Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, chapter 33.
Our reader, Elizabeth Klett continues to rock Jane Eyre for us!
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- 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.
- 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)
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