I got into using antique patterns when I was making the scarf my hero wears in my Regency romance, The Spinster’s Christmas . I wanted to do another pattern which I think was in use in the Regency period, the Pyrenees Knit Scarf on pages 36-38 of The Lady's Assistant for Executing Useful and Fancy Designs in Knitting, Netting, and Crochet Work, volume 1, by Jane Gaugain, published in 1840. She is thought to be the first person to use knitting abbreviations, at least in a published book, although they are not the same abbreviations used today (our modern abbreviations were standardized by Weldon’s Practical Needlework in 1906). Since the book is out of copyright, you can download a free PDF copy of the book at Archive.org. I found this to be a fascinating look at knitting around the time of Jane Austen’s later years. Although the book was published in 1840, many of the patterns were in use and passed down by word of mouth many years before that, so it’s possible these are
How exciting!!! :)ReplyDelete
Congrats, Camy! How cool.ReplyDelete
But I have to ask--he opened your box instead of letting you do it???
That's so cool!
Woo hoo! Congratulations, Camy! Savor the moment. But I'm with Sally--no one should have opened those boxes but you! :-)On the other hand, Captain Caffeine must be as excited as you.ReplyDelete
BTW, my review copy arrived on Friday. :-)
Camy, I got my copy yesterday and I'm psyched. I started reading it first on the Zondervan Breakfast Club, so I look forward to the read.ReplyDelete
Congrats on your first shipment of your first published books--the first of many to come!
I loved the dedication--that line was about as sweet as any romance I've read!
Awesome! Congrats and I hope you celebrated with some really good sashimi.ReplyDelete
I just got my copy as well, and I think I scared the people in the post office when I ripped it open and screamed for joy.
I received my copy and squealed too. I loved it. It is great and can not wait to the read the second book in the series. Camy your characters fly off the page :)ReplyDelete
Cool Beans, Camy!! I'm really excited for you! This is a FANTASTIC book!ReplyDelete
Go Camy, go Camy, go Camy! That's so awesome. Big congratulations on your book, WOOTWOOT!ReplyDelete
How exciting! I will have to go look for it, it sounds amazing from everyone's reviews! Congratulations:-)ReplyDelete
I'm halfway into your novel and HAD to go out for Shushi tonight. You make me miss San Jose! :-( I totally relate to your characters and am cracking up so much!
We have been talking about your book on Shelfari on Trisha Goyer's group.
Can't wait to do your tours on FIRST and CFBA.
Camy! I just stayed up way to late to finish your book! It was fantastic! I loved it! I cannot wait for book two...I love the four cousins already. Congratulations on you success!ReplyDelete
Camy, that is so cool. Congratulations. I can't wait to read it, even though I told you I'm more of the rough and tumble, kill and maim type of stories.ReplyDelete
Just finished reading my copy this evening and wanted to stop by to tell you how much I enjoyed it. It was one of those can't-put-it-down books for me. I loved the hero... that's what makes a good romance, in my opinion. Great job! Looking forward to the next installment.ReplyDelete
How exiting for you Camy!!! Your very own novel in your hands. You must be so proud!ReplyDelete
I just got my copy of Sushi for One about an hour ago (for CFBA) and I think what I'm going to do is read it on the plane when I go to Korea. I leave Aug. 22 and it's a mighty long flight, so I'll need something to read!
*sigh* still waiting for my copy to get here. i feel like i'm being left behind! everyone's gotten a head start lolReplyDelete
that is so awesome!!! congratulations!ReplyDelete
i take it back. it came today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
That's a lot of boxes? Newbie question: Is that typical? How many copies is that?
It varies from house to house. Some places, you get less books, some places, you get more. I got quite a lot, plus I bought 2 more boxes of books at my author cost (about 50% off, plus shipping) to sell at conferences (I can't sell the free author copies).
Yes, Sally...I opened the boxes for her (shrug)ReplyDelete
She told me she was expecting them and I thought she wanted to know when they arrived.
But hey...I left the other 4 boxes for her to open! :)
How cool to see your book in print! I received a copy TODAY of your book! (Which was a WONDERFUL surprise after a horrendous day at work.) I'm really excited!!!!!! (Can you tell?)ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your book! I'm grabbing my cup of tea and settling back in my chair to start reading.