Austentatious All Around
I’m not ashamed to tell you that I Google myself. Not everyday, just every now and then, to make sure I’m not missing something going on in my own life. Well, before AUSTENTATIOUS, I didn’t have any trouble. I’d Google “UNLADYLIKE PURSUITS” or simply “alyssa goodnight,” but now that AUSTENTATIOUS is in the mix, because who knows…maybe someone, somewhere is saying something about it–or me–Googling is a little harder.
Because, apparently, LOTS of things are Austentatious! Let’s see, there’s the new crochet book that came out this year: Austentatious Crochet: 36 Contemporary Designs from the World of Jane Austen, filled with really lovely Jane Austen-inspired crochet patterns. Then there’s the up-and-coming Jane Austen inspired musical, Austentatious that’s been billed as witty, unique and utterly hilarious. It’s the story of a community theater group’s attempt to stage a new adaptation of Pride & Prejudice (I’d love to get my hands on that Soundtrack…)
Then there’s the Urban Dictionary’s definition of ‘Austentatious’:
Austentatious: A play on the word ‘ostentatious’, used to describe the works of author Jane Austen.
and various other things. I don’t even show up until page 2! That said, I’m happy to be in such delightful company!
The crochet pattern is Lizzy’s Lace Mantelet, via.