craft verb \'kraft\ to create with care, skill and intention

Thursday, March 24, 2011

It's Giveaway Time Again!

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!

The towel itself is a lint-free blend of 70% polyester and 30% cotton with a waffle-y texture. The yarn for the crocheted top is 100% cotton. The ribbons and rick-rack are polyester.

 The colorway of the yarn is "Playtime," but I think it looks like rainbow sherbet.

 A big pink button closes the strap around the handle on a drawer, on an oven door, or on a fridge door.

Coordinating ribbons and rick-rack in bright pinks, orange, and yellow along the bottom edge finish off the towel. I was inspired by the 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!


SarahinOK said...

Ooh, ooh. Free stuff! I want it, I want it, I want it!

:) It looks so sweet and springy!

Lesli said...

I love the colors! Thanks for the chance!

littleumbrella (at) att (dot) net

Brooke said...

Hi ladies! Thanks for entering! Good luck!

Lesli said...


My towel is in my kitchen - I am going to take a pic and send it to you! I love it! Thanks so so much! :D