Thursday, April 28, 2011

Royal Fever

So I have to admit, I have Royal Wedding Fever. I was up on July 29th, 1981 watching Charles and Di and I will be up tomorrow at 3:00 am watching the festivities unfold for the new couple. Generally speaking, I don't have a lot of interest in all things British, I'm much more of a Francophile. I'll take tapenade on a baguette over Marmite on a biscuit any day of the week. But when it comes to the Royals, the Brits have it over everyone. The pomp, the circumstance, the changing of the guards, an abbey - this is good t.v. In fact, I even modeled my own wedding dress back in 1997 after Princess Diana's. So yes, we'll be up bright and super early tomorrow, drinking tea and watching all things Wills and Kate. My poor husband.

And of course, the last time I was at Hobby Lobby, I found this gorgeous yarn called, Princess! That's actually the line name and the colors come in shades like "Ballgown" and "Courtyard". I grabbed 3 skeins of "Joust", an amazing royal purple color that had me swooning. I'm sure this picture won't do it justice, but here it is...

I decided to crochet a ruffled neck scarf with it, which is going well so far. I'm off to find some beautiful buttons for the closure here soon and wondering if I should pick up a skein of "White Knight" to trim it with.

So tomorrow, wipe the sleepies from your eyes, put the kettle on, nibble a scone and tune in to the wedding of the decade. I've heard it said...

"She arrives in a car as a commoner and leaves in a carriage as a Princess!" And really, does it get any better than that?



  1. All I remember about Princess Di's wedding ceremony was that it seemed almost as long as the train on her dress. You may need more than a few scones to see the two of you through :)

  2. I only saw what was on the tv once I woke up this morning which wasn't that much since they kept interrupting for the news and cut back at terrible times like the choir singing. I did get to see Kate's dress though and it was beautiful. It really made me wish I had managed to find the time to get mine tailored before the wedding so I wouldn't have flashed everyone. :P

    And I like the idea of working with the yarn you have just for the fun of the names. They sound so much more fun then saying you're working with Everest Green or Pumpkin which I spent the last year working with. :P I made an Irish flag for a friend of mine after I told him how I made an American one for my mom.


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