Category: The Turn of the Screw

by Henry James. Creepy houses, weird histories, possessed children, governesses gone awry… what’s not to love?

39–As Far As The Screw Can Turn

Some things you didn’t hear me talk about; some things you did. And the end of the book! The Librarian’s Lament (don’t you loathe hearing, “yeah, that’s just your opinion…” when someone says something like, “the world isn’t flat!”), and a killer library. Some things to do in the spring to...

38–The Neverending Cable

First–Chapters 18-19-20! Second–Stephanie Pearl McPhee’s SOAR interview. Whoo hoo! And the rest–Sock Darning. Nuff said. And worth mentioning again–the best Toe-Up cast-on in the WORLD! in my deeply biased opinion… Here’s the article on the Ladies in Phoenix, knitting for the good of others…and themselves. And, from Julie–The Sci Phi Show–another...

37–Unfair! Protest!

Today, Chapters 15, 16 AND 17! WHOO HOO! Today I have some fun silkworm links, some pretty pics of the Pysanky eggs by Jen (who is very, very, very prolific while listening), some pics of intersting historical spindles, and some lip from Julie! Tee hee! Julie absolutely rightfully called me on...

36–Toe Woes

Today’s theme is “Honi Soit qui Mal y Pense” which comes to us from a (probably apocryphal) story about King Edward III and the Order of the Garter. A rough translation is “Shame to him who thinks ill of it” but my AP English teacher used it as “Evil will be...

35–Ennui and Normandy

Well, we’re having the first winter storm of the season. The mountains are capped with snow, the sky is grey, it’s 39 ° (I hear you…”Hey! It’s the DESERT! What’s with the snow and temperature?!”), and the day is bleeding ennui. Not least because my husband is here and I’m here...

34–Backaches and Boxes

This week—Chapters 6-7! The Other Nina sent this very helpful, eminently bookmarkable link to help me with mosquito bites. There’s actually a lot of great info here…and this site has a very interesting looking hand/foot/everything cream. Lotions just don’t work on me. If it doesn’t say “cream” I don’t buy it....

33–The Kindness of Strangers

33–The Kindness of Strangers

This week–Chapters 6-7! Okay, and you’re not really strangers but y’all sure are kind! Some fun with You Tube and Dante Julie’s socks (whoo hoo!) and 1400 A.D. knit pic More Organic info from Dawn (worth a look-see)! Seventh Generation and Land Stewardship Project Janet’s pomo fun And then–That Darn Governess...

32–I See Dead People . . .

32–I See Dead People . . .

You should also check out Stephanie/Lumie’s blog (gorgeous work!) Then go here and get smart, RIGHT NOW! After expanding your brain, you can crack yourself up with my friend Peter on his podcast. Don’t forget to get your SantaCon on! When you’re done with that, embrace your inner Earth Mother and...