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Pot holders

I found some finished projects that never made it to the blog.

Mandala Potholder

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Old Fashioned Potholder

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This one is from a Japanese book

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Stir Me Up potholder

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There was a Potholder CAL  a while back on   SAARC group on Ravelry.I wanted to make a several to fill up a wall but all I could manage were these four.

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August is another birthday month for us. This month A turns thirteen . I can’t tell you how strange it feels to think I’m a mother of  teen. I mean,I haven’t grown up at all and still a teen in my head.Then how come I am a mother to a teen already?!

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Potholders

I managed to finish up two potholders

Potholders/Dishclothes are such a  great way to practice stitches or say ,test waters if you can really endure the pattern for a scarf.

The Waffle stitch I loved_  the ombre sugar and cream yarn in this colour works out so well I think _

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the Basketweave not as much although I do like the colour I’ve kind of got bored with it after doing so many projects in this colour.

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If you are interested , you can find the pattern at Knit Bug

What really excited me about these potholders are the back! The green fabric I just adore, it was in the pack Shanna gave me.IMG_1885 I did a little stipple free motion practice on them, and then stitched it on the back with a walking foot.I really liked the  tutorial for the backing  I found .There are two parts to it check it out. part one part twoIMG_1886

Originally these were going to be Christmas gifts, but then I changed my mind, and only finished them now.Its a good thing I waited because, I found the perfect backing fabric and labels too 🙂

I found a nice little label kit at the craft store, that comes with a permanent pen, a stencil and a fusible tape

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Pot holders

Here are pictures of  two of the Christmas gifts I made.

Pattern : Ripple Potholder

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Pattern : Modern Vintage Potholder

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For the patterns I used

Hook : 3.75 F hook

Yarn :  Schachenmayr nomotta Catania

Until someone mentioned it to me , I didnot realise that we were at the end of a decade. A lot of things  happened this past decade:Came to a foreign land.Discovered the joy of working with my hands.Discovered Crochet groups and then Blogs.Started one on MSN.(2004-2005) Lost it all when my email was hacked. Then started all over again.  Here I am now!  Its been really fun.

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Flower Potholder

I decided to make this potholder that didn’t need any blocking or had too many weaving in ,just so I’d have something crocheted to show.

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Project Details

Pattern : Potholders Japanese Book.

Thread: I used the thread that Marvie sent me for centre.And the Varigated thread is Anchor Lifestyle Thread I bought from Mimi KAM15, I think.

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Hook: 1.75 mm

This book is really great and I have so many patterns I want to make from it.

It has a cute chicken, those adorable dresses and bloomers and also a scotty pattern in it.

Being used to the Ondori Japanese books with its charts and instructions in English it takes a while to get used to the instructions in Japanese. But you can figure out most of the stuff with help the charts. Its no big deal.

Another potholder that I found on a blog as a vintage pattern is also there.Will update the link, once I remember where I saw it.

The only thing I wished when making this potholder was , that we get the sugar and cream type cotton yarns more here. With Sugar and Cream or Bernat Cotton, this would be perfect.

Thread actually makes it look small.I should have used two or three strands of thread held together.

I personally like the cotton yarn instead of using several strands of thread held together.

In other news,The quilt as you go quilt is coming out nicely too.Sitting on the floor and cutting is so comfortable .

The thing that I need to do asap, is to figure out a way to make the excited imp I have , sit and watch instead of jumping across my rotary cutter holding hands on the floor.