Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Crochet: Betcha don't have potholders like these!

OK, just one more potholder post - I promise! After finishing with yesterday's post I remembered some potholders my mom had. Then it occurred to me I probably had them somewhere. I dug around in all the likely places (NOT the kitchen) and found them! My mom had pinned a note to them indicating that they had been made by her Great Aunt Emma and given to my mom at her bridal shower. I wish I could say more so you'd have to scroll down to see the photo... because they really should be revealed with a big TA-DA...



Yup - they're his and hers and they've got openings at the top and legholes just like the garments they're modeled after. They're a little two-dimensional, but that's sort of a requirement for potholders. I don't think these potholders have ever done duty in the kitchen, though with those handy loops perhaps I should hang them on the fridge just as a conversation starter!

15 comments:

santos. said...

ha! love 'em.

rowena said...

Conversation starters indeed! Despite my reluctance to start on a new hobby that I might not follow through on, these would most definitely make a statement on the big american fridge. Imagine the looks of my guests in a couple of weeks when they check out the huge side-by-side. "Hey Rowena, do they exhibit their underwear on the fridge in Hawaii??!!"

Har-har-har......

Zarah Maria said...

Tee-hee! Crazy fun!

Cathy said...

Hi Santos! Aren't they great? I only remember my Aunt Emma as an elderly woman who gave me M&M's when we visited (and had a gigantic collection of ceramic salt and pepper shakers)... but she must have had a wonderful sense of humor.

Hi Rowena! I just knew you'd get a kick out of these :)

Hi Zarah! Perhaps not what you were envisioning for the countdown to Christmas, but yes, fun nonetheless!

Cakespy said...

Ha! I love these. I'd love to have them out when my mother in law comes over to shock her! ;-)

Leigh said...

Yay! Some fiber content too! Actually, potholders are an excellent gift idea, though I would never be able to come up with something as clever as these!

Cathy said...

Hi Cakespy! I toyed with the idea of hanging them up here just to see what reaction I'd get, but then chickened out - I'd probably splash something on them!

Hi Leigh! Yes, I'm in the mood for more fiber less food :) Unfortunately, I'm not getting much done with either these days! I've got one Christmas knitting project going and one sewing project on hold. Next weekend I'll be back to baking cookies - Christmas cookies!

Justin Marx said...

Very nice. How can I get a set of those?

Anonymous said...

Those are adorable!!!! Do you have a pattern for them or know whereI can find one??? I am fairly new to crochet, so I can't look at something and know how to do it. LOL!! my e-mail is mammasnakeyes@yahoo.com

Jo

Sweet Linda said...

My Mother made potholders like these!! And I think she has the patterns somewhere, if I can find them. :o) I'll see if I can find them and will let you know. Please don't expect anything immediately, however, as I'm sort of slow (most of the time)!!

Linda

Sweet Linda said...

Just remembered I'd seen something on Best Free Crochet!!

http://www.bestfreecrochet.com/free-crochet-pattern/vintage-bloomers-potholder-free-crochet-pattern/

This pattern is only for the pants, but it would not be hard to convert. But I'm still looking for Mother's patterns!!

Sweet Linda

Sweet Linda said...

Okay !! Not excatly like these, but this is a free pattern that is very similar:
http://www.bestfreecrochet.com/free-crochet-pattern/vintage-bloomers-potholder-free-crochet-pattern/

or

This site is closer to these, but you do have to pay for them:
http://zeldasemporium.ecrater.com/p/809611/panties-boxers-cheesecake-vintage-potholders

Still haven't found my Mother's patterns yet :o( ~~ But am still searching. :o)

Linda.

Handcrafter said...

MY G'ma made these, too. She had them on her fridge.

margaret said...

Have you found your mother's patterns yet for the potholders?

Anya Eden said...

You mentioned a problem with having a hole in the middle of your pot holders and not knowing how to crochet so that there was not a hole in the middle. I wanted to let you know about a step called the Magic ring. It is a way of beginning your project without that hole in the center. It completely closes it off.. (wait for it)... Magically... ha!
Anyway, the link is here and it is really very easy to do and learn.

http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-crochet-the-magic-adjustable-ring/

And also here:
http://carinascraftblog.wardi.dk/2010/07/crochet-magic-ring-tutorial.html

I included a couple of websites so that you could learn from both in case one was easier for you than the other.
This is really very easy to learn and it helps a whole bunch.
Cheerio