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
hey camy, you forgot to post that i'm on your blog tour today too!ReplyDelete
AACK! Sorry about that! I don't know how I didn't copy and paste it here! It's fixed now. Thanks for the review!ReplyDelete
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I just finished Single Sashimi!!! LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it!! I want to send you a copy of my review, but I can't get the email link to function in such a way that I can use my hotmail to send it. (I'm at work and can't use my work email)
Please email me at kimfurd at hotmail dot com and I'll be glad to email the review that I will post for the FIRST post!
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Thanks, Kim! I'll email you right now!