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CraftLit is—>Annotated Audiobooks for Busy People Love the classics (or wish you did) No time to pick up a book? Not any more! This weekly annotated audiobook podcast presents curated classic literature in a serialized format. The host—Heather Ordover—"teaches to the joke" by filling in any relevant tidbits before listening to the next chapter of the book. Callers regularly send in voicemail comments for play on the air to keep the "book club" vibe going. The podcast has been in continuous weekly production since 2006 - our next book, "Anne of Green Gables" by Lucy Maud Montgomery, begins in January 2018. As seen in What's Hot on iTunes * * As heard on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday | FiberHooligans | Podcast 411 | Marly Bird's Yarn Thing Podcast | Math-4-Knitters | Eddie's Room | Libsyn's Podcasting Luminaries | Chilling Tales for Dark Nights | WEBS podcast --Classic Audiobooks: because loving great books in a busy world is tough--

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CraftLit is—>Annotated Audiobooks for Busy People Love the classics (or wish you did) No time to pick up a book? Not any more! This weekly annotated audiobook podcast presents curated classic literature in a serialized format. The host—Heather Ordover—"teaches to the joke" by filling in any relevant tidbits before listening to the next chapter of the book. Callers regularly send in voicemail comments for play on the air to keep the "book club" vibe going. The podcast has been in continuous weekly production since 2006 - our next book, "Anne of Green Gables" by Lucy Maud Montgomery, begins in January 2018. As seen in What's Hot on iTunes * * As heard on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday | FiberHooligans | Podcast 411 | Marly Bird's Yarn Thing Podcast | Math-4-Knitters | Eddie's Room | Libsyn's Podcasting Luminaries | Chilling Tales for Dark Nights | WEBS podcast --Classic Audiobooks: because loving great books in a busy world is tough--

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Wonderful

By Superarie - May 29 2020
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I love this podcast.

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CraftLit is—>Annotated Audiobooks for Busy People Love the classics (or wish you did) No time to pick up a book? Not any more! This weekly annotated audiobook podcast presents curated classic literature in a serialized format. The host—Heather Ordover—"teaches to the joke" by filling in any relevant tidbits before listening to the next chapter of the book. Callers regularly send in voicemail comments for play on the air to keep the "book club" vibe going. The podcast has been in continuous weekly production since 2006 - our next book, "Anne of Green Gables" by Lucy Maud Montgomery, begins in January 2018. As seen in What's Hot on iTunes * * As heard on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday | FiberHooligans | Podcast 411 | Marly Bird's Yarn Thing Podcast | Math-4-Knitters | Eddie's Room | Libsyn's Podcasting Luminaries | Chilling Tales for Dark Nights | WEBS podcast --Classic Audiobooks: because loving great books in a busy world is tough--

Rank #1: 274: Chapters 1 & 2 -- Jane Eyre

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Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Chapters 1–2. NOTE: If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, head over to the . Not pretty, but always functional!
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Oct 26 2012

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Rank #2: 305--Chapters 1 & 2 -- Age of Innocence [Start of Book]

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Edith Wharton's , chapters 1–2.
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explained—current book, Charles Dickens' .
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Jun 28 2013

1hr 14mins

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Rank #3: 403: Chapters 1-2 — The Count of Monte Cristo

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Chapters 1-2 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandré Dumas

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Feb 05 2016

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Rank #4: 363—Chapters 45 & 46 -- North & South

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Sep 26 2014

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Rank #5: On the First Day of Christmas...

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by Anonymous  by Hans Christian Anderson - from Literary Lapses, by Stephen Leacock CraftLit Podcast • Annotated Audiobooks | Audiobooks with Benefits CraftLit.com voicemail line: +1-206-350-1642

Dec 13 2016

34mins

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Rank #6: Halloween Bonus 2014

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Re-recorded and Remastered and Read by Jon Scholes!
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Oct 31 2014

38mins

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Rank #7: 360 -- Chapter 41-- North & South

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Sep 05 2014

1hr 7mins

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Rank #8: 436: Chapters 49-50 - Count of Monte Cristo

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Merry & Bright Count of Monte Cristo Chapters 49-50  [Book Talk @ 10:19] Truncated show notes again!  and the page And check out the growing list of fun things to get from the (or the ): by It's the last week of my computer's early death (it's in the shop. If you talk nerd like me: Turns out the Solid State hard drive started to die, took out the fusion drive with it and then, in an epic domino maneuver, took out my graphics card. That's why by Thursday the only way I could manipulate the computer (like, to turn it off) was to use the assistive keystrokes for the blind. THAT was a first. The Genius Bar was stunned to respectful silence. So. This is the last week I'm tormenting Justin, my seriously-fun-to-work-with editor at  for taking blobs of audio and make them make sense. That Justin. WhattaMensch!

