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Chapters 45-46 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen.

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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."
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Chapters 42-44 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen.

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CORRECT FILE of Chapters 40-41 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen.

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Chapters 38-39 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen.

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Chapters 35-37 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen.

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Chapters 33-34 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen.

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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.

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Chapters 31-32 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen.

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  • LEAR! On CHOP BARD! (3:50)
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    the four chords, BTW are: C G Am F or G D Em C or D, A, Bm, G (depending on your key)
    per 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.)
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Chapters 29-30 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen.

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Chapters 25-26 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen.

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  • 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.

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387: chapters 19-20 - Sense and Sensibility

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Tinterm By Turner (1794)

Victorian Claude Glass

CLAUDE GLASS TINTERN

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Dr Syntax

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385 - chapters 15 - 16 - Sense and Sensibility

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384 - chapters 13 - 14 - Sense and Sensibility

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383 - chapters 11 - 12 - Sense and Sensibility

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382 - chapters 9-10 - Sense and Sensibility

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381 - chapters 7-8 - Sense and Sensibility

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

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Today chapters 27 and 28! Links for you: Sew a Where the Wild Things Are hat + pattern!, Tour Flickr group, CraftLit Group page, CraftLit FAN page (!), Austen/Colin Firth article (thank you Marla), Instructables Precision Pumpkin Carving ('tis the season), Donors Choose (for a friend in NY), we get on Casting Pod, checkout King Becky and her etsy store, prepping for NaNoWriMo (as though there isn't enough going on). Leanne says:

I'm writing about a young friend of mine. His name is Aidan, he is 5-years-old, and he was just diagnosed with ALL (leukemia) in September. His family is trying to raise money to help cover medical bills, and his aunt has set up an Etsy shop where she sells prints of his artwork (he LOVES to draw, mostly monsters). All of the money she makes from this goes to him. His shop is aidansmonsters.etsy.com, and he also has a blog that follows him through his journey, aidforaidan.wordpress.com (there is also a PayPal Donation button at his blog if people just want to give a few bucks.)

Patti let us know that there are a bunch of kids who listen to books after school and knit. But, budgets being what they are, their program could be eliminated. Clorox is taking votes to see who gets funding. You can vote here (and get a coupon for Clorox too!) I will be releasing video travelogues of our trip, one at a time, to the iPhone app then I'll be posting them to a special page on this site the week after. Everyone will get to see them, and I emailed (again) to find out when the Blackberry and Droid apps will be out. Lovely discussion, "Power of Two," on creativity at Emory U with Emily and Don Saliers (Emily of Indigo Girls, Don of fabulous professorship). Fearless Resin Video from Cloth Paper Scissors Some future book thoughts from Nordie: "Vilette" (semi autobiographical story of what it's like to be a governess more through need than want), "The Professor" is the story of a male tutor working in a girl's school, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" (about a single mother who escapes her dissolute rake of her husband to live under an assumed name to protect her son...only to fall for the neighbour). Don't forget to pick up the Lewis Creek pattern (left sidebar link) then—Go forth and knit! Writing-Your-Life Tutorial site is ready for you and yours. Send us your tired, your weak, your exhausted parents longing for someone to pick up the burden of helping their kids through essay after essay. (CraftLit listeners will find they have a discount.) Listen to 184 audio

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170=Chapter 22
171=Chapters 23-24...that would be the END OF THE BOOK!

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ay 2010May Incentive Winnah: Irina of VA!—3 skeins Simply Socks sock yarn, Peach 0179

 

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More craziness on my end shouldn't mean you have to suffer. TWO episodes (again)!

170=Chapter 22
171=Chapters 23-24...that would be the END OF THE BOOK!

The Frankenstein link I mention.

ay 2010May Incentive Winnah: Irina of VA!—3 skeins Simply Socks sock yarn, Peach 0179

 

Come episode 172  I will have lotsa good news for your. Too much to go into before a brief hiatus.

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Today chapter 6 of Persuasion! Short Show. No Voice.

March Incentive: SEW Liberated by Meg McElwee
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020: end of Pride and Prejudice

Wrapping up

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019: chapters 56-59 - Pride and Prejudice

Today, chapters 56-59; THE PAYOFF!

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Today, aside from chapters 53-55, we talk about accordions, my love of the word "odious," (isn't it great?!) and I finally take Amy up on her suggestion weeks and weeks ago!

Namely: I just read and really dug To Shield The Queen, by Fiona Buckley. Actually, I didn't just read that. I read the first three books in the series.

