April 28, 2011
Royal Wedding tomorrow–have you heard? I can’t believe how poorly I have followed this whole thing. But last night, a cheery email made my day and sent me into Royal Fever, just in time.
Librarian Kim Payne in Everett, Washington, writes:
I had to show what seven crazy coworking knitters can accomplish in 3 weeks when they set their minds to something. Lots of laughter, puzzlement over the patterns, and “Why are we doing this again?” When we saw the book by Fiona Goble, Knit Your Own Royal Wedding, we had to try.
You can read more about these 100%-my-kind-of-people librarians here. And also here.
I saw this book at the top of the bestseller list, and I thought, I could go for a Corgi, or an archbishop, but the whole thing? Well done to this group:
Kim Payne – Kate (now Catherine) Middleton, Queen Elizabeth, and a Corgi
Kathy Moen-Harrower – Prince William and Camilla
Darlene Tanis – Prince Charles and two Corgis
Sue Combelic-Ghaly – The Archbishop of Canterbury
Leslie Minor – The Footman, a Corgi, Camilla’s face and William’s hair – That takes talent!
Linda Stover – Prince Harry and Prince Phillip
Chris Cooper – Embroiderer extraordinaire! Prince Charles’s uniform and medals, sewer, and doodad placer
Kevin Duncan – Balcony carpenter
Here’s hoping Catherine goes for a big ol’ poofy gown. I do think it is the one occasion in the world where you can’t really overdo on the dress. She could launch doves from the bustle, and that would be fine with me.