You might remember every year around this time I participate in the annual potholder swap over on Ravelry and every year I go on a pattern rampage, trying to find the “one”, I even sleuth throughout the year looking for awesome patterns for the next year, and every year I forego all my previous must-makes & past favorites and search out something brand new! Sometimes I can’t be satisfied with ready made patterns, so I make my own, adapting and mashing together several different ideas to come up with something completely me, something I adore and when I have trouble parting with it, I know it’s the “one”.
2013 swap year requirement is only 3 potholders!
It’s a little Scandinavian cookie-ish, slightly jammie dodger esque, topped off with a sweetly petite black licorice trim.
These have an all black back, to give it the perfect amount of angst!
I know, I know black!? ACK, but it’s just right for hiding any slops, spills or scorch and I really love the contrast.
(I tried to photograph it, but honestly, it ended up just looking like a cartoon hole)
Some of the “sample” potholders from my 2012-2013 potholder trials
Snail Shell Pot Stand.
Pattern: Double Thick Place Mat and Coaster or Pot Stand by Thomasina Cummings.
Lily Pie Potholder.
Pattern: White Lily Blanket by Lena Fedotova.
Pattern: Flower Potholder by Sónia Maria.
Pattern: Hoot by Julia Madill.
Over the years I have made potholders of all shapes and sizes, and in all weights of cotton. They are some of my favorite kitchen things to make and gift, because they are as uniquely beautiful, as they are utterly useful.