It’s Craft Scan Friday, So Don’t Blow It

One sure way to make sure people don’t blow their noses in your head kerchief is to knit it. No one likes to snot on the knots.

Pattern from the 1969 Bernat Handicrafter Learn To Knit Book #127.

Vintage Norwegian Travel Hanky

A vintage “how the Norwegians say it” hankie, presumably so you could politely pretend to sneeze while figuring out what to say — or what was being said to you — on your trip to Norway:

In case the images don’t make things clear (and they didn’t for this person of German descent), here’s a translation (courtesy of hubby, who is of Norwegian descent):

tusen takk = thank you
skål = cheers
pen pike = pretty girl
jeg elsker deg = I love you
værsågod = you’re welcome
god tur = nice trip
morn = ‘morning!
takk for maten = thank you for the meal

While discussing this vintage handkerchief, hubby noted the crosses on all the helmets…

“It’s so you can tell them from the Vikings,” I said.

“Norwegians were Vikings,” he replied.

Über fail for me.

Hanky found at HANKIESANDMORE.

You’re A Much More Dedicated Seller Than I

Etsy seller seafoamSAFARI is so dedicated to photographing her vintage wares that she made time at her own wedding to have a photo of herself and the bridesmaids pose with her vintage handkerchief inventory. Well, at least that’s what I think. I could be lying; it might be prom. Or I could just be jealous.