Monday, December 12, 2011

Knitting for a European Winter Part 2: Fun Pink Scarf

Hello from Amsterdam!

I'm very excited to blog about this pink scarf that I made for myself because I am very excited about the scarf.  I've been wearing it everywhere, and not just because it's cold outside.  This scarf is so fun and cutesy and soft and warm and I made it for myself all by myself.

I found the free pattern at The Tricksy Knitter which is a super cute and informative website that I just happened to stumble across on google.

Things you will need:

  • Two or three balls of bulky yarn

  • Size 8 (5.0mm) knitting needles

  • Scissors

  • Needle for weaving in the ends


  • Get them right here from The Tricksy Knitter herself.

Here are four fun ways to wear this fancy-dancy scarf when you're walking across European bridges :

In addition to being pretty, the stripes of garter stitch help keep the scarf from rolling too much, which is what happens when you make a whole scarf out of stockinette stitch (like the one that I made for my boyfriend a few posts back).

I hope you're staying warm wherever you are out there in the world.

Tot ziens!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Easy Custom Thank You Notes

Hello from Eindhoven, The Netherlands!

I have just finished knitting a really cool scarf for myself and I can't wait to blog about it, but I'm waiting until we're in Amsterdam tomorrow to take pictures of it.  In the meantime, I'm going to tell you about some cool notecards I bought from Target before I left.

I had just celebrated my birthday and I wanted to write thank you notes, but none of the options were really doing it for me until I stumbled upon these fun, bright cards with no writing on them called Me Personally.  After you buy them you can go to for the template to write whatever you want on them and print them out.  I made mine look like this:

I left room to handwrite the actual notes on the inside because a handwritten note always seems just a little nicer than a typed one, even if your handwriting looks like an 8-year-old boy's like mine does.

The only hard part of this project was figuring out which way to insert the cards into my printer as evidenced below, so if you do this, make sure you have a few extra cards for when mistakes happen.

See you in Amsterdam?
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