Casting Off

The life cycle of Panacea came full circle – in June there had been a mad rush to get her ready and out of the boatyard ... We hoisted the tender, lifted the anchor, dropped the mooring lines, cast off the stern lines and set off on our ...

Author: Emma Bamford

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472906632

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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As a journalist for the Independent, Emma Bamford is swept along with the London rat race, lost amongst the egos of Fleet Street. Surrounded by budget cuts and bullies, the thrill of a breaking news story is no longer enough. And at 31, still struggling to get to a fourth date and surrounded by friends settling down to married life and babies, Emma decides to grasp her life by the roots and reclaim her freedom...by running away to sea and joining a complete stranger (and his cat) on a yacht in Borneo. Reflective yet humorous and self-deprecating, we share Emma's excitement and fear at leaving a good job for an unknown adventure, and join her as she travels to some of the most exotic places in the world and starts to realise what really matters in life. She discovers the supreme awkwardness of sharing a tiny space with total strangers, the unimaginable beauty of paradise islands and secret jungle rivers, glimpses lost tribes, works all hours for demanding superyacht owners, and has a terrifyingly near miss with pirates. Fending off romantic propositions from a Moldovan pig farmer and a Sri Lanken village chief amongst others, Emma finds adventure and happiness in the most unlikely places. From planning each day meticulously to learning to let go and leave things to chance, Emma's story shows that it is possible to break free and find happiness – and love – on your own terms.

Casting Off

We haven't got this far in our lives to be cast aside by some moneygrabbing bureaucrat who has never even met us. Come on. ... Sticking out of the top were three pink plastic flowers, which were embedded at the bottom into a solid, ...

Author: P.I. Paris

Publisher: Black & White Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785300954

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 103

A hilarious, poignant tale of friendship, loyalty and sacrifice – and how you're never too old to try something new. When the residents of a Highland care home discover that the new owners are about to substantially put up the fees, they know that dramatic action is called for. But what can a group of senior citizens possibly do against a big organisation? For Dorothy, the situation is serious. If she can’t raise money she’ll have to leave all her friends, like dear Miss Ross. In protest, the residents barricade themselves into the lounge. However, their rebellion fails, so worldly-wise Joan suggests a most unusual way to cover the rise – a very naughty chat line for men who want to talk to older women ‘in a particular way’! As their lives take a series of unexpected turns, things get increasingly out of control... Calendar Girls meets The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Casting Off will delight and amuse fans of Jonas Jonasson's The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared and Alan Bennet's The Lady in the Van. What readers have been saying about Casting Off: "This book has to be my favourite comedy novel of the year... the whole novel is just so very uplifting and leaves you with a feel good factor." BOOKS FROM DUSK TO DAWN "A cheeky and hilarious read... A book of pure delight and I'm sure it will life the hardest of hearts." TRACY SHEPHARD, POSTCARD REVIEWS "This uplifting, mischievous and brilliantly written tale is one that has left a huge impression on me, for ALL the right reasons." LITTLE BOOKNESS LANE "Funny, achingly sad and raunchy... your view of assisted living will never be the same! ... My soggy tissue and gentle sigh as I reached the final sentence is my version of a five-star review." SCREENWIPER "This is a story which will have you laughing out loud one moment and in need of a tissue the next. It is a great read." "Funny and Sweet." "I could not put it down." "The characters were fantastic, funny and utterly believable. A great read for any age." "Friendship, heartache, love and life... you'll find it here." "I was very sad to finish this book. I'd give it more than 5* if I could." "You will not be disappointed. A book that made me laugh and cry at the same time. A must read!!"

Casting Off the Shackles of Family

She begins to cast off the mask of a puppet and assume responsibility for her own life . Now she believes only in herself as an individual before the duties of a wife and a mother . She defies the myth that a woman's place is ...

Author: Shuei-may Chang

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820433448

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

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Nora, a character from Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll House, was a model for liberal-thinking Chinese women during the May Fourth Era of the 1920s and 1930s. Nora-like figures appeared often in modern Chinese literature to illustrate the issue of women's emancipation. Casting Off the Shackles of Family explores the reception and transformation of the Nora theme in the works of Lu Hsün, Mao Tun, Ting Ling, and other May Fourth writers. In particular, it uses female heroic journey theories to trace women's pursuit of independence and freedom in modern China.

Casting Off

As a journalist for the Independent, Emma Bamford is swept along with the London rat race, lost amongst the egos of Fleet Street.

