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
I actually laughed out loud! That is hysterical!ReplyDelete
OMG. I saw this before. I think on Rachelle Gardner's blog once. Then, someone even had it as their profile picture on FaceBook for a while. It cracked me up!ReplyDelete
Be blessed- the Lord is risen indeed!
Too funny. I still have a smile on my face.ReplyDelete
My favorite too!!! Have a great Easter!ReplyDelete
What an adorable cartoon. I can see why you've kept it. Thanks for sharing it.ReplyDelete