Thursday, April 21, 2011

Getting Caught Up in Royal Wedding Smiles

Smile, I understand knitting can be relaxing!

via Macleans magazine -  Andrew Perris/Ivy Press

From Macleans '
The most delightful commemorative item of the upcoming wedding is also the most bizarre: a how-to book titled Knit Your Own Royal Wedding. Follow its detailed instructions and on April 29 you can have your own balcony scene, complete with a 20-cm-high Prince William kissing his new bride, Kate Middleton, while the royal family wave in front of a stiff backdrop of Buckingham Palace. Other figures in the book include the archbishop of Canterbury, palace footmen and even a troop of ubiquitous royal corgis.

Author Fiona Goble, a knitting, sewing and crafting expert based just outside London, is astounded by the book’s runaway success. The 64-page paperback sold an astounding 25,000 copies in Britain during its first month. Now publisher Ivy Press is finalizing a third printing of its fastest-selling title.'

Obviously a woman of many talents, Fiona.
From "It started as a joke," says Goble, a knitter from childhood and former agency copywriter with a master's degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.

It turns out Fiona isn't the only one knitting to celebrate the wedding.

Ah... to be British!


Talli Roland said...

Oh dear Lord... I don't even know what to say.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

wow. just wow.

The enchanted home said...

This is seriously cute, funny and yes a little twisted (like we have nothing better to do than knit the entire royal clan..haha) but it is funny and I guess kind of sweet how the entire world has royal wedding fever!

Slim Paley said...

Funny & sweet!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

These are great !

Renée Finberg said...

a buch of smiles.
happy easter!!