25 November, 2008

Episode 5 - An Ending & A New Beginning

In which I finish the story of Madame Guyon

and start The Arabian Nights Entertainments as selected and edited by Andrew Lang

Knitting content starts 35 minutes into the show in case you get bored with the story of Madame Guyon, I know I did! What a weird little story that was! And I totally butchered the pronunciation of the Seine. I don't know why I did that, I used to have a really good French accent. My excuse is that reading this story was laborious for me and I wasn't paying attention. Sorry.

Listen to the Episode


Crest on Consumer Affairs & my experience

I finished the Bumble Bee Socks!

Anastasia Sock

Knitter's Book of Finishing

The result of my trip to Carolina Homespun in search of a spindle

Bosworth Spindles (see mine on Flickr)

Julie Spins sock yarn

Knitting Socks With Handpainted Yarn book

No one wanted Fluffy! So I re-homed him.

Heath problems induced by sugar & my better health

Twist Collective! I heart the Vivian & Sylvi patterns

Bill's Dinner

True Blood

Anew nail buffing system - or get it cheaper!

Cover Girl Boundless Color nail polish & Sally Hansen Advanced Hard as Nails topcoat - I wore this polish for 2 weeks and not one chip! Amazing! I've been wearing nail polish for over a decade, and this is the best I've experienced.

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

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Enjoy the stories! As always, click to enlarge any picture!

Scheherazade, Dinarzade, and the Sultan

17 November, 2008

I'm late, I'm late, no time to say hello, Goodbye! I'm late I'm late I'm late!

Um, yeah. A bit busy with school and such, but I'm hoping I'll be able to podcast tomorrow or Wednesday. Till then, let me tide you over with a sunset. I've got some cool stuff to talk about, so stay tuned! And there's still time to give me your opinions via the polls on the sidebar, so please do! Also, don't forget to leave a comment to win Fluffy!

November Sunset

08 November, 2008

Episode 4 - A Happy Ending & WOMEN!

Yay, audio issues resolved!

Listen to the Episode - I will be uploading the episode to I-tunes Sunday at the latest. If you'd like to listen now and will be around your computer, click the link!

In which we finish Wanted ~ A Chaperon by Paul Leicester Ford

What is a lambrequin?

Does anyone know what a "rubber sandwich" meant? I have looked and looked on the interwebs, to no avail. If you can tell me, I'd be most delighted!


- The ITV Digital Monkey pattern - pdf link - Ravelry link -

- Monkee Maker website

- I won a Monkee!

- Still chuggin' on the Bumblee Bee Socks (Ravelry link)

- Mystic Waters shawl (Ravelry link here) - good for beginners! I'm knitting one.

- Lifelines

- Silky Flamme update

- Wisp!

- Kidsilk Night

- Saartje's Booties (Ravelry link) (pdf) & Mods (Ravelry link)

- Christine's Stay On Baby Booties (Ravelry link)

- Dale of Norway, Baby Ull

- Anastasia Socks (Ravelry link) - see my modded socks (Ravelry link)

- I spun a little on election night (click to enlarge)

- Roving from Funky Carolina - excellent customer service, pretty things!

- Hammering out the pronunciation of Bohus - thanks to the Yarniad!

- A funny little book - readings from Little Journeys to the Homes of Famous Women

- Yes, Elbert was a man!

- Madame Guyon (click to enlarge image)

- A Post Script - The Duchess

Enjoy the show!

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"'You've never drunk champagne before?' he inquired"

" 'Oh, aunty,' cried the girl, springing to her feet"

"He . . . took up the little vase of violets, and raised them to his face"

" 'But he asks if he may call,' Lydia reminded her aunt"

Artwork by Howard Chandler Christy. Click to enlarge.

Listener Incentive:

Say hello to Fluffy! If you feel the need to take him (or her) home, leave me a comment! I'll randomly choose a winner to be announced for the November 22 podcast. So you've got until Thursday November 20th to leave a comment! If you need your own right now, you can visit the maker's Etsy shop. Won't it be cute hanging out in your yarn balls, or being played with by your kids?

06 November, 2008


I promised you some artwork from the book a little while ago. Click to enjoy!

05 November, 2008


There will be a new episode up by Sunday at the latest. What a week it has been, eh? For now, please enjoy some of my favorite flowers. If you like, you can click the picture to embiggen it. I always think these colors are so spectacular.