Author Topic: CoW Ep. 371: Knitting in English (And Ep. 400!)  (Read 422 times)

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on: January 17, 2021, 03:49:58 AM

Cast of Wonders 371:  Knitting in English

Also, Episode 400! A Staff Pick for 2019! Hosted by Marguerite Kenner!

• Author: Brit E. B. Hvide
• Narrator: Nanna Árnadóttir
• Host: Marguerite Kenner
• Audio Producer: Jeremy Carter
• Artist: Alexis Goble

"Knitting in English" is a Cast of Wonders original.

Click here to listen to Episode 400
Click here to listen to Episode 371

Looping the thread over her needle, Kari caught the sun in her knit. It was an old spell: warmth trapped in rows of neatly patterned wool to stave off the winter wind. The first spell her pappa taught her. The only one she knew.

Ironically, the spell was supposed to be easier to cast here at the equator, but more useless for the same reason: the sun was strong enough. She let a long leg dip into the pool, imagining the chill of it as snow. At fourteen, she’d never seen winter outside of the movies. Above her, a gap in the tall tembusus and rain trees showed a clear blue sky with rain clouds off to the east. The cicadas chirped, their call vibrating against her skin, comforting as an old blanket. The rainforest was always full of noises. Silence didn’t suit her.

Tags:    Alexis Goble, Brit E. B. Hvide, Cast of Wonders, comfort, finding your place, immigration, Jeremy Carter, knitting, magic, Marguerite Kenner, Nanna Árnadóttir, parents, spells, Staff Picks, Young Adult fiction