Dec 16 2016

1hr 5mins

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Rank #9: 402: Dumas Prequel - The Count of Monte Cristo

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Intro to The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandré Dumas

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• Dumas' family tree quote: "My father was a mulatto, my grandfather was a Negro, and my great-grandfather a monkey. You see, Sir, my family starts where yours ends." 
• And for those of you lucky enough to read French:“Mon père était un mulâtre, mon grand-père était un nègre et mon arrière grand-père un singe. Vous voyez, Monsieur: ma famille commence où la vôtre finit.”
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Jan 29 2016

45mins

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Rank #10: 516: Start of Tenant of Wildfell Hall

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We Meet Again CRAFTY Happy 14th anniversary!!!!! Info on / and (Zoom link to and (best succinct info I've found) Mask info on Making my own tailor's BOOK TALK Daguerrotype or not? - Beckett and Susan over at The History Chicks podcast and their newer podcast I've got to ask Beckett if she saw the Micarah Tewes video () on how WRONG the costumes are in the new Little Women (focus on costumes comes after her disclaimer—around 5 min.) —why wrong? Because NO BONNETS?!?!?! (14 min)—um...prepare yourself for speed of speech before watching. She has a...unique and modern way of editing the way Overly Sarcastic Productions has a unique and modern way of editing. Smart. Fast. Really fast. recommended by History Chicks.

Apr 23 2020

1hr 6mins

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Rank #11: 501 - Start - Chapter 1 Treasure Island

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501 - Book Talk at 11:00 Welcome back! After a recalibrating break, CraftLit is setting sail with Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. What has Heather been up to in her "downtime"? Only helping scientists, getting stung by scorpions and rappelling down waterfalls. Don't believe me - look about three inches down and watch the video.  Heather Rappels Down a Waterfall CRAFTY Procreate PRE Capstan Talk Like a Pirate   Thanks for setting sail with CraftLit - more treasure to come next week!

Jul 19 2019

42mins

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Rank #12: 12 Days of CraftLit - First Day

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A Little Book of Christmas: "The Child Who Had Everything But --" and "Santa Claus And Little Billee" First day of Craftlit (Find all the days ) https://craftlit.com/category/bonus/christmas/12-days-2017 Thank you Librivox.org. Today… A Little Book of Christmas John Kendrick Bangs (May 27, 1862 – January 21, 1922) was an American author, humorist, editor and satirist. Columbia university, Harper’s magazineS (he worked on or for many), New Metropolitan magazine, and Puck—this guy got around. The Child Who Had Everything But -- --Hobble skirt --Finger curls --"psyche knot" — and a NYTimes article you can get if you have a subscription:  New York Times. --mrs pardigal —Playing : aggies, alleys, and mibs Santa Claus And Little Billee Sandwich boards Scotland June 2108 1-800-826-2266 Final payment 15th of March Put it on your gift list -or- Get for your favorite CraftLit Listener     CraftLit's next book January 2018

Dec 15 2017

1hr 14mins

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Rank #13: 491: chs 23-24 Anne of Green Gables

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by Oliver Wendell Holmes (page 61)  OOOOH! I found a video of an and a VERY DETAILED And that's about all there is to that!

