I've know the new Jane Austen Knits went live last week, but today is the first I've heard about the hard copy hitting shops. You should check it out.
Am I the only one that hasn't read Jane Austen? I've been feeling a little like an underachiever when it comes to this phenomenon. I thought I might try and bluff my way through this post and decided that would be a bad idea. So I'm owning it. Maybe you could give me some help. If you were going to read just one of her books, which one would it be?
These are the Tilney socks. It's from the Manor collection. Since I don't know the stories, I'm going to make up the characters. In my world, Tilney is something a rapscallion. Tall and dark, he's broken many hearts in his time. These are the socks he'd wear out for a hunt.
Rachel Coopey designed them using our Shepherd Sock in 7ns Cedar. I like the irregular ribbing. They seem masculine to me somehow to me.
This second project using our yarns in the magazine is the Biedermier Stole. It's from the Garden collection and designed by Annie Modesitt. It uses our Lion and Lamb in Chino, Envy and Irving Park.
In my story, Biedermier is a young girl who has bewitched the elusive Tilney. Even though she is sweet on him, she plays hard to get and ultimately wins his heart.
I'm pretty sure nothing even remotely like this happened in any of the novels. Maybe once I've read one of them I'll have a better idea. Ahem.