYLIST: "Cruel Spell" by Big Bad Voodo Daddy "Hell" by Squirrel Nut Zippers "Dr Bones" by Cherry Poppin Daddies "Werewolves of London" by Warren Zevon "Young Blood" by Norah Jones "Dead Man's Party" by Oingo Boingo "Kiss of Fire" by Louis Armstrong "Bad Things" by Jace Everett "All Souls Night" by Loreena McKennitt "Moon Over Bourbon Street" by Sting "Devil With A Blue Dress/Good Golly Miss Molly" by Mitch Rider & the Detroit Wheels "I Put A Spell On You" by Screamin' Jay Hawkins "In The Midnight Hour" by Wilson Picket "That Old Black Magic" by Keely Smith/Louis Prima Add your fave creepy songs to the comments section below!   What I'm knitting that isn't for Voyageur Press: Chrissy G's Wilhelmina's Shawlette in the WWMDfK? Knit Along! Meg's Van Tassel Mittens KAL! Goodreads Widget for CL Group: CraftLit 20 members A place to share about the books covered on CraftLit (or ones that should be) as well as "What Would...  Books we've read View this group on Goodreads »Share book reviews and ratings with CraftLit, and even join a book club on Goodreads. Book talk begins at 17 min. Listen to 225 audio.

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224: Chapter 2 - Dracula


Fri, Sep 30, 2011


Chapter 2 of Dracula! Whoot! (Scroll to the bottom of the page for a player or grab the show on iTunes or via this feed.) Nifty things for you! Defarge videos with lovely music by Mari Ajero via the Podsafe Music Network: Section 1, Section 2, Section 3 Longtime listener Barb has a new podcast with her daughter: Two Knit Lit Chicks. Lend an ear, won't you? Forgotten Classics is starting a new book. Katie at Shop Yarn Loveis making me drool. 7th Annual Podcast Awards Nominations Now Open! Nominations close @ 2359 September 30th, 2011 Please Read before you fill out the nominations: You get to submit the nomination form "ONE" time only!. Nominate as many shows as you can, only submitting one show is a waste. Fill the nomination form out to the best of your ability, once you hit Submit you are done for 2011! Do not submit the same show in multiple categories, find out what category your favorites shows want to be nominated in, nomination totals do not cross categories. Do not nominate the "same show" for People's Choice and Best Produced, nominate 2 different shows in the top two categories. You can then nominate each show in one additional category each. Official Twitter Account @podcastawards make sure to use hashtag #pca11 Follow the Twitter Stream! Follow the Founder on Twitter @geeknews, Google+ or subscribe on Facebook.  Podcast Awards—If you have a few minutes please go plug in ChopBard for Arts/Culture (http://chopbard.com) and CraftLit for People's Choice (http://craftlit.com). Gwen Steege's new book—you can join “The Knitter’s Life List” on Ravelry or the Facebook page, and of course Storey’s website has a page for it   The husband’s new novel and his lovely review from Kathleen: Andrew Ordover's novel is an entertaining introduction to a fresh new detective. Jordan Greenblatt, a Long Island transplant to Atlanta, has a smart and funny Southern wife, a group of jazz musicians for whom he plays bass, and, oh yeah, a one-man PI firm specializing in routine investigations: philanderers, insurance cheats, and other run-of-the mill cases. He also has some personal baggage that will soon be unpacked. Although he enjoys his self-described "slacker lifestyle," he is a bit bored and when a New York businessman asks him to investigate the three-year old hit and run death of his daughter, a woman whom Jordan knew as a teenager, he takes the case. Jordan's main gift as an investigator seems to be his impulsivity, and with his initial lack of either foresight or self-defense skills he manages to ruffle a lot of local feathers in what eventually becomes a very personal quest for justice. Ordover's gifts as a writer include a terrific ear for dialog, excellent pacing, and a sense of humor that is neither cynical nor snarky. He's given us an intriguing supporting cast as well, and I like his taste in classic jazz. After reading the last page I was delighted to see a teaser for a second book in the series. Although fans of feline detectives may be disappointed, I was charmed that the only four-legged cat in the book is Jordan and Susannah's pet cat, Eliot, who has a walk-on part in one scene and who appears to have absolutely no super-spidey-powers of detection.   