Jun 01 2018

51mins

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Rank #14: 490: chs 21-22 Anne of Green Gables

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Bunches and bunches of links for you! - The New Videos to use with kids (after you review them) These are all great Illusion-busting videos of his: - (and ) (The WEATHER CHANNEL! FOR SHAME!) Then in he (attempts to) rebrand himself and parodies these fine and worthy YouTubers in order to do it: Kiva donations (Thank you! is fully funded!) and . —Gabrielle (Violinknitter): Tumblr post and video —Diane G - & - Robin in Texas sent in some info and pics of Pinafores: For lots of informative videos about dressing in fashions of a variety of time periods, see - Christina just found this for you on Reddit -->Anne of Green Gables became so popular and such an important symbol of freedom in Poland that Voicemail links: - Aimee's - Maxine is part of the Halloween Bundle (if you haven't already heard it) - Lise - My first graphic novel is no joke - Gaylene's , a , an

May 25 2018

1hr 19mins

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Rank #15: BOO! Masque of the Red Death

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BONUS EPISODE-"Masque of the Red Death", because... tis the season! And because Jon Scholes ROCKS!
So, to celebrate, I thought I should give you easy links to some other seasonal audio:

Link to "" episode
Link to "" episodes
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The first story I did for Chilling Tales for Dark Nights, ""

And while I can't knit right now, if you can or want to, you should check out .
UPDATE: I had this all set to go out automatically, but I know word has been spreading on the interwebs and my radio silence while taking an hour nap this morning incited panic on Facebook. The upshot: I'm fine. I'm typing slowly with one hand b/c my left arm is useless, probably for two or three more days. After getting the flu and then pneumonia last winter, I got flu and pneumonia shots Tuesday morning... in the same arm. This is evidently not something my body liked and it has rebelled. Ungodly pain hits when I move my left arm. But I've currently got it pinned to me, Napoleon-like, and good doctor drugs let me get some rest. So. The other epic fail was getting the Grounded audiobook up this week. Computers conspired as did health, so... next week! Enjoy the podcast, I'll be fine, and things will return to normal (giggle::snort) next week.
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Oct 30 2013

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Rank #16: 434: Chapters 46-47 - Count of Monte Cristo

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Chapters 46-47 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandré Dumas Book talk starts at 6:44 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - First CoMC episode: | | BOOK TALK - 6:44 | Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via Click here to subscribe via You can also subscribe via Or subscribe through the app (see below) | LISTEN - MAKE CONTACT | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for or or smartphones and tablets (you can call or straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our ! | Premium Audio - starting this week - The Cat Came Back | the sequel to Cool for Cats | available at Amazon   or you can snag a copy   And prepare yourself for The Sequel!   Want a button?

Nov 18 2016

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Rank #17: 492: ch 25 Anne of Green Gables

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You're gonna LOVE chapter 25! Ulster Coats (And ) Tara's

Jun 08 2018

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Rank #18: 438: Chapter 52 - Count of Monte Cristo

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Oh No! Not Again! Count of Monte Cristo Chapter 52  Call in to the voice mail line at 1-206-350-1642 [Book Talk @ 6:48] Links for you! (parakeet) : "The ingredients of the mixture are basically known but not how they were blended. Aqua Tofana contained mostly arsenic and lead and possibly belladonna. It was a colorless, tasteless liquid and so easily mixed with water or wine to be served during meals." and His sonny-boy And check out the growing list of fun things to get from the (or the ): by  Once again, Justin at  saves the day!

Jan 13 2017

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Rank #19: 357 -- Chapter 38 -- North & South

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Aug 15 2014

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Rank #20: 439: Chapter 53 - Count of Monte Cristo

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439: Mellow Drama - chapter 53 Articles on how the industry is changing , , and . Book Talk • 8:51 The Opera: By Anonymous print - User scan of Fontaine, Gérard (2004). Charles Garnier's Opéra: Architecture and Interior Decor, translated by Charles Penwarden. Paris: Éditions Patrimoine. . Original: Bibliothèque-Musée de l'Opéra, Public Domain, Degas (damning?) take on the crowd “watching” the Ballet of the Nuns (or the daemons… I never was clear on this bit: By - , Public Domain, By - Scan from the original work: Letellier, Robert Ignatius (2012). Meyerbeer's Robert le Diable: The Premier Opéra Romantique. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ., Public Domain,

Jan 20 2017

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001: chapters 1-4 - Pride and Prejudice

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Well, here we are!I wanted to welcome you all to CraftLit, a Podcast for Crafters. I imagine you’re here because you like to work with your hands, but you also like to read. If so, this is the place for you! Our program will follow a similar pattern every week. After some introductory comments, a web, magazine, or book review (This week ), and perhaps a song, I will include a chapter or two from a book. We will listen to that book until we’re done with it. And because I’m a former English teacher, I’ll give you some things to listen for in the chapters we hear--just to give you something else to do while you’re knitting, spinning, crocheting, weaving, or sewing. Any painters?So.Get comfortable. Find your tools. Check the volume, and enjoy, with me, the beginning (chs 1–4) of by Jane Austen, recorded by Annie Coleman.Intro music: “ by Joshua Christian of Syracuse, NY. I found the music on GarageBand.com.

