Friday, 7 November 2014

Luckily there is still time...

- 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.

Gitte x


  1. Hi Gitte. Thanks for dropping by my blog. It's a pleasure to meet you and I'm looking forward to reading more about your life as you settle back into life in Denmark, which is one of my favourite places. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we get back to Copenhagen next summer

  2. Hi Sian - thanks for stopping by. We haven't regretted it one second - other than the friends I would have liked to take with me (Louise being one of them)
    How exciting about coming to Copenhagen next year. Keep me updated :-)

  3. You are too good you know!! X i get lots of my ideas from reading other blogs too x

    1. I don't know - knitting just keeps me from stuffing my face :-)
      But thanks - I quite like then too. Making dish clothes from the leftover yarn.
      X x x