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.

knitted dishtowel tutorial by lebenslustiger.com

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. 

Knitted dishtowel tutorial, gestricktes Geschirrhandtuch Knitted dishtowel tutorial, gestricktes Geschirrhandtuch

Lebenslustiger.com Knitted dishtowel tutorial, gestricktes Geschirrhandtuch

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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Snowy Mountain Pictures From The Alps - Print Give Away

05 01 2014

Happy and Healthy New Year to you!!!

Yesterday we came back from our little mountain trip to the austrian alps.

We had - just like last years ski vacation - a great time and wonderful sunny weather with bright blue skies most of the time.

But when I looked thru the many pictures I took, it were the ones from the snowy and overcast days which intrigued and fascinated me the most.

I love how snow and sky become one and the mountains, trees, sheds and shrubs look like sketched in!

All pictures were taken with an iPhone 5s and all I did afterwards in Aperture was adding a little bit more exposure - making them a bit lighter.

No color was changed or added. 

They are similar mood wise but at the same time so unique with their different structures that I had a very hard time picking just a few.

In fact - It would be great if YOU could help me pick one of these for printing.

Just leave a comment and let me know your favorite in this row of 8 photographs - starting top with 1 -  and receive a free high quality print of the one we decide on.

Thanks so much for helping you lovely readers!!!

Your favorite is picture No.3 followed by picture No.5!

I will have them both printed by a local business here in town in the next days and then send them out to you - THANKS again for participating.

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

More pictures - also with blue skies - on my IG...

Happy Day,

Anette 


Jewelry Give-Away: Infinity Bracelet

24 11 2013

It's Christmas in four weeks!!!

So soon? - some will ask...

THAT long? - especially the children will ask...

No matter how you see it, i hope you can and will enjoy it and have a wonderful time. 

I will start T'is the season with giving away these two cute Infinity bracelets.

Give Away infinity bracelet by lebenslustiger.com open until 12/02/13, Infinityarmband Verlosung von Lebenslustiger.com bis 02.12.13

They are made of 925 Silver with Roségolg plating.

The grey string fits all sizes.

If you like to win it, please leave a comment. The give away will be open until 12/02/13

The winners will be drawn randomly. 

If you like, please take a look at my shops on Etsy or Dawanda and let me know, what you like best.

I am happy if you would like my FB page or even share this give away.

Or a retweet at TwitterPinterest or following on Instagram...

But none of these actions are a requirement to participate in this give away.

They are just sustainable and nice ways to show support and love, right?, but everybody decides on its own.

THANKS SO MUCH for participating! 

Give Away infinity bracelet by lebenslustiger.com open until 12/02/13, Infinityarmband Verlosung von Lebenslustiger.com bis 02.12.13 Give Away infinity bracelet by lebenslustiger.com open until 12/02/13, Infinityarmband Verlosung von Lebenslustiger.com bis 02.12.13

Happy Sunday,

Anette 



The Winners

17 06 2013

Thank you so much for participating in my bracelet Give Away!

So fun to read all your comments :-)

There were 53 comments but one was double and one was from me.

So - out of 51 comments (1= the first comment which was left to 51= the last comment left) the winners were randomly drawn and here are the ( a bit odd) numbers:

Comment Nr. 23 from Papagena, golden/pink

Comment Nr. 33 from Vickie, silver/pink

Comment Nr. 43 from Jassi Höpfler, golden/mint

Comment Nr. 30 from Cyndi, silver/mint

Congratulations - I hope you are all happy with your colors!

Please write me your address - so I can sent out your bracelets: lebenslustiger(at)gmail.com

bracelet with geometrical beads and tassel give away, Armband mit geometrischen Perlen und Quaste

bracelet with geometrical beads and tassel give away, Armband mit geometrischen Perlen und Quaste

Happy Day,

Anette 


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