Monday, June 26, 2006

Once Upon A Time...

Once upon a time, not so long ago, prince Urban and princess City decided it was time for them to leave their fort, take their iron stallion (volvo) and go for a picnics in the country.

It had been some time since the prince and princess took off to leave the hustle and bustle of their settlement behind, so they were very excited to go.

The went for a picnics, watching (and hearing) the sheep in the distance. One of the sheep had some sort of issue it seemed... he/she might have been head-sheep, that would've given him/her reason to make that much noise.

prince Urban was enjoying his salmon sandwiches and fresh juice as princess City took her knitting and worked on her Clapotis . She'd started it a few days earlier and was already hooked on the pattern and the yarn (Jamaica by Katia). The stallion meter was running so prince Urban urged her to finish her row so they could get going again. The princess sighed, but knew there was no point in arguing.

Through the trees prince Urban and princess City could see a glimpse of their country house, it was pretty as ever and both of them were anxious to get there.

And there it was, finally, in all it's splendor. The prince had to fight numerous wars and had slayed many a dragon and the princess had knitted heaps of clothes for the royal family, knitting until her fingers bled. All those wages finally bought them this 'fixerupper'.

After the prince and princess did their usual inspection tour around the castle they visited the falconer. He brought his new owl, a very small and cute stone-owl. The princess was smitten and had to be dragged away by the prince, again!

Princess City & prince Urban
(her knight in shining armor)


astridpersons said...

been there! (the castle)
done that! (the clapotis)
have that ! (the volvo)
never heard of that (the yarn)
whats next? :_))

Anonymous said...

i love the colours of your yarn! It seems to have really good drape for the clapotis! Can't wait to see it finished. And really glad you found another project to get stuck into. My "bliss" is going horribly wrong I hate to say :( btw that is one evil looking owl!!

Aileen from

Cari said...

Wow, that's a great colorway! And your pictures make me want to go knit in the Dutch countryside now.

Knitted_Painting said...

I've been there too (the castle)! went on a whole tour and everything and I also saw the hawk ^_^ I love that yarn your using!