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 saw it. Our son wanted to so I went with him on Monday. I always drink a lot of water so I didn't make it through the movie without the "break" but I didn't miss anything. I guess they added a few things that weren't in the book (I never read it but son did.)ReplyDelete
They are really stretching it out to get the three movies out of it.
That's cool! I admit I liked the extra stuff they added to Lord of the Rings.Delete
we have the audio book too, and love it. plus w have an old cartoon version that is pretty neat. my darling husband took me on opening weekend to see it in Imax 3D, very cool. just like the LOTR trilogy, take it for Pete Jackson`s interpretation, although we have an old cartoon of the fellowship that I think he copied - same missing parts. in the hobbits movie, there was a LOT more battle scenes. when you watch the movie, try not to compare it to the book. a lot is the same, but again, artistic interpretation is the key!ReplyDelete
also, the hobbit is an adventure, lighthearted, full of missteps and new characters. LOTR is the battle of good vs evil, and the trials of doing good for the sake of all. the hobbits movie is a little darker than I expected, but goes well with LOTR, but not as funny. still not one for the kids to watch, which is a major bummer since they know the book so well an play the very cool Lego video game.
Pete Jackson has a video blog about the making the hobbits trilogy, an in it he talks about using the appendixs, which works out pretty well. I've also has some good discussion about how on will break up the last two. I think he is also adding a lot of build- up for the why to LOTR (like how we got to learn the events that shape young Skywalker into dDarth Vader.)
I hope that you can understand this posting! this is my first attempt at typing on my new kindle! an it is a bit unnerving how it changes some o my words.
yes, see the hobbit in the theater, Don`t worry about your bladder as there are enough unnecessary battle scenes to skip. :) enjoy the audio book!!
Another thought that I wanted to add - while the Hobbit is an adventure, it is also about greed. Greed (and homesickness) sent the dwarves back to their mountain. Even after the dragon was slain, there was the Battle of Five Armies over the gold. The master of Laketown ran off with his share, and died a greedy, horrible person. As we have nearly finished reading the novel outloud again, I thought of all the things that Peter Jackson will be able to use in the 3rd movie. I am sure that the 2nd will be very full, with Beorn, Mirkwood, and Smaug & Bilbo, but I look forward to PJ's interpretation. :) Have a very merry, and blessed, Christmas!ReplyDelete
Now I'm excited to see the movie!Delete
I was not sure if I would be able to see it in theaters due to lack of funds but I was blessed with a free ticket. Got to go with a with a big group from church last week very last minute but I jumped at the chance. Saw it 3D and it was very epic. I was surprised when I first learned there would be three movies but I thought that part one worked well, did not find it too slow at all. I would go see it again in a heartbeat and I can't wait until next December when part 2 hits the theaters. Now if I can just get a ticket for Les Mis.......ReplyDelete
Yes, tickets can be very pricey! Here they're $10/ticket and if you have a family of 4, with popcorn and stuff it's almost $100 for a night at the movies!Delete