Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Royal Dork

 I have had very little sleep in the past 48 hours. I've spent most of my time staring at that door thanks to CNN.

 On Monday I waited anxiously for the birth. I had been up since 1 am.

On Tuesday I was up by 5 am waiting for a peek at the little lad. With the time difference I was afraid I might miss something. When the door finally opened,  I was not disappointed. I was completely and irrationally giddy with excitement. Maybe it was the gin and tonic I was sipping to pass the time.

Now does anyone have any ideas on the pattern for that lovely shawl the sweet thing was wrapped in?

I know New Zealand gifted them this one designed by Margaret Stove and spun and knit by Cynthia Read but I don't think that was the one he was wrapped in-or was it? My bleary eyes aren't seeing straight at the moment.

Edited to add: You can find the actual shawl here  and here thanks to someone's good detective work over on Ravelry. I am disappointed to say it was store bought rather than handmade. 

Now-how long will it be before we see someone knock off this pattern?


  1. And he was quite the chunky monkey at 8 pounds 6 ounces! Wonder what the name will be? Now get some sleep!!! :-)

  2. I also paid attentîon to the knitted blanket when the baby was introduced! By the end of the week, someone will have the pattern figured out and up on Rav.

  3. Ha! I was wondering if anyone else noted the baby was wrapped in handknit lace - all my coworkers (who only commented on how cute Will and Kate looked in matching blue) thought I was crazy to pick that out!