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Stoker—226: Chapter 4

Chapter 4 of Dracula! Whoot!

(Scroll to the bottom of the page for a player or grab the show on iTunes or via this feed). Again, many thanks to Jon Scholes at www.vaguenet.com—who seems to have been born to read this book for you (and has a very funny post regarding a funny scandal here).

Nifty things for you!

Ehren Ziegler’s Glorious Art!

Dracula Shadowbox by Ehren Ziegler

Margaret (Sneakybeaky on Rav) Rubiano’s book!

I love our listeners!

The husband’s new novel has a giveaway for a copy at GoodReads! And his Kindle version will be live any second now.

Our GORGEOUS incentive for October 2011

from Marceli Botticelli’s Tea Times Creations!

To clarify stuff in Dracula somewhat:A leiter-wagon looks like this:

Mattockand spade (shovel).

Cool site for Dracula blog digital storytelling with a nifty Harker Map

Bloggish stuff:

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CHEEKY REDHEAD’s CREEPY PLAYLIST:

  • “Cruel Spell” by Big Bad Voodo Daddy
  • “Hell” by Squirrel Nut Zippers
  • “Dr Bones” by Cherry Poppin Daddies
  • “Werewolves of London” by Warren Zevon
  • “Young Blood” by Norah Jones
  • “Dead Man’s Party” by Oingo Boingo
  • “Kiss of Fire” by Louis Armstrong
  • “Bad Things” by Jace Everett
  • “All Souls Night” by Loreena McKennitt
  • “Moon Over Bourbon Street” by Sting
  • “Devil With A Blue Dress/Good Golly Miss Molly” by Mitch Rider & the Detroit Wheels
  • “I Put A Spell On You” by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
  • “In The Midnight Hour” by Wilson Picket
  • “That Old Black Magic” by Keely Smith/Louis Prima

Add your fave creepy songs to the comments section below!  

Stoker—225: Chapter 3

Chapter 3 of Dracula! Whoot!

(Scroll to the bottom of the page for a player or grab the show on iTunes or via this feed.)

Nifty things for you!

I’m part of the fun at Rhinebeck Bingo 2011 (Square and Player!) and I’ll be at Building C, #17 most of the time. CraftLit/Rhinebeck meetup at 11:30 Sat/Sun, then we can poke over to the Ravelry Party.

Pick up a Defarge or bring yours for me to sign and get your very own wristband!

The husband’s new novel has a giveaway for a copy at GoodReads!

Our GORGEOUS incentive for October 2011

from Marceli Botticelli’s Tea Times Creations!

To clarify location and peoples in Dracula somewhat:
Who ARE these people Harker is going on about?

  • Saxons—Germanic people
  • Hungarians—also known as Magyars (pronounced mad-jar or mad-yar, from Hungarian: magyarok)
  • Wallachia or Walachia (Romanian: Țara Românească pronounced [ˈt͡sara romɨˈne̯askə] or Valahia pronounced [vaˈlahi.a]; archaic: Țeara Rumânească, Cyrillic: Цѣра Румѫнѣскъ / Цѣра Рȣмѫнѣскъ) is a historical and geographical region of Romania.
  • Székelys
  • Atilla the Hun

This is what an Aquiline (roman) nose looks like:

 

Here’s a caleche

Bloggish stuff:

Grab a button or get more from CraftLit’s link to us page


Or


Or


 

CHEEKY REDHEAD’s CREEPY PLAYLIST:

  • “Cruel Spell” by Big Bad Voodo Daddy
  • “Hell” by Squirrel Nut Zippers
  • “Dr Bones” by Cherry Poppin Daddies
  • “Werewolves of London” by Warren Zevon
  • “Young Blood” by Norah Jones
  • “Dead Man’s Party” by Oingo Boingo
  • “Kiss of Fire” by Louis Armstrong
  • “Bad Things” by Jace Everett
  • “All Souls Night” by Loreena McKennitt
  • “Moon Over Bourbon Street” by Sting
  • “Devil With A Blue Dress/Good Golly Miss Molly” by Mitch Rider & the Detroit Wheels
  • “I Put A Spell On You” by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
  • “In The Midnight Hour” by Wilson Picket
  • “That Old Black Magic” by Keely Smith/Louis Prima

Add your fave creepy songs to the comments section below!
 

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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

Book talk begins at 33:33

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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 five: Lock, Stock, and Boxes

Just a few linky bits for you: my lovely cousin Amy’s blog, Paul Riser’s lovely essay, the Troubleshooter site for issues with the CraftLit App (iPhone, iTouch, Droid), help build an AT-AT to make America great again (giggle), and the sock book of which my wee bitty socks grace the cover.
Lookee!

Please be sure to ask your LYS to stock the book.

You SHOULD be able to see an Amazon widget right below this. It’s one of the ways you can support CraftLit. By starting your Amazon shopping from this point, CraftLit will receive a portion of the profit from Amazon. Pretty nifty. If you can’t see the widget, let me know and let me know which system/browser you’re on.

Book talk begins around 15 minutes.
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