I keep hearing that the price of cotton will be going up soon. My favorite yarn to work with is cotton, so when I saw Lily's Sugar'n Cream on sale for $1 a skein yesterday, I bought a bunch of skeins. Then last night I took out my ball winder and made a bunch of yarn cakes with the new skeins. They looked so pretty that I just had to make something. With Easter on my mind I wanted to make something simple for the holiday. A year or two ago I had made an egg shaped hot pad. So I decided to make another one. This is a free pattern from lionbrand. They also have a knitted version. The pattern calls for 3 strands of yarn held together, but I only used 2 strands (the two ends of a skein). Two strands is thick enough for this hot pad. I also used an I hook vs the H hook that the pattern called for.free pattern from lionbrand.