Joining today with Ginny for Yarn Along.
I have been working away on the Shoulders jumper from the November 1933 Stitchcraft. It becomes slightly boring, posting about big knit projects as they are the same week to week! This week I will be starting the project from February 1934, so I hopefully will have something else to show as well.
The pattern doesn't really show up well until it is blocked. It will look like this:
For reading, my apologies for yet another Austen P&P spin off! I just can't get enough of Jane (and all derivatives of Jane!)
Mary Bennet: The Forgotten Sister by Jennifer Paynter looks like a great read. I haven't started yet, but I just know I will love it! I will let you know next week.
I always felt a bit sorry for poor Mary - she really is the forgotten sister. But Austen uses her voice as a sort of Greek chorus, echoing and driving home the character flaws and problems faced by the main characters. This makes her come off as self-righteous, particularly as she is generally lecturing about something of which she has no direct experience.
This book sounds really interesting, as it paints Mary in a whole different light. Behind that quiet exterior, she was apparently engaged in a secret love affair with a musician who plays at the balls the Bennet sisters attend. Who knew?!
And if you love Austen and other classics, you should head to this wonderful blog, Old-Fashioned Charm. Here, Miss Laurie blogs about all things Austen, period dramas, classic literature and all things old-fashioned. It is a truly lovely blog.