I usually have a knitting project in mind when I write it into one of my books, but Laura’s apricot-colored shawl just kind of appeared upon the page as I was writing the first scene of Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 4: Betrayer , and it surprised even me. I immediately went to my yarn stash to find a yarn for it, and I searched through my antique knitting books to find some stitch patterns. I made her an elegant wool shawl she could wear at home. The shawl ended up tagging along with Laura into the next book, Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 5: Prisoner , where it imparts some comfort to her in her trying circumstances. The two stitch patterns are both from the same book, The Lady’s Assistant, volume 2 by Mrs. Jane Gaugain, published in 1842 . A couple excessively clever and creative knitters might have knit these patterns in the Regency era, but they would have only passed them around by word of mouth or scribbled “recipes” to friends or family, and it wouldn’t have been widely use
Oh my! You're right...he looks so soft and squeezable!ReplyDelete
And about the chicken mummy...we homeschool and are going to be studying mummies in a couple of weeks...so that's why we're going to mummify King Cluck! lol!! In all honesty, I'm having some trouble with using a whole chicken (the roaster type from the store)because I keep on thinking that there are people out there that would love to actually eat that chicken...and here we would be mummifying it...so I may just have to use a chicken breasticle...aren't you glad you asked! lol!! I guess you didn't read my post about talking too much!!
Sushi for One is a hoot!! Honestly, I chose your book because it's not a genre I usually pick and I've been wanting to venture out and try some new things...I'm thoroughly pleased with my decision !!
Oh, he's so cute! He looks soft and cuddly too.ReplyDelete