Supply and Demand /Sunday Sampler

Sunday Sampler

Daughter #1 is moving off to grad school and she mentioned she didn’t have many pot holders. You have to understand, she’s as burn-your-fingers prone as I am. So this is an issue for consideration. And, being as I have a supply, I will fill this demand.

Momma Econ 101

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First is the scrappy, upcycled version with denim backing. Very durable and good for protecting those 10 digits.

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Next is a more decorative style and honestly makes a better trivet than pot holder.  Protecting your counter or table top is essential. Also, wool products are self-extinguishing so a good choice for those extra hot pans.

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This is a Hexi made of cotton yarn and would double as either a dishcloth or trivet.

For your educational enjoyment, let me say that cotton will not melt. It will burn, yes. But not melt. A good protective item to have between your dishes and the table.

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But of course the best fire prevention is this item.

I told you this was Momma Econ 101!!

 

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A new digital issue arrived in my email today of a favorite crochet magazine.

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The yarn weight is one of the first things I look at because, naturally I have that “4 Medium” yarn in my stash. The thing about this pattern is that it could  lend itself to other yarn weights. And weight is an issue around here with a heat index of 102.

And did you see the line “Gauge is not important for this project“? That is my personal invitation.

Here’s the ‘to do’ pattern picture. I would pick a ‘Natural’ color rather than the Hot Pink. And some lighter weight yarn would mean more motifs. But I think the result would be stunning. Time to search that fiber collection for possibilities.

 

New Stuff

Feeling pretty content that I have graduated in my Crochet Experience to accomplish this motif. Reading and Understanding  a pattern can be the most difficult part of crochet. There are a variety of pattern examples of which I won’t bore you with at this time.

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This version uses Gold Metallic #5 thread and “Fern” #5 thread. It’s about 2 1/2 inches square.

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Here we have a #3 Scarlet and Antique White Combo

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This shows the size comparison with different thread sizes.

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Motif in hand, this picture was taken by a different camera.

Feeling thankful we invested in that new Canon!!