Monday, 26 October 2015

Snuggly blanket time!

Hello all - it's definitely "Welcome to Autumn" time here! Clocks changed here in the UK over the weekend, and I've just had to close the curtains before 5pm! No likey! I love seeing the fabulous autumnal colours we've had on the trees, I can even cope with chilly mornings (thanks to central heating lol!) and love having my little candles lit.  But I really don't like it going so dark so early in the evening - well, afternoon really! And there's weeks and weeks of it ahead now.... Sigh.

On the bright side, it's half term so we're all on a lovely break from school - and, extra yippee! - our lovely daughter Lauren is here for a few days! She arrived late on Saturday night as we had a special day out yesterday - but more about that later.

And I've just finished an extra warm and snuggly blanket - just in time for chilly evenings!  I started this one a while ago (although doing other projects in between as I usually do!), using fabulous Stylecraft Special DK and a gorgeous corner-to-corner pattern that is on a fantastic blog 'Felted Button'. If you love colour and anything yarn-related, please do have a look at Susan's blog HERE.

So here's a heap of pics showing the growth of this blanket...

From the start, with a bag full of scrummy colours!  Thank you Wool Warehouse! 

As it got going, it was lovely to see the colourful stripes

I'm pleased with the colours - I think they work well together

And the finished blanket! Ta Dah! It measures nearly 1.5m square and is VERY warm and cosy - and I love the textured look and feel of the pattern. 

Hope you like it! 

And we had a lovely day yesterday as we all gathered for a surprise 'Baby Shower' for my gorgeous step-daughter Lucy!  The little Princess is due in a couple of weeks - and to say we're all excited is an understatement! This will be the first grandchild and I'm sure will be thoroughly spoilt with hugs and kisses!  And a couple of lovely pics of our 3 girls (youngest son didn't join us! I don't think all the pink and baby-themed things were designed for a 17-year old boy!) 

and with 2 of Lucy's friends (and Nikki's little baby Dougie!)

So sweet! 

Hope you managed to last through all the photos - and thanks for looking! 

Back soon,
Kim x


  1. Ooh, this is wonderful Kim, such gorgeous colours too, Thank you for sharing the lovely photographs of your lovely family xx

  2. Gorgeous blanket Kim. You are so talented x

  3. A gorgeous blanket Kim, love the colour scheme.
    Fab photo's too, enjoy half term
    Lorraine x

  4. A awesome blanket Kim, I adore the colours. A really lovely picture of your girls.

  5. Great blanket and fabulous pictures Kim.

  6. Mouth-watering colours, Kim! I’m so envious of those that can produce this kind of exquisite work! Lovely family photos too! What an exciting time for you! xxx

  7. Beautiful! I LOve your colours Kim..Like Jane I.m also envious! My SIL tried to teach me how to crochet many moons ago, being left handed to her right, I never managed it...Been over to Susan's blog too to have a look at her wonderful creation....LOve all your photo's thank you for sharing.

  8. I love it Kim and the colours are simply gorgeous, I love the pattern on this one too! Thank you for sharing the photo's, I bet you are so excited.
    Gina xx

  9. Beautiful blanket in fabulous colors! Thank you so much for the shout out, too!

  10. Beautiful blanket in fabulous colors! Thank you so much for the shout out, too!

  11. What a beautiful blanket, LOVE the colours you chose! Gorgeous pics of your family too :)


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Kim x