Last evening, I went over to visit BFF Debbie (who is not an imaginary person).
Knowing me all too well, Debbie had saved a very special and extremely exciting (to me) newspaper clipping:
YES!!! YOU CAN KNIT YOUR VERY OWN ROYAL FAMILY!!!
Debbie’s friend Dawna had passed the clipping on to her – I don’t know how Dawna got her hands on it, as it’s from the “Daily Mail,” obviously a British newspaper.
Anyway, my inner knitter kept squealing in delight as I closely examined the photos and accompanying article.
(How’s this for punny: the very first sentence reads, “If you’re needled about not being invited to the royal wedding…”
When I got home, I immediately looked up the website for the pattern – the article says you can order the pattern book online for £9.99 (no idea what this would be in Canadian dollars, but it’d be worth every penny).
Needless to say, the book is currently sold out; last night the link to Amazon showed “out of stock.” Just now, I see they have updated the page, and the book will be available March 31st.
Will I order the book and knit up my own royal family? In all honesty, no.
Unfortunately, I loathe and detest knitting dolls. There are so many colour changes involved, and it’s incredibly detailed and time consuming work, as you can well imagine.
Plus, I would want my dolls to turn out EXACTLY as they appear in the photos provided – since the samples were (I’m sure) made by a professional – after who knows how many tries – I’m pretty certain my version would not look nearly as cute. Also, I’d be more tempted to knit The Family if the pattern book was available as a kit, with the yarn and embellishments all-included.
Lastly, I don’t know what I’d do with the set, once completed! I guess you could re-create the display, and have The Family serve as decoration?? Would that be too too kitschy, though?
Look what else caught my eye on Amazon:
Paper dolls were SO my thing when I was little! In fact, I still have my entire collection – I’ll do a show and tell some day.
I do love the knitted royal family – the designer, Fiona Goble, has created a masterpiece of sheer brilliance. So glad you passed along this clipping, Debbie!
So I was walking by Bon Mot yesterday and did a double take.
Remember Meg and Leif?
The have very nicely adjusted to life together in the Condo Casa.
I thought it was bad enough when they proposed bringing home a kittie…
…but a BABY???!!! My head is spinning!
I don’t know, guys…
Are Meg and Leif ready to jump into parenthood??? Kittiehood?? Please don’t even suggest BOTH! :)
Later today I am meeting up with my VFBF: Very First Best Friend. (She is not an imaginary person). I can’t wait!! Recap tomorrow!
Who was your VFBF?