187 – Rumbly Grumbly – Connecticut Yankee


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

9 Responses

  1. Diane Stevenson says:

    I’ve really been enjoying listening as I try my hand at quilting/English paper piecing. Yes, I started this book in your library after listening to Herland. I have a LOT of catching up to do :D.

    Has anyone ever noted that the reader sounds like Leonard Nimoy? This may sound crazy, but I can’t get the notion out of my head.

  2. Sarah says:

    You weren’t kidding about tearing up in this episode — I was crying so hard I had to stop knitting, because I couldn’t see it anymore!

    But I did finish what I was working on–Annis Shawl on Ravelry

    • Heather says:

      Sorry about the color on the shawl (I like it, though) but OH MY GOSH–if that’s what you can make while listening! WOW! But yea, I totally understand about having to stop to cry.

  3. raederle says:

    While this comment doesn’t specifically relate to the current book, it does to the current format of the podcast. I wonder if you would consider dividing the book/crafting parts of the podcast andthe trips you are planning into separate episodes. It would benefit future listeners from hearing about signing up for a trip they can’t attend and real-time listeners who have no interest and only want to hear about the book, your family and crafting life.

  4. emelye says:

    “The King of England sold for $7.” LOL!

  5. Wendy McD says:

    LOVED the chapters. You were right about sticking in there. I always do but it you raised my interest and for once I was wanting to cheat and “look” ahead… I will be good and wait.

    You have made me learn about RSS feeds, I feel I’m probably the LAST one on the planet who doesn’t know about them. I signed up for all of the Dickens of a Christmas blogs and I’m looking forward to BUYING some Christmas pudding… NO WAY are we going to make the investment… time or money. LOL Have longed for it since ages back though and am looking forward to more items that intrigue, so thank you.

  6. Josie says:

    Thanks for the mention again! Looking forward to the language analysis.

    I agree re the tearing up being a part of being a parent, but also I think it might be part of getting older and less self-centred in general. I’m the step-parent of my boy, although having lived with and cared for him since he was tiny, I didn’t give birth to him so there aren’t any genetic connections or hormones related to the relationship. But as I’ve got older I think I’ve developed a different perspective on feelings of protectiveness towards children — and animals too, you can’t kill a cat or dog in a book or I’ll be in bits! This might have happened without having a child, as I have relationships with my niece and nephew and with friends’ children, so it’s difficult to differentiate where the hormones come in.

    As you said, it may be that it’s different hormones than the maternal ones. And those that are seen as being ‘male’ or ‘female’ are actually found in both sexes at different levels during different phases of life. I’ve been reading a lot about Oxytocin for my PhD (studying dreams) and it’s incredible how much of an effect it has. One book in particular I’d recommend which is very accessible to non-PhDs but detailed enough so it’s not a patronising ‘popular psychology’ type of thing is The Oxytocin Factor by Kerstin Uvnas Moberg. It’s on Amazon ‘look inside’ so you can see the intro without having to buy.

  7. Beverley says:

    Hi Have just heard your suggestion for Christmas Carol by Dickens. Yes please!!! My vote for this and other short stories before another book.

    Love your podcast. Thanks

    Cheers Beverley