Apr 27 2006

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002: chapters 5-6 - Pride and Prejudice

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Welcome to Episode 2!
In this episode I rave about , but neglect to mention the name of the , and go on about (not to mention ).
 
We'll also move on to chapters five and six in Pride and Prejudice, narrated by . And, as always, intro music is provided by GarageBand.com who hosted Joshua Christian's "Chasing Hiro."

Apr 27 2006

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003: chapters 7-8 - Pride and Prejudice

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Welcome to Episode 3!In this episode I welcome you to the joys of the (and I am Not Kidding); the belly laughs, sly smirks, or horror filled looks of ; the adorable (in the eye of the beholder?) and with and on their heads; and regale you with my lovely weekend at a spinning retreat in , hosted by Claudia of We'll also move on to chapters seven and eight in Pride and Prejudice, narrated (as always) by . Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with Joshua Christian's Chasing Hiro.And, a little note: I'm so glad those of you who've commented are enjoying Austen. She's a fave of mine (duh!) and I'm thrilled that listening to her words is bringing you some joy while your hands are otherwise occupied.

May 04 2006

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004: chapters 9-10 - Pride and Prejudice

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That's a pic of Jane!Can you believe we're on chapters nine and ten of Pride and Prejudice? Me either!And, once again, I find myself all hot and bothered by Darcey. Ah well...Before we get to that, today I'll talk to you about some (that's the part) and a (that's the part).Links to: , Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's , check out on Site.Ready?Here we go...As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by . Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with "Chasing Hiro."

May 11 2006

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005: chapters 11-13 - Pride and Prejudice

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Cast number FIVE??? Chapters 11 through 13 of Pride and Prejudice??? Where has the time gone? Book II ideas: Tom Sawyer! Tristan & Isolde! Alice in Wonderland?!—only if one of you record it… Let me know your thoughts! Today we get in touch with our inner Granny—specifically of Spin-Off. And we also get into Clutter. And De-cluttering, for a move. If the spirit moves you, send your brilliance to MamaOKnits AT gmail DOT com. As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by . Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with ’s “Chasing Hiro.‿

May 18 2006

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006: chapters 14-17 - Pride and Prejudice

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'Cast number Six!Yeee Haaaw!Chapters 14 through 17 of Pride and Prejudice? A Double Header of Annie Coleman...because I'm heading to the !We don't have to fear no stinkin' !Ew! Acid!Ew!Oh...and I lied. It's Oops! Sorry!And...We're Knot Taking Any More. June 1st, ThursdayPlease read the , which states the mission and the guidelines for participating. my very grateful regards,anne hansonknitspot.comPlease do listen to .Socks that Rock yarn can be gotten at .And oooooooooooooooo!Mister Wickham!As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by . Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with 's "Chasing Hiro."A Note: Files for previous episodes can be gotten here at or at iTunes. Oh, and hey...if you have a second, wouldja vote for CraftLit at Podcast Alley. I'm in the third to the last place on the rankings.Not that I'm competitive...'Cast number Six!Yeee Haaaw!Chapters 14 through 17 of Pride and Prejudice? A Double Header of Annie Coleman...because I'm heading to the !We don't have to fear no stinkin' !Ew! Acid!Ew!Oh...and I lied. It's Oops! Sorry!And...We're Knot Taking Any More. June 1st, ThursdayPlease read the , which states the mission and the guidelines for participating. my very grateful regards,anne hansonknitspot.comPlease do listen to .Socks that Rock yarn can be gotten at .And oooooooooooooooo!Mister Wickham!As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by . Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with 's "Chasing Hiro."A Note: Files for previous episodes can be gotten here at or at iTunes. Oh, and hey...if you have a second, wouldja vote for CraftLit at Podcast Alley. I'm in the third to the last place on the rankings.Not that I'm competitive...

