Sunday, July 30, 2006
Wedding linen hand towels
Here they are with their fancy tags sewn on. That's the backside though. Here's the front side:
They came out really well and are highly absorbent based upon the fact that they took forever to dry once I washed them. But Mom was awesome and waited till they were dry then dropped them off at the reception for me! She even wrapped them individually and then put them in the gift bag I had prepared. Mom's great!
I really loved knitting these. The first one took the longest because each one i knit after that first one got the pattern a little more in my head. After the second one, I wasn't even looking at the pattern as I knit it.
I'm also really glad that I knit each one a different color. I found that my mood changed depending on which one I was knititng. The blue one felt like it was the longest. It actually made me feel somewhat sad. I was inspired by the tan one and the green one really made me happy. I don't think I spent enough time on the red one to really get a whole mood going, but it made me think alot about how I was almost done and how the three of them as a gift were going to be great.
Surprisingly, I didn't have a hard time knitting with the linen. I rather liked the texture, and that it got softer as I kept knitting with it because the yarn was in my bag all the time and rubbing against anything it could rub against to get softer. Also, the project I worked on right after this project was made with Misti Cotton - a pima cotton and silk blend that felt all the more softer after knitting with corse linen.
All in all, I give the pattern two thumbs up!
Everyone - aww...thanks for all the nice comments! :)