Our GORGEOUS incentive for September/October 2011 from Marceli Botticelli's Tea Times Creations! To clarify location and peoples in Dracula somewhat:Who ARE these people Harker is going on about? Saxons—Germanic people Hungarians—also known as Magyars (pronounced mad-jar or mad-yar, from Hungarian: magyarok) Wallachia or Walachia (Romanian: ?ara Rom?neasc? pronounced [?t?sara rom??ne?ask?] or Valahia pronounced [va?lahi.a]; archaic: ?eara Rum?neasc?, Cyrillic: Ö?ðà Ðóì?í?ñêú / Ö?ðà Ð?ì?í?ñêú) is a historical and geographical region of Romania. Sz?kelys Atilla the Hun This is what an Aquiline (roman) nose looks like:   Here's a caleche Bloggish stuff: Grab a button or get more from CraftLit's link to us page
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  CHEEKY REDHEAD's CREEPY PLAYLIST: "Cruel Spell" by Big Bad Voodo Daddy "Hell" by Squirrel Nut Zippers "Dr Bones" by Cherry Poppin Daddies "Werewolves of London" by Warren Zevon "Young Blood" by Norah Jones "Dead Man's Party" by Oingo Boingo "Kiss of Fire" by Louis Armstrong "Bad Things" by Jace Everett "All Souls Night" by Loreena McKennitt "Moon Over Bourbon Street" by Sting "Devil With A Blue Dress/Good Golly Miss Molly" by Mitch Rider & the Detroit Wheels "I Put A Spell On You" by Screamin' Jay Hawkins "In The Midnight Hour" by Wilson Picket "That Old Black Magic" by Keely Smith/Louis Prima Add your fave creepy songs to the comments section below! Possible etymologies for nosferatu: A leading alternative etymology is that the term originally came from the Greek "nosophoros" (*?????????), meaning disease-bearing.[10] F. W. Murnau's classic film Nosferatu strongly emphasizes this theme of disease, and Murnau's creative direction in the film may have been influenced by this etymology (or vice-versa).[11]...A final possibility is that the form Gerard gave is a well-known Romanian term without the benefit of normalized spelling, or possibly a misinterpretation of the sounds of the word due to Gerard's limited familiarity with the language, or possibly a dialectical variant of the word. Two candidate words that have been put forth are necurat ("unclean", usually associated with the occult) [13][14] and nesuferit ("the insufferable").[5] The nominative masculine definite form of a Romanian noun in the declension to which both words belong takes the ending "-ul" or even the shortened "u", cause in Romanian "l" is usually lost in the process of speaking, so the definite forms necuratu, nesuferitu and "nef?rtatu" are commonly encountered (translatable as "the unclean", "the insufferable one", respectively "the devil"). Wikipedia What I'm reading that isn't about fangs: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke Ehren Ziegler over at Chop Bard podcast recommended this and when he says "jump" I say, "what was the name of that book again." I'm not far into it, but it's an interesting read so far. LOVE the spelling! View all my reviews   What I'm knitting that isn't for Voyageur Press: Nothing. Goodreads Widget for CL Group: CraftLit 20 members A place to share about the books covered on CraftLit (or ones that should be) as well as "What Would...  Books we've read View this group on Goodreads »Share book reviews and ratings with CraftLit, and even join a book club on Goodreads. Book talk begins at 20 min. Listen to 223 audio.

