I have a whole new category of knitting in my life now, and I have you to thank.
The category: things to knit while talking on the phone with Ann (and Others). It’s been a long time coming, and there were times that I nearly gave up, but I finally have a job that lets me knit during meetings.
The fruit of my most recent Meeting Knitting is a Chevron Stripes Hand Towel using one set of Euroflax Mini Skeins, colorway: Sea. For this towel, I cut the recipe in half. The full-size Chevron Stripes Hand Towel, while still looking like new in my bathroom, is really a lot of towel; it’s so long that the towel puddles on the counter, like French draperies.
This size—13 repeats plus half a repeat—is perfection. I just played with the colors, trying to get some contrast going. I actually think the dark part looks the most like the real sea. I had about one mini-skein left over, in bits of each of the colors.
It fits right in with your vintage prissy towels here in Nashville, a collection that includes some stitch-dictionary-wing-it hand towels that you made with Euroflax in 2006. (2006 was peak hand-towel love for us, as I recall.)
Linen: no kidding, it just keeps going, and never shows its age. Respect. Cat-tested, Kermit-approved.