Friday, March 27, 2009

Episodes 124, 125, and 126

Herin lie Episodes One hundred twenty-four, One hundred twenty-five, and One hundred twenty-six: The Party of the First Part, The Party of the Second Part, and Don't Forget the Roses.

The links, as promised: The Dickens Link, the link to Frolicking Deer Lavender Farms, microtia bracelets here, books reviewed are Knitted Lace of Estonia by Nancy Bush and Boutique Knits by Laura Irwin.

April Incentive: Artists' Journals and Sketchbooks by Lynne Perrella.


  1. I can't seem to download the episodes in iTunes. Am I the only one having trouble?

  2. Anonymous4:15 AM

    @ Lumie --

    It's working okay for me.

  3. I was able to download them this morning. Thank you

  4. Anonymous3:33 PM

    I haven't listened yet (downloading now), and I can't afford to contribute this month, but I can heartily recommend the incentive book to those who are thinking of donating! We have it at work, and it's both inspiring and informational.

  5. Happy dance, happy dance!!!

  6. Anonymous4:22 AM

    I can only seem to find episode 126.Am I doing something wrong?

  7. Anonymous4:36 AM

    Me again, never mind my above comment I got things working. :)

  8. I can't find anything to download. What am I doing wrong? I don't use I-tunes. I'm just confused.



  9. Heather!!! I love your podcast, it is truly fabulous. I don't think I've ever commented because I'm not the commenting type, but I'm trying to work on that.

    I had a question, though; I was thinking that a while back you spoke about a group that taught knitting as sort of an outreach, and that they were willing to take yarn/needle/project donations of ANY kind? (I am also afraid that perhaps this was discussed on a different podcast than yours, in which case I am thoroughly embarassed...) but if you know about it, I was looking for the address.

    Thank you so much, whether you know what I'm talking about or not! :D

    Take care,

  10. Heather:

    I haven't listened past the "Heather" part of the first Scarlet Letter podcast (darn you employment! Thank you employment!) but I just wanted to write and tell you what a rock star you are. You have been working so hard, and it is so appreciated by those of us who have come to rely on your podcast.


  11. YAY!
    I'm so glad you like it!
    Leanne--send me an email off-blog and I'll email you the addy (get me at MamaOKnits [at] gmail.
    Ceci--you'll need a podcast aggregator or go to the 'library' linked to from this page, upper right, to download episodes OR listen via the player at the top center of this should also be able to get previous episodes from that player. Let me know if not.

  12. Anonymous12:18 PM

    I'm just starting with Craftlit, having burned myself out on AstronomyCast (I like to have several serious discussion podcasts to listen to, but I'm not a scientist and I think I may have reached my limit for the year...)

    I'm totally digging these three episodes. I love how English teacher-y you are in Chapter One. While I love reading certain classics, others leave me feeling like there's a whole layer of depth and context that I'm missing.

    I'm Canadian, but in the next 2 years my kids and I will be studying North American history, particularly American, in our homeschool. We'll be reading a lot of classic kids' literature about American settlement, the Revolution, etc. I've never studied much about the Pilgrims and that time, having had the Canadian history of settlement taught to me as a student. Last month I picked up The Witch of Blackbird Pond for the first time. I had always been scared away from it as a girl by the sense of grimness and foreboding that the synopsis on the back cover gave to it.

    I think it's marvelous that I should stumble upon your podcast just as you are doing The Scarlet Letter when I am so open to learning about this stage of American history. I'm such a lucky woman.

    I'm reading Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird just now and something she wrote came to mind as you read chapter one. She said that the most important part of a novel is a likable narrator, and even if the book seems to be grim and heading to unhappy places, we'll often forgive that, forget that, or enjoy that if we have a likable narrator. That's certainly how I feel about Hawthorne just now.

  13. Heather, I'm still commenting here because I'm having issues with your new domain not redirecting correctly. I'm enjoying the Scarlet Letter and I thought you might be interested in a few resources I found...

    This site is an annotated edition of the Custom House Sketch with links to interesting terms. I found it while trying to figure out who the "Good King Derby" he mentioned was. The site is a couple years old so some of the links don't work, but it's still really useful.

    There is also a mention of a "locofocos surveyor" and apparently Locofocos was a political faction in the 1840s when Hawthorne was writing, interesting stuff!


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