Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, Chapter 20.
Our reader, Elizabeth Klett continues to rock Jane Eyre for us!
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Fun fact: We believe that most films have not filmed Chapters 19 or 20. Check out Episode’s 288’s comments for a link to a youtube video where they got Blanche right.
Smelling salts, aka volatile salts, when used, release ammonia gas gas that triggers an inhalation reflex causing you to breathe deeply and increase heart rate, blood pressure, and brain activity.
- Little Acorn Creations
- Knit Circus
- February Incentive – comment on any February show notes–saying something about the book or spinning–to be put into the running, and I’ll use a random number generator to pick the lucky winner.
The Spinner’s Book of Yarn Designs: Techniques for Creating 80 Yarns
by Sarah Anderson
- A Creative Cootie Catcher to help you out of a creativity rut, designed by David Seah. He practices exploring, learning, building and sharing and this Fortune Teller/Cootie Catcher is part of his New Product a Day Challenge for February 2013.
- The second issue of Knit Edge is now available! Knit Edge is a magazine published by our good friend, Cooperative Press. Yours truly has a podcasting column in it! Kate Atherly has a fantastic article on socks. There’s a fab-u-lous guernsey by Janine LeCras. There are many wonderful patterns, please check it out!
- The Fourth Annual Rose City Yarn Crawl in Portland Oregon will be Feb 28 – March 3, 2013.
- Ever wish there was Project Runway for Knitters? Now there is. Applications for The Fiber Factor are now open and due on Sunday, March 24, 2013. Will you swatch? Or will you Watch? The wonderful Amy Detjen is a judge along with many other fabulous people! Sorry, this is only for US Residents aged 21 or over because of shipping.
- There is another great book from our friend, Cooperative Press, (aren’t they all?). Bargello Knits by Patty Nance. The colorwork in these patterns is unique and stunning.
General Newsy Bits:
- Petition to raise awareness about the need to update and fix the VA: learn more about the petition to fix the Veterans Association and direct link to petition.
- The shop has been receiving some much needed attention and we are now able to offer downloads of the books — audiobooks with benefits. More payment options beyond paypal will be available very soon. If you are looking for a book from Craftlit that we did years ago, please hang in there. We’re reprocessing for better audio and cutting some of the extra stuff so it’s a nice streamlined download. As those are ready we’ll add them to the shop. Wuthering Heights and Canterville Ghost originally available free to premium subscribers is now available for purchase. Cool for Cats is also available for purchase.
- If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can read all about the new interface here and discover the simplicity of listening to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android for free. Next book… Alice in Wonderland! More options on the way for those of you without US credit cards, without a credit card at all, and for those of you who simply prefer to stay off the grid and use checks. More as soon as it’s set up!
- This past weekend there was a wonderful NPR interview with the author, Paula Byrne, of The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things. Her excitement of Jane is what will make this a different take than your usual womb-to-tomb biography.
- Please feel free to join our Knit-a-Long for Jane’s Ubiquitous Shawl. I’m done, but starting another (color me gluttonous).
- What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—this time in color!—is available for pre-order!
Book talk starts at 13:13 minutes you can listen to it here.