This is my first finished project for 2015 and I have to say
I really love it. I started making this pot holder just after the New Year and finished it about two weeks ago. It is made of two crocheted
squares joined together, with embroidery on one side. I'm a big fan of cross-stitch on crochet and knitting and stitching those three flowers
was an absolute pleasure.
The pattern is from Kat Goldin's book hook, stitch & give and
has a cute name - 'kitschy koo'. I used Stylecraft and Drops Muskat
cotton yarns, all leftovers from other projects. It's always satisfying
to make something from fabric and yarn scraps, especially when
it turns out nice and useful like this. I'm all for decorative,
functional and stash-busting makes and, I'm sure you can tell
by now, I really enjoyed this project. My husband is not too sure
about this though. He doesn't dislike crochet - he loved the shawl
that I made for his mum last Christmas. I think it's just a bit
too retro-tastic for him. I completely disagree. But he doesn't mind it
in our kitchen so I'm happy with that. And after all, no one's perfect!
Just in case anyone is interested, I have found that mercerised
cotton yarn is better for cross-stitching. This yarn doesn't split
and gives a neater finish. So that's it from me for now.
I hope you're all having a good start to the week.