One of the things we did on our Unscheduled Sabbatical was a great deal of crocheting. (We made the prettiest scarf, and yes, those fingerless mitts that we linked to on our JA Birthday post.) It is, we are sure, perfectly coincidental to stumble across two links related to needlecrafts and Herself.
We know this link will interest a certain West Coast AustenBlog Correspondent: a blog dedicated to stitching the Jane Austen-inspired kits from The Sampler Girl.
We also saw that Interweave is producing a special Jane Austen Knits publication, and has put out a call for submissions. It will be out next fall. Too bad it specifies knits, as we could send them a couple of crochet and tatting patterns, but the knitters carry all before them. 😉
And not to be all tar-hearted dried-up spinster purist &c., but we can’t help but think that a Jane Austen Embroidery publication would be more appropriate, as Jane Austen did exquisite embroidery–a sample of her work, a whitework shawl, can be seen at the Jane Austen’s House Museum–and from all reports enjoyed it tremendously.