Wednesday, April 13, 2011

knit your own royal wedding {review & giveaway}

Are you counting down the days until the royal wedding? Ever since a woman at church told me I looked like Kate Middleton (wow, what a compliment!), I admit I've been looking forward to her big day. That's why I *loved* this darling book we received to review. It's called Knit Your Own Royal Wedding, and it is hilarious! The author, Fiona Goble, has created all the characters, from Prince William and Kate to the Queen to Prince Charles and Camilla. The smallest details are in their attire (think tiny medals on the mens' uniforms and Kate's famous engagement ring), and the book even includes a fold-out backdrop of Westminster Abbey so you can actually act out the wedding with your little characters. How fun is that? And the patterns are easy enough for a novice, so beginners can make these, too!


If you're a knitter, we have a surprise for you. We are giving away one copy of this darling book to one of our readers! Just leave us a comment with your favorite Royal by Monday, April 18 at 11:59pm PT. Get ready to help the Prince and Kate tie the knot!

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63 Responses to “knit your own royal wedding {review & giveaway}”

Missy!! said...

I'm a sucker for the men! Gotta love Wills and Harry! :)

cara said...

this is fantastic! i am obsessed with knitting and i'm also british. while i love kate, i've always been a huge william fan :) thanks for the chance to win!

missleyden said...

Oh my gosh, that is too funny! And very cute.

Annie said...

That's so funny - I knit for a charity group here in the UK and we've just been having a giggle over this book. Several of our members have knitted Nativity sets but no-one has yet made these. Favourite Royal? We're British, so it has to be the Queen! annienicol (at) googlemail (dot) com

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

What a wonderful treasure! My favourite Royal is Queen Elizabeth and I am counting down the days! I made some wooden Will & Kate Royal Wedding cake toppers for my kids, but I think they would also enjoy knitted dolls too
http://letsgoflyakiteuptothehighestheight.blogspot.com/2011/04/will-and-kate-wooden-dolls-and-felt.html

Glenys said...

I'm not sure what you mean by my favorite Royal by Monday. But
i think Kate is pretty and I like this book and I would love to have it.

Henderica said...

Oooh this looks fun :D They should do a book about our Dutch royals ;)
Don't really have a favourite royal but I find the Corgi's very cute :)

Julie said...

Brilliant! Thanks for posting a review of this book! I love the Queen Mother! She showed herself tp be tough as nails during the war. If this book has a pattern, it's worth it just for her!

Bee happy said...

Great giveaway, my favourite royal would have to be Prince Philip because he is like a Yorkshire man he says what he thinks! :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Neeta said...

How adorable. I'm a big royal watcher, and have always been fond of Queen Liz. She is simply the best.

Aimee said...

that book looks super cute! My favorite royal is Prince Harry :)

Kathy said...

I love this idea. I am excited about the wedding because it is on my birthday! Should be an interesting day!

michelle523 said...

my favorite Royal...hmmm...I do love Kate although she is not officially royal yet.

I saw this book a few weeks ago and fell in love. It would be great to own.

Rebecca Jo said...

that's awesome!!!

My fav - Prince Harry... he's adorable. & the wild child. He knows he's not getting the thone so why not live it up? :)

Nancy-Jane said...

What a neat book. Of course, my favorite Royal was Princess Diana. I still feel sad when I think of how her life ended so abruptly and how proud she would have been of her sons.

Hallie said...

I have always been a fan of Princess Diana! would love to have this book! :)

Carissa said...

That is such a cute book. I'm just learning how to knit and am looking forward to trying something a little more complex than a scarf.

My favorite royal has always been Richard III. Or Henry VIII. I guess I like the tragic ones.

Tammy said...

What a hoot! My favorite royal is Princess Diana. :) They should have made her too, just for fun.

Ayelet said...

Prince Harry...he's a cutie! These are hilarious and I can only imagine the looks I would get at my knitting group when I bust this out. Thanks for a chance to win!

Abhilasha said...

My favourite royalty at the moment is Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark. I find him very dashing :D

Stacia said...

Prince William is my favorite. Although Kate is a close second.

stacia.ciminski at gmail dot com

Becca at Motherhood "perfected" said...

That looks great!! And I thought it was just going to be union jack scarf or something. This is awesome. My favorite royal will have to HRH the QUEEN of course!

Gabrielle said...

