Friday, May 6, 2011

Grandma's Floral Hot Pads

My grandma's birthday is soon, so I made her these potholders / hot pads.
This is the 4th fanciful flower potholder that I've made this week.  
Its fun playing around with the different color combinations with this pattern.
Then I made this matching chrysanthemum dishcloth / hot pad.  The last round took me a little bit to understand, but I finally got it.  You have to crochet down 4 rows and then back up them again to achieve the look of a flower.
Now I want to make a set of blue floral hot pads, potholders, and dishcloths for my kitchen.

In other news, I have been busy finishing making items for two swaps.  I'm looking forward to sharing these projects with you soon.  I am also in Earth Fair mode.  The Earth Fair is on May 14th, and I am the organizer of it which means that this week involves a lot of work for me.  Not only am I going to be making some last minute things to sell, but I will also be helping putting together raffle baskets, calling people, advertising, setting up tables, etc.