46–In Praise of the OED


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

8 Responses

  1. Becky in Canal Winchester, Ohio says:

    Loved the episode.

    I think MMDF would knit two socks on one circular, the sneaky kind where one sock is inside the other.

    Love the Space Mountain link, above. Thanks!

    A CraftLit T-shirt would be great, but I’d rather see the CraftLit logo on it, personally, with maybe a subtheme on the front chest of MMDFK?

  2. Carie says:

    Hi Heather thanks for another great episode.

    I agree Lucie is a bit sickly sweet but perhaps she needs to be to appear to her father as the ministering angel – personally I think she’s too good to be true! The other thing that struck me, given the whole contrast light/dark etc that Dickens likes is how similar Lucie and her father’s first appearances are to the reader – Lucie emerges from the gloom of the hotel in Dover to Mr Lorry and M Manette appears out of the gloom to Lucie – I wonder whether it is a recurring theme for the characters or whether it just links Lucie and her father. I also noticed that Dickens calls them the father and the daughter throughout the last chapter but in their actions the relationship seems reversed, Lucie is parenting a small frightened child – contrast between how the father/daughter relationship should be and how it is here?

    Looking forward to next week!

    My theory for Madame Defarge is that she knits stockings – portable, she doesn’t need to follow any instructions and she can look very busy while seeing ‘nothing’

  3. bunnysquirrel says:

    Since you didn’t get to ride the actual space mountain, you might enjoy this virtual ride–http://www.spacestation77.com/video.html

  4. Joy Lang says:

    Hi Heather,
    I have listened to you from the begining of your podcasting. I love listening to you and love listening to the books.
    I am a Homeschool mom of 5th and 2nd grade girls. We have homeschooled from the begining. I love it, I love spending the day with the girls and watching them learn. There have been some chalanges, but the good days make up for the bad days. It make me very happy to know that you have taken your son’s well being and education on. He will do great just having you in charge of his day.
    I love to knit and mostly knit socks because they are so portable. I am currently knitting a sweater for my oldest DD.
    I think Madame Defarge would be doing socks or shawls, it looks like socks in the picture.
    Thanks for doing the podcast, Have a great week.

  5. Susan says:

    Hi Heather,
    I’ve been meaning to comment again for a while. I loved A Tale of Two Cities in high school, and it was because of a very good teacher. I’m so glad to be listening to it again. Oh, and I’m pretty sure that this teacher had us watch the Chris Sarandon version after we finished reading the book.

    I also wanted to say I’m glad to hear you’ve made the tough decision about putting your son on meds. I grew up in a house with a couple of ADHD siblings. My father is a psychologist (and ADHD himself), and is inclined to only recommend seeking psychiatric meds when absolutely necessary. That said, we all saw the wonderful difference they made for my brother and sister, and how much easier school became, both socially and academically. It’s a tough decision, but sometimes it makes all the difference.

    Oh, and that whole kids making you stupid thing? I’m only through 4 months of pregnancy with my first, and I can’t remember any of my words. I couldn’t even knit for the first trimester.

    Thanks for doing the show! I never miss it!

  6. Heather says:

    Methinks you be right, matey!

    Shows how delirious I was. iTunes cut out while I was converting to an Mp3 and I never went back to check.

    Uploading the correct audio as I type.


  7. Jen Minnis says:

    hi heather!

    umm… just downloaded and was listening to the cast… but you cut out mid sentence and end at 27:31 on the iTunes download.

    methinks there be a problem here.

  8. Lumie says:

    I would love one of the shirts especially with that image although I might like the slogan across the back. My fiance wouldn’t let me knit the last time we went to Disneyland. The updated Space Mountain is very dark. My friends from Southern CA say it is similar to the original only this time you can hear the music.