I also have finished the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde, but my books are in boxes so I can't read you any bits from that. However, if you love books, and have a wicked sense of humor, The Eyre Affair is for you!

I'm thinking that instead of a poll, I just want everyone to look at the librivox.org cataloge and tell me what you like. I'll take the one with the most emails. I think I'll putter around with some of the short works first, just to give you some variety, then dive into another long book.

Sound good?

Email me your thoughts at MamaOKnits AT Gmail DOT com.

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I'm relegated to podcasting from my local coffeehouse again, sorry about that. The ambient noise is MUCH worse than before as this joint has tile floors--a local hazzard. Apologies. I should have DSL at my Mom's house by tonight, but I wanted to get this posted before that. I'm already mighty late by previous East Coast standards.

The trip, however, was successful, and we're all here safe and sound. Though, this morning's news filled me with dread as my darling husband has to fly back to New York saturday morning.
World War IV, is what I'm hearing. WWIII was the Cold War, according to People I Trust.

Sigh...

Can't we all just get along?

Even 'Liz and Darcy?

This week, chapters 50-52! 

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Chapters 47-49! Next week, I hope I can find my microphone...

Well, it's August 3rd, and I'm on the road! Chicago, Sioux Falls, Deadwood and on to LOVELAND COLORADO--home of Interweave Press.Well, it's August 3rd, and I'm on the road! Chicago, Sioux Falls, Deadwood and on to LOVELAND COLORADO--home of Interweave Press...

How do I love thee...let me count the ways.

So the title of the podcast? Because my son is a questioner...well...so am I, so...apples/trees, you get the picture.

I fully expect this road trip to be one of fun and learning. The country is so big and so wonderful...I feel an Emily-from-Our-Town-Moment coming on!

If there is internet access and time, you'll hear some audio from the road. If not, you'll notice this post popping up, and a small-ish podcast appearing in your iTunes ontime.

Why?
Because I love you!

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This week, chapters 44-46!

Really!

A little OTN moment: I'm working on a Faroese shawl, which has only a little section of lace. I've knitted lace before, but this project...well, it was going to be hard enough; I didn't want to kill myself.

This is the first project I've planned from washing, drying, and spinning the fiber, all the way to knitting. I'm going to do some funky dye thing to it when I'm done and I"m going to (God Willing and the Creeks Don't Rise) take this to SOAR for the gallery.

But.

The knitting is a total leap of faith. I've knitted 25 rows and it's barely 3-4 long. It's 390 stitches, decreasing regularly down to...well...7 that get grafted in a tricky way that I'm sure I'll marvel at when I get there.  I got the pattern from Claudia at CountryWool.com. She's a genius with this stuff.

Anyway.

Lace and all things lace-weight are a leap of faith. They look like a ball of twisted blah, then you wet and pin them and suddenly it's...LORDY! I made THAT?!

Right now, my whole life is a leap of faith...so it seemed an appropriate thing to do.

And, btw, HEY, did you hear Cast-on's essay last week? It was as though we dovetailed our themes on purpose! Synchronicity? Love that Jung!


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Chapters 42-45!

WRONG WRONG WRONG!

43 was much longer than it said on the tag. This week we only have 42-44...but its an hour long episode regardles...
Next week, chapters 44-??...

Sorry about that!

Well, I'm in the homestretch! This week and next week are the last two I'll be podcasting from Croton-on-Hudson...boy I'll need to change the intro, huh?

I'll be podcasting from the road the week of August 1st, then from Tucson the next week. IF I can, I'll get my son in on the 'cast...but no guarantees. He's quite the ball-o-goof.

So this week!

A little discussion of ChickLit and Austen...

Jane Austen's novels have been repackaged as chick-lit to reflect our modern conception of her as a romantic novelist. But her world is less comforting than we think, argues Laura Thompson...


On 07/09/2006, Laura Thompson created a bit of a stir in the literary world when she said that Chicklit--the girlie romancified summer book lit that's gotten to be so popular among the young--had co-opted Jane Austen, and specifically, Pride and Prejudice.

...It all started in fine non-literary style: with Colin Firth. The scene in the 1995 television adaptation of Pride and Prejudice in which Colin got his shirt wet was, almost certainly, the moment that opened the door and let the modern world in upon the quiet, oil-lit writing desk at Chawton Cottage. And when Firth played Mark Darcy in the film of Bridget Jones's Diary, the deal was sealed: Pride and Prejudice was on its way to fame and fortune.


Which brings her to a point we've discussed on this podcast:

...What on earth would Jane Austen have made of it all?

