I’m on youtube now. Here is the link for today’s episode.
Today’s segments include: drafting, fully drafted, lit review, and noteworthy.
Fish Lips Kiss Heel socks in Into the Whirled Pakkoku sock colorway Bigger on the Inside on size 1/2.25mm Hiya Hiya sharps.
Pamuya shawl by Alexandra Wiedmeyer in Wollmeise pure colorway Verzaubert we’re different on size 4/3.5mm signature circular.
Leila, Lydia & Lucas the Mamma and Baby Monsters by Rebecca Danger in Another Crafty Girl Merino Worsted colorway Swedish Chef on size 5/3.75mm Kollage square circular and size 4/3.5mm signature dpns.
Knitty in color falkland colorway Fabrjous day
Gabby the Garden Monster by Rebecca Danger in Unplanned Peacock Superwash Merino Bulky on size 7/4.5mm signature circular and dpns.
Dot the Dress-up Box Monster by Rebecca Danger in Moonshine Real McCoy worsted colorway Robot Unicorn Attack on size 5/3.75mm Kollage square circular and size 4/3.5mm signature dpns.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
I enjoyed listening to this book. The story is a coming-of-age about a woman who loses her job in a cafe and gets a job caring for a quadrapalegic. The story engages issues relating to class and disability all through the development of the characters in the story. I liked the characters quite a bit, and I liked the storytelling as well. Without spoilers, I will say I wasn’t a fan of the ending. We had some debate about it in book club, but I didn’t change my mind about it. Although I don’t feel it was poorly written, the choices that some of the characters made angered me. My book club really liked the book and rated it 4.2. I personally gave the book a 4 on goodreads and 3.75 in book club.
Dracula by Bram Stoker
This is my first time reading Dracula. It is a really fun read. It’s written as an epistelary, a collection of letters and journal entries, which gives the novel a sort of puzzle or mystery feel. The story of Dracula has really lasted–even though there were vampires before this book, I agree with Rabkin, the teacher of my coursera course, this story is still the quintessential vampire story. After reading this and the Walking Dead, I’m beginning to actually like the horror genre a little. I’ve mostly just been scared of horror movies, but I am developing an appreciation for the role of horror in society, related to our hopes and fears and how we understand the world around us.
May’s yarn: Painted Skeins colorway Microbrew, #13 Cindy, Puffygriffinclaw on ravelry
June’s yarn: Numma Numma Toasty Boysenberry Preserves
June podiversary giveaway: Dragonfly Djinni colorway Blackberry Bramble. I’ve been reading a lot this month, so for this month’s podiversary, recommend your favorite book to me and tell me why you loved it so much.
Events: Huntingdon FiberArts Fest, Knitter’s Day Out, Rhinebeck.