I have a soft spot for the Queen. I am in Canada, so she is right there on the back of every coin. I would really love a copy of this book. I think it is both cute and a little bit hilarious.

Delia said...

My favourite royal has to be princess Anne, the princess royal . She gets little or no attention and has achieved so much in her life.
deliaknapman@fsmail.net

pxilated said...

I've been trying to find a copy of this book to purchase, but none of my local shops are carrying it. I hope I win!

Carole said...

My favourite is the Queen.
Very cute! My knitting daughter would love this!

Kristen said...

It's hard to chose a favorite! I love all british royalty! I'll have to go for Queen Elizabeth.... This book looks soo fun and I can't wait to start knitting. ;) haha

Christa said...

The Queen is my favorite, she i just such a classy lady

annemarie said...

I am fascinated by Kate - this book sounds like fun!!

Lizzy said...

Well I think it would have to be Harry, he looks a lot of fun! I have been thinking of going to the wedding, but no one wants to come with me. I went to Charles and Di's, camped out on the street from 5pm the day before, it was a lot of fun and a memory that will stay with me forever.

Lynn said...

I like the Queen.
Lynn
CLPP65 AT gmail DOT com

Karen said...

I would love that book! I love the queen of course! thank you.

Jeca Creations said...

William and I are just days apart in age and I was determined that he would marry me. Who doesn't love a prince?

Sara said...

That's fantastic.
I'd say I'm an admirer of the queen.

Whitney said...

That is so funny! I'd love a chance to win this giveaway!

It's A Wonderful said...

Love Harry! This book looks adorable!

meemsnyc said...

That is so cute. I guess my favorite royal is William.

Bethany said...

I loved Princess Di and the Queen Mum! Kate is a doll...so will probably become my next fav Royal!
This book looks fantastic!

Heather said...

Love this!! Just sent to my knitting group -- too funny! My fave is William!

Sarah said...

Hilarious! Would make a great gift.

Charity said...

Such a fun book. I'd have to say my favorite royal is Queen Elizabeth. She's an amazing woman!

Rachel said...

I am definitely a fan of Prince Harry! Too cute and so fun! I love this blog!

soybeanlover said...

Hehehe so cute! Definitely a fun way to celebrate.

Shelly in the NW said...

too cute! that is so clever

Debby said...

I like Prince Harry and I think this book is adorable!!

Jessica said...

Queen Elizabeth is so darling in her "knit version"! What a cute idea. :)

Lauren said...

my favourite royal? its got to be Kate, although she isn't technically a royal yet. so second choice is... the corgies, i love dogs! I haven't really been that interested in the royal family before but for some reason find I'm hanging on every report about her and can't wait to see what her dress is like! knit the royals looks so kitch and funny, i love it!

LaNan said...

Love the red head--Harry!

Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique said...

I've gotta stick with Harry! He's a party animal!!!

Andrea Hamilton said...

The queen mum, of course! My knitting group would flip for this. Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

My favorite will always be Diana!
Linda M

Rachel said...

Prince William! When I was in high school I used to dream of going to England, meeting Wills, who would (of course) fall instantly in love with me, and living happily ever after!

Kate E. said...

These are hilarious! My favorite royal is William. Although those knitted Corgi dogs are pretty cute. :)

merrilymarylee said...

Do the corgis count? Otherwise I'll go with Queen Elizabeth and the dreaded purses.

Siân said...

I'm British living in CA. This book is the funniest thing ever!! My fav royal is the Queen without a doubt.

Terri said...

I'm looking forward to the big event. My favorite is William.

Terri said...

I'm looking forward to the big event! My favorite is William.

Krista said...

Funny Book--I need that! Kate's my favorite!!

Itsy said...

Loved the book when I heard about it. My co-workers and I have been busy knitting the entire wedding party. It will be on display at the Everett Public Library starting Monday April 18th until the wedding. Stop by and take a look. I've knit Kate, Queen Elizabeth and her corgi.

Kim

MaddyMaze Studio said...

The Queen Mum is my choice.

foesti said...

My favorite royal is Princess Máxima of the Netherlands.

Chloe Rocks said...

PICK ME!!!!
I WILL SEND IT TO ELLEN!!! ^_^

Ms. Misc. said...

how funny. I saw this on a The Graham Norton Show on BBC.

See his review:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ygaDrVag3Q

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