Well, she would certainly have laughed - "I dearly love a laugh," says Elizabeth Bennet, in the voice of her creator - and she would have enjoyed all the money, because nobody was more aware of its importance. Elizabeth and her sister Jane might have charm to spare, plus wit and good temper to keep fear of the future at bay, but their genteel poverty means that the men who marry them are not just lovers; they are personal relief missions from lives beyond contemplation.

And this acute alertness to the significance of money - to the humiliating gulf between the shillings that buy Elizabeth's hair ribbons and Darcy's £30,000 a year - is just one of the many aspects of Jane Austen that has been lost to a contemporary audience.


She goes on to say that too often, readers today just think it's neat that Elizabeth wound up with a rich guy--rather than noting that it was her job to find a rich husband or live a life of drudgery. In reality, loving Darcy is the bonus. The real marriage is that of money.

....Actually, there is rather more to Elizabeth than the perfection we behold in her (and ourselves). What, for example, is one to make of her ambiguous joke that she began to love Darcy on "first seeing his beautiful grounds at Pemberley"? Sir Walter Scott, for one, thought she meant exactly what she said; and I think he had a point.

....But the novels as a whole are rather less comforting. Indeed, they are, in some ways, terrifying. There is something appalling about the lack of illusions with which Jane Austen viewed her little world. To censor out such a judgment - or to condemn it as "male" - is to do her an extreme disservice.

And the point she makes next made me feel bad for not making a bigger deal out of what Charlotte did, and why:

Take, for example, the character of Charlotte Lucas, one of Austen's finest, who cuts through the nonsense now waffling round Pride and Prejudice like a particularly acid lemon. Her presence lurks sombrely behind Elizabeth's lovely lightness: the two girls are faces of the same coin, expressions of their creator's joyful esprit on the one hand and cold eye on the other.

Like Elizabeth, Charlotte has a lively mind, but, unlike her friend, she has no physical allure. A quirk of nature has taken her out of the orbit of men such as Darcy. And, because she is plain, she sees the world plainly. She calmly perceives its limitations: the ruthless judgments of its marriage market, the life sentence of inhabiting its tight social circles.

Seeing the world, she also sees the possibility of falling off its edge. "Without thinking highly either of men or of matrimony, marriage had always been her object; it was the only honourable provision for well-educated young women of small fortune, and however uncertain of giving happiness, must be their pleasantest preservative from want." She snaps up Mr Collins, the terrible suitor whom Elizabeth has the freedom to reject. "I am not romantic, you know. I never was."

It is almost unthinkable, by today's standards, to do what Charlotte did--but she was wise, and right, and she seems to be "happy"...or at least happy enough...

She is the stony reality at the heart of Pride and Prejudice. She tells a woman's story, but in a way that is utterly remote from feminine convention: with scant emotion, appealing to nothing other than rationality. And, like her creator, she has remarkably little to do with cosy readings of The Jane Austen Book Club and communal swoons over Mr Darcy.

...If Pride and Prejudice can be so easily claimed by the Grazia brigade, why should the other books be any different? It is not difficult, after all, to read what one wants to read in a novel. Every reader does it, to an extent. But the landscape of what is seen in books is becoming increasingly impoverished. Indeed, it might be that the reality of literature no longer lies within its words. As Jane Austen flourishes, the literary sense that she possessed in its most refined form is slowly dying: the irony would have amused her.

Hmmmmm...more to think about...
As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by Annie Coleman. Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with Joshua Christian’s "Chasing Hiro."

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This week, chapters 38-41! Next week--42-45!

A brief episode because I'm behind at work, sorry about that.

Today, listen for some more wonderful Collins idiocy.

And as far as pride and prejudice go, Elizabeth's refusal of Darcy's proposal due to her new understanding of how she misjudged Darcy's motives knocks them both down a peg. They're on new footing now—a lot of their assumptions about each other have been challenged and now there's room for—well—something to happen.

Watch for the groundwork of an eminent disaster—these are the chapters where doom comes a knockin'.

As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by Annie Coleman. Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with Joshua Christian's "Chasing Hiro."

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This week, chapters 35-37! Next week--38-41!

Have you met the free online spinning magazine, Spindlicity?

Even after last week, do you fear socks? If so, check out the excellent resource page here.

And the results of the sockblocker experiment from Felt Up Designs...

SUCCESS!!!

You can buy really nice fiber from Copper Moose and Grafton Fibers.

How to make your own spindle or with a CD.

