This is another long episode; I apparently have a lot to say these days! Please join the ravelry group for the podcast, aka the Blog Like It’s the End of the World lunch table, and meet our exchange student, music geek, and the 3 popular girls who’ve recently joined. The Zombies Run! app an be found here, and I’m very interested to hear how any listeners make out while escaping zombies and gathering supplies!
The podcast begins with my recent knitting adventures. I finished what we refer to now as the Caiti hat – below is a picture of Caiti herself in her hat and some other woman who might be me:
Sarah’s home for spring break so I was finally able to give her the Toadstool Slouch hat from the spring issue of KnitScene:
I mention the Sally Hat I’m knitting in my blatant ripoff “When Knitting Attacks”:
Robin Ulrich’s amazing FrostLight scarf pattern and the story behind it can be found on her website.
I go into an overly detailed analysis of 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami, 1984 by George Orwell, and In Search of Lost Time (also known as Remembrance of Things Past) by Marcel Proust. The first was published last year, the second in 1949, and the final, a novel in 7 volumes, published between 1909 and 1922. Almost a century of literature in one single podcast! I do note that Proust’s work is the longest novel written; further research shows that it is the fourth longest novel ever written. Poor Proust was deprived of the title by a Frenchman, a French brother and sister, and some wily Croatian. I strongly recommend all three books although at least in the US, most high school students read Orwell’s classic before graduation. I taught it at the eighth grade level back in the late 1980s and if I ever teach English again, I’m certainly going to assign 1Q84 to my unsuspecting students!
@inkbison suggested The Market Vegan as the title of my cooking ebook – thank you!
Music in the podcast comes from Music Alley and includes:
Blog Like It’s the End of the World by Tom Smith
Froggy Bottom by Johnny Nicholas
Cookin’ at Home by The Gas House Gorillas
Paper Moon by Ella Fitzgerald and the Delta Rhythm Boys
… and finally, my favorite song by Jacob Haller, included for no other reason than I love it, The Ballad of Anne Hutchinson.