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