Thursday, April 28, 2011

drive-by post

- Who wouldn't want to recreate the upcoming royal nuptials in handknits?  I love Telegraph reporter Cassandra Jardine's remark:
Perhaps whole families can work together, because otherwise I fear my balcony scene might end up with a naked Archbishop of Canterbury, as his cassock, chimere (cloak) and mitre all look fiddly.
As charming as Fiona Goble's book may be, the only pattern I might actually tackle is the corgi. Delightfully it is available for free at the Guardian's website here.
- Alicia Paulson, one of my favorite bloggers, is now accepting pre-orders for her darling Daisychain ABCs Crewelwork Sampler Kit. Too cute! This will be my first venture into the world of crewel wool. I've done plenty of embroidery with good ol' cotton embroidery floss.

- Masterpiece's upcoming broadcast of Andrew Davies' adaptation of South Riding looks as if it might be quite good!
A fiery young headmistress Sarah Burton brings her modern ideas to the conservative girls' school in depression-era Yorkshire, sparking conflict — and attraction — with Robert Carne, a stubborn, brooding landowner mired in a troubled past.
Vaguely reminiscent of Gaskell's North & South, but without the dashingly brooding Richard Armitage.  I haven't read the novel by Winifred Holtby, alas, but the Guardian has a nice piece here.


Mimi said...

Hey Jodi! I'm discovering your blog... (and your cats!). Thank you for the address :)

knitseashore said...

I'm looking forward to South Riding, though I still have to catch up to the last Upstairs, Downstairs.

Do you do much embroidery since you started knitting? I have a crewel kit from 1992 that I always mean to finish "one of these days."

Caffeine Girl said...

South Riding does sound good. I hadn't heard of it!

Katie M. said...

Please make the corgi! It would be too adorable. I'm excited to hear more about your adventures in crewel.

Melissa said...

I also succumbed to Alicia's crewelwork sampler. It will be my first venture into crewel as well. Perhaps we could do a crewel-along this summer to keep us motivated to work on it.

faith76 said...

I love those knitted Royal family figures but your right they do look rather fiddley to knit up.

Leah x

Mia said...

Crewel embroidery is fun!! And slightly addictive!

marycatharine said...

I'm going to have to check out South Riding. That sampler is so tempting but I've resisted to far, it is so beautiful.

Carrie#K said...

I so want to knit those royals!