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This review is from: Knit Your Own Royal Wedding (Paperback)
This book has quite literally saved my life. I work in a low temperature environment (cold meat storage in lidl). This can be uncomfortable in long streches as I carelessly complained to my nan during one of our countdown marathons. From the following week I found myself in receipt of a steady stream of knitted garments designed to ease my suffering. Alas they had the opposite effect. I'm not a strong willed individual at the best of times so couldn't bring myself to refuse the hat and gloves that came first, even though the "pigtail" attachments on the hat and linking stretch of braided wool between the gloves drew some scorn from the gathered hoodies at the precinct. I have to admit they were cosy and I had grown rather fond of them but one particular young man with a BMX and an ASBO thought they'd provide more warmth by being set on fire on my walk home. The followig week it was a Dave Starsky zip up cardigan... at least the cut was Starsky, the colour scheme was more Timmy Mallet. This went in a rather tiresome mugging the same evening in the Greenock badlands; the muggers removed my shoes to prevent me pursuing them, a wholly unecessary precaution on their part as my girlfriend had told me she would dump me if I ever wore it in public again. The fact that she did this over the tannoy in Greenock Lidl where we both work was i felt a little on the cruel side but she's a lot bigger than me so I didn't complain. The final straw came with the aztec smock in week 3, hoodie hell on the way to work, public domestic in lidl and a threat to set me on fire next time on the way home had me at a low, but the sight of the flourescent green knitted trainers my nan had done to replace the ones that went in the mugging meant I had to act. I got this book on express, emergency next day delivery and it arrived just in the nick of time. Nan struggled at first with Beatrix and Eugenie's hats but she's now storming through Elton and David Furnish and say's she's starting on the coach and horses next week..... phew!
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Initial post: 18 May 2011 13:55:02 BDT
V. Mathison says:
Thanks Matt, your post gave me a good laugh :)
Posted on 28 May 2011 19:20:50 BDT
You are a funny man. I had similar problems with my mother in law but multiple acrylic arran sweaters.
Posted on 4 Oct 2011 12:55:31 BDT
R. B. J. Anderson says:
Reading through your reviews, coz the Jamie Oliver one made me smile - this one's hilarious!! I hope someone "discovers" you!
Posted on 5 Oct 2011 16:27:21 BDT
Mrs. J. Mason says:
OMG you are so funny - read this after reading yr Jamie review. I'm nearly peeing myself reading this!! Keep em up - you're cheering up my day!!
Posted on 14 Oct 2011 15:08:20 BDT
Stephen Heliczer says:
You woudn't be in some way related to Robert Popper would you?
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