47–How Sweet It Is!

Heather

Mother, knitter, spinner, writer, wife, weaver, host...not necessarily in that order...

3 Responses

  1. Nina says:

    Happy Anniversary! How cool is THAT? 🙂

  2. Rebekkah says:

    Hi Heather — I’m finally caught up!

    I have so much to say, or at least *had* so much to say. A lesson to take notes as I’m listening, instead of trusting my memory.

    I do remember one thing, though. Your discussion of Bedlam and treatment (and observation) of the mentally ill reminded me of a book I found through LibriVox a few months ago. It’s Ten Days in a Madhouse, by Nellie Bly. (I have to admit that I was first drawn to the recording not because of any deep knowledge of Nellie Bly or of the book, but because when I was a child there was a run-down amusement park in Brooklyn called Nellie Bly.) It’s a fascinating read (or listen), and you should give it a try, even if it’s just for personal enjoyment and not for the podcast. I just discovered another Nellie Bly piece on LibriVox (Around the World in Seventy-Two Days), and am eager to get listening. Both are journalistic pieces, not fiction, but I can attest that the first one is well written. I can only assume the second one is, also.

    I loved your theory of Madame Defarge knitting code. Morse code would work very nicely in a knit and purl pattern. Gives a whole new meaning to reading your knitting.