Sunday, 23 June 2019

Still Scattering Rainbows

Hello, thank you for popping in.  It has rained and rained and rained and rained and rained on Shropshire.  Between 7th and 17th June we had two and a half months' worth of rain - that's ten weeks' worth in ten days.  Everything is soggy.  My feet are back in my winter boots, with woollen socks because it's been cold here, too, and so dark that I have put the lights on in the afternoon, and I can't recall ever doing that in June before.  Honestly, you'd think it's November rather than June - cold, wet and miserable.  However, I am counting my blessings because I don't live in Lincolnshire where there have been awful floods, I really feel for the people who have had to leave their homes.

The last three days have been sunny and dry - hooray! - but this afternoon the rain poured down again.  However, despite that rain I am still scattering rainbows - crocheted ones.  I made my first rainbow baby blanket for a little boy born in May 2017 and recently, the little chap had to have a spell in hospital.  I was sent a picture of him in the cot, wrapped up in his rainbow and my heart lurched a little, sad that he was poorly but happy that my colourful stitches were bringing him comfort.  The Teacher's friends are still having babies so here are blankets number 10 and 11, draped over Tom Kitten's tiny chair last month.

As usual, I have used Stylecraft Special DK in Lipstick, Spice, Saffron, Lime, Turquoise, Violet, and Magenta, colours used by Heather when she was blogging at Little Tin Bird.  The straight striped blanket is bordered with Hot Fuschia and Turquoise using the Spot On Edging pattern designed by Lucy at Attic24



The ripple, also Lucy's pattern, is bordered in Petrol and Lime. I am especially pleased with the way these colours work together with Magenta, I think they just zing.


I love, love, LOVE them.  The straight striped one is for a little girl born last week and the ripple is staying at The Teacher's house to wait for Tom Kitten's sibling, who is due next month.  We are all quite excited!

See you soon.
Love, Mrs Tiggywinkle x 

18 comments:

  1. Ooh exciting news, I wonder what type you'll get! Beautiful blankets, such cheerful colours. x

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    1. Thanks Karen. Even the parents don't know what variety we are getting, so old-fashioned! x

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  2. Both beautiful blankets and such wonderful news, a new addition.

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  3. How lovely to have a new member of the family imminent. Your crochet blankets certainly inject a little colour on such a dreary spell of weather. We have just had two lovely sunny days but back to grey today. B x

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    1. Thanks Barbara. It's pouring with rain again here!x

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  4. It has been such strange weather, like you I was back to boots and socks but have cast them off again the last few days. Your baby blankets are lovely and so colourful. Exciting times ahead for you and your family:)

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    1. Thanks Rosie. Yes, very exciting. My feet don't know what to wear today: it's very warm but very wet! x

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  5. Such exciting news and those blankets are just gorgeous. I do hope the poorly boy is on the mend now. X

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    1. Thanks Jules. Yes, he's fine now but it was scary; I will never say "only chicken pox" again. x

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  6. Arh, hope the little boy recovers quickly. Your blankets are both really lovely, they do zing indeed. All the best with your exciting news. I'm in Lincolnshire, Hubbards Hill was flooded in places and down in Wainfleet too. We'd originally been house hunting in Wainfleet. That was 12 years ago now. Cx

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    1. Thanks Cathy, the little boy is fine now. I thought of you when I saw Lincolnshire on the television, I'm glad you escaped the floods. x

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    2. Arh bless you Mrs T, thank you. Thankfully we're all dry here. Cx

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  7. awesome article..
    thanks for sharing

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  8. Here , I have dropped back in to check on how you are doing and find it the same looking post I checked before Rainbows for the World. :) This has to make all the folks happy that recieve them. Keep it up , you are making the world happy.

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  9. Oh no! Honestly, I do write about other things as well! I've looked back and my last rainbow blanket post was nine months ago so I thought I could get away with it. Thank you for your kind comments, I shall definitely keep making them - I think there are two on order for 2020. x

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  10. Oh no, I wasn't criticizing I was delighted !

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