Author: Emma Bamford

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472906624

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 966

As a journalist for the Independent, Emma Bamford is swept along with the London rat race, lost amongst the egos of Fleet Street. Surrounded by budget cuts and bullies, the thrill of a breaking news story is no longer enough. And at 31, still struggling to get to a fourth date and surrounded by friends settling down to married life and babies, Emma decides to grasp her life by the roots and reclaim her freedom...by running away to sea and joining a complete stranger (and his cat) on a yacht in Borneo. Reflective yet humorous and self-deprecating, we share Emma's excitement and fear at leaving a good job for an unknown adventure, and join her as she travels to some of the most exotic places in the world and starts to realise what really matters in life. She discovers the supreme awkwardness of sharing a tiny space with total strangers, the unimaginable beauty of paradise islands and secret jungle rivers, glimpses lost tribes, works all hours for demanding superyacht owners, and has a terrifyingly near miss with pirates. Fending off romantic propositions from a Moldovan pig farmer and a Sri Lanken village chief amongst others, Emma finds adventure and happiness in the most unlikely places. From planning each day meticulously to learning to let go and leave things to chance, Emma's story shows that it is possible to break free and find happiness – and love – on your own terms.

The Casting Away of Mrs Lecks and Mrs Aleshine

So saying, she swung herself off, and she was then so near me that I was able to seize her and make the rest of her ... I now unhooked the tackle from the stern; but before casting off at the bow I hesitated, for I did not wish to ...

Author: Frank Richard Stockton

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 1292

View: 187

"The Casting Away of Mrs. Lecks and Mrs. Aleshine" by Frank Richard Stockton. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Casting Away of Mrs Lecks and Mrs Aleshine

So saying , she swung herself off , and she was then so near me that I was able to seize her and make the rest of her ... I now unhooked the tackle from the stern ; but before casting off at the bow , I hesitated , for I did not wish to ...

Author: Frank R. Stockton

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 98

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Casting Off

Casting Off: 1.

Author: Nicole R. Dickson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101105097

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 324

Casting Off: 1. Ending a knitted work. 2. Releasing lines holding a boat to its mooring. 3. Letting go... On a tiny island off the west coast of Ireland, the fishermen's handmade sweaters tell a story. Each is unique-feelings stitched into rows, memories into patterns. It is here that Rebecca Moray comes to research a book on Irish knitting. With her daughter, Rowan, accompanying her, she hopes to lose herself in the history of the island and forget her own painful past. Soon, the townsfolk's warm embrace wraps Rebecca and Rowan in a world of friendship, laughter, and love. And it is here that young Rowan befriends Sean Morahan, a cantankerous old fisherman, despite his attempts to scare her off. As Rebecca watches her daughter interact with Morahan, she recognizes in his eyes a look that speaks of a dark knowledge not unlike her own. And when current storms threaten to resurrect old ones, Morahan and Rebecca find themselves on a collision course-with Rowan caught between them-each buffeted by waves of regret and recrimination. Only by walking headfirst into the winds will they find the faith to forgive without forgetting...and reach the shore.

Casting Off

After all, we're only a few minutes away. ... We'll wait till she drops off.' 'Don't worry. I'm perfectly capable of ... or bought a new dress to wear, and would have been utterly cast down if anything had happened to prevent her going.

Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330526960

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 923

The Second World War has finally ended and so begins a new era of freedom and opportunity for the Cazalet family. Elizabeth Jane Howard's magnificent Cazalet Chronicles continues with Casting Off, the fourth novel in the saga. The Cazalet cousins are now in their twenties, trying to piece together their lives in the aftermath of the war. Louise is faced with her father's new mistress and her mother's grief at his betrayal, while suffering in a loveless marriage of her own. Clary is struggling to understand why her beloved father chose to stay in France long after it was safe to return to Britain, and both she and Polly are madly in love with much older men. Polly, Clary and Louise must face the truth about the adult world, while their fathers – Rupert, Hugh and Edward – must make choices that will decide their own, and the family's, future. With cover artwork exclusively designed by artist Luke Edward Hall, this is the heartbreaking and heartwarming fourth instalment of Elizabeth Jane Howard's bestselling series. It is followed by All Change, the fifth and final book in the series. 'Charming, poignant and quite irresistible . . . to be cherished and shared' – The Times

How to Knit

PICOT CAST OFF This is a decorative cast off that gives a pretty frilled edge. 1 2 Knit the two stitches. Cast on two stitches using the cable cast-on method (see page 55). 3 Cast off the next five stitches as usual. (This will cast off ...

