Monday, January 16, 2012
The Leaving-You-Speechless Department
The cover of Knit Your Own Royal Wedding, which you can order here if you don't believe me.
Or, of course, if you actually want step-by-step instructions for whipping up Prince William, Kate Middleton, the Queen, Prince Harry, Prince Charles, Camilla, the Archbishop, and a corgi in wool, as well as vital accessories like "top hat and tails, different styles of hats, a Union Jack, bunting, and more".
What more could there possibly be?
Ah, yes - "an illustrated foldout of Westminster Abbey" in the back cover pocket, and beautifully illustrated pages telling the story of William and Kate's courtship.
Surely this breaks in virgin handcrafts territory. Knitting-wise, the sky is now the limit. We can look forward to Knit Your Own Execution (with its sly postmodern reference to Madam Defarge), Knit Your Own Home (the perfect gift for that stay-at-home parent longing to move up the property ladder), and Knit Your Own Overseas Trip for those who can't stand foreign food and plumbing, ill-formed queues and people who know how to speak English but pretend they can't.