May 25 2006

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007: chapters 18-19 - Pride and Prejudice

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Well, Tristan and Isolde seem to be winning out as our next book. Please keep emailing me and letting me know your thoughts.Today a little from me, then on to the next two chapters of P&P!And a little shout-out ot Anne Hanson, of Knitspot.com...with whom I am tangentially accquainted.As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by . Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with 's "Chasing Hiro."Thank you too for your forbearance last week. What a mess! I so deeply apologize.

Jun 01 2006

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008: chapters 20-22 - Pride and Prejudice

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The gauntlet is down! How do you control your stash! Tell me now and I'll post your ideas!Today!Chapters 20-22! No Joke! THREE chapters!Heather complains a bit, goes ON about clutter and the need for knitting histories, then drools over Darcy. (Doesn't it always end with that?)The books: and As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by . Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with ’s “Chasing Hiro.

Jun 08 2006

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009: chapters 23-26 - Pride and Prejudice

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This week, chapters 23-26! Horror...

Am I an Artist or an ?

As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by . Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with "Chasing Hiro."

Jun 15 2006

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010: chapters 27-30 - Pride and Prejudice

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Today, chapters 27-30See the ! See what has done with her sockblocker key chain! See the fabu (and fake!) , then join me in on September 19th (or visit the and find a husband!).And the moment we've all been waiting for (at least the moment Kim was unsure if she was waiting for...):The Crazy Quilt Baby Blanket!As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by . Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with 's "Chasing Hiro."

Jun 22 2006

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011: chapters 31-34 - Pride and Prejudice

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This week, Chapters 31-34 (next week 35-37) is fun for the whole family! Just look!You can get roving for felting from Toni Neil at ...they're the first house on the left. Really. You have to click it and see. It will make sense. Promise!My , just in case you wondered. And links to poetry/stories from my students too. And then The Soapbox. Sorry about that, but it's been bugging me so much. I hope that one of us will come up with some great idea for how to save the planet and all the people on it. I suppose it's genetic in me--my Dad is a Geographer working on , so I've known we were in trouble for a long time...Anyway. is a nice place to visit. Take a look!"We must be the change we wish to see in the world."--M.K.Gandhi“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing, would suffice to solve most of the world's problems... ‿--M.K.GandhiAnd the essay on Gandhi and spinning can be found at .As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by . Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with ’s “Chasing Hiro.

Jun 29 2006

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012: chapters 35-37 - Pride and Prejudice

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This week, chapters 35-37! Next week--38-41!Have you met the free online spinning magazine, ? Even after last week, do you fear socks? If so, check out the excellent resource page .And the results of the sockblocker experiment from ...SUCCESS!!!You can buy really nice fiber from and .How to make your own or with a .Special Thanks to Lauren and Amy for their helpful suggestions. I'm fiddling with the sound this week, so let me know.ANDRe: iTunes--I have emailed them a number of times now, and we're trying to fix the feed problem. It appears they muffed it because they changed categories, so files that should have been there and complete, were semi-moved to the new category. I know one day the only files I could get through iTunes were the odd numbered episodes--go figure.Libsyn has fixed their end of the problem. Let's keep our fingers crossed...I know I am.

Jul 06 2006

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013: chapters 38-41 - Pride and Prejudice

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This week, chapters 38-41! Next week--42-45!A brief episode because I'm behind at work, sorry about that.Today, listen for some more wonderful Collins idiocy.And as far as pride and prejudice go, Elizabeth's refusal of Darcy's proposal due to her new understanding of how she misjudged Darcy's motives knocks them both down a peg. They're on new footing now—a lot of their assumptions about each other have been challenged and now there's room for—well—something to happen.Watch for the groundwork of an eminent disaster—these are the chapters where doom comes a knockin'.As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by Annie Coleman. Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with Joshua Christian's "Chasing Hiro.""Back Issues" of Craftlit can be found at Craftlit.blogspot.com.