Author: Debbie Tomkies

Publisher: Search Press Limited

ISBN: 1781269440

Category:

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Casting Gender

Casting Off When learning how to knit , one of the hardest things to learn to do is cast off — completing the project , tying up loose ends . Casting off is a concluding , a make complete of minute act after minute act .

Author: John T. Warren

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820474199

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

View: 700

Casting Gender puts forward a vision of theatre, storytelling, and the performance of the everyday function within the lived spaces of its performers and audiences, asking how women artists/scholars embody meaning, carry social value, and constitute possible identities. Drawing on scholarship in intercultural communication, performance studies, women's studies, and cultural studies, this collection of new, critically informed research advances our understanding of how theater works as intercultural communication and as a vehicle for change. Casting Gender offers varied locations and sites of research, highlighting the rich diversity of women's cultural identities, roles, and societal positions. This book moves beyond the western-centered nature of intercultural performance and intercultural communication theory and practice by creating a forum for nonwestern voices.

Knit Step by Step

cast off the first stitch to leave a selvedge before starting the picot edge. ... the left needle into the first stitch on the right needle and pass it over the second stitch and off the right needle (Casting off knitwise, see p.49).

Author: Vikki Haffenden

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241449774

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 145

The essential beginner's guide to knitting know-how, with more than 150 illustrated knitting stitches and techniques. Knit Step by Step shows you everything you need to craft stunning knitted pieces. Master basic stitches and classic techniques, including ribs, Fair Isle, and intarsia, or try your hand at one of eight eye-catching projects. Fully illustrated and easy to use, Knit Step by Step will have you knitting with confidence in no time.

Birds Butterflies Little Beasts to Knit Crochet

CASTING OFF CHAIN CAST-OFF A simple knit stitch cast-off is used in most of these projects. Knit two stitches. * With the left-hand needle, lift the first stitch over the second. Knit the next stitch. Repeat from * until one stitch ...

Author: Lesley Stanfield

Publisher: Search Press Limited

ISBN: 1781269475

Category:

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Mary Thomas s Knitting Book

Metbod I. By casting-off a few stitches at the time, at the beginning of each alternate row, until the desired angle is acquired. For the right shoulder cast-off at the beginning of the Purl row, at the shoulder edge.

Author: Mary Thomas

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486317382

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 745

Classic "how-to" book covers everything from winding yarn and fundamental stitches to making patterns and garments, blocking, and more with over 250 technique diagrams illustrating every basic step and pattern.

Sweet and Simple Knitting Projects Teach Yourself

CASTING OFF Casting off is the secure way to finish a piece of knitting and prevent your work from unravelling. There are several different ways to do this, some more suited to one stitch than another. As a rule of thumb, casting off ...

Author: Sally Walton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444134124

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 105

This practical guide to knitting covers everything from simple stitches to the latest and more advanced methods, giving you everything you need to become an experienced knitter and create fun projects for family, friends and for your own wardrobe. Ideal for the beginner/intermediate knitter, this book will show you how to master the techniques and apply them to an array of exciting and diverse projects. Get Started with Knitting: Teach Yourself is fully illustrated with diagrams and patterns for everything from beanie hats to baby toys, and also features instructions for setting up your own knitting group and joining the rapidly growing online knitting community. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of knitting.

Personal Effects

Casting Off is then a novel about autonomy, and that female autonomy, ultimately, is what publishers found to be “perverse,” “immoral,” and “unrealistic.” If one acknowledges adultery as a source of “emotional satisfaction” and “an ...

Author: Nancy Caronia

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823262286

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Celebrating one of the most important Italian American female authors of our time, Personal Effects offers a lucid view of Louise DeSalvo as a writer who has produced a vast and provocative body of memoir writing, a scholar who has enriched our understanding of Virginia Woolf, and a teacher who has transformed countless lives. More than an anthology, Personal Effects represents an author case study and an example for modern Italian American interdisciplinary scholarship. Personal Effects examines DeSalvo’s memoirs as works that push the boundaries of the most controversial genre of the past few decades. In these works, the author fearlessly explores issues such as immigration, domesticity, war, adultery, illness, mental health, sexuality, the environment, and trauma through the lens of gender, ethnic, and working-class identity. Alongside her groundbreaking scholarship, DeSalvo’s memoirs attest to the power and influence of this feminist Italian American writer.

