Knit to This: Jane Austen Double Feature

By Ann Shayne
July 11, 2020

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  • Sounds like a plan. You didn’t mention where I could see Becoming Jane. Also Prime? I will look for it. I love James McAvoy, doesn’t everyone?

    • I found it on HBO Go. 🙂

  • You have to read The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner. Just finished it way too fast! Great writing, flawed and compelling characters, lovely storyline. It also is available as an audiobook. Check out this review:
    BTW love your blog, thank you!

    • Thank you for the recommendation – added to my queue!

    • While I liked Natalie Jenner’s The Jane Austen Society, I LOVED The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow! Hadlow has worked for the BBC for almost 30 years and writes superbly. (Her book is rated over 4/5 on Goodreads). If you haven’t read it, you really should give it a try!

  • And for those few who may not know yet, there is actually a knitting magazine (and compilation book) with really fun projects from tophats to corsets called “Jane Austen Knits.” There are also great articles on her life, as well as the history of various crafts during the time period.

  • Belted athleisure as fashion. Who knew styling could be so easy? Here’s to romance won and lost.

  • I I love everything you two talk about and how you talk about it. You are really a rock and a ship in this storm.
    Many thanks.

  • The Jane Austen Society is a fun listen on Audible,look forward to watching Miss Austen. Thanks

  • “July or whatever” made me do the snortylaugh. Thank you!

    • p.s. An Empire waist comes very naturally to me. It’s the only waist I’ve got.

  • I have a hard time separating James McAvoy from the fact that he has the same name as my grandfather. But yes, he’s adorable.

  • No mention of Mr Darcy’s wet shirt? Watched both movies yesterday.
    Amazing woman. Best line in Finding Jane was how she much she loved him when she saw his estate.

  • I recommend the book The Jane Austen Project, by Kathleen Flynn. Adds a little Sci-Fi, but in a credible way. Jane is a character in the book, not the protaganist. It was fun, written by a NYTimes editor who is a real student of Austen.

  • I just finished watching Miss Austen Regrets, it was soo wonderful! Thanks so much Kay for the rec, made it a lovely afternoon for me.