Last Monday, my new Nephew, Henry, was born. He is just about the cutest infant I have ever seen.
Every winter I usually tackle one or two knitting projects. I’ve never become particularly skilled, but I try a new challenge every year. Perhaps that would explain why older women are always so good at knitting. This year I made Henry a Hudson Bay inspired crib blanket. I found the project over on The Purl Bee.
Pendleton blankets, including the Hudson Bay, have been everywhere in home decorating for the last year and I saw no reason Henry should be left out of this trend.
from Design in Bloom
Here’s the finished blanket.
It’s nearly May and it’s been terribly cold here in the Midwest. I have been curled up in a blanket inside dreaming of warm weather and spring picnics. Whenever I think of picnicking, a scene from an early Mad Men episode always comes to mind. I think it was the first glimpse of the show I ever caught.
Here are a few Etsy picks for a Mad Men-esque picnic of your own (minus the littering).
Vintage picnic in a suitcase via the fox & the spoon
No dress could be more perfect for a picnic with the beau than this vintage vegetable print dress from Thrush.
Plaid picnic blanket from epoch co.