Jul 13 2006

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014: chapters 42-44 - Pride and Prejudice

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Chapters 42-45! WRONG WRONG WRONG! 43 was much longer than it said on the tag. This week we only have 42-44...but its an hour long episode regardles... Next week, chapters 44-??... Sorry about that! Well, I'm in the homestretch! This week and next week are the last two I'll be podcasting from Croton-on-Hudson...boy I'll need to change the intro, huh? I'll be podcasting from the road the week of August 1st, then from Tucson the next week. IF I can, I'll get my son in on the 'cast...but no guarantees. He's quite the ball-o-goof. So this week! A little discussion of Jane Austen's novels have been repackaged as chick-lit to reflect our modern conception of her as a romantic novelist. But her world is less comforting than we think, argues Laura Thompson... On 07/09/2006, Laura Thompson created a bit of a stir in the literary world when she said that Chicklit--the girlie romancified summer book lit that's gotten to be so popular among the young--had co-opted Jane Austen, and specifically, Pride and Prejudice. ...It all started in fine non-literary style: with Colin Firth. The scene in the 1995 television adaptation of Pride and Prejudice in which Colin got his shirt wet was, almost certainly, the moment that opened the door and let the modern world in upon the quiet, oil-lit writing desk at Chawton Cottage. And when Firth played Mark Darcy in the film of Bridget Jones's Diary, the deal was sealed: Pride and Prejudice was on its way to fame and fortune. Which brings her to a point we've discussed on this podcast: ...What on earth would Jane Austen have made of it all? Well, she would certainly have laughed - "I dearly love a laugh," says Elizabeth Bennet, in the voice of her creator - and she would have enjoyed all the money, because nobody was more aware of its importance. Elizabeth and her sister Jane might have charm to spare, plus wit and good temper to keep fear of the future at bay, but their genteel poverty means that the men who marry them are not just lovers; they are personal relief missions from lives beyond contemplation. And this acute alertness to the significance of money - to the humiliating gulf between the shillings that buy Elizabeth's hair ribbons and Darcy's £30,000 a year - is just one of the many aspects of Jane Austen that has been lost to a contemporary audience. She goes on to say that too often, readers today just think it's neat that Elizabeth wound up with a rich guy--rather than noting that it was her job to find a rich husband or live a life of drudgery. In reality, loving Darcy is the bonus. The real marriage is that of money. ....Actually, there is rather more to Elizabeth than the perfection we behold in her (and ourselves). What, for example, is one to make of her ambiguous joke that she began to love Darcy on "first seeing his beautiful grounds at Pemberley"? Sir Walter Scott, for one, thought she meant exactly what she said; and I think he had a point. ....But the novels as a whole are rather less comforting. Indeed, they are, in some ways, terrifying. There is something appalling about the lack of illusions with which Jane Austen viewed her little world. To censor out such a judgment - or to condemn it as "male" - is to do her an extreme disservice. And the point she makes next made me feel bad for not making a bigger deal out of what Charlotte did, and why: Take, for example, the character of Charlotte Lucas, one of Austen's finest, who cuts through the nonsense now waffling round Pride and Prejudice like a particularly acid lemon. Her presence lurks sombrely behind Elizabeth's lovely lightness: the two girls are faces of the same coin, expressions of their creator's joyful esprit on the one hand and cold eye on the other. Like Elizabeth, Charlotte has a lively mind, but, unlike her friend, she has no physical allure. A quirk of nature has taken her out of the orbit of men such as Darcy. And, because she is plain, she sees the world plainly. She calmly perceives its limitations: the ruthless judgments of its marriage market, the life sentence of inhabiting its tight social circles. Seeing the world, she also sees the possibility of falling off its edge. "Without thinking highly either of men or of matrimony, marriage had always been her object; it was the only honourable provision for well-educated young women of small fortune, and however uncertain of giving happiness, must be their pleasantest preservative from want." She snaps up Mr Collins, the terrible suitor whom Elizabeth has the freedom to reject. "I am not romantic, you know. I never was." It is almost unthinkable, by today's standards, to do what Charlotte did--but she was wise, and right, and she seems to be "happy"...or at least happy enough... She is the stony reality at the heart of Pride and Prejudice. She tells a woman's story, but in a way that is utterly remote from feminine convention: with scant emotion, appealing to nothing other than rationality. And, like her creator, she has remarkably little to do with cosy readings of The Jane Austen Book Club and communal swoons over Mr Darcy. ...If Pride and Prejudice can be so easily claimed by the Grazia brigade, why should the other books be any different? It is not difficult, after all, to read what one wants to read in a novel. Every reader does it, to an extent. But the landscape of what is seen in books is becoming increasingly impoverished. Indeed, it might be that the reality of literature no longer lies within its words. As Jane Austen flourishes, the literary sense that she possessed in its most refined form is slowly dying: the irony would have amused her. Hmmmmm...more to think about... As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by Annie Coleman. Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with Joshua Christian’s "Chasing Hiro."

