Sometimes, I daydream about making every moment of my free time all about making perfectly historically accurate reproductions of underpinnings and gowns and accessories. Then reality hits.

I’m not even talking about having a day job and kids.

I’m talking about the non-historically accurate stash. I’d like to claim that all of those fabrics and yarns were purchased before I knew better, but sometimes a material just speaks to you.

So, in the past few years, I’ve gotten to be okay with the concept of historical-ish. I’ve also really embraced the idea of including these pieces in my modern wardrobe.

Thus, some yarn that I originally purchased to make a pair of socks became a shawl that is sort of like a sontag with an historically inspired lace edge using a pattern claiming to be something Jane Austen might have enjoyed wearing.

You know, whatever. It’s scrummy yarn in a pretty shawl. I’ll wear it with jeans and a t-shirt as well as with some of my historical outfits when it is cold enough to need another layer.

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