writes about clothes, shoes, hair, make-up, accessories, fashion - anything that's appearance-related, and a good deal else, because appearances are just the beginning.
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.
I'm a writer. Sometimes I write fiction and sometimes I'd rather do something else, like earn money, travel or dance tango. Whatever I do, I never stop looking. So this blog is about looking to write, writing to see, and seeing to think. I was once the kind of feminist who believed it was wrong to delight in such things. Now I'm the kind of feminist who doesn't believe that at all. I will never, as Linda Grant puts it, go beige into that good night.