Episode 012

To be Englished rightly

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(00:29) Welcome


  • All Spun Up
  • Loops
  • Events
  • HomeCulture
  • That’s my story
  • American English
  • Moment of Drama

(1:16)All Spun Up

Preparations for the Tour de Fleece

Based on the Tour de France: http://www.letour.com
Begins Saturday June 29 and runs until Sunday July 21st

I have been working on my DIY blending Hackle
First take the afro combs and removed the handles: Ebay Link

Then using wood screws attach to a length of sturdy wood.
Voila hackle ready to use with a table and some C-clamps.

A good video on hackle blending

(9:18) Loops


My Elizabeth Zimmerman Pi shawl in a turquoise Fluff-n-Stuff Fuzzy (Blue Faced Leicester/Kid Mohair)  It still needs blocking but I am already loving this gradient!

Grey Gardens headband by Rachel Price and Kate Burge
Link to my project page
Modifications: Knit 2 less blocks total so where the pattern calls for 3 right leaving blocks I did 2 and 4 left leaning blocks I did 3.  For the divide: I divided as written for the stitches remaining.  So knit a Left and right triangle and 1 left leaning block only.  Knit that for the full amount of repeats, then did the other wider half for only half the repeats.  Then crossed over as normal making sure the thinner section was crossed on top.  Joined as written and continued knitting until 18 in (approx) long and cast off.  Fits great!

On the Needles

Swatched for the Pomme de Pin Cardigan by Amy Christoffers and was only a half stitch off so I cast on without modifications for the 36 in bust.

(18:06) HomeCulture

What’s Cooking

A Kitchen sink salad featuring sprouts! I grew mung beans, aduki beans, chick peas, and green lentils and sprinkled them on top of the salad.
The salad had quinoa, gem lettuce, cucumber, green onions, tomatoes, bell pepper, feta, olives, fresh corn off the cob and a simple vinaigrette of red wine vinegar, vegetable oil, salt and pepper to taste. It was wonderful!
Tonight's awesome dinner!

(22:20) That’s my story

ISPS Handa PGA Senior Championship (European Tour) at De Vere Mottram Hall in Cheshire.

(26:08) American English

Peanut butter and jelly sandwhich

An old tyme peanut grinder

(30:04) Moment of Drama

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Act I SCENE iii. A room in the Garter Inn.

My honest lads, I will tell you what I am about.
No quips now, Pistol! Indeed, I am in the waist two
yards about; but I am now about no waste; I am about
thrift. Briefly, I do mean to make love to Ford’s
wife: I spy entertainment in her; she discourses,
she carves, she gives the leer of invitation: I
can construe the action of her familiar style; and
the hardest voice of her behavior, to be Englished
rightly, is, ‘I am Sir John Falstaff’s.’

Now, the report goes she has all the rule of her
husband’s purse: he hath a legion of angels.

I have writ me here a letter to her: and here
another to Page’s wife, who even now gave me good
eyes too, examined my parts with most judicious
oeillades; sometimes the beam of her view gilded my
foot, sometimes my portly belly.

O, she did so course o’er my exteriors with such a
greedy intention, that the appetite of her eye did
seem to scorch me up like a burning-glass! Here’s
another letter to her: she bears the purse too; she
is a region in Guiana, all gold and bounty. I will
be cheater to them both, and they shall be
exchequers to me; they shall be my East and West
Indies, and I will trade to them both. Go bear thou
this letter to Mistress Page; and thou this to
Mistress Ford: we will thrive, lads, we will thrive.

[To ROBIN] Hold, sirrah, bear you these letters tightly;
Sail like my pinnace to these golden shores.
Rogues, hence, avaunt! vanish like hailstones, go;
Trudge, plod away o’ the hoof; seek shelter, pack!
Falstaff will learn the humour of the age,
French thrift, you rogues; myself and skirted page.

(35:51) Shall we Shog?

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