Special Thanks to Lauren and Amy for their helpful suggestions. I'm fiddling with the sound this week, so let me know.
AND
Re: iTunes--I have emailed them a number of times now, and we're trying to fix the feed problem. It appears they muffed it because they changed categories, so files that should have been there and complete, were semi-moved to the new category. I know one day the only files I could get through iTunes were the odd numbered episodes--go figure.

Libsyn has fixed their end of the problem. Let's keep our fingers crossed...I know I am.

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This week, Chapters 31-34 (next week 35-37)

Felting soap is fun for the whole family! Just look!

You can get roving for felting from Toni Neil at The Fold...they're the first house on the left. Really. You have to click it and see. It will make sense. Promise!

My 9/11 story, just in case you wondered. And links to poetry/stories from my students too.

And then The Soapbox. Sorry about that, but it's been bugging me so much. I hope that one of us will come up with some great idea for how to save the planet and all the people on it. I suppose it's genetic in me--my Dad is a Geographer working on Desertification, so I've known we were in trouble for a long time...

Anyway. The Gandhi Institute is a nice place to visit. Take a look!

"We must be the change we wish to see in the world."--M.K.Gandhi

gandhi
“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing, would suffice to solve most of the world's problems... ‿--M.K.Gandhi

And the essay on Gandhi and spinning can be found at this Yale site.

ghandi






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010: chapters 27-30 - Pride and Prejudice

Today, chapters 27-30

See the Sockblocker Key chain!
See what Jeannie Townsend has done with her sockblocker key chain!
See the fabu (and fake!) Extortion site, then join me in talking like a pirate on September 19th (or visit the US site and find a husband!).

And the moment we've all been waiting for (at least the moment Kim was unsure if she was waiting for...):


The Crazy Quilt Baby Blanket!











As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by Annie Coleman. Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with Joshua Christian's "Chasing Hiro."

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This week, chapters 23-26!

Hobby Horror...

picasso

Am I an Artist
or an
Anorak?

anorak

As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by Annie Coleman. Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with Joshua Christian's"Chasing Hiro."

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008:  chapters 20-22 - Pride and Prejudice

The gauntlet is down! How do you control your stash! Tell me now and I'll post your ideas!

Today!
Chapters 20-22! No Joke! THREE chapters!

Heather complains a bit, goes ON about clutter and the need for knitting histories, then drools over Darcy. (Doesn't it always end with that?)

The books: ADD Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life and Outwitting Clutter: 101 Ingenious Space-Saving Tips and Ideas to Make Any House or Apartment More Livable.

As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by Annie Coleman. Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with Joshua Christian’s “Chasing Hiro.

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007: chapters 18-19 - Pride and Prejudice

Well, Tristan and Isolde seem to be winning out as our next book. Please keep emailing me and letting me know your thoughts.

Today a little personal update from me, then on to the next two chapters of P&P!

And a little shout-out ot Anne Hanson, of Knitspot.com...with whom I am tangentially accquainted.

As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by Annie Coleman. Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with Joshua Christian's "Chasing Hiro."

Thank you too for your forbearance last week. What a mess! I so deeply apologize.

Direct download: CraftLit_07_060106mp3.mp3
Category:Austen -- posted at: 11:33am EST
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006: chapters 14-17 - Pride and Prejudice

'Cast number Six!
Yeee Haaaw!

Chapters 14 through 17 of Pride and Prejudice? A Double Header of Annie Coleman...because I'm heading to the Dominican Republic!

We don't have to fear no stinkin' Fiber allergies!
Ew! Acid!
Ew!

Oh...and I lied. It's FlyLady dot NET! Oops! Sorry!

And...We're Knot Taking Any More. June 1st, Thursday

Please read the attached PDF flyer, which states the mission and the guidelines for participating.
my very grateful regards,
anne hanson
knitspot.com


Please do listen to Math for Knitters.

Socks that Rock yarn can be gotten at The Fold.

And oooooooooooooooo!
Mister Wickham!

As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by Annie Coleman. Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with Joshua Christian's "Chasing Hiro."

A Note: Files for previous episodes can be gotten here at LibSyn or at iTunes. Oh, and hey...if you have a second, wouldja vote for CraftLit at Podcast Alley. I'm in the third to the last place on the rankings.
Not that I'm competitive...'Cast number Six!
Yeee Haaaw!

Chapters 14 through 17 of Pride and Prejudice? A Double Header of Annie Coleman...because I'm heading to the Dominican Republic!

We don't have to fear no stinkin' Fiber allergies!
Ew! Acid!
Ew!

Oh...and I lied. It's FlyLady dot NET! Oops! Sorry!

