Yes my dear friends, it is that time of year again.
That glorious time of year where we indulge in the graces of times past and catch up with old friends like Fanny Price, Emma Woodhouse, the Dashwood sisters, and the Bennets.
It is Jane Austen January at last!
My sister Ginan came up with this idea a few years ago, and I could not be more happy. It is simply genius. In order to ward off the inevitable blah feeling that comes when the (official) holidays are over, she suggests that the month of January be spent in the most noble pursuit of all things Jane Austen related. In honor of this happy tradition, I am committed to share with you via this blog all of my doings this month. I am also committing to this because of my shaming lack of posts since before Thanskgiving. My appologies.
It was also this time of year that I bought my first "Jane Austen Knits" magazine and I've been too intimidated by it to attempt anything from it for two. whole. years. However, with the spirit of JAJ in heart, I am going to attempt one of the patterns. Lord help me. This lovely scarf on the cover will be my attempt, as I got a small skein of yarn of the correct weight from Ginan for Christmas. Serendipity, perhaps?
It is also a time to embrace practices from that time, such as knitting or crocheting, reading, and drinking tea! Not that I really limit myself to those practices for only January. Who could do that?! But it is more accepted when linked with the time of Jane Austen. Or so I tell myself.
I'm pondering whether to pace or gorge. Let's see... there are four more full weeks left in the month of January, and six original books. But there are also countless movies, spin-offs, miniseries', etc! I think I'm going to try to read and watch some new things alongside the old stand by's. I'll keep you posted.
If you decide to join me in Jane Austen January, please please leave comments of your doings on my posts! I would love to know what other takes on this 'holiday' there may be =)
Love and affection,