Hey June

02 06 2014

I am starting dark into June :-)

But no worries - all is fine with me - I just wanted to show a little different garden pictures.

Isn't it interesting how magical and a bit mysterious these innocent tiny blossoms all of the sudden look if the color is reduced? 

For a while now I am noticing that I like to follow accounts on Instagram or pinners on Pinterest who mainly post very reduced pictures and stylings.

That's interesting for me because when I started to be active online I loved mainly pictures that were as colorful as possible.

Maybe it's the constant stream of so many pictures and information daily that causes my eyes to look for something calmer and relaxing.

Did you notice something similar for you too, lately? 

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in this Give Away!

The winners are:

Judika

Johanna Rundel

and Kebo

Congratulations - please send me an address via e-mail.

Today is Macro Monday @ Steffi's.

Have a wonderful and sunny June!!!

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Happy Day,

Anette 


Knitted Dishtowel Tutorial

27 05 2014 DIY

Oh my - so far I owned only ugly kitchen towels!

I didn't even noticed that fact in my old kitchen but now I needed some pretty ones to hang up in my new kitchen.

I still love to use these crocheted chevron cotton dishcloths I made. They get even better and better every time after they have been in the washing machine so I thought I will make some dishtowels as well.

It's a very simple geometric knitted pattern which you can easily change to the size you need.

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Knitted dishtowel tutorial, gestricktes Geschirrhandtuch

I used a 100% cotton yarn because I want to be able to wash it on a hot cycle.

For one towel you will need 100gr yarn with a length of about 170m and needle size 4.0 - 5.0 

I casted on 72 stitches.

That makes 7 times the geometrical pattern of 8 stitches plus the border of 8 stitches on each side. 9x8=72 stitches.

Before I started the pattern I knitted the bottom border.

My pattern drawing shows only the "right side" of the knitting.

~ means: knit on the right side and knit on the wrong side

V means: purl on the right side and knit on the wrong side

• means: knit on the right side and purl on the wrong side

I repeated the pattern 7 times and then did the top border. 

Then I used a natural undyed leather strap which I simply knotted through one of the stitches in the border.

Beforehand I washed the leather together with a piece of sample knitting to make sure it won't stain the knitting. 

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The grey painted wooden hooks are from HKliving and come with a screw and a screw anchor.

The large one measures 12x12cm and the small one 6x6cm.

Please send me an e-mail if you are interested in purchasing a hook.

Happy Day,

Anette 

PS. Today is Creadienstag


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