Stick it in Your Ear

And no, I’m not being rude! ‘Stick a book in your ear’ is the motto of the delightful CraftLit podcast (and the sister production, Just the Books, which leaves out all the crafty bits…but I figure you guys likely don’t mind the odd bit of crafty talk here and there).

Craftlit is the brain child of Heather Ordover, mastermind behind the delightful What Would Madame Defarge Knit? series.  I’ve been listening to the show for more or less forever, and I had the pleasure of working with Heather on both of the first two Defarge books.  This past week, Heather and I chatted for ages about butterflies, photography, future plans for world domination through wool, and much else.  She’s somehow managed to pull out the bits of our conversation that don’t make me sound too much like a deranged chipmunk and offered them up over on the latest episode. You should have a listen!

I?  I will be listening to the story part (we’re in the middle of Jane Eyre).  I will be listening to the story part as I stuff envelopes and affix address labels and overwhelm the poor postman.  Why, you ask, will I be doing such a thing?  Because the books are getting here late tomorrow evening, which means they’ll start to go out next week.  I am very much looking forward to having ‘ship oodles and oodles of books out to charming knitters’ off my to do list.

All of which brings me to one tiny reminder.  When the last of the preorders goes in the mail, I’ll have a restorative glass of something cool, then I’ll come up here and turn off the preorder specials on the book.  That’s almost certainly going to happen some day next week.  I’ll likely mention it one more time on the blog (because I always feel bad when someone writes me and says ‘but I meant to buy it earlier’), but all good things must come to an end, and this preorder is just about officially over!