Jul 20 2006

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15: Chs 44-46 Pride & Prejudice

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This week, chapters 44-46! Really! A little OTN moment: I'm working on a , which has only a little section of lace. I've knitted lace before, but this project...well, it was going to be hard enough; I didn't want to kill myself. This is the first project I've planned from washing, drying, and spinning the fiber, all the way to knitting. I'm going to do some funky dye thing to it when I'm done and I"m going to (God Willing and the Creeks Don't Rise) take this to for the gallery. But. The knitting is a total leap of faith. I've knitted 25 rows and it's barely 3-4 long. It's 390 stitches, decreasing regularly down to...well...7 that get grafted in a tricky way that I'm sure I'll marvel at when I get there.  I got the pattern from . She's a genius with this stuff. Anyway. Lace and all things lace-weight are a leap of faith. They look like a ball of twisted blah, then you wet and pin them and suddenly it's...LORDY! I made THAT?! Right now, my whole life is a leap of faith...so it seemed an appropriate thing to do. And, btw, HEY, did you hear essay last week? It was as though we dovetailed our themes on purpose! ? Love that ! Promos from Faith at , and Jeannie of .  As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by Annie Coleman. Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with Joshua Christian’s “Chasing Hiro.‿

Jul 27 2006

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016: chapters 47-49 - Pride and Prejudice

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Chapters 47-49! Next week, I hope I can find my microphone...Well, it's August 3rd, and I'm on the road! Chicago, Sioux Falls, Deadwood and on to LOVELAND COLORADO--home of Interweave Press.Well, it's August 3rd, and I'm on the road! Chicago, Sioux Falls, Deadwood and on to LOVELAND COLORADO--home of Interweave Press...How do I love thee...let me count the ways.So the title of the podcast? Because my son is a questioner...well...so am I, so...apples/trees, you get the picture.I fully expect this road trip to be one of fun and learning. The country is so big and so wonderful...I feel an Emily-from-Our-Town-Moment coming on!If there is internet access and time, you'll hear some audio from the road. If not, you'll notice this post popping up, and a small-ish podcast appearing in your iTunes ontime.Why?Because I love you!

Aug 03 2006

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017: chapters 50-52 - Pride and Prejudice

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I'm relegated to podcasting from my local coffeehouse again, sorry about that. The ambient noise is MUCH worse than before as this joint has tile floors--a local hazzard. Apologies. I should have DSL at my Mom's house by tonight, but I wanted to get this posted before that. I'm already mighty late by previous East Coast standards.The trip, however, was successful, and we're all here safe and sound. Though, this morning's news filled me with dread as my darling husband has to fly back to New York saturday morning.World War IV, is what I'm hearing. WWIII was the Cold War, according to People I Trust.Sigh...Can't we all just get along?Even 'Liz and Darcy?This week, chapters 50-52!

Aug 10 2006

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018: chapters 53-55 - Pride and Prejudice

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Today, aside from chapters 53-55, we talk about , my love of the word "," (isn't it great?!) and I finally take Amy up on her suggestion weeks and weeks ago!Namely: I just read and really dug , by Fiona Buckley. Actually, I didn't just read that. I read the first three books in the series.I also have finished the series by , but my books are in boxes so I can't read you any bits from that. However, if you love books, and have a wicked sense of humor, The Eyre Affair is for you!I'm thinking that instead of a poll, I just want everyone to look at the librivox.org cataloge and tell me what you like. I'll take the one with the most emails. I think I'll putter around with some of the short works first, just to give you some variety, then dive into another long book.Sound good?Email me your thoughts at MamaOKnits AT Gmail DOT com.As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by Annie Coleman. Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with Joshua Christian’s "Chasing Hiro."

Aug 17 2006

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019: chapters 56-59 - Pride and Prejudice

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Today, chapters 56-59; THE PAYOFF!

Aug 25 2006

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020: end of Pride and Prejudice

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Wrapping up

Aug 31 2006

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Great podcast. Sorry my iphone somehow stopped showing upload dates. Are you back?