One of my Daily Guideposts devotionals, Helping Others Find Jesus, is posted on the Guideposts website! I hope you enjoy it!
I got into using antique patterns when I was making the scarf my hero wears in my Regency romance, The Spinster’s Christmas . I wanted to do another pattern which I think was in use in the Regency period, the Pyrenees Knit Scarf on pages 36-38 of The Lady's Assistant for Executing Useful and Fancy Designs in Knitting, Netting, and Crochet Work, volume 1, by Jane Gaugain, published in 1840. She is thought to be the first person to use knitting abbreviations, at least in a published book, although they are not the same abbreviations used today (our modern abbreviations were standardized by Weldon’s Practical Needlework in 1906). Since the book is out of copyright, you can download a free PDF copy of the book at Archive.org. I found this to be a fascinating look at knitting around the time of Jane Austen’s later years. Although the book was published in 1840, many of the patterns were in use and passed down by word of mouth many years before that, so it’s possible these are
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Yes, just being there for someone with the very little things at times, even if we are unawares, can be so helpful. Just offering someone a glass of water at the right moment might even save a life.
When I get more time, I really would like to get into your books. I already have Protection For Hire. I hope they are doing well for you!
Have a great week!
Jacqueline, I totally agree! And thanks! I hope you enjoy Protection for Hire!ReplyDelete