A bit of highly contagious potholder-making has broken out chez Shayne. I have been waiting for the right moment to join in the Harrisville potholder loom mania that hit ever once we began carrying the kits and potholder loops in the MDK Shop.
Well, that moment hit the other day while Kay and I were watching the new version of Emma. (See Kay’s post about that right here.)
I set myself up with five colors: Pewter, Winter White, Salmon, Robin’s Egg, and Powder Blue. (We have 15 colors in the Shop.) Five bags of loops nets about a dozen potholders. There’s one weirdie that didn’t make the cut for the photo shoot. (Sorry, Pewter + Bright Green From The Bag That Came With The Loom. It’s not you, it’s just the way things go sometimes.)
So ridiculously satisfying.
I’m starting to get into the real weavy ones—you know, the ones that skip a square? Fancy!
Minimal or maximal? That’s the beauty of these little squares: it takes less than an hour to go in whatever direction you feel like. Freedom!
I like the classic weave the best. Makes for a nice, flat potholder.
It’s the kind of thing that quickly grows on you. I had absolutely no intention of making a dozen potholders, but man, when you’ve got time and loops right in front of you . . . watch out!