289–Two, Two, Two Things in One!


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

19 Responses

  1. Heather says:

    I would love to win Sarah Anderson’s spinning book. It sounds great. Thanks for doing Jane Eyre. I am loving it! :). Heather

  2. Lisa says:

    I just started learning to spin with a spindle. Would love to have this book.

  3. Kate says:

    Both craft books sound like a lot of fun, and stuff I’d like to learn. I’ve pulled up some of those zentangle videos to play about with after the episode (since I’ll then be up to date for once!). I’ve been wanting to learn to spin for a good while, and this book sounds like it’d be a fabulous reference.

    The charades scene has always been one of the most memorable of the book for me, which perhaps has to do with how young I was when I first read it. 🙂

  4. Jennifer Mauser says:

    I would LOVE to get the February incentive, Heather! I’m a spinner, and your description of the Spinner’s Book of Yarn Design sounds fabulous! Thanks!

  5. Maria says:

    I would love the spinner book. I’m a new spinner, so I’m a bit lost 🙂

  6. Chrispy says:

    Just thought I’d share that I’m a fairly new listener (and an even newer knitter); perhaps I started back in December or November, and I really enjoy your podcast. I believe I began listening just about the time you started Jane Eyre, which I love, and the reader does a wonderful job! I’ve enjoyed your podcast so much in fact that I’ve gone back and started listening from the beginning. I’m just a couple episodes after the end of Pride & Prejudice and now for some reason the iPhone Podcast app doesn’t want to show anything before episode 187; some days it does, some days it doesn’t but it’s been days and days since it has.

    I did want to say something about that a while back you had mentioned someone that had had a house fire; how is that person doing and has her life gotten back on track at all? I understand how she feels as my house burned last July and I’m still in a rental as the repair is not yet complete. I did not have a business within the house but we lost a lot of very irreplaceable items. Luckily all the humans made it out intact and out of the menagerie of animals we have only 1 cat did not make it. My heart really went out to her when you talked about it and I’d like her to know that I truly wish her and her family the best.

    I live in MD and would love to know when you will be up here teaching or talking; it would be awesome to meet you in that sort of a setting.

    Take care and keep up the wonderful work!

    • Heather says:

      Make sure you submit a trouble ticket ANYtime something goes wrong with the phone app. It’s the triangle icon thingy and it’s SUPER important to tell them that something went wrong. If I’m the only one saying it they’ll put it on the back burner… if it’s everyone… we have a chance.

      My student is doing better now, but you remind me that I need to check up on her.

      So glad you’re enjoying!

  7. Kathie says:

    I would love to add The Spinners Book of Yarn Designs to my bookshelf.


  8. Sarah says:

    Thanks for talking about the Sarah Anderson book. There’s been a lot of discussion about it in one of my Ravelry groups, and it sounds very interesting. I am thinking of doing a sock yarn experiment with energized sock yarn versus regular to see how they wear. Please do enter me in the drawing for the book!

    I’m so glad you put both these chapters together. This is my favorite part of the book, and though I know what happens next because I’ve read JE so many times, it would have been really hard to wait another week!

  9. Vonda says:

    I discovered Craftlit during Gulliver’s Travels and I’m hooked! I haven’t been spinning much for four years (I have a four year old, you figure it out). I recently got out my wheel and some beautiful roving and I’m rediscovering how much pleasure it gives me. The Spinner’s Book of Yarn Designs looks fabulous! I’m ParrotHeadKnitr on Ravelry.

  10. Vickie says:

    The Spinner’s Book of Yarn Designs sounds so amazing. I am a novice spinner and not really getting any better once I got past the lumpy bumpy first stuff. I am awe struck by the beautiful yarn that others spin, and and this book sounds like it is just the thing.

    Thanks so much for Jane Eyre… my favourite book as a teen.
    You must go visit Loreta’s web site and admire her stack of Jane Eyre’s…


  11. Carol says:

    I am loving Jane Eyre! Your insights make the listening all the more intriguing! Your description of Sarah Anderson’s book excites me to no end. This may be the book I have been waiting to read for the last 15 years!

  12. Robin says:

    I want to be in the drawing for the book!

  13. Robin says:

    I would love the spinner book!

  14. Karma says:

    Also, what was the biography you were reading for background on the Brontes and author? Thanks!

    • Heather says:

      Wild Genius on the Moors, I think is the title by Juliet Baker (or Barker). I’ve linked to it in (I think) the first Jane Eyre episode but am on my phone right now (eek)!

  15. Karma says:

    Thanks for playing both chapters this week! I had totally forgotten about this part of the story and the deception played by Rochester, seemingly for the purpose of discouraging Blanche and interrogating Jane. Also, I’m listening to Wuthering Heights for the first time and its rather interesting to compare the two novels and the writing styles of the two Brontes. So far I prefer Jane Eyre, but Wuthering Heights is growing on me. I’ve also read Tenant of Wildfell Hall, so it’s nice to be able to compare all three novels.

    The Spinner’s Book of Yarn Designs looks like a fantastic book and I’d Love to add it to my bookshelf! I’d also love to add the book One Zentangle a Day. Just need to wait for some spare cash. 🙂

  16. Jamie says:

    These chapters… wowza. LOVE them. I kind of don’t want this book to end, you know? Yet at the same time, can’t wait for the next chapter!

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE a chance to win The Spinner’s Book of Yarn Designs–Techniques for Creating 80 Yarns. I would die a thousand deaths… or something like that. 😉

  17. Carol says:

    I would love to receive the Spinner’s Book of Yarn Design. I haven’t spun in over 10 years, and am getting the itch again. Having a great book to guide me sounds like heaven.