Yes that's right. Craft store cotton. I can't remember the last time I worked with this stuff but on Sunday I found myself at an AC Moore putting colors together to make . . .
. . . wait for it . . .
. . . potholders.
It's all Minty's fault. Her recent post with the potholders she made for the Potholder Swap 2010 set off something inside me and I just couldn't stop thinking about it. I feel like I'm regressing to my childhood, which was filled with lots of crochet and lots of potholder-making, but I'm also having a ton of fun! I've already gotten my first "what are you, in 7th grade?" comment from the peanut gallery and I expect at least a few more of those (along with a few "what, you're slumming now?" type comments) but so be it. I actually do need potholders for the kitchen and I haven't done a swap in far too long, so I'm doing it. Judge me if you will, but if not, join in! There isn't much time left but crochet goes so fast you can probably make it if you start now . . .
Above is what I have so far, so just about 1 potholder (of 5) done. I'm using this Chickadee Potholder pattern from Lion Brand (annoying that they now make you log in to see their free patterns) but I've upsized it slightly to fit the 6" minimum for the swap. The yarn is Lily Sugar n' Cream and I'm using an H crochet hook.
I always forget how fast crochet is until I start doing it again! I can make one of these pieces in less than half an hour if I'm not distracted. Which means I should be able to make the deadline as long as I stay focused. My plan is actually to make 6 potholders so I can keep one for myself . . . but they're using so little yarn that I may end up making myself a few extra in other patterns just to use this stuff up. I definitely do NOT need craft cotton sitting in my stash! (there, how's that for fiber snob?)