Captain's Log, Stardate 07.30.2009 The complete schedule of the Deadly Intent blog tour is here. My hero, Dr. Devon Knightley, talks about his own spiritual battles on Laura Domino’s blog I'm on the blog of my friend and fellow Love Inspired Suspense author Janet Dean with a guest blog post about my heroine, Naomi, and her family pressures--which I hope/think a lot of you will relate to!
In Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 4: Betrayer , Phoebe wears a pair of lace muffatees, or gauntlets/arm-warmers that hide a rather deadly surprise. :) I actually got the idea of having her wear muffatees because I saw a lace manchette pattern in Miss Watts’ Ladies’ Knitting and Netting Book , published in 1840, page 20. However, after doing some research, I found that they were called muffatees in the Regency era, and the term manchette did not arise until a few years later. They were essentially arm-warmers worn under those long sleeves on day dresses, which were usually made of muslin too thin to be very warm. I decided to knit Phoebe’s muffatees using a Leaf Pattern originally suggested for a purse in Mrs. Gaugain’s book, The Lady’s Assistant, volume 1, 5th edition published in 1842, pages 234-237. I think there was an error and row 36 in the original pattern was duplicated erroneously, so I have adjusted the pattern. The original manchette pattern called for “fine” needles a
I just found out I won a copy of this from a contest I entered! I'm so excited!ReplyDelete
Camy, I'm looking forward to Deadly Intent, when I get my hands on a copy. Any word on Weddings and Wasabi? (spelling?)ReplyDelete
Karen H. Phillips
Awesome, Charmed! I hope you enjoy it!ReplyDelete
Karen, I'm planning to release it in the fall. If you sign up for my newsletter, I'll be sure to announce when it's available!