Friday, March 25, 2011

Royal Knitting

Doesn't this just make you smile?


Thanks to Needleprint blog for introducing this new book to me!

Knit Your Own Royal Wedding by Fiona Gable is a delight for the senses and for your funny bone.

I absolutely love the zaniness of a knitted royal wedding party...


It's one of the most creative ways to commemorate the big event that I've seen.

And it truly tickles my funny bone...though I really have no desire to actually knit the royal wedding party myself.

That being said, you corgi lovers might be tempted to knit a miniature version of your pooches...


Fiona Gable has a great sense of humor and is famous for her knitted holy family published in Knitivity as well as a book of knitted monsters. She cracks me up.

She even includes a knitted spoof on the famous engagement picture...


I think she nailed the famous wrap on Kate's dress.

And just to make you smile even more and send you into your weekend just a bit on a light note...

Take a couple of minutes and watch this video put out by the publisher Ivy Press (you'll be happy to know that the corgis are prominently featured -- turn up your volume)...


Happy happy weekend everyone!!

22 comments:

Carol said...

Happy weekend to you too!! I saw that pamphlet somewhere else. Its so cool and EVERYTHING is so Royal Wedding everywhere you go. Fiona Gable certainly does have the skill to put her imagination into 3-D.
xx, Carol

Cathy K said...

What a riot! I love those Corgis, and wish I could knit so I could do Molly and Morris for Gerry! :-) Thanks for adding some levity into this pre-Adventure madness! Hugs, Cathy

Vicki W said...

That's fabulous!

Sandie's Patch said...

Fabulous post!
It certainly made me smile!
What talent and that's just the publishers LOL!
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend!

Sandie xx

Emerald Window said...

This was MARVELOUS! I just learned to knit, but don't have the skills to make these yet. LOVED the animation by the publishers (shared it on my Facebook page).
Cheerio,
Cenya

MosaicMagpie said...

I saw this too! I love the Queen with her ever present purse! Don't you have to wonder what she keeps in there....maybe a small needlework project to work on?
Deb

Nancy said...

That's hillarious and a lot of fiddley knitting :)

verobirdie said...

This post brought a big smile on my face! Thanks for letting me start the weekend this way.
I liked so much that I shared it on FB, and gave you the credit.

Robin said...

Susan, this was wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

Momma Bear said...

Ok, I'm all for being silly but really! haven't we all gone just a wee bit overboard on this royal wedding business??
or am I being a what's all this then, no, no! that's too silly!- fussy pants?

Vicky~ stichr ~ said...

my funny bone is done tickled!! the corgi's are fab!

thank you susan!

Sheila said...

Oh my goodness! I saw Needleprint's post about this book, too. Thanks for the addition of the video. That clip is so funny! Very Wallace and Grommit-ish... :)

I just picked up a ton of knitting books at the Borders closing nearby, but didn't see this one. It must be the weather. All this cold, and wet. And you know, in another two weeks it will be beautiful and everyone is going to want to pack up their knitting until October!

What fun, though! Fiona must be a hoot, don't you think?

Hope you are having a great time getting ready for your big adventure!

Take care - :)

kaite said...

a royal wave to you Susan.
that was the best way ever to start my weekend, i just cracked upover the video, thankx.

Sergio M. said...

Hahaha! I loved the video! How cute and funny!

DeeDee said...

how fun is that... I love love love the corgi....hehehe!

Allison Ann Aller said...

Some silly fun is most welcome in this crazy world! This is hilarious...in a very sweet way.

evy said...

Besides the talent a good moment, thank you for this happy "break"!

Beautiful day

marie poupée said...

Bonjour , je viens de découvrir grâce à Evy , votre blog .
Merci pour le partage de cette vidéo originale et superbement bien réalisée .
Amicalement
Marie

vicki said...

I am laughing out loud! This is priceless - although there IS NOT enough time in my world to ever knit the Royal wedding - I think it is the cutest thing yet!

(I scheduled myself off from work that day so that I can sit glued to the TV all day - I dont want to miss a thing!)

Vicki

Barbara said...

How hilarious! A long time since I've seen anything so funny. I just clicked on to your blog via olderrose. Love your blog!
Barbara

Chris Daly said...

That is so funny. Thanks for the laughs.

Joanne said...

Brilliant!!:):) Thank you so much!
Joanne Scantlebury Muckart
Prince Edward Island, Canada
www.madaboutcolour.etsy.com

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