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Stoker—234: Chapter 13

Chapter 13 of Dracula! Whoot!

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Episode Two hundred twelve: A Whole New World

Still unpacking, but a few things.

If you’re a teacher, ChopBard has a new book out for you (see incentive below). Really, seriously, the man’s a goldmine.
Devouring Shakespeare
If you’re a spinner, check out Cotton Spinning with the Takli, a DVD by Joan Ruane. She is a member of my old guild in Tucson and a wonderful teacher. Everyone loves her because she’s incredibly loveable. I’ve not seen her DVD myself–I spent my time watching her in person–but the review in Spring 2011’s Spin-Off is glowing. The Quayside sock book I designed for (Knitting Socks from Around the World) is coming out July 1, 2011. I’m now working on a sweater for the same series… we’ll see if this can be pulled off. It’s going to be a doozy.

In moving news (um, physically moving, not necessarily emotionally moving), If you’re in the Northern Virginia area, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m going to need babysitters and the 411 on local yarn stores etc. Already found (and love) Uniquities in Vienna, VA. LOVE that place! Am learning how to live on no income—or more accurately—to seriously live on seriously one income. I’m also loving Farmer’s Markets and local strawberries. And the color green.

It’s green here.

If you want to see pics and stories of what happened (or didn’t) on our trip, you can click on the “Road Trip” link in the sidebar of the shownotes. Don’t forget, there are a few seats left for the Road to Rhinebeck. As fun as the relocation road trip was, Rhinebeck will be even more better. And, in fact, it looks like my husband and sons will be meeting us in Rhinebeck–along with Ehren Ziegler and many many friends. Not to be missed!

I also have an apology. I realized I’ve been living under a rock. Not having a job meant never buying anything. Avoiding buying things—meant no stores, no shopping, and no magazines (those suckers get expensive). This means no data in. So my data out has been… um… limited. As I left on the trip I got a heartfelt Tweet and Rav message from a listener in Norway who had some—I thought—important criticisms of where the show has been going over the last eight months. I think writing the book, starting a business, teaching while being a temporarily single mom, and moving all really sucked it out of me. But the podcast sincerely is like home to me. I’ve missed podcasting, I miss hearing from y’all, and I miss the way things used to be, too. So, my promise to you is this: I will try to do better.

So many new and exciting things are coming, but much of it will have to wait until the boys are back in school (because right now they’re in “Camp Mom” and there’s only so much of me to go around).

OH
And I learned that anti-perspirant does a pretty decent job of cutting the bitterness of a mosquito bite. Seriously.

July Incentive!
Donate between now and July 31st and you will be put into the drawing for your own copy of the new Chop Bard book, Devouring Shakespeare; Five Simple Tools, personally autographed for you by Mr. Ehren Ziegler!

Don’t forget your copy of WWMDfK?
It’s getting great buzz, and I, personally, am knitting my way through it right now. Loving it! A few images from the bookey wook:

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Jane's Ubiquitous Shawl edging

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Berthas Mad Mysterious Möbius

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Madame Defarge's Stole

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Van Tassel Mittens

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Hyde's Hooded Sweater

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Frankenhood (with light-up neckbolt instructions!)

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Isolde socks

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Collins—Episode Two hundred eight: Bubbly

Very little to report and very little time to do it in. Tucker’s Walk Winery, Kentwell Hall’s Tudor historical reenactment niftyness (go Lorna!).

See below for my traveling podcasts.

I’ll have these shownotes serve for 208 “Bubbly”, 209 (available 5/27, “The Shipping News”), 210 (available 6/3, “¿Donde Esta?”), and maybe even 211 (on 6/11, “Homecoming”). Book talk will start super soon on all, so don’t bother to fast forward.

We depart May 27th and will visit:

  • Fri 5/27–Grand Canyon; stay at Grand Canyon
  • Sun 5/29–Old Faithful; stay at Sheridan or Gillette
  • Mon 5/30–visit Devil’s Tower and Custer Battlefield
  • Tues 5/31–backtrack and Teach at Wild Purls, Billings MT; stay over in Deadwood, SD
  • Wed 6/1—visit Mt Rushmore, Wall Drug; stay over at Tucker’s Walk Winery
  • Thurs 6/2—Visit Minn/St Paul, MN, eat at Triple Rock Social Club (venue of a WWMDfK? designer)
  • Fri 6/3—drop by Yellow Dog Knitting at 8am to meet, greet, and sign; stay in Evanston
  • Sat 6/4—Chi-Town (hope to visit Loopy Yarns) stay in Oak Park
  • Sun 6/5—say bye to Chicago; skulk about in Indiana, (hope to visit Mass Ave knit shop)
  • Tues 6/7—visit Cooperative Press
  • Wednesday 6/8—McLean VA and the fambly will be reunited!

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And this widget might actually work to stream on-the-fly podcasts from my phone.
Sing with me now: “On the Road Again… Just cain’t wait to get On the Road Again…”

Where’s my John Denver CD…?

Collins—Episode Two hundred three: The Shake Down

UPDATE!
iTunes appears to be fixed! If your iTunes feed is still broken, please let me know. It will mean something much worse is wrong.

Just a few bits and pieces: Road Trip info, things for sale plus dog info, a contract wafer

John Bull wiki, Stockholm Syndrome wiki, Flatworld Knowledge’s nifty online textbook plan, save the world by blogging, Cooperative Press’ Kickstarter Campaign, and a new free eBook for you from me!

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Some advice for men

April Incentive The Elemental Journal! Donate to CraftLit in the month of April and your name will be put in the hat to win this book.

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