Thursday, October 20, 2011

Jane Austen Knits

I have a confession- I have never read Jane Austen.  First time I tried I was in 8th or 9th grade with Emma.  I keep attempting every so often.  My most recent attempt has been Sense and Sensibility.  I read contemporary books about Jane Austen and her writings, like The Jane Austen Book Club and currently, Definitely Not Mr. Darcy.

I enjoyed The Jane Austen Book Club; however, I am not so thrilled with Definitely Not Mr. Darcy.  I love the Jane Austen movies.

Wondering where this confession is going?

Image from Interweave Knits' website

There is a new Interweave Knits magazine out exclusively for Jane Austen Knits.  Oh, it is glorious.  I see so many items I want to knit!!!  It is 15.00 dollars (rounded up).  I am about to purchase is as an e-mag.

Anne Kingstone has contributed some really sweet socks.  I have some of the most perfect cream colored yarn (Cascade Heritage Solids).  

There are caplets, bags, sweaters, etc.  I am definitely going to make a caplet even if it breaks the bank in yarn.

Okay, I am finished with my gushing.

I will give a little update on what has been going on lately.

I have commissions and charity work.  My commissions are hats for a coworker's daughter.  The other items isn't really a commission, it is more of a payment for this:

A wonderfully generous person gave this girl to me! Little Miss No Name (coming soon) is a Takara Lounging Lovely.

For payment I am knitting a 6 month old baby sweater and adding a pair of socks in to show my gratitude.  

My charity knitting is Arkansas Children's Hospital Knitting for Noggins.  Knit Unto Others has a hat drive and has made it into a competition between HSU and OBU.

I am using up a lot of yarn which makes me super happy.  I am mixing up the hats between knitting and crochet.  It gives me enough variety I can stay motivated.  Plus, it is really great seeing those skeins of yarn shrink!

I added new patterns into my Etsy Shop and Ravelry Shop.  

Unicorn Headband-
child and adult sizes!

I now have American Girl Doll size available in the Unicorn Headband, too.

1 comment:

Frances Grimble said...

"Jane Austen Knits" is lovely, but the projects have little to do with early 19th-century knitting. I put numerous period knitting patterns into my book The Lady's Stratagem: A Repository of 1820s Directions for the Toilet, Mantua-Making, Stay-Making, Millinery & Etiquette. The knitting projects include stockings, slippers, gloves, mitts, petticoats, night jackets, berets, and purses with and without beads, and men's vests and pantaloons.