Collins—Episode Two hundred thirteen: Trafficking in Wool

Jun 25, 2011 by

Today, the Third Epoch (Walter’s narrative), sections v-vii of the Woman in White.

Good to be back and start to feel “normal” ish.
New and old friends surround me, as does humidity, heat, mosquitoes, and lightening bugs. Also lemonade and whiskey.
What’s not to love?

Looking for a good pattern for a knitted A-line skirt. Anyone? Anyone?
I’m sure you know the new Knitty is out, but did you know that the Double Heelix sock is there? It’s soooooo kewl!
Madame Defarge appears on blogs and in Ravelry queues! A good sign!
Some newsy ideas: make your own laundry soap (save some ducats) and make your own wool dryer balls (there are some lovely argyle ones on Etsy). Why, you ask, would you want a dryer ball? To stop static cling and dry your clothes faster, thus cutting down on expensive dryer time and eliminating the need for dryer sheets!


Spindle-spun Handknit socks

Handspun handknit socks

My niece’s baby kimono (LOVE that Mason/Dixon pattern!)

Baby Niece

Bro-in-Law’s Xmas 2010 socks (Yes, I know); using the Tristan pattern from WWMDfK?

this pic is lousy color, the left is closer to real. Wildfoote yarn.

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?

Book talk begins at 16:30.

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  1. ailikate

    Love that I can listen to this nearly six months later and find the finished socks on your Rav page!

  2. Dufous del Feugo — brilliant! loved it.

    … Jewish naming convention (I think it was within this episode, I listened to a whole bunch at once)… it is tradition for Ashkenazic Jews (those of Eastern European ancestry, mostly) not to name children after living relatives, however Sephardic Jews will often name children after a child’s grand parents even if still living. Loosely defined, Sephardim are those descended from Jews who lived in the Iberian peninsula prior to 1492 etc.

    As we all know, religion and people are a lot more complicated than that.

    Another random factoid: Please do not confuse nusach Sephardic with nusach Sfard — those are prayer styles, they differ greatly!

  3. Doofus del feugo – I just loved it! You did a great job. The action was super and it was exciting! I think you have a future in screenplays! Keep up the good work.

  4. Nina Bunin

    I want to know the end of Woman in White!!!!!! Can’t stand this:-)

    Re: Dufous del Feugo — excellent, short plot; snarltastik sound effects. Hope you guys are liking your new home!


  5. Kathleen

    Nice job on Doofus DelFuego, gentlemen:) You created specific personalities, you made me laugh, and I was very impressed with the most excellent sound effects. Looking forward to many more adventures.


  6. Irina

    Heather, quick comment on the A-line skirt. Check out “hip in hemp” from
    I made one for DD couple years ago, and it looks great. And it is easy to control the fullness by deciding how often you place increase rows.

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