Sunday, 22 March 2015

Somewhere over the rainbow

I should have my Rosie Elmer blanket finished and ready to show you, but oh no!  No, almost as soon as I blogged about it I started 2 new projects haha!

A friend from my WI is having a baby in the next month and I'd been thinking about making her a blanket, although she's made a couple being a knitter, but I just couldn't let it go.  

Rainbow crochet stripes

I grabbed left overs from my Bright Stripes blanket with a few other colours to make a rainbow.  I love it!  

Rainbow crochet stripes


I think I made my foundation chain a little too long so I'm not sure now if my stripes will be horizontal or vertical, but we'll see how I get on; I've got about a week to finish.  Isn't it jolly!

Rainbow crochet stripes


I don't know if any bloggers in the UK saw the solar eclipse on Friday but here's my contribution  Admittedly not the most amazing photo but it's a nice reminder of a (probably) once in a lifetime opportunity.  I was soooo excited, I have to admit I didn't actually do any work at work until around 10am...  It's just fantastic to see the universe at work, we know the Moon orbits our planet and we orbit the Sun (or we wouldn't have seasons!) but normally it happens so gradually we just take it for granted, but to actually see-the-moon-moving-in-front-of-the-sun was phenomenal!!

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A little more down to earth, we did a bit of DIY for the cats last weekend.  There's no way for them to go out when they want and we think they may have had access to the outside in their previous home. Dizzy for one gets very restless and I think he needs to stretch his legs.  The only problem is we had no wall space leading to the outside, other than under the kitchen sink...


Cat flap DIY
★ Build me cat door hoomans 


I know this makes it look like I did all the work...  Good camera work J!

Cat flap DIY

But actually my dad did 97% of it in his very pro looking railway jacket.  We really would be lost without him

Cat flap DIY


Cat flap DIY
 Stoopid hoomans making holes in walls.  Feed me 

So now they can come and go as they please, although Dizzy is stupid and insists on pushing the flap open with his paws, so his head doesn't get close enough to the microchip sensor to activate.  We've had to put it into training mode until he gets used to it, but he'd better figure it out of we've spent a lot of money on a normal cat flap!

He might be stupid (sometimes) but he is very photogenic! 

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6 comments:

  1. Wow, your blanket is spectacular! Love the rainbow colors! That was very nice of you to make a cat door.. I just hope that some unwanted guests don't visit you. :-) Are they safe going out? On our farm here if a cat goes out, the coyotes eat them. Good luck on that! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  2. Gorgeous blanket! and do love seeing your cats and lucky them with a cat flap....I miss having fur so live thru those who do lol

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  3. I like very much the eclipse picture::: it's magic! Your cat have such a nice face looking at the holes in walls! And colorful striped blanket is lovely:: have a great week!

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  4. I think that rainbow is going to look fabulous. I have a few baby projects to do this year too. Jo x

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  5. Hello, I love your crochet, it is beauty, I love this colors, I follow your blog, I have a blog about crochet with free patterns and free crochet diagrams, visit me , hugs from Brazil.
    Visite meu blog - Tita Carré - Crochet

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  6. Hi Nicole, Haven't heard from yo for ages. Still crafting? Jo x

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