I recently asked of my Facebook author page who is your favorite character in The Duke’s Dangerous Darling. I stated that my favorite character is Cedric, the London butler.
He is very endearing to the family. The daughters all love him and he is quite the character. He comes across as formal until the drinking starts and he is right there with the family. He laughs with them, he cries with them and he drinks with them.
He can be stiff and formal to strangers and then turn around and be the life of the party the next second. He is a favorite of Lady Poppy and Sir Henry.
When I wrote his character, I wanted him to be someone that the girls were able to turn to when their parents had other ideas. He is like that favorite Uncle that a lot of people have. He is a rascal, too. I think he is a well rounded character with a sinfully delicious taste in fine brandy.
This is the start of another pair of socks. I finished the celery socks last week and this week is the start of this pair.
The celery socks are in the hands of their new owner, my brother, George.
I painted this yarn yesterday, this yarn is going to be a pair of socks for my niece, Maribeth.
This yarn, I can’t wait to knit with. It is a fascinating color mix. I thought I would see what the three colors would look like and then knit a pair of socks with it. If nothing else, I will have a neat looking pair of socks. That happens some times, I try a color combo to paint and then I knit myself a pair of socks. If I don’t like how it knits up, I will rip it off of the needles and put the yarn aside.
Now, I am taking a break from writing. I just haven’t had any good ideas pop into my brain. I am still working on book 6 of the Tumbling Green series and I want to start another series after I finish all 7 books in the Tumbling Green series. Yes, 7 books, total. I have had several requests to write a story about Lady Poppy and Sir Henry, how they met and their life story, or the beginning of it.
I am also thinking about sharing one of my sock knitting patterns here for everyone who knits to enjoy. I am doing a simple sock pattern right now, see first picture. The yarn is Wintry Kisses, I painted it a couple of years ago. The yarn is a merino wool/silk blend. It is one of my favorite yarns to knit with. The sock is being knit on US 3 addi turbo sock rockets with 24 inch cables. I have employed 4 stitch markers for this pattern. I also make those, when I have the time. I haven’t had time for beading in a while.
My sock list is closed this year. I usually open the list up at the beginning of the year and family members can put their names on the list to have one pair of custom socks knit for them. It takes me usually 2 weeks or more to knit one pair of socks. Nowadays, it is taking longer since I have been writing.
One person asked me to knit something for them but, I said, no. I am not knitting professionally right now. I don’t have the time, I am finishing the sock list for the year and then I am taking a much needed break for myself.