- to do some of the thing I really enjoy whilst trying to project manage everything that are going on around the house.
I have finally had time to finish off my new hand towels for the kitchen (I only started when we went camping in July...)
It's interesting, because last night when I was reading Jo's post about why I read other blogs it made me realise why (apart from being nosy of course :-): To get inspiration. Sometimes it's for specific things and sometimes I just come by things I like the look of. And then I take a little bit from here and a little bit from there and end up with my own version of something. And that's what I love about it.
And this is exactly what I have done here. When we went camping in the summer I wanted to make something I could sit and do at night when the girls were asleep. So I found this post from Tusindfryd with the titel "Turn off your brain knitting" and just knew I was on the right track. I loved the way she'd she used the contrasting colours round the edges and was actually excited about trying to crochet...
So on our arrival I found this local yarn place called Isager where I got the wool for my towels - in the three contrasting colours I wanted in my kitchen: Turquoise, Green and Petrol.
Using a double seed stitch (2 knit, 2 purl instead of one of each) I started with 70 stitches. I made them as long as I found suitable and finished off be crocheting a border using the pattern of a granny stripe.
And this is what I ended up with, using a leather strap as a hook:
So now I have added a few more items to break the whiteness of my very white kitchen.
And with that I wish you all a lovely weekend.