You know when you move into a new place, you start noticing things you never saw on any of your previous inspections of the house. Sometimes quite annoying things, like not having any type of handtowel holder in the toilet. There's a sink for handwashing, but no towel rail.
So we've bought a new towel rail. Of course, that's the easy part. The hard part is husby finding the time and inclination to actually screw it to the wall.
Fortunately, we do have a door handle which can double as a towel holder. So in the meantime, I've made this:
Pattern: Mitred Hanging Towel, from Mason-Dixon, Between the Lines. A great simple pattern that is quick to whip up when you need a break from (in my case) the Christmas knitting.
Yarn: 1 x 50g balls Peaches 'n' Cream Ombres in Newport, about 20g of Peaches 'n' Cream Solids in Delft Blue. The ones in the M-D book are made with the solid PnC, which I think looks better, but when I first started buying the PnC cottons, I went mad for the ombres, so I need to use them up! It doesn't look too bad, although if I was making these for gifts, I'd use the solid colours (unless the giftee was mad for the ombres too!). At least that makes this project a stashbuster!
Here's the towel in situ:
Sticks: 4.5mm KnitPicks Harmony Options
Time: 23 - 24 December 2008 (my last FO for 2008!). Isn't it typical that when a knitter is trying to finish the Christmas gifts (or any deadline knit), all she wants to do is start something new for herself. Or is that just me?
(I'm most pleased with the button!)
What I learnt: It's darn hard to knit PnC held double with 4.5mm sticks!! The pattern has you do this for the handle part of the towel. I can see why - I think it is to ensure the handle doesn't sag or stretch. But geez it's hard to do. I think if I made this again, I'd just hold the yarn single and go down maybe two stick sizes (eg to a 3.75mm stick) or I'd crochet the handle part.