Monday, 18 July 2011

Prince Philip and the Ood

A state visit with a difference.

I hope the Duke managed to get through it without making any of his usual cracks about slitty eyes or being too fat to be an astronaut. Although the Ood isn't fat at all, he has a very trim figure - and a rather natty suit, I think.

I made these myself. The pattern for Prince Philip came from Fiona Goble's book, "Knit Your Own Royal Wedding", which I tackled as one of my Spring Projects. The Ood is my own design.

I knitted a corgi and the Queen and Prince William and Catherine Middleton and Prince Philip (all from the Fiona Goble book). By then I was heartily sick of the Royal Family. I couldn't face knitting any more of them - not Harry or Charles or Camilla or even the Archbishop.

It was because of this that the Ood ended up officiating at the Royal Wedding.

It was when I started seriously considering knitting Lord Sugar that I realised it was time to put the needles and wool away and return to real life.

PS: For those of you not familiar with the Ood, they have a song:

(From YouTube)


  1. Love the Ood! Now how about a little Doctor Who?

  2. Thank you! It would be tricky to know which Dr to knit. Chris Eccleston was my favourite, but would be hard to make. The current Dr has good hair, and I'd quite like to knit David Tennant's trainers. Dilemma...

    I don't know if you've seen this: Doctor Who Tube Map.

    Hours of fun.