Monday, July 18, 2011

Loving Kate!

I have probably never mentioned here that I like going to my dentist. I have only had one cavity in my life, but I still see him more than the suggested two times a year for a checkup and cleaning because I have Invisalign "braces," which require monthly check ups. I didn't have particularly crooked teeth, what with having worn braces when I was a teenager and then again in my thirties. I must admit to a bit of a "straight teeth obsession," and when our insurance starting covering braces a few years ago, I thought I'd achieve straight teeth perfection since my teeth had settled back a little over the years.

I like my dentist because he's a nice guy, but more importantly, he has an awesome selection of magazines in his waiting room. I do not generally read magazines, especially pop culture ones, but I can never resist leafing through People magazine during my almost always brief wait. Last week, I picked up the latest issue of People and saw a picture of Kate Middleton pushing a shopping cart, wearing a beautiful green shawl.
A quick internet search when I arrived home informed me that I'm way behind the times. Knitters on the web went crazy over those "Kate" pictures last May when she was seen in that shawl. I never wear shawls, but I'm knitting this one, and maybe when I put it on, I will instantly lose forty pounds and will appear twenty years younger. I will be a blond Kate Middleton.After joining the Kate Middleton shawl Ravelry group,  and perusing several "Kate" shawl patterns, I have decided that I will knit the Milk Run Shawl by Cat Wong, and not just because her pattern was free. I really think it looks the closest to the "real" $300 shawl Kate was wearing, and, besides, I love the name.

8 comments:

TheBlackSheep said...

Um, if the losing 40lbs and de-aging 20 years thing works out for you, let me know. I would definitely knit that shawl if that were the outcome.

Joansie said...

Oh gosh!!! who doesn't want to look younger and thinner. I'm checking out that shawl right now! Thanks for the tip :>)

frayedattheedge said...

Did you see her wedding photos - she looked beautiful!! I must check out the shawl pattern.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Wow, I had no idea about the Kate-Ravelry-Shawl-Thingy ! I will be joining immediately because I love the shawl she's wearing. Thanks for the information. So funny how all of us have a place we love to visit partly because of the magazines. My manicurist has the best ever gossip magazines (which I would never be caught dead purchising myself). Great post.

Knittings Nice! said...

So funny...it just takes one Royal and then something becomes fashionable....mind you have worn shawls on and off at times. But now I won't look so out of place...thanks Kate...woo hoo!

Willow said...

I like the concept of wearing shawls, but it seems I don't actually wear them. But then we live in a rather warmer climate than Kate does.

Thanks for your bunny love :) I'm gratified to know that someone else shares the bunny obsession.

One pair of Hands said...

That certainly is a lovely shawl, but $300? Ouch!
Good for Kate, she has ensured that knitting will not go out of vogue for a while yet.
I confess that although my dentist is a pleasant man I dread my visits to him and all his magazines can't entice me there.:(

Julie said...

I think I'm behind the times too, or living under a rock. I saw those pictures, but just didn't even realize she was wearing a shawl. Silly me. I'll have to check out the Ravelry group.