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 bought one - with two lines to try to win. I usually never buy one, but figured someone might win- or else, getting a few numbers could give me a little extra cash, right? lolReplyDelete
I think it's about the same as spending it on other things we don't really "need", such as our specialty coffees, candy (though, if it is chocolate, I NEED IT- haha), too many clothes, etc. Tossing tons of money into gambling would be a bit different, I think.
That's a good way of putting it! And I have gone to Vegas to play slots, which while mildly entertaining isn't something I'd spend a ton of money on. I guess the lottery is the same way.ReplyDelete