May 20, 2009

Willow Potholders

I've got another finished object to share. This project has actually been finished since April 28th and I'm finally getting around to blogging it now. Sheesh! Busy isn't the word.

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Anyway, I've already discussed the many things I love about this project. I enjoyed picking the pattern and working out the kinks. I enjoyed enhancing my crochet skilz. I really enjoyed seeing the finished product turn out exactly the way I hoped it would.

The only thing I'd change is the colors I selected. I like the colors and in most cases they worked out well. I'm not embarrassed by the results at all. I just think that with a bit more planning (as opposed to dropping a bunch of random "pretty" yarns in my virtual cart) may have made the results even more satisfying. It's not even a matter of color as much as it's about the shades. More contrast would be good.

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I suspect that I'll make more of these because I'd like a few for our house. That's probably just my new excuse to make more of these. Initially i thought I'd make a few extra to send off but life got in the way.

Meanwhile I need to get these labeled and shipped out. I hope their new owners like them.

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Cross-posted to the Hot Pads and Potholder Swap blog.

6 comments:

Julie said...

Those are great, Hillary! You did a fantastic job on them. I think I just might need to make some for myself :-)

grumperina said...

Basically, we are twins :). I used the same Willow pattern for my potholders, and the same solid square pattern for the back, alternating colors in the same (or at least very similar) way to control what peeked through the openings. Wow! (I'll post pictures soon.)

margene said...

They are so pretty and colorful!

Kathy said...

Beautiful!

Carole Knits said...

I think they are fantastic!

deadkat said...

I received one of your potholders, and I just wanted to let you know it's beautiful and I'm thrilled. Thank you!