Sermons on Ecclesiastical Subjects

They who begin by casting off Christianity set the example of casting off government ; because they who cast off Christianity , in casting off the Church cast off the supernatural society which God has founded ; and they who cast off ...

Author: Henry Edward Manning

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Sermons, English

Page: 311

View: 805


Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office

... and said body portion and said hingedly connected ply having apertures therein for securing elements . down said needles to a casting - off level for operatively knitting previously formed stitches , elevating certain of said ...

Author: United States. Patent Office

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Patents

Page:

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Casting Off

Polly and Clary wonder if their lives will ever get easier, while Louise, trapped in an unhappy marriage, gathers the courage to leave her husband, and Rupert returns from France to witness the growing rift between his brothers

Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Limited

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 482

View: 832

Polly and Clary wonder if their lives will ever get easier, while Louise, trapped in an unhappy marriage, gathers the courage to leave her husband, and Rupert returns from France to witness the growing rift between his brothers

The Penguin Knitting Book

BACK Using No 11 needles, cast on 136/139/142 sts. Work in it K1, P1 rib for 2 ins. Change to No 9 needles and proceed in patt as on right front until work matches fronts up to armhole shaping. Shape armholes by casting off 7/8/9 sts at ...

Author: James Norbury

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241971268

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

View: 809

The Penguin Knitting Book by James Norbury is a charming how-to-knit classic packed with delightfully vintage advice. Knitting fills a fascinating page in the human story. I know of no home-craft that enjoys the universal popularity of hand-knitting James Norbury's The Penguin Knitting Book, first published in 1957, is a how-to guide for the experienced knitter as well as the beginner. Full of wit and charm as well as tips and techniques for the contemporary knitter, The Penguin Knitting Book entertainingly illustrates all things vintage in the world of wool. Along with telling you how to knit, The Penguin Knitting Book includes original vintage patterns for every member of the family. Babies' coats, pullovers for father, sweaters for the teenager, dresses, jumpers, coats and cardigans, you will find them all in this charming aid to better knitting. 'James Norbury was the strongest single influence in British knitting during the twenty-five years after the Second World War' Sir Bishop Richard Rutt, author of A History of Hand Knitting '[In the late 1960s] there was a chap called James Norbury, who had his own knitting show on the BBC. I sat in on some of the programmes, and good stuff it was, too. I learned lots of racy stuff about 'knit one, purl one'' Sir David Attenborough 'Knitting is the saving of a life' Virginia Woolf James Norbury wrote The Penguin Knitting Book in 1957. He travelled extensively throughout the world, studying every aspect of the knitter's craft. A knitting historian, teacher and designer as well as a television star on his own BBC knitting show, he was Chief Designer for Patons and one of the foremost authorities on the history of knitting.

The Principles of Knitting

The following variations of the basic Chained Cast-Off technique are used when something more than a plain edge is needed. Two of them can be used to create a sloped edge, and several others can be used to simultaneously cast off and ...

Author: June Hemmons Hiatt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451688415

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 736

View: 996

Now featuring new instructions, new illustrations, and new information, The Principles of Knitting—beloved by knitters everywhere and one of the most requested out-of-print books for years—finally gets the revision that fans have been clamoring for! A treasured guide beloved by knitters everywhere, the classic book The Principles of Knitting is finally available again in a fully revised and updated edition. This is the definitive book on knitting techniques, with valuable information for everyone from beginners to experienced knitters. June Hiatt presents not only a thorough, thoughtful approach to the craft, but also a passion for carrying on the art of knitting to future generations. She has repeatedly tested the various techniques and presents them with clear, easy-to-follow instructions—as well as an explanation of what each one can contribute to your knitting. Informed by decades of experience and thousands of hours of practice, this comprehensive resource offers a variety of ways to approach every skill and technique and offers solutions that can help solve the most challenging aspects of any knitting project. The Principles of Knitting has been totally rewritten—new instructions, new illustrations, and new information. While the basics of knitting have not changed much, June’s understanding of the material has deepened over the last twenty-five years, and she’s eager to share what she has learned with the knitting world. In addition, the book has been reorganized to make it easier to use and has a gorgeous new design. Reading The Principles of Knitting is like having a knitting mentor by your side who can answer any knitting question you have in an honest, intelligent, informed manner.