This brief but ::ahem:: meaty text, A Modest Proposal, is one of the most important pieces of satiric writing ever produced. Even though it’s hilarious, the text is a little old fashioned and can feel so far away from us… until you have a few pieces of information.
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The Dutch Heel is a very straightforward heel with no bells or whistles. It’s a good general-use heel as it fits most feet just fine.
However, if you aren’t entirely sure of someone’s size, or if you realize that you forgot to subtract a bit (10%) of your calculated cast on*, you may want to try a German or Welsh heel instead.
*subtracting 10% gives you a slightly snugger fit without compromising comfort. If you knit exactly the precise number of stitches per your gauge to fit the measurement of the foot you’re knitting for, you’re likely to get a saggy sock.
The German Heel is really quite lovely.
It has an extra four stitches at either end of the heel flap, giving the side of the foot a lovely decorative edge. Because of this, the heel will pull in a bit between the ankle and the back of the Achilles tendon. For those who prefer a snug fit, this is perfect.
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Hannah Rose—a newly-discovered Danger to Everyone—is sent to live with her aunt in Brooklyn. There, Rosie discovers a family legacy of strange abilities and dangerous talents. She also finds others like her at her aunt’s summer “boot camp” for psychic teens. Her training tests her gifts—and her patience—but over the summer she does begin to learn to control her unique skills and meets a boy with equally dangerous strengths—a boy who seems to be made just for her. Together, they find a sort of peace that neither has ever experienced, and it looks like it will last—until disaster breaks them apart in a way neither saw coming.
“What a way to start a series! …Grounded will keep the reader swept along, rapt in magic and wrapped in yarn, to its stunning conclusion.”
author of A Life in Stitches
and the Cypress Hollow Yarn series
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This free eBook walks you through the process of knitting socks top-down. For ease-of-reading, the book has been laid out in landscape, giving you a wider (and thus larger-font-sized) view of the text.
Links in the eBook are live, giving you access to tutorials and more. We are on version 5 of this as folks have sent in new/different/better links and such. Check your version number to be certain you have the latest.
There is a companion book on toe-up sock knitting.
A book about an eminently practical character needs an eminently practical book.
Within this prototype enhanced eBook PDF, we have created a digital book that includes:
- The full text of Jane Eyre
- Direct icon-links to the CraftLit and Just the Books mp3 audio which covers the indicated chapter
- Each chapter includes discussion questions for book groups and writing prompts for students—making it eminently useful for ESL students and homeschooling families
- Note: This edition/version does not include expanded annotated in-text links—those are planned for future EeBooks. However, any links which appeared on CraftLit and Just the Books show notes are included. Future enhanced eBooks will include more robust annotations.
Many thanks to the sponsors whose generosity supported the creation of the EeBook:
The Enhanced eBook (EeBook) for The Age of Innocence is out! As of 12 July 2013 This includes the first six chapters-worth of text, links to the podcast audio, discussion questions and writing prompts. Each week your book is updated as the next podcast is released.
|Enchanced eBooks (EeBooks) of texts currently running on CraftLit and Just-the-Books will include the complete digital text when the podcast/book are complete.||Direct-link icons take you to the CraftLit and Just the Books mp3 audio. That way you can listen to the chapter in the background while letting your eyes see the words on the page.||Each chapter—or set of chapters—contained in a podcast audio file concludes with discussion questions for book groups and writing prompts for students—making the EeBooks useful for ESL students and homeschooling families.|
|This EeBook is updated weekly—at the same time as the podcast—so you can follow along in time with the ‘cast.|
We recommend you use the “buy now” link above to purchase your Age of Innocence Enhanced eBook, until the shoppe is updated. Once you click “buy now” you will leave this Shoppe and be taken to PayPal. Once your purchase is complete, you will be directed to a page with instructions for delivery of the update-able EeBook. Remember: the book matches the podcast. Currently the EeBook includes the first eight chapters, loads of links, discussion questions, writing prompts—and is updated every week.
If you’re lucky enough to have visited Wales* glancing at the instructions for this heel will make as much sense as the pronunciation of Llanteg. The heel requires real concentration the first time through but charts and schematics help. The end result is well worth the effort.
Actually, not unlike reading The Mabinogion.
*If you’re lucky enough to live in Wales, you should know that I tease, but would pay real money to live there. Dear Lord, but that place is gorgeous. And the food was great too!