Friday, December 18, 2015

One Potholder - One for Dinner

I  really don't know what happened to all my potholders.  I guess I slowly threw each one away.  

I was down to NONE.  I've using my dishtowels. 
How sad is that?

So I came up with a great idea.  Tell me what you think.  I was thinking of asking each family that comes to my house for Christmas dinner to bring me a potholder.  Sort of like an Christmas Dinner admission fee.  Well, that doesn't sound quite right - you can't have a "fee" for something that has to do with Christmas.

So we, my husband, daughter and I were at a craft fair.  I was explaining my idea.  My husband ran straight over - bought me the above potholder and announced "I'm Eating Dinner!"

We laughed so hard.  I explained to lady selling the potholders my idea -and invited her too - for the price of a potholder!

Actually, this is the BEST potholder I've ever had.  I wished I had her number and could buy more or I knew how to make them.

Merry Christmas if I don't see you before,

Linda

5 comments:

  1. LOL! I think it's an awesome idea! I hope you have many guests and restock your pot holder supply. Which reminds me, DH could use some new pot holders for his stocking.

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  2. I have made a few of those, they are easy. Believe it or not I DO NOT remember how to make them! I'll look it up and see if I can find a pattern and get it to you though. Do you crochet?

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  3. I did find the instructions for the potholder. I can't just give it to you, because the instructions belong to someone. I can tell you though that if you belong to Ravelry you can look up the instructions for it under "Magic Crochet Potholder with the Single Crochet Crochet Geek". I hope this helps!

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  4. I think it's a splendid idea Linda, you'll probably be gifted some very lovely pot holders... I'm guilty of keeping mine too long & they look really terrible before I can bear to part with them!

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  5. The Magic Potholder I received for Christmas is knitted with just a garter stitch... a great beginners' project to learn a new technique or rev-up an old one because you can really use any stitch or any kind of yarn!

    This is a great project to try or practice two-color patterned techniques like ‘fair isle’ aka ‘stranded knitting’ because the 'back' of your work is hidden inside the two layers of the potholder, so no one will see any of the floating yarns.

    Just a word of caution: my old potholders are made of a poly blend... I really loved the color and shine. When I used them as a trivet, they got too hot for too long, they have little melted spots... so do yourself a favor and use a 100% natural fiber, like cotton or wool... natural fiber potholders seem to stay nicer longer. Good Luck!

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