's raining cats and dogs!!

As forecast...the heavens have opened this afternoon.  I haven't seen a thunderstorm like it in years...the hailstones were bouncing down the driveway and our yard looked like a bubbling cauldron!!  I tried to take a photo of it out of the living room window, but I can never catch the true intensity of such things, in fact you can hardly tell it is raining!!

Sometimes I do treasure rainy afternoons....they are a good excuse to cosy up at home and in my case (with little one tucked up having a nap!) getting my crocheting basket out and not feel too guilty about it!!

I have three blankets on the go at the moment.....

 This blanket is just using up all the wool oddments lurking (hidden) behind the sofa!

This one is gorgeous and so thick...but I have run out of wool for now...must go and restock!

This one I am totally in love with - it is baby alpaca and has never been a chore, always a pleasure to pick up.  It will be the most expensive blanket I have made to date, the wool has cost £40 so far (and that was at sale price!) and I will need a lot more before it is finished. It feels so luxurious though and I am thrilled with it.  It is my first attempt at zigzag and I picked it up pretty quickly.

A little bunny lurking at the bottom of my basket....I need to stitch a paisley fabric back onto him, plus a brooch pin then he'll be ready to wear.

Also had a quick go at a rose brooch, but not sure about it!  Made out of silk cotton...I think I need to find a better pattern.

Till next time xx


  1. Gorgeous blankets, love the zigzag one especially!! I am currently trying to learn to crochet so I can make a blanket too - just waiting on my yarn to be delivered at mo! Would have been a good day to sit down with it today tho, has been raining on and off all day though not quite as heavy as where you are by the looks of it! x

  2. Wow! How enormous are those hailstones! the blankets are beautiful and the sleeping child warms any mothers heart!

  3. I love rainy days so I can snuggle up indoors! The little man looks so cute...The alpaca blanket is gorgeous, i've never tried zigzag.

    Cute brooches!

    Lou xxx


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