Live, online chat with author Robin Jones Gunn at Abunga.com on Dec. 17 from 2-3 p.m. EST. Gunn has written more than 60 books including the popular “Christy Miller,” “Sierra Jensen” and “College Years” teen series and the “Glenbrooke” and “Sisterchicks” series. During the Abunga.com chat, she will be taking questions and talking about her new book, “Engaging Father Christmas.” To join in that chat, log onto www.Abunga.com/AuthorsAtAbunga. You can submit pre-chat questions now at the log in page.
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
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