45–What Would Madame Defarge Knit?


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

6 Responses

  1. Trish says:

    Concerning Anaphora (which I had to look up to spell correctly):

    Would this be the literary devise used in “Radetzky’s March” by Joseph Roth? I think every sentence, or at least every scene, refers to death in some way throughout the entire book.

  2. Sydney says:

    I hate Heavenly Creatures!!! worst film ever. the fantasy scenes were so ridiculous and stupid it was cringe-worthy.

    Don’t be fooled into watching this movie, knitters!
    Love, Heather’s sister

  3. phoenix says:

    Well, I don’t know about that. My earliest quilting memories involve my mother, my then newborn cousin, a promised baby quilt with a duck and much cursing. I’m still scarred.

    A bit of DIY network and PBS specials have peaked my interest a bit so maybe a smaller project. I love the embroidery but I’m new at it so I’ll have to practice quite a bit before I’m up to trade status.

    I finished the Pride and Prejudice eps and am in the midst of the short stories. As a result I also have a very large knitted and smocked swatch that resembles a large fish, sort of like those asian-inspired fish windsocks. While amusing to me, it served it’s purpose and will be frogged in time for the next the longer story segment. Hopefully to be something more useful than a frogged-fish swatch. (Scroll down, the pic’s at the bottom.)

  4. Heather says:

    Hey Phoenix! Pretty soon you’ll hit the episode where I announce my move from Croton on Hudson to Tucson—somewhere near the last third of P-and-P. Glad you’ve joined us though. I have a back-up reader now (YAY) so I’ll be able to replace the stinky narrators with a good one.

    I just acquired a serger in a trade so that ol’ sewing thing is going to kick in again. I like crazy quilting (no precision necessary) but I loathe embroidering. However, Mom and sister are good embroiderers so maybe there’s another trade in my future.

    ; )

  5. phoenix says:

    I’m not sure how good The Black Donnellys is but I love the name “Joey Ice Cream”, (the unrelaible narrator) and will continue to watch it as long as the boys keep taking off their shirts and Kate Mulgrew continues to prove that she can do so much more than be Captain Janeway.

    I just wanted to say that I recently discovered your show (through an old Cast-on episode), and I’m kicking myself for not tuning in sooner. Your introductions have made these literary episodes so entertaining. I have a backlog of librivox recordings that I never listen to because I just can’t seem to stay focused long enough, or I can’t tolerate the narrator, or any number of reasons. Your show has help me solve that dilemna.

    I have to admit though now I’ve got myself a bit confused as I am also listening to the earlier episodes, so you are simultaneously in Croton-on-the-Hudson and resettled in Tuscon, so I have to pause to keep my events straight. I’m actually on the episode where you first mention that you sew, but are not the best quilter. Strange eh? I’m sure I’ll catch up soon.

  6. Clauw says:

    Yes! Yes please do check out the Black Donnelly’s! It’s a very well told story of 4 irish mob boys in New York trying to get by and keep eachother out of trouble. I think you will especially enjoy Joey Icecream and the way he tells his story.

    Much love from The Netherlands,