A yarn about a close-knit family?

March 29, 2011


Blog Guy, I have some questions about that upcoming royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. Can you help?

wedding combo 240You bet. One-stop shopping here, All Kate, all the time.

That’s great! I heard there will be a royal carriage used in the wedding, and I’m concerned about whether the harnesses will be clean enough.

That is an understandable concern, but it will be fine. The royal harness cleaner is all over it, as you can see here.

Whew. And another question. Is William’s dad, Prince Charles, going to have to walk to the wedding?

No, Charles will travel in a Rolls-Royce.

Ah, that’s very good news. A brand new one, I hope?

No, just the old one shown here. The family isn’t made of money, you know.

I guess a used car is better than nothing. Blog Guy, you’d tell me if you thought I was getting too obsessed with this event, wouldn’t you?

kate knit face combo 300Yes. A sure sign of that would be, say, if you got a book telling you how to knit your own royal wedding party, complete with a figure that looks exactly like Kate.

Wow, that’s insane! Totally off the reservation! Bonkers! Where can I…

Here’s the Amazon link.

So what kind of wedding jewelry do you think I should put on my little knitted Kate doll?

What else? A purl necklace.

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Top: Cover of a book entitled “Knit Your Own Royal Wedding” is seen in this undated photograph received in London on March 28, 2011. The book, by Fiona Goble, gives instructions on how to knit figures that look like Britain’s Prince William, Kate Middleton and other members of the royal family, as well as the Archbishop of Canterbury. The book contains a fold-out balcony on which to display the figures. REUTERS/The Ivy Press/Handout

Right: State harness cleaner David Oates cleans the Round Buckle, part of the State Harness, at the Royal Mews in London March 21, 2011. The harness will be used on the royal carriage at the wedding of Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29, 2011. REUTERS/Dominic Lipinski/pool

Right: A Rolls-Royce state car is seen at the Royal Mews in London March 21, 2011. Britain’s Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall will travel in the car for the wedding. REUTERS/Dominic Lipinski/Pool

Left: Kate Middleton during a visit to the Greenmount Agriculture & Food College, in Antrim, Northern Ireland, March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Paul Faith/Pool

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Hmmm…BG’s being educational with that last pun and the link to the dictionary. I ended up learning a new word now. Allow me to sit back and await the inevitable…

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Oh, and the headline’s also very well put – hats, or should I say caps, off!

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

I expect this blog entry will quickly unravel. 😉

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

I disagree, Malt. Simply providing a link to a word isn’t the same as forcing you to learn it…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Ah, if only I knew how to knit… I still wouldnt have attemtoed to make these dolls…
I would be in knots everytime!!

Malt, BG’s right… 😉

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

how many skeins do you think it takes for Fabulous Leader Dude’s ears?

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

The ears of a Corgi are floppy. A black spot on the otherwise stunning accuracy and likeness of the Royal Wedding. Tsk tsk Ms. Goble (gobble gobble…tee hee), that will definitely decrease the value of your book.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I think you’re right, ifly…. I remember from that Gershwin opera about the queen and her dog, “Corgi and Bess.”

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

While I must admit the figures are cute, They remind me of something. What can it be?

Aha! Muppets!

That’s what we need; a Muppet rendition of the Royal Wedding.

Seriously, doesn’t the prince remind you of Guy Smiley?

Only 31 days until the wedding, BG; you need to up your Kate quota! :)

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive

Hehe… but you’re sparing me the zapper Shra?

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Tsk, tsk, Ifly…
…The ears of a corgi are erect, not floppy. (NOT to be taken as an educational statement, just polishihg up the shining image of this accurate likeness….)

Posted by Moonshine | Report as abusive

Cute Kate makes a nice topic. I guess you’ll be stringing us along, needling us every chance you get until they tie the knot, eh BG?

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

I would spare you the zapper this time, Malt… coz technically, you learnt that word on another site and not on this blog…
Moreover, I have punch class today and I want to save that energy…
Anybody else finds the Archibishop’s ears funny? 😉

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Spin, I alerted her via Facebook as soon as I posted it. All we can do now is wait…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

The groom looks more like Postman Pat.
I wonder if Prince Willy knows about this?

And yes, Shra, the Archibishop definitely has something funky going on with his ears.
Curiously, HRH (Prince Chuckles Ma) has had lots of funky things going on with her heirs as well.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

@Moonshine, darn that’s what I meant! I must have been distracted by thoughts of how lovely Kate Middleton would look modeling with a shiny Rolls-Royce and forgot to type the word “not”.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

That Kate is a real doll, but the rest are just a bunch of stuffed shirts…

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

At second glance, what’s up with the Kate doll’s cornrows? Is the book’s author trying to make a fashion statement?

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Worryingly, that knitted Prince William does look quite like him. But then, the knitted SWAT penguin that Knit_Nurse made for a friend of mine did look a lot like a penguin with a vest, balaclava and G36.

And it’s always nice to see a man polishing his horse brass…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Thanks, Crow. Please Lord, don’t let that be a euphemism…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

What about me, Spinny?

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Hello, Knitty!

@skeres: I love the Muppets!

@Doc: Spin is probably trying to decide whether to knit you with or without a helmet.

@Crow: your line made me laugh out loud:)

Please, have some doughnuts before I become unravelled.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

@Spin: I’d gladly be the doll with the Maltese flag if you get round to do it! 😉

@Shra: Thanks for sparing me :)

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

duh…leave Kate alone :@

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Hehe…how long before this ends up in this blog?
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/2 9/uk-britain-wedding-pez-idUSTRE72S4B020 110329

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

There’s a definite air of Postman Pat about this.

Spin, a knitted Romanesco brocolli would be much more challenging than kohl rabi but I see a knitted Doc wearing a boiler suit with a knitted Frankie and assorted critters for company.

I once knitted a cameo of Guernsey that won second prize in the village show. I am currently knitting bluebells to encourgage people to visit their local woods.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

Malteser, about five minutes ago…
http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 11/03/30/dispensing-with-kate-middleton/

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Wait a minute, Spin. All I get to be is a guy looking at a photo? Can’t I be flying a Basler BT-70 or welcoming visitors to the museum or surrounded by my pets or something? I’m just saying…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Haha… BG, I didn’t realise you had posted another blog by the time I sent my comment. Refresh time is slow here. Glad that pez dispenser made it to this blog. It’s the stuff that really belongs here hehe!

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Spinny, I’ve always been a “problem doll,” haven’t I?

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Wait, Spin – Is that the Dolly Lamar who has been mentioned in this blog?

http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 10/09/22/five-seconds-more-im-goin-posta l/

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Spin, can we add knitted peach coloured bars to your list?

Posted by Wyvie | Report as abusive

So, if you’re good at knitting and can make clever remarks about it, does that make you a knit-wit?

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive