Monday, September 15, 2014

Regency Goodies Giveaway

To celebrate the release of my debut Regency romance, Prelude for a Lord, I’m holding a huge giveaway of books, hand-knit lace shawls, Jane Austen tea, and violin Christmas ornaments!


I’m giving away FIVE baskets. Each has (1) a bag of whole leaf Jane Austen tea from the Jane Austen Centre in Bath, England, (2) a violin ornament in honor of my fictional musicians, Lord Dommick and Lady Alethea, (3) a copy of Prelude for a Lord, and (4) a different hand-knit lace shawl (yes, knit by yours truly). I tried to use knitting patterns that Jane Austen or her contemporaries would have used, although some are more Victorian than Regency. The patterns were all from the knitting pattern book, Victorian Lace Today by Jane Sowerby.

***PLEASE NOTE: For those of you allergic to wool, all the scarves are made with some sort of animal fiber, so be warned that you might react if the scarves touch your skin.

Basket 1:
Black Mohair Diamond Scarf
Click here for the project page on Ravelry
Yarn is 70% Mohair, 30% Silk
Size: 22" x 59"
The diamond pattern was originally published in 1840 but there’s a good chance it was in common use and passed down orally before this. I am not positive if Jane Austen would have knit it, though, because it might have only been in use by knitters in their isolated locales.

Basket 2:
Sweet Peas Shetland Scarf
Click here for the project page on Ravelry
Yarn is 100% wool. The color way is called “Sweet Peas.”
Size: 69" x 21"
This pattern was first printed in 1842, but it is possible it was passed down orally long before this, perhaps by the Shetlanders in Scotland, since the pattern was first printed as a “Shetland pattern” for a shawl.

Basket 3:

Moss Melon Scarf
Click here for the project page on Ravelry
Yarn is 100% Alpaca. The color way is called “Moss.”
Size: 65" x 18"
The “Melon” refers to the center knitting pattern, which is a really pretty and easy pattern. It’s a Victorian pattern, not a Regency one, but I couldn’t resist because it was so beautiful. It was originally published in Weldon’s Practical Knitter in 1890.

Basket 4:
Raisin Scarf
Click here for the project page on Ravelry
Yarn is 70% Merino wool, 30% Silk. The color way is called “Raisin,” and it’s hard to see in the pictures, but it’s an absolutely beautiful dark purple-brown color with deep glossy notes.
Size: 58" x 12"
The pattern is the same as the Black Mohair shawl above, but with a different yarn and color way, it looks very different.

Basket 5:
Rose Garden Scarf
Click here for the project page on Ravelry
Yarn is 100% wool. The color way is “Rose Garden.”
Size: 60" x 16"
This is one of the simplest and possibly one of the oldest scarf patterns among those published, and I am almost positive Jane Austen would have knit a lace scarf like this. Well, if she knit lace scarves. Although I doubt she ever used yarn in a color way like this. :) While the pattern was first published in 1837, it was probably in use and passed down orally long before this. The center is called a faggoting pattern, and it’s both ridiculously easy and very airy and lacy.

To enter:

You must join my Camille Elliot email newsletter to be eligible for this contest (go to CamilleElliot.com and sign up using the form on the right side of the page. Then fill out the entry form below. Be sure to read the rules.

Extra Twitter entries: Get one extra entry per day if you tweet about this giveaway:
PRELUDE FOR A LORD Regency book & goodies giveaway! http://is.gd/7ajcBg @AuthorCamilleE
(Be sure to include @AuthorCamilleE so I can see your tweet and give you your extra entry.)

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22 comments :

  1. What beautiful work. Would absolutely love to win one :)
    Tweeted ~ https://twitter.com/DKStevensNE/status/511624416338673664

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  2. Sharon Richmond BryantTue Sep 16, 04:21:00 PM 2014

    I would love to win!! Thanks for the giveaway!!
    Sharon Richmond Bryant

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  3. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win these beautiful shawls!!! It would be wonderful to have one of these when I go to the hospitals for treatments and to the doctors offices! It would make me feel "snuggled"! I hope I win but I wish every one else Good Luck!!! I am in a bad situation and have been asking other readers for their assistance in getting books, I have no income right now, and my library is limited! I love Amish and Christian Fiction, Romance and Historical Romance, if anybody has any books that they would like to donate, please contact me at cavallofrances@yahoo.com. Thank you and God Bless You!!!

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  4. just stopped to see the pretty shawls again. so pretty!

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    1. Aw thanks Deanna! I enjoyed making them. :)

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  5. I would be honored to win..I brought my Mom over to look over your scarves and she LOVES them. They are so exquisite, both in color,design, and handiwork. Anyone who wins one will feel like a queen wearing theirs and I have yet to see a giveaway to match this one for beautiful gifts. Thank you for such a thoughtful giveaway. As an avid reader and musician, I must add that I cannot wait to read Prelude for a Lord! ~ Blessings, Juli

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    1. Aw thanks Juli! And tell your mom thanks, too! :)

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  6. https://twitter.com/DKStevensNE/status/513120572105306112
    Tweet :)

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  7. I tweeted and shared on Facebook!

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  8. Thank you for offering this fabulous giveaway! The scarves are all beautiful, and you are so generous to share your talent and your time. Best wishes for "Prelude for a Lord"!!!

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  9. https://twitter.com/DKStevensNE/status/513844171082571776
    and shared on FB :)

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  10. :)
    https://twitter.com/DKStevensNE/status/515682915305275392

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  11. https://twitter.com/DKStevensNE/status/516329860357439488
    :)

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