Old: The Scarlet Letter
You may recall that we did The Scarlet Letter years ago on CraftLit. I’ve not transferred it to Just-the-Books or into the Shoppe as an Audiobook With Benefits, but I do have the links.
Why mention this now?
Because suddenly gazillions of searchers on Google are looking for “listen to the Scarlet Letter” or “Listen to Scarlet Letter free”. So. Here:
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. When you get into the first few chapters you’ll know why Hawthorne changed the spelling of his family name to distance himself from his Salem “hanging judge” ancestors. You’ll also be surprised at how strong Hester Prynne is. Project Gutenberg text
New: Jeff the Killer.
If you are inclined to listen to scary tales, then this one is for you. Written (a few years ago) by a 13 year old, it’s not particularly terrifying, but it is a window into the mind of a kid and what HE thought would make a good, scary tale.
You can also listen below and see new art inspired by the tale via the YouTube embed.
Justin’s Stubborn Socks gave us a little trouble trying to get photos, but Justin always pulls through when the chips are down.
Perhaps the most misunderstood of The Seven, Justin is the one who ultimately has your back. Good looking, stylish, and with a (slightly?) haughty sense of humor, Justin is the only one of The Seven who won’t be allowed back in his house unless he can stop being psychic.
So Justin has to find his own way, for now. These socks are a classy addition to his wardrobe, reminding him that he doesn’t need to pull down glamours to be glam.
knit, purl, working in the round, ktbl, k2tog, ssk, p2tog, slip 1, slipping knitwise (kwise) with yarn in front (wyif ), Kitchener stitch
MATERIALS Happy Fuzzy Yarn Corrie Sock, (75% Superwash Corriedale wool/25% nylon; 435 yards 395m/ 4 oz 114g) 1 skein; shown in Steel and Purls colorway – or substitute any true fingering weight yarn
Sizes S&L: US#1 [2.25mm]
Size M: US#1.5 [2.5mm] needles for circular knitting
Stitch marker to mark beginning of round
Women’s S, M (L); To fit foot circumference 7.5, 8 [19, 20.5 (21.5) cm]
Sizes S&L: 36 sts and 50 rnds = 4 in [10cm] in stockinette
Size M: 32 sts and 45 rnds = 4 in [10 cm] in stockinette
Rosie’s Firestarter socks are easy-to knit because there’s only little panel of something other than stockinette and that runs down the outside of the sock (making a distinct right and a left sock). But because Rosie hates to be bored there’s also a Welsh heel (like the WWMDfK?Fosco socks) and a fitted arch.
Thus, these suckers FIT.
They hug your foot nicely and the leg bit is easily extendable for you to make it as long as you need. Want to add calf shaping if you decide to go long?It’s easy to do because the back of the leg is pure stockinette. (Andi’s book Big Foot Knits would help with planning for that). The yarn comes from Riin Gill of Happy Fuzzy Yarn in her Sugar Maple colorway.
Or if you’d like to get ALL of the Grounded socks as they’re released, you can get the eBook which currently includes Rosie’s Firestarters, Izzy’s Bouncin’ Blues, Jenn’s Subtle Majicks, and Jasmine’s Ethereal Socks.
You will receive an email as it is updated every 2–3 weeks with a new sock pattern until you have all 8!
You can get the eBook on Ravelry or via our Shoppe link below:
I don’t often post about such things, but this was such a well-done look at what can happen to gifted kids I thought I should share (with the caveat that I think the term “gifted” is rather ironic since it often feels like a curse). If you know kids like this, the “You may not need a hug but _I_ do” line may be the best thing going.
For the month of November, half of everything we sell from my Ravelry Store and from our Novel Socks sales will be going to Doctors Without Borders for Philippine relief. (note: $88US will be going to Doctors Without Borders. Thank you!)
This week, our new sock based on the characters from Grounded: the Seven, is Jasmine’s Ethereal Socks! Jasmine: A sweet remembrance of summer. Calm and flowing and a support for those around her. Jasmine is the calming influence that we all wish we had in our lives… Continue reading →
For many months now I’ve been taking pictures of stuff–life, my cooking, interesting-weird-things–always thinking, “ooh! I can post it tonight” but night is my only knitting time and… there went that idea.
Instead, I think I’d like to start something different. I’d like to post a gallery of these shots on Sunday. Just pictures. If something sparks your fancy or you just want to know more, let me know in the comments and I’ll work up a whole post on how/what/where/wherefore just for you. Continue reading →