Wednesday, March 24, 2010

All Better ... and a New Project

I went and purchased a new camera today (and got a smokin' deal on it too!) so I'm back. I think the photo quality is way better than my other one (and it cost less... go figure) so maybe it was a blessing in disguise. Anywho, remember the 2" plastic rings I showed you yesterday? Here is what I made with them:
I'm sure that right about now you are wondering what the heck these are, aren't you?? They are kitchen towel rings:

You loop them over your oven door, then put your kitchen towel through the ring part at the bottom! They take no time at all to make, and are so useful. I found the pattern on Ravelry, it is just called "Basic Towel Ring." The pattern says to make a loop of yarn around your hand to make the part for the hole, but I tried that and it is not very sturdy. That's when the plastic ring idea hit me. If you don't have plastic rings on hand, maybe try an elastic hair band instead.
I am having some friends over this Sunday for a Girls' Craft Day (we'll just hang out and do crafts together) so thought I would make one of these for each of my guests. I used Sugar N Cream for the blue/purple one, Peaches & Creme for the multi-colored one, and Hobby Lobby's I Love This Cotton for the beige one. Once again, I love their yarn... the cotton is sooooo soft and just glides through your fingers as you work. I've got a few more of these to make, but wanted to share the pattern with ya'll in case any of you wanted a quick project.
I've finished my sunny squares for Sue as well, so I'll probably post pics of them tomorrow so I can get them in the mail. That's it for now... hope to see you tomorrow!


  1. I love these. I made a bunch of them for Christmas gifts and everyone loved them. I had a hard time finding the plastic rings though. I think I'd better start keeping an eye out for them because I think more will be needed for Christmas. Love yours. Very pretty colors.

  2. Thanks Bev. I have a hard time finding the larger plastic rings too. Whenever I see them, I buy them!

  3. How cute! The suspense was worth it. I did make a little towel ring once and used the "magic loop", and I agree that it wasn't really sturdy enough. So, I have this package of plastic rings, just like the ones you got, and now I know what I can do with them. Thanks for the great idea!

  4. Wow! What a wacky idea! Love it, well done! Hugs and LOve Suex

  5. Those are cute. I'm glad you're happy with your new camera.


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