Ready for William and Kate

Canada has gone ga-ga over Will and Kate!

The fabulously popular royal couple arrived in Canada on July 1st (Canada Day!):


They’ll spend nine days touring around our fair country. The biggest topic of conversation and media coverage is Kate’s wardrobe and choice of designers. She’s looked smashing so far! By all accounts, William and Kate are enjoying their time here very much.

Too bad they aren’t coming to Waterloo! [Sidenote: I did stalk Prince Edward a couple years ago when he stopped by the Perimeter Institute which just happens to be conveniently located across the street from me! That was a fun New Experience!]

Look what is FINALLY FINISHED!!!

i'd call this pattern an artistic spider web, but that sounds a little creepy!

i started knitting this blanket in july, 2010. wow.

Some food bloggers (Kath! Angela!) take spectacularly artistic outdoor photos to showcase their delectable smoothies and voluminous oatmeal bowls. I, in turn, am following in the footsteps of my Knitting Idol, the Yarn Harlot, and on Monday, went searching for a scenic outdoor venue where I could take some knitting pics. [Want to know how crazy popular the Yarn Harlot – aka Stephanie – is? Her blog posts routinely receive 200-300+ comments! Talk about a loyal following!].

with brick as backdrop...

draped over wrought iron railing...

i remembered averie's tip that everything looks better when photographed on wood...

Then I got bored switched to photographing my new Nike Lunareclipse + shoes!…

artsy shoe photo #1...

artsy shoe photo #2...

artsy shoe photo #3...

artsy shoe photo #4!

Thank you, Nike!

Refreshed, I went back to the blanket…

with floral background...

the wind enjoyed fluttering the blanket in this pose!...


Not quite as impressive as the knitted bridge project, but then I’m working solo!

Anyway, how does the finished lacy blanket tie in with William and Kate’s Canadian visit? Well, over the course of the past year, I’ve always joked that this blanket is so intricate and has been so time-consuming, that it will be worthy of royalty once completed. So any time William and Kate announce an upcoming baby arrival, I’m shipping them this blanket! [Could be sooner rather than later, given Kate’s much-publicized baby comment on Monday].

Just joking.

There’s another Kate to whom I would rather gift this blanket some day!…

Cousin Kate and Pete are engaged!!

file photo, easter 2010 (best, most recent, posed photo i have, on record!)

Congrats to both of you! Enjoy the wedding planning!
Haha – so no pressure, Kate and Pete, but should you beat the Royal Couple to producing an heir, the blanket’s all yours! Unless Sarah and Wes come through…or (SIL Ana’s sister) Cathy and Edgar… πŸ™‚

Are you a Royal Family fan? I adored Princess Diana and avidly followed her life; since her death, I have not really kept up with Britain’s favourite family. I do think the Royal Family will continue to see an upsurge in popularity with William and Kate now on the scene.

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  • Jayme @ Runner-n-Spice  On July 6, 2011 at 7:48 am

    definitely a fan of W&K…and a fan of those shoes!

    Also – love your blanket! I posted about my stitching hobby on my blog today too – coincidence, eh?

    • 1970kikiproject  On July 6, 2011 at 8:47 am

      i think you were on hols when they were in ottawa?? wouldn’t it be great to see them up close?! stitching – cool! going to check your blog now!…running + creative arts – a great combo, eh!

  • Kate  On July 6, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Thanks for the shout out, Cath! We’d love to inherit the blanket… but too overwhelmed about figuring out the wedding plans to even consider a little babe at this point πŸ˜‰

    • 1970kikiproject  On July 6, 2011 at 7:03 pm

      i can imagine!! “all in good time…” πŸ™‚
      hope the planning is going well – will look forward to hearing news at the next fam visit!

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