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223: ch. 1 - Dracula - [Start of Book]


Fri, Sep 23, 2011


Chapter 1 of Dracula! Whoot! New reader too, via Sharon (MizzAdamz on Ravelry) of the London, Bath, and Wales trip—Jon Scholes at www.vaguenet.com—who seems to have been born to read this book for you. Bless you both! Nifty things for you! Defarge videos with lovely music by Mari Ajero via the Podsafe Music Network: Section 1, Section 2, Section 3 Longtime listener Amy S Foster (or When Autumn Leaves fame) has a new podcast, The Heatley Cliff. Lend an ear, won’t you? Forgotten Classics is starting a new book. Katie at Shop Yarn Love is making me drool. 7th Annual Podcast Awards Nominations Now Open! Nominations close @ 2359 September 30th, 2011 Please Read before you fill out the nominations: You get to submit the nomination form “ONE” time only!. Nominate as many shows as you can, only submitting one show is a waste. Fill the nomination form out to the best of your ability, once you hit Submit you are done for 2011! Do not submit the same show in multiple categories, find out what category your favorites shows want to be nominated in, nomination totals do not cross categories. Do not nominate the “same show” for People’s Choice and Best Produced, nominate 2 different shows in the top two categories. You can then nominate each show in one additional category each. Official Twitter Account @podcastawards make sure to use hashtag #pca11 Follow the Twitter Stream! Follow the Founder on Twitter @geeknews, Google+ or subscribe on Facebook.  Podcast Awards—If you have a few minutes please go plug in ChopBard for Arts/Culture (http://chopbard.com) and CraftLit for People’s Choice (http://craftlit.com). The husband’s new novel! Our GORGEOUS incentive for September/October 2011 from Marceli Botticelli’s Tea Times Creations! Tonia’s video on how to make a sound diary using the Benbo tripod (go leave a comment on what a genius she is. It’ll make her day). Checkout this lovely map we’re being allowed to use for your edification and clarity! this comes to us via Syrie James @Avon, an imprint of HarperCollins Syrie James’ novel Dracula, My Love, (quite well-reviewed, you should look)… is how I found this. She said to tell you, “[the novel] will give you a brand new perspective on Bram Stoker’s story and characters, and allow you to see Dracula in a new light!” Her books are available as audio books too, and “the actress who narrated my Dracula book is fantastic, and the audio book version of The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bront? just won the 2011 Audie award.” (not bad, hey?) I think Ms James is a novelist right up our alley, eh what? To clarify location and peoples in Dracula somewhat: Who ARE these people Harker is going on about? Saxons—Germanic people Hungarians—also known as Magyars (pronounced mad-jar or mad-yar, from Hungarian: magyarok) Wallachia or Walachia (Romanian: ?ara Rom?neasc? pronounced [?t?sara rom??ne?ask?] or Valahia pronounced [va?lahi.a]; archaic: ?eara Rum?neasc?, Cyrillic: Ö?ðà Ðóì?í?ñêú / Ö?ðà Ð?ì?í?ñêú) is a historical and geographical region of Romania. Sz?kelys Atilla the Hun Jumping the gun a bit, but this is so pretty… New Slains Castle may have inspired Stoker–New Slains Castle is a ruined castle near Cruden Bay in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, overlooking the North Sea. This is what an Aquiline (roman) nose looks like: Slovak costumes referred to in the story: and another page with traditional Slovak dress on it. Here’s a caleche Bloggish stuff: Grab a button or get more from CraftLit’s link to us page
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  From: Irish Clover ?? Some 411 on Bram: First, he worked in the tax department at Dublin Castle, a government building, in his early working life. (The people of Dublin say he was a bloodsucker before writing about a bloodsucker.) Also, Stoker spent his summers around Killarney as a small boy. If one were to go on the Ghost Tour of Killarney, she would hear of the story of a man who lived in the ruins of Muckross Abbey. The man would be a part of living society during the day, but at night, he would retire to the ruins. The towns people would hear horrible shrieks and tortuous sounds from the Abbey that would last until almost dawn. When the sun was close to rising, the man would lie down in an empty coffin and sleep for a few hours. Lore has it that Stoker heard the stories about the man when he visited Killarney. Also, the Gaelic word drochfhuil (pronounced drak-ul) means “bad blood.” I have no idea how much of these stories are true, but the lore around Stoker really adds to the tale of Dracula. CHEEKY REDHEAD’s CREEPY PLAYLIST: “Cruel Spell” by Big Bad Voodo Daddy “Hell” by Squirrel Nut Zippers “Dr Bones” by Cherry Poppin Daddies “Werewolves of London” by Warren Zevon “Young Blood” by Norah Jones “Dead Man’s Party” by Oingo Boingo “Kiss of Fire” by Louis Armstrong “Bad Things” by Jace Everett “All Souls Night” by Loreena McKennitt “Moon Over Bourbon Street” by Sting “Devil With A Blue Dress/Good Golly Miss Molly” by Mitch Rider & the Detroit Wheels “I Put A Spell On You” by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins “In The Midnight Hour” by Wilson Picket “That Old Black Magic” by Keely Smith/Louis Prima Add your fave creepy songs to the comments section below! Possible etymologies for nosferatu: A leading alternative etymology is that the term originally came from the Greek “nosophoros” (*?????????), meaning disease-bearing.[10] F. W. Murnau‘s classic film Nosferatu strongly emphasizes this theme of disease, and Murnau’s creative direction in the film may have been influenced by this etymology (or vice-versa).[11]…A final possibility is that the form Gerard gave is a well-known Romanian term without the benefit of normalized spelling, or possibly a misinterpretation of the sounds of the word due to Gerard’s limited familiarity with the language, or possibly a dialectical variant of the word. Two candidate words that have been put forth are necurat (“unclean”, usually associated with the occult) [13][14] and nesuferit (“the insufferable”).[5] The nominative masculine definite form of a Romanian noun in the declension to which both words belong takes the ending “-ul” or even the shortened “u”, cause in Romanian “l” is usually lost in the process of speaking, so the definite forms necuratu, nesuferitu and “nef?rtatu” are commonly encountered (translatable as “the unclean”, “the insufferable one”, respectively “the devil“). Wikipedia What I’m reading that isn’t about fangs: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke Ehren Ziegler over at Chop Bard podcast recommended this and when he says “jump” I say, “what was the name of that book again.” I’m not far into it, but it’s an interesting read so far. LOVE the spelling! View all my reviews   What I’m knitting that isn’t for Voyageur Press: Nothing. Goodreads Widget for CL Group: CraftLit 40 members A place to share about the books covered on CraftLit (or ones that should be) as well as "What Would... Books we've read View this group on Goodreads » Book talk begins at 20 min. Listen to 223 audio.

