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
That is so adorable! Merry Christmas to you & your family Camy!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Shelly! Merry Christmas to you, too!ReplyDelete
Hope Santa brought Snickers something, that sweet dog.ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Captain Caffeine and of course, Snickers, the Wonder Dog.
Well, Santa didn't give her anything, but she got some pieces of prime rib at dinner! Merry Christmas to you too, Crystal!ReplyDelete
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Thank you, Casey!ReplyDelete
He's SO cute! I love the tree too!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I can't take credit for the tree, though--it was my aunty's!ReplyDelete