Fri, 13 January 2012
Sorry all, but iCloud broke my Mac this week.
I WILL however, be at Vogue Knitting Live on Jan 14, 2012 at 4:30 PM in the Bijou Basin shop in the marketplace!
Look for the next episode on or around the 20th!
Category:general -- posted at: 1:42 AM
Sat, 27 August 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,
Pre 20s Gibson Girls--all that hair!
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?
Booktalk begins at 15:37. Listen to 221 audio
Tue, 23 August 2011
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)
Sat, 30 July 2011
Today The Woman in White, Walter Hartright's narrative, the story continued, sections v–vii.
This week, I don't sleep.
Does misery love company?
Too tired to be bummed about missing Sock Summit. Sleepless at home is better than sleepless in an hotel.
The new shop is up and growing, new sock heel books are in the Rav store (if you find errors or issues, please email. If you purchase via Ravelry, then I can zap you an update as soon as it's posted). September 10th event is growing. More as I know it.
I am nearly done with my handspun in-the-round-all-the-way-up-cuff-steeked-sweater, have started a baby surprise jacket for my little niece (who I will see this coming weekend!), have cast-on for the final bit of the Around the World book series (a sweater), found a nifty little paper doll pattern from a ZenTangle page, Moleskine Do Not Disturb signs (you have to sign up) and a Moleskine App(!),
Making sense of our chapters: Italian Secret Societies, Pits and Stalls in Opera Houses—see the rim around the Stall seats (in the US we call them Orchestra seats). I think that must have been what Pesca climbed up on so he could see. Fosco would have been in a box. Stall seats back in the day:
You can just barely see the rim around the pit seats:
See the rim at the back of the stall seats?
And, from the episode before, the gloriousness that would have been the London's Great Exhibition—and the reason for so many "foreigners" in town.
July Incentive! Donate between now and July 31st and you will be put into the drawing for your own copy of the new Chop Bard book, Devouring Shakespeare; Five Simple Tools, personally autographed for you by Mr. Ehren Ziegler!
Don’t forget your copy of WWMDfK?
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Fri, 3 June 2011
Very little to report and very little time to do it in. Tucker's Walk Winery, Kentwell Hall's Tudor historical reenactment niftyness (go Lorna!) and a video of the same. I'll have these shownotes serve for 208 "Bubbly", 209 (available 5/27, "The Shipping News"), 210 (available 6/3, "¿Donde Esta?"), and maybe even 211 (on 6/11, "Homecoming"). Book talk will start super soon on all, so don't bother to fast forward. We depart May 27th and will visit:
Listen to 208 audio And this widget might actually work to stream on-the-fly podcasts from my phone. Sing with me now: "On the Road Again... Just cain't wait to get On the Road Again..." Where's my John Denver CD...?