Monday, 21 May 2012

A Royal Visitor

Queen visits Stirling wool shop and has a royally good time



In a move that defies the tradition of paparazzi, pomp and ceremony, Her Majesty the Queen's recent visit to the City of Stirling has thus far been a remarkably modest affair. Accompanied by one knitted corgi, she arrived on King Street earlier this week and made a surreptitious entrance into the Stirling branch of McAree Brothers- her residence for the upcoming weeks' preparation for the Jubilee festivities.




Bunting and flowers were commissioned from expert crafts-people, local to the wool department, in celebration of this historic event and many regal wools are on hand in Royal Blue to make her feel quite at home.

During her time in Stirling, Queen Elizabeth II has enjoyed local sites, including the Castle and the Wallace Monument and can usually be spotted relaxing in our large conservatory (the main window), with her corgi nearby and an elegant string of purls around her neck.
Queen pattern from Knitted Icons by Carol Meldrum
Corgi pattern from Best in Show by Sally Muir and Joanna Osbourne