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
The Husband Tree by Mary Connealy :)ReplyDelete
Oh, i have a list a mile long, but something that makes me re-read a book. It is in depth enough to make me think the second time or third time. Like Redeeming Love is one of those. It makes me laugh every time i read it....Susan May Warren's books or yours, or some of melody Carlson's like A Mile in my flipflops are great. When I find i check it out of the library every 6 months or so, it is time to buy a copy!ReplyDelete
Would you be interested in reviewing a copy of "Love on a Dime" by debut novelist Cara Lynn James? I found your blog at http://word-up-studies.blogspot.com. =) I'm an intern with Thomas Nelson Publishers and if you're interested, we'd love to send you a copy for review! Thanks Camy!ReplyDelete
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Juju, Mary would be so happy to hear that!ReplyDelete
Aw, thanks Martha! I should use my library more, but I always bring home more books than I can read!
Heather--I emailed you!