Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Knit Your Own Royal Wedding

Arrived in the post today, my copy of 'Knit Your Own Royal Wedding' from Amazon books. Complete with full and detailed instructions for the whole wedding party including outfits for guests and even a couple of corgis. Here is the balcony scene with Charles, Camilla and Harry on the left, the Queen and Philip on the right. The happy couple are in the middle watched by a corgi. I think the Queen has her hand over the corgi's eyes to protect him from THE kiss, Camilla is holding her hat on.

The coacmen can be knitted too but you will need to find your own coach.
Kate and William's Engagement clothes are included and of course a knitted Archbishop of Canterbury.
Included is a cardboard balcony so you can arrange your own balcony scene. I might never get to do all this knitting but what a fun book to have in my collection.
I bought this cross stitch kit from Majesty Magazine and it looks an easy one to do. There is a choice to make it a wedding or engagement sampler. I will put the engagement date in as I have lots of wedding samplers to stitch.
My travel documents are all in order for my trip to London for THE wedding, I even received a bottle of wine from the travel agent who booked my trip, how civilized is that?

I know I should really stay home and do all my Royal knitting and stitching, I can't even knit or stitch during the very long flight to Heathrow - no needles allowed on board - but William might notice if I'm not there. He might turn to Kate and say" where's that woman who gets over-excited in the crowd and has to be carried out".

Just dreaming again...and no, I haven't drunk the wine.... yet..

12 comments:

  1. OMG...Eeeeeekkkk. I have to get that book:) I can't knit to save my life but I still want the book.

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  2. What a fun book. A knitted Queen and a corgi would look nice. Anyway, whatever you stitch and knit will be so much more authentic for having been at The Wedding. :)

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  3. Thank you for visiting us and sending all those healing purrs. The battle Cinders face now is taking all those meds.

    Am looking forward to your knits but most of all your story on the trip to London.
    Wishing you a great enjoyable trip!

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  4. I had to laugh so much about the knitted royal family ! it's so cute ! I think the best one is THE QUEEN !! It's so plenty of humor !
    You still have time to knit before the wedding !

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  5. Oh miaow how cute wasn´t that !!!
    My mom can´t knit but she says that she would love to have that book anyway :)

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  6. Oh my stars ~ how cute are those little knitted Royal Family! And how exciting to have everything ready to go on your trip. You are going to have a fantastic time ~ especially with a little bubbly! :)

    xo Catherine

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  7. Oah, that book is great!!! A knitted royal wedding, how fun. I´ll tell my son to get one for me, he travels to London in April too.

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  8. Like Gattina, I chuckled over the pictures from your book of the knitted royal wedding - I've never seen anything like that before! Gosh, somebody has put a lot of work into designing all those patterns. I love the cross stitch sampler though - I always think they make the perfect memorabilia, with the dates and all.
    Thank you for your comments on my blogs, Sylvia - I do appreciate your kind thoughts for Ken. Tiger sends friendly purrs to Charlotte and Emily!

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  9. Do make sure you put up pictures on your blog of all the royal wedding samplers you are stitching and plan to stitch!

    Here's an amusing free online pdf download for a "Keep Calm and Marry On" royal wedding sampler, if you want something a little different!
    http://www.subversivecrossstitch.com/keepcalmandmarryon.html

    This is another little one that reflects traditional vintage sampler style:
    http://www.thesamplergirl.com/catalog.php?item=454
    (it's an e-pattern or mailed pattern).

    With the interesting books you buy, like the Nella Last ones, you might like to check the prices on www.bookdepository.com and www.bookdepository.co.uk . They have free postage worldwide. They have two sites, but the books all come from the one UK site; I check prices on both in case the $AU exchange rate is better on one than the other.

    Cheers
    Ruth

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  10. A couple more free online royal wedding sampler patterns you may not have yet discovered:

    http://craftymoo-sarah.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-first-public-design-its-freebie.html (the next entry after this one shows a completed example - it's little and simple and references vintage samplers)

    Coats and Clark's free pattern with coat of arms and a crown and Westminster Abbey:
    http://www.coatscrafts.co.uk/Stitching/Projects/royal_wedding_sampler_kateandwill.htm
    Bigger picture of it here:
    http://www.chcross.com/viewthread.php?tid=24671&from=recommend_f

    A trad one with vaguely Celtic lettering from Kinkavel Krosses, also a free download:
    info and a pic here:
    http://kincavelkrosses.wordpress.com/2011/02/25/royal-wedding-sampler/
    chart here: http://kincavelkrosses.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/royal-wedding-sampler.jpg

    Cheers

    Ruth

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  11. oops, a comment I made here has vanished. Here's a "Keep Calm and Marry On" royal wedding free downloadable pdf link:
    http://www.subversivecrossstitch.com/keepcalmandmarryon.html

    This one isn't free, but it's a vintage one, simple and rather nice.
    http://www.thesamplergirl.com/catalog.php?item=454
    It's available as an e-pattern or print.

    Cheers

    Ruth

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