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Fitzgerald—248: Pt 2 Diamond

BONUS EPISODE!
“A Diamond as Big as the Ritz” by F. Scott Fitzgerald—part 2.

Join the conversation by tweeting a response to this question by using a hashtag (#FaveFitzgerald):
Question: What is your favorite bit from the second half of “A Diamond as Big as the Ritz”?

I will randomly select a name from this episode’s responders and whoever I choose will get their very own WWMDfK? bracelet.

And, NEW!
We have a survey so you can tell me what you REALLY want!  which will allow me to get announcements out to you (like when I—SURPRISE—find out I’ll be at MDSW and stuff like that).

Type your email below and hit “enter.”

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Defarge 2—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—this time in color!—is in pre-orders! 25+ patterns of yarny goodness (sweaters, mittens, a devilishly cute layette, and more all await you!). The good people at Cooperative Press have found a local printer who can bring you our new book still printed in the USA! Mwah!

Have I told you how much I love indie publishers?

And speaking of Cooperative Press! Two new goodies for any knitters/crocheters you may know! First, the CP Sock & Mitt Club. Second, the CP Mag! Both of which yours truly will be working on! Yay! What is CP saying about the Magazine?

 

Let me share what CP says:

Our intentions are as follows:

  • as with all things CP, we compensate our contributors fairly, work with indie designers and dyers, and generally keep great content coming at you;
  • we will be publishing 3x per year (though we’re doing a special “issue zero” in time for TNNA, the big pro fiber arts tradeshow in June) via our own app. This app will eventually also offer other Cooperative Press content, too. Ebooks, special issues, etc.;
  • by popular demand and in response to some early feedback, we’ll do a PDF version of the magazine, which will be available via our website and Ravelry. It won’t have the video/audio/interactive functionality of the main version, but for readers who aren’t interested in reading via app, it’ll offer access to most of the content;
  • each year, we’ll collect the magazine content into a book book — think the way Food&Wine or Martha Stewart republishes their “best-of” each year.

Hopefully having multiple access points for the content will make everyone happy. And by having several digital options, it makes it possible to buy it from anywhere (even Australia and the UK!), because as we’ve learned selling books, not everyone feels like paying the (frankly absurd) postage rates these days. It makes me ill to have to charge half again the cost of a print book just to ship it to Europe, and from a purely capitalistic perspective, I’d rather you put that $12 towards another one of our ebooks!

And, more happiness—the husband gets more good press for his book, too! Yay books! Yay literate people!

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And my new pattern (that I’m so proud of!): Hunger Games-inspired Life and Death socks—designed for those of us who tend to give their socks a beating. (more details on knitting blog)

Let me know what you thought of the movie by tweeting a response using this hashtag (#HungerGamesMovie):
Question: What did you think of the Hunger Games movie”? (Thank you @ReneeRico, for the idea—and ditto on selecting a name for a bracelet!)

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Audible’s Moveable Feast with the excellent reader, Zora Neale Hurston’s lovely Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Soon Ehren and I’ll have Gulliver ready for you. I’m racking up moments of the usual start-of-book zeitgeist. (Have you seen the advertisement yet? Thank you, Jill!)

Fitzgerald—247: Pt 1-Diamond

BONUS EPISODE!
“A Diamond as Big as the Ritz” by F. Scott Fitzgerald—part 1.

Join the conversation by tweeting a response to this question by using a hashtag (#FaveFitzgerald):
Question: What is your favorite bit from the first half of “A Diamond as Big as the Ritz”?

I will randomly select a name from the responders and whoever I choose will get their very own WWMDfK? bracelet (iffin you want one)!

Have an idea for a knitting pattern based on a Hitchcock flick?
Send yourself over to Stephannie Tallent’s blog and get the skinny on how to submit your ideas!

And my new pattern (that I’m so proud of I’m even sharing it here!): Hunger Games-inspired Life and Death socks—designed for those of us who tend to give their socks a beating. (more details on knitting blog)

If you would like to purchase the pattern you can do it here through my regular shoppe account via the cart button below, or via my Ravelry shop where the pdf will be stored in your Library.

This sock is for the adventurous intermediate or expert knitter (or for a new knitter who hasn’t been told that socks, cables, and double knitting are hard, the therefore is able to do anything)

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Skills

  • knit and purl stitches, YO, right and left leaning increases, decreases, cables
  • knitting in the round on two circular needles
  • reading lace and charts; use of stitch markers to delineate repeats
  • knitting both Continental and British (as commonly done in Fair Isle) is helpful if you wish to include the optional hidden pocket
  • knowledge of double-knitting is useful but not required. Tutorial included.

Size

  • (S,M)L— for accurate fit, measure around ball of Foot (7in,8in)9in,

Gauge

  • ​ 28 sts=4 in/10cm; 38 rows=4” on sole-stitch stockinette; same on stockinette arrowhead lace

Yarn

Needle

  • ​​ Two US 1 (2.25 mm) circs; cable needle or appropriate substitute tool; one set US 1 dpns for optional pocket

Notions​

  • ​ stitch markers or paperclips (many)

 

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