May 21 2012


My schedule has been unusually hectic the last few weeks and I didn’t have time to post the amazing potholders I received in the recent potholder swap over on Ravelry. But look at these fab handmade lovelies I got…

potholder swap 2012-potholders received

I’m so impressed by the quality and creativity of everyone involved. I’m already looking forward to next year’s swap!

And here are my finished potholders that I sent off to live in someone else’s collection. It’s especially nice knowing how much the recipients appreciate handmade items. The swap is a win-win in every way.

potholder swap 2012

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If you missed out on this year’s swap, don’t fear… there’s a dishcloth swap coming up in the same group which should be just as fun. And of course, you can start planning early for next year’s swap!

Mar 27 2012

It’s Potholder Frenzy Time Again

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Yep, it’s that potholder swappin’ time of year which means I’m busy crocheting potholders once again. Last year’s swap was so much fun that I’ve actually been looking forward to this year’s right since the minute I sent last year’s off. Crazy, huh?!?

I’ve got a nice stash of Drops Muskat cotton from Nordic Mart and I’ve been swatching away and think I’ve finally decided upon this pretty pinwheel motif that I got from one of my Japanese stitch dictionaries. I’m still tweaking it as my front is clearly too small so I’ll add another round so it doesn’t pucker.

Come join us in the potholder swap group on Ravelry so you can catch a little potholder frenzy yourself.