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222: Are We There Yet


Sun, Sep 04, 2011


Sections 1-3 of F. Scott Fitzgerald's story "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" here for you in Episode 221. These shownotes also count for Episode 222: Are We There Yet? which ends the story (sections 4–6) JOIN ME IN NEW YORK SEPT 10, 2011 (tix here)—Ehren Ziegler will be there, performing for you! And now, a bunch of nifty links: Defarge videos--you can start with this one, Homemade Milano Cookies, McSweeny's Huck Finn, Clara Castelar's video on Shepherdstown WV Kills Trees, a nice review of the sock book my Finnish socks adorn, Neat Kickstarter Book Becky Miller sent in. Book links: see Bernice Original Sat Evening Post artwork; a great Midnight in Paris Cheat Sheet, Audible link to the latest version of Hemingway's Moveable Feast, Article on this version of Moveable Feast, Who was Annie Fellows Johnston, article on Women's Hairstyles, Ert? art: Pre 20s Gibson Girls--all that hair! PDF of what to do in an EarthQuake! (Thank you Renee!) Goodreads niftyness! CraftLit 20 members A place to share about the books covered on CraftLit (or ones that should be) as well as "What Would...  Books we've read View this group on Goodreads »Share book reviews and ratings with CraftLit, and even join a book club on Goodreads.   Don’t forget your copy of WWMDfK? Shop Indie Bookstores Book talk begins at 15:37. Listen to 221 audio Book talk begins at 8:30. Listen to 222 audio

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221: Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along


Sat, Aug 27, 2011


Sections 1-3 of F. Scott Fitzgerald's story "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" here for you today, plus a bunch of nifty links: Defarge videos--you can start with this one, Homemade Milano Cookies, McSweeny's Huck Finn, Clara Castelar's video on Shepherdstown WV Kills Trees, a nice review of the sock book my Finnish socks adorn, Neat Kickstarter Book Becky Miller sent in. Book links: see Bernice Original Sat Evening Post artwork; a great Midnight in Paris Cheat Sheet, Audible link to the latest version of Hemingway's Moveable Feast, Article on this version of Moveable Feast,   Who was Annie Fellows Johnston, article on Women's Hairstyles, Ert? art: Pre 20s Gibson Girls--all that hair! Goodreads niftyness! CraftLit 20 members A place to share about the books covered on CraftLit (or ones that should be) as well as "What Would...  Books we've read View this group on Goodreads »Share book reviews and ratings with CraftLit, and even join a book club on Goodreads.   Donate between now and August 31st and you will be put into the drawing for Knitting Out Loud’s The Secret Language of Knitters!!!! Don’t forget your copy of WWMDfK? Shop Indie Bookstores Booktalk begins at 15:37. Listen to 221 audio

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Thank You for Checking


Tue, Aug 23, 2011


Hi there! We're fine! The quake was big and long and we've been cleaning up a bit, but no one hurt and nothing major was damaged. Just wanted to let you know and thank you all for the kind emails!  Off to work on Bernice! (August 23rd, Virginia Earthquake, 5.9, 30 sec or so, nearly 2pm EST)

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220: End of Woman in White


Sat, Aug 13, 2011


Part of my new policy in trying to make the titles more useful on iPods and such things, the title is more descriptive than poetic—I'll do that for starts and ends now. This week I knit some moccasin socks, see my niece, watch a video on How Art Made the World book version video version I cringe at Feet on a Plane (a new horror film?), mourn the passing of my friend's 110 year old grandma, and read two new books: Sock Knitting: Master Class by Anne Budd indie bookstore link Sock Knitting Master Class—via Amazon and 10 Secrets of the Laid Back Knitters: A Guide to Holistic Knitting, Yarn, and Life by Vicki Stiefel and Lisa Souza indie bookstore link 10 Secrets of the LaidBack Knitters—via Amazon Donate between now and August 31st and you will be put into the drawing for Knitting Out Loud’s The Secret Language of Knitters!!!! Don’t forget your copy of WWMDfK? Shop Indie Bookstores Book talk begins at 31 min.

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219:SOS (Sleep Off, Still)


Fri, Aug 05, 2011


This week, FOSCO! Fosco's narrative signals the penultimate chapter of The Woman in White! Amazon link is still there—not throwing the baby out with the bathwater (plus, you might need Kindle Books!) but still happy to be supporting I've done some more knitting, but mostly more shopkeeping, blogging, and videotaping. July Incentive! Our winnah is Christina of MA! Donate between now and August 31st and you will be put into the drawing for Knitting Out Loud's The Secret Language of Knitters!!!! Don’t forget your copy of WWMDfK? Shop Indie Books

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