And...We're Knot Taking Any More. June 1st, Thursday

Please read the attached PDF flyer, which states the mission and the guidelines for participating.
my very grateful regards,
anne hanson
knitspot.com


Please do listen to Math for Knitters.

Socks that Rock yarn can be gotten at The Fold.

And oooooooooooooooo!
Mister Wickham!

As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by Annie Coleman. Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with Joshua Christian's "Chasing Hiro."

A Note: Files for previous episodes can be gotten here at LibSyn or at iTunes. Oh, and hey...if you have a second, wouldja vote for CraftLit at Podcast Alley. I'm in the third to the last place on the rankings.
Not that I'm competitive...

Direct download: CraftLit_06_052506mp3.mp3
Category:Austen -- posted at: 12:01am EST
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005: chapters 11-13 - Pride and Prejudice

Cast number FIVE???
Chapters 11 through 13 of Pride and Prejudice???
Where has the time gone?

Book II ideas: Tom Sawyer!
Tristan & Isolde!
Alice in Wonderland?!—only if one of you record it…
Let me know your thoughts!

Today we get in touch with our inner Granny—specifically the Summer 2005 issue of Spin-Off.

And we also get into Clutter. And De-cluttering, for a move. If the spirit moves you, send your brilliance to MamaOKnits AT gmail DOT com.

As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by Annie Coleman. Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with Joshua Christian’s “Chasing Hiro.‿

Direct download: CraftLit_05_051806mp3.mp3
Category:Austen -- posted at: 7:00am EST
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004: chapters 9-10 - Pride and Prejudice

That's a pic of Jane!

Can you believe we're on chapters nine and ten of Pride and Prejudice?
Me either!
And, once again, I find myself all hot and bothered by Darcey. Ah well...

Before we get to that, today I'll talk to you about some quilting (that's the crazy part) and a wonderful book on toe-up socks (that's the Kahuna part).


Links to: Townsend Sock Knitting Group, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's new book, check out Blue Moon Fiber Arts on The Fold's Site.

Ready?
Here we go...

As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by Annie Coleman. Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with Joshua Christian's "Chasing Hiro."

Direct download: CraftLit_04_051106mp3.mp3
Category:Austen -- posted at: 11:49am EST
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003: chapters 7-8 - Pride and Prejudice

Welcome to Episode 3!
In this episode I welcome you to the joys of the Jane Austen action figure (and I am Not Kidding); the belly laughs, sly smirks, or horror filled looks of You Knit What???; the adorable (in the eye of the beholder?) cats and bunnies with stuff and pancakes on their heads; and regale you with my lovely weekend at a spinning retreat in the Catskills, hosted by Claudia of CountryWool.

We'll also move on to chapters seven and eight in Pride and Prejudice, narrated (as always) by Annie Coleman. Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with Joshua Christian's Chasing Hiro.

And, a little note: I'm so glad those of you who've commented are enjoying Austen. She's a fave of mine (duh!) and I'm thrilled that listening to her words is bringing you some joy while your hands are otherwise occupied.

Direct download: CraftLit_03_050406_mp3.mp3
Category:Austen -- posted at: 1:16pm EST
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002: chapters 5-6 - Pride and Prejudice
Welcome to Episode 2!

In this episode I rave about The Girl From Auntie, but neglect to mention the name of the Poncho Sweater, and go on about Alpacas d'Auxvasse (not to mention Ann Mayes).
 
We'll also move on to chapters five and six in Pride and Prejudice, narrated by Annie Coleman. And, as always, intro music is provided by GarageBand.com who hosted Joshua Christian's "Chasing Hiro."
Direct download: CraftLit01_042706_mp3.mp3
Category:Austen -- posted at: 12:53pm EST
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Well, here we are!

I wanted to welcome you all to CraftLit, a Podcast for Crafters. I imagine you’re here because you like to work with your hands, but you also like to read. If so, this is the place for you! Our program will follow a similar pattern every week. After some introductory comments, a web, magazine, or book review (This week Mason-Dixon Knittng), and perhaps a song, I will include a chapter or two from a book. We will listen to that book until we’re done with it. And because I’m a former English teacher, I’ll give you some things to listen for in the chapters we hear--just to give you something else to do while you’re knitting, spinning, crocheting, weaving, or sewing. Any painters?

So.

Get comfortable. Find your tools. Check the volume, and enjoy, with me, the beginning (chs 1–4) of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, recorded by Annie Coleman.

Intro music: “Chasing Hiro by Joshua Christian of Syracuse, NY. I found the music on GarageBand.com.

Direct download: CraftLit01_042006_np_Mp3.mp3
Category:Austen -- posted at: 9:01pm EST
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