A Victorian woman’s washing is never done, with Ruth Goodman. Modern laundry expert Jacqueline Sava offers advice for hand knit care. Plus, Camille De Angelis has her depression cake, and eats it too.
Huge thanks this week to experts in laundry techniques, old and new, Ruth Goodman, and Jacqueline Sava, of SOAK; and to contributing writer, Camille DeAngelis, who knits beautiful vintage sweaters and, in her spare time, writes excellent novels.
“I write this sitting in the kitchen sink”. Surely as good an opening line as, “There is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife.” This week’s audible recommendation is a hearty one. I Capture the Castle, by Dodie Smith, is beautifully read by Jennie Agutter. Listen, or read. It’s wonderful.
Tired of knitting alone? Find a knitting group near you, or list your own group at KnitTogether.info, a directory of knitting and crochet groups worldwide.
Get your DIY on at Threadbanger.
At last, a UK source for American style home canning equipment. (Thanks, Emily!)
Despite the presence of Russell Crowe (galloping as Robin Hood, above) and the Harry Potter Shell House, I am absolutely not celebrity stalking at Freshwater West. No, really.
KniTunes were provided by and used with the permission of:
- Greg Johnson – When the Rain Comes UK | US
- Nanci Griffith – Trouble in the Fields UK | US
- The Whizzbang Shufflers – Dirty Water (free!)
- Laura Clapp – Let It Rain