Jul 28, 2010

July Potholder

I've been finishing stuff lately. I guess that's what happens when there are fewer people around to distract you. Not that my girls are distraction but, you know what I mean. More me time can mean more productivity. Anyway, the bottom line is that I've been finishing stuff so there's a backlog of stuff to share. Good for me and good for the blog.



This is the back of my latest creation for the Dazzling Dozen Potholder Swap. The person receiving them in July said that her kitchen was olive green and I liked that as a jumping off point for the colors. They're a little retro but in a good way. More olive than avocado if you know what I mean.

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For the back I went with the Scalloped Potholder pattern again. It's so easy and it's become my go-to pattern for a simple balance to the more involved patterns I seem to gravitate to for the fronts like the Snail Shell pattern from the Harmony Guides Crochet Stitch motifs: 250 Stitches To Crochet. I was inspired by some that I saw on Ravelry. They were so beautiful that I had to try them myself.

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The yarns were mostly Elann Sonata except for the dark brown which id Tahki Cotton Classic. I've amassed quite a collection of these and it's given me a nice palette to chose from.



On to the August potholder.

6 comments:

Manise said...

Nice pot holder! A much cooler fiber to work with in the heat. Maybe I should learn how to crochet. Hmmmm....

Julie said...

Another great potholder!

Gnat said...

Wow...very pretty potholder!!

Carole Knits said...

Those are so awesome!

margene said...

The colors are perfect and the potholders are so pretty they make me want to crochet again!

micah_gideon said...

Great pattern choices and nice work. I love the colors!