Monday, March 13, 2017

Winter Returns: Get out all the hand knit blankets!

For weeks we have been experiencing a very early spring here in Kansas City.  But, this last weekend...winter weather returned!  On Saturday we even had a little snow for the first time since December.  The only thing to do is get out all the blankets!  

We keep our house pretty cold so we keep blankets in every room of the house.  No reason to turn the heat up when you can bundle up in a cozy hand knit blanket. My daughter humored me by posing for this photo as the snowflakes were can see a few white specs in the photo! 

When winter returns...get out all the blankets!
In case you are's the blanket patterns shown in the photo from top to on each name to read more about these designs on my blog:

All of these blanket knitting patterns are easy to knit with super bulky yarn.

We only received a dusting of snow but it was enough to make things look pretty for a day or so...a few flakes dotted the daffodils in our backyard...

A few March snowflakes in Kansas City.
Of course, cold weather means it's a great time to stay inside and knit!  I have three projects going right now and I'm making plans for a fourth project.  Lots of knitting going on around here!  

I found this beautiful blue yarn in my stash a few weeks ago and I'm so happy that I was finally able to put it to use....details on a new design coming soon.  The yarn is Tahki 'Cotton Classic'.  I have had it for many years and it looks like this color is now discontinued.  This DK weight yarn is still manufactured and comes in over 125 beautiful colors!

Tahki ''Cotton Classic' yarn from my stash.
Here's a little taste of a new design coming soon...

New design coming soon!
It's spring break for my daughter this week.  No out of town plans for us but we are fitting in some fun things like a visit to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art here in K.C. to see the newly remodeled Bloch Galleries that include a phenomenal collection of Impressionist paintings (I can't wait to go back!), going to a couple restaurants and a bit of shopping at the book store.  And, this week we'll be cheering on all the Kansas basketball teams in the NCAA tournament. I'm a huge college basketball fan and I hope to get a lot of knitting accomplished while watching the games.

Watch for new pattern announcements in late March or early April.

Have a great week!  Happy knitting!

Mary Lee
Fifty Four Ten Studio

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