Thursday, April 02, 2009

Episode One hundred Twenty-seven: "Goodwives." Huh.

Chapter 2!
Fun with the intolerant Puritans of the Dour Physiognomies (love that word! Also love ignominious).

I knit a pair of Knucks in no time (necessity=invention. My hands are freezing), I fall in love with the KOL book Knitting Lessons (good reader!).

A New Incentive Fills Our Lives!

...for the first ever The March Hare loves CraftLit Design Contest! We have dyed up a brand new colorway for our very special 70/30 wool/silk blend in a very special CraftLit colorway...a very rich, earthy, semisolid scarlet. Just what every self-righteous Puritan would choose to brand one who strays. We have of course named it The Scarlet Letter. Such a yarn of course demands a fantastic design. That's where we're hoping CraftLit's endlessly talented and creative listeners can help us. We'd like to challenge you to design something for the yarn inspired by the novel, the times, the characters. We'll have a fantastic panel of celebrity judges pick the winner, who will receive the project's worth of yarn. The details: 1) All entries should be designed with The Scarlet Letter yarn in mind. Yarn specs:435 yards per cake. 70/30 merino wool/silk. True fingering weight: 4 ply with 14 wpi. 2) Knitting, crochet, weaving, tatting, macramé, nalbinding...if you can do it with yarn it's fair game. 3) Entries must be in before the last chapter is posted to the CraftLit feed. 4) All designs must somehow incorporate "the letter" or an interpretation thereof. 5) To be eligible for the prize, the winning designer must agree to have their pattern available for free via the CraftLit website for 3 months after the conclusion of the contest. After that time all rights are retained in full by the designer and the free feed will be removed, pronto. 6) Entries should at a minimum include pictures of the final product and the complete pattern. Everything else we leave up to you. Let your imaginations run wild! And to sweeten the pot, The March Hare will donate 10% of the proceeds from the sales of The Scarlet Letter yarn to CraftLit for the duration of the contest. (Including the 3 month free pattern period for those inspired by the winning project...) So there you be CraftLit faithful. Go forth and create!

To Enter

Send your pictures of the final product and complete "pattern" (or instructions for whatever you've created) to the Craftlit email. Winners will be contacted via email before the announcement is made "on the air".

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  1. Wow! The contest sounds interesting. I don't know if I'm up to that kind of a design, but I'll think about it.

    And the podcast downloaded for me with no trouble this time. i don't know what was happening last time. I resubscribed and now it seems to be working.

  2. I just found you, and I'm so very excited.

  3. OK I just finished chapter 2.
    Left shoulder higher than right... aging scholar... I thought first of Richard III (as Shakespeare created him) and Casaubon from 'Middlemarch'.... am I a geek or what...

  4. You might want to double-check the pronunciation of "ignominy."


  5. Hey Janice!
    Yep, I'm using the secondary pronunciation (igNOMiny). I think I got stuck b/c of the later syllabic stress for ignoMINious and hitting the IG hard just sounded wrong.
    I have, however, been walking around the house all today saying "IGnominy, IGnominy, IGnominy"... it's starting to sound okay...but the kids are looking at me funny.
    But it's an important call as the book is littered with the word.
    Thank you for the headsup!


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