Greetings everyone! I know I said yesterday that I would be posting about a giveaway in a couple of days...but I was too excited to wait!
ribbon and rick-rack towels at Aesthetic Nest.
PLUS - There will also be a scrubby-textured dishcloth made from the cotton yarn leftover from the towel topper. It's about halfway finished now, but I couldn't wait to show you the towel :)
I made this towel a little differently from the towel I showed you on Monday. Instead of cutting the towel in half, I folded it in half, ran an embroidery chain stitch down the middle, and started the crochet topper through those stitches. It was easier for me to make the cut-in-half towels, but I liked the finished product a little better on the folded towel because you get a double thickness of the towel. I made the other towels first, and I wanted to try out this method, too.
So, while we were camping out last weekend I had some trouble sleeping the second night. I woke up - like, wide awake woke up - at 2:30 in the morning. I tossed and turned for an hour and gave up. I crept out of the tent, grabbed a chair and my yarn bag from the car and decided to craft by the light of the moon. What? Isn't that what you do when you can't sleep? Anyway, it was freaking awesome! The moon was almost full so there was plenty of light. And. It. Was. Quiet. Okay, I guess it wasn't exactly quiet because there were lots of bug and frog noises...but there were NO kid noises!
I had packed the towel, but I had forgotten to pack any decent scissors, so cutting the towel wasn't an option. It seemed like the perfect time to try out towel topper method #2. I have to admit that I did get a little spooked for a few minutes when I heard footsteps, but it turned out to be someone heading to the restrooms. Then I started thinking to myself that since I was sitting outside all by myself in the middle of the night, crocheting by the light of the moon, I probably looked sufficiently crazy to ward off any bogey men.
If you would like a chance to win this spring-themed kitchen towel and dishcloth set, entering is easy. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post! It can be as simple as "hi" and you will be entered in the giveaway! Do make sure I know how to contact you if you win. I will accept entries until noon on Tuesday and then pick a winner that afternoon. I think I'll use a random number generator this time - that's what all the cool kids are doing ;) Good luck!