290–Catching Cooties


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

10 Responses

  1. Kate says:

    I wonder if Mr. Rochester is being mean to Jane here because ur’f frra gung fur zvtug pner nobhg uvz, naq gur nggnpx ba Znfba unf erzvaqrq uvz gung ur pna arire unir ure, fb ur’f gelvat gb qevir ure njnl naq fcner uvzfrys? (Be znlor ure…) (Go to rot13 (dot) com to unobfuscate – I didn’t want to have spoilers in the comments.)

  2. Wendy says:

    Thanks so much for the explanation of smelling salts. I’ve never taken the time to find out for myself what they are even though, like you, I’ve heard of them many times. Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books, and I’m really enjoying all the background info.

  3. Caroline says:

    I am reading the Jane Austen book – the approach reminds me of The Age of Homespun by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. Which is a great book.

  4. Wylie Kay says:

    The February incentive for The Spinner’s Book of Yarn Designs looks yummy! What a nice give-away. Thanks for putting this up. Additionally, I am loving Jane Eyre! I can’t count the number of times I have read the book, and am amazed that I am still learning new things about it.

  5. Cindi says:

    Well – I’ve always said I don’t read fiction. But, I have been running more and have run out of podcasts so I decided to give Craftlit a try. I am completely surprised by how much I am enjoying the story of Jane Eyre. Thank you for this podcast – I think your commentary before and after the chapters is helping me to make sense of it all!

    Would love the spinning book too. 🙂 I’m a spinner, not a great spinner, but always looking for good instructions to improve my craft.

    Oh – and shame on you for sparking my interest in Zentangles, too! 🙂

  6. Jenifer says:

    I’ve just started listening to the podcasts of Jane Eyre and I am enjoying the story and all of the corresponding information. What a treat to have something wonderful to listen to as I spin. I can see I have much to look forward to hearing in the future. Thanks so much!

  7. Caryn says:

    Funny story about smelling salts. I am 28, so this was only about 10 or 11 years ago that I was giving blood at a Red Cross blood drive at my high school in suburban Atlanta, when… it didn’t go so well. (I’ve never been able to successfully donate blood at any time after that, either) Things were going well when I started to pass out. They were unable to keep me from passing out but broke out smelling salts to wake me up. I assume they are the same as the ones you referred to being used in boxing because all I recall was the overpowering smell of ammonia. I don’t know if that is common, to use them at Red Cross blood drives, and while I’ve passed out several times since when trying to give blood (sometimes when they’re drawing blood at the doctor), no one has ever used smelling salts on me again. Not an experience I’d like to do over though. Its a pretty awful way to wake up.

    Enjoying the book-keep up the good work!

  8. Hinke says:

    In the current crisis – well, as if there’s any shortage in the house of knitting-, spinning- and other crafty materials – I would love to win a book like this. Have been ‘looking inside’ and think it’s great.

    and now that I’m here anyway, I love listening to your podcast, while knitting, spinning and especially while travelling by train – thank you so much for all the interesting things you add to the books!

  9. cal says:

    hi! i listened to the episode yesterday, and then last night i started watching a 1983 BBC miniseries version of Jane, in which they include the part where Rochester plays the gypsy fortuneteller! i’ve had it in my Netflix instant queue forever, and have slowly been working my way through all the film and TV versions. it’s not my favorite of all the interpretations of JE i’ve seen; it has a bit of that quality like you are watching a stage play that was filmed, but it’s not bad, and because it’s a miniseries they take it all a little more slowly than the films do. just thought i would let you know, since i had never seen this scene before either (i’ve never read the book until now, so it was my first time with the fortuneteller, and i got “her” twice in one day!).

  10. Kathi Sharp says:

    “Fun fact–We believe that most films have not filmed Chapters 19 or 20”.
    So, you really need to watch the 2006 version because it includes–the gypsy scene, Jane informing Rochester about Mr. Mason’s arrival, the attack on Mason, the wait for the doctor and the walk in the garden. I could not find a YouTube clip to share but I will see if I can copy a clip from my own DVD when I get home.
    Never mind – I couldn’t take it anymore so I found your wishlist on Amazon. Look for the DVD by Tuesday, 2/19. Enjoy!