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