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getting colder

the weather has officially shifted. we can no longer walk the streets of brooklyn unbundled without seriously regretting the decision. so, the coats and hats and gloves have come out of storage and onto the big and little bodies around here. a few days into the cold, eve began requesting a scarf. ruth soon joined in. after two weeks of being reminded (scolded?) by my daughters i got to work making the scarves, in the laziest ways possible. instructions below:

scarf #1: find abandoned, half-finished scarf wadded up in the bottom corner of yarn/knitting bag. stick needles in one last time to cast off properly. sew on largest button you have and fasten around daughter's neck. 

 

scarf #2. think back to when you made a scarf for your sister-in-law four christmases ago. recycle exact same idea. get a bunch of yarn, cut into strands at desired length. holding all strands together, sew back and forth at desired intervals with whatever color(s) of thread you have near your sewing machine. wrap around daughter's neck.

feel really good about yourself. you might have been lazy, but you've just made scarves two scarves in less than an hour. and that's something. 

 

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Reader Comments (37)

scarf # 2 is just up my alley...i'll have to try it, if you don't mind. so creative you are. its down to 65 at night here in san diego, so i'll be busting out scarves too, lol. can't compare to nyc though or utah either for that matter. smiles!

December 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnna & Geoff

I love it! Man, your girls are getting so big!

December 3, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterinchmark

Plus they are just gorgeous! (And so are your girls. :)

December 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGina

brilliant!

i especially love the non-knitting one, since the only thing i can do with knitting needles is hit someone.

December 3, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlynne

what a fantastic project!

December 3, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjoelle

Love the idea of the button! I will have to put that to use.

December 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoy

And they're both super cute, too! I love the 2nd one.

December 3, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercaitlin

My favorite is that it took you less that an hour to do both. I'm pretty sure I would take the first hour staring at the yarn and trying to wrap my brain around how I was going to get it to work..

December 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

wow. gorgeous. i wish i could knit. i could definitely swing the second one though. what kind of yarn did you use? it looks so pretty and soft.

December 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErin

i have to admit sometimes i come away from your blog feeling bad about myself....you are just SO COOL! such beautiful scarves. really.

**my brother just began knitting lessons with me a few weeks ago, but still, your creativity is what i need lessons in!

December 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPam

awesome Katie!! love them...

December 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteralyshabean

great project katie!!! will definitely have to try the second one...I'm with ya with unfinished scarves hanging around in the nooks and crannys, ahaha sounds like a bunch of rebels... :^[)

December 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterroxy

Those are DANG cute for less than an hour!
*hugs*

December 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeatherann

What a great idea! I have some oddball chunky yard that would make a great sewn scarf. I'll have to try it!

And the big button scarf is so cute too!

Stay warm :)

December 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwendy

Those scarves are so darling! I have no knitting/anything with big wooden needles talent, but even I could make the second one! Absolutely fantastic. Great work once again, Aunt Katie!

December 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbrynnej@yahoo.com

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December 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJogirl

Hi There,

I have been visiting your blog for awhile now, I have commented sometimes and lurked at others and just wanted to let you know about my new store(s) on etsy and madeit.
I am having a giveaway on my blog to celebrate.
Please pop on over and have a look, and enter to win a fabulous prize.
www.jogirlsjourney.blogspot.com

Cheers

Jogirl

December 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJogirl

#1 is so beautiful but #2 is brilliant!
I'm definitely going to try it!!

December 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertehila

ok, wow. i think i could actually handle scarf option no. 2. i wonder if that would translate well to something for my boyfriend? we're doing a 'something bought, something built, something baked' christmas, and i need ideas!

December 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercaroline

stop it! i love these. i'm partial to the button one. they look delightfully soft and how fun to put lovingly homemade, creative scarves (that could be sold in a boutique btw) on your little girls.

December 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPatria

have just discovered your site and love the scarf idea perfect for a sewer and not a knitter... will have to try it.

December 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLyndal

these are so great!!

December 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercally

CLEVER.

December 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermom

WOW, what an excellent idea, you are one exceptionally talented lady. Again, thanks for sharing!

January 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternkp

really you are quite brilliant!

February 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpaula

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