April 19, 2011
Pinwheel Rose potholders
Despite a gazillion other things going on, I'm so happy I persevered and finished these for the 2011 Potholder Swap (on Ravelry, on Flickr): they make me so happy! I'm also really pleased that I was able to crochet a shape other than a square, which was one of my goals for this year's swap.
I even like the textured, though solidly-colored, backs!
Yarn: Tahki Cotton Classic, 100% mercerized cotton. I wasn't as good this year at keeping track of the different colorways I used as I've been in the past. Some were half skeins from the stash, and others were freshly purchased. I know I needed just about a full skein of yarn to crochet the back, the rose in the middle, and the decorative ruffles. I suppose this we would call the "contrast color." Obviously less yarn for the front (main color).
Crochet hook: size C (2.5 mm) from this set, which is still my favorite (use code EEDX113 for 50% off until 4/23/2011).
The one thing that wasn't particularly thrilling was the realization that two of the potholders came out the exact colors of two NFL teams: the Minnesota Vikings and the Miami Dolphins.
But for this I take absolutely no credit: I had my husband pair up the colors one late evening when I had simply exhausted all my energy for the day. Being a huge NFL fan, I think it was only natural that these color pairings emerged. I hope the NFL potholders will be loved all the same ;).