Monday, November 21, 2011

Heavy Duty Pot Holder #1


Remember the great balls of fabric I made the other day? Well, I've created the first pot holder from this batch of "yarn" and it's a doozie, so nice and thick and heavy. I've made these before with thinner strips and they do make nice pot holders … for tea kettles and warm handles and such. But these, these pot holders will protect me well when taking the cast iron skillet or dutch oven out of the hot oven, that's for sure. And they'll last near to forever too.

It's amazing what you can create with a simple single crochet stitch and some old fabric. And a closet shelf lightens a bit in the bargain too.

I'm looking forward to making another pot holder or two with the green "yarn" that's left, and then moving on to the other great balls!

That's what I made today.

Peace.

9 comments:

JDConwell said...

I really like this a lot. I bet it becomes one of your favorites. :~)

Portable Graffiti said...

Love it! Are you going to sell them?

Walk in the Woods said...

JDConwell ~ I love it already and am looking forward to making its mate. I have a pair I *knitted* with fabric almost 10 years ago and they are still beautiful. Of course, *those* are dark green and are more visually forgiving when it comes to stains.

Portable Graffiti ~ Thanks! At this point I'm making them for my kitchen … and for gifts. But, hey ~ you never know! :)

Tammie said...

wonderful and yes very protective!

newmexicomtngirl.com said...

I do remember and want to do that and make a great big braided rug. I'm going to start gathering.....
Love these pot holders
peace n abundance,
CheyAnne

Faerie Moon Creations said...

It's awesome - and very useful, too! I love the color.

letamariedesigns said...

I cook with a cast iron skillet. How wonderful this creation is :)

~~Sew Happy Designs~~ said...

Today must have been potholder making day!! I love the green...they do look very strong! Great job...would be nice in your shop!
HUGS

Sharkbytes said...

Very heavy! I have a hard time getting my hands around heavy potholders. Happy Thanksgiving, Rose- Hope you had a great one!