The event of the year (apparently) is happening next week - there is going to be a Royal wedding. Lots of people are organising events to celebrate and everywhere you look there are things to buy with the happy couple on. I am not particularly a Royalist, and I am not against Royalty either. I do however have a soft spot for our Queen. I think she is a great ambassador for our country and always conducts herself with dignity. She has been around much longer than any of our prime ministers and probably knows a lot more about how the world works than they do too. So when Baa Ram Ewe (my LYS) decided to knit a Royal Wedding for a window display I jumped at the chance to knit the Queen. The pattern was not my favourite - too many little bits to sew up - but I think she looks great, very regal!
The trouble is, the pattern gives her a hat, shoes, handbag, dress and coat - but no underwear! Shock, horror - how can they let the Queen go commando? Most undignified. I can imagine that One is not amused.
I therefore decided to knit the Queen some matching (of course) undies to go with her outfit. The question that bothered me though was what type of underwear would the Queen wear? I cannot imagine her in a thong (in fact I really would not like to imagine it at all) - far too uncomfortable. I expect she wears quite comfortable underwear, but with a bit of spice. I decided to knit her some black lacy bra and knickers - practical but with a little bit of minx.