Saturday, September 22, 2007

Episode Seventy-one: Sick, Sick, Sick...

Some...um...interesting crochet (thank you to Dawn for sending the link); welcome to our new sponsor, Knitting Out Loud;
a new LYS opens here; what's up with the Weavettes?!; a little info on the insular Celtic languages (thank you Cheeky!); and if you have Nyquil, please send it.

And, of course, don't forget to donate during the last months of the year! You'll be entered in the drawing for the Jen Minnis charms (check out her website button the on the right!) and also SOCK YARN from CheekyRedhead! (It's like buttah.)

4 comments:

  1. Great episode.

    Kathy Goldner from Knitting Out Loud has the exact same taste in books as me. Yay for Balzac, Tolstoy, Colette, Robertson Davies and Lauie Colwin!

    Bracing myself for the sadness to come in the next two episodes.

    Regards

    Serenknitity

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  2. The sock yarn is up on my blog for you all too see and drool over, but remeber the only way to have a chance to get it is to donate to CraftLit.

    http://www.getaclew.blogspot.com/

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  3. Just a thought, but I wanted to agree about Tristan's sword separating him from Isolde. In Viking myth, pre-Christianity, it was a sign for a man and woman remaining... pure?... for a night (or whatever.) I made the same assumption when I listened to Tristan and Isolde the first time.

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  4. Heather, I'm still having a great time catching up. I have so many thoughts and notes on this story. I was lucky enough to win a scholarship to study at Aberdeen University for a year and took classes on Celtic archaeology, history, and folklore. There is so much going on in this story, but I'm aware I'm very late so I'm not sure if it's covered later or if anybody would be interested. The one thing I will share is a hilarious comic called Hark! A Vagrant! In addition to other historical subjects (Jane Austen and Queen Victoria seem to be favorites) there's a great series on courtly love:

    http://harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=282

    Enjoy!

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