Wednesday, February 9, 2011
It's What I've Been Working on Wednesday! Heart trivet potholders
I starting making these a few weeks ago, and oddly enough it wasn't because Valentine's Day is approaching. It just occurred to me that a heart is the perfect shape for a potholder trivet. Here's the backs. I'll explain why they are all different.
I started out with this one... a pain in the you-know-what to line up the finger pouches. I pinned them in place before sewing, but they still managed to move around on me. At least they were still function, or at least I thought, until a friend with smaller hands than me said they were too big & her fingers slipped out of them.
Next I made these. The finger pockets are closer together, so good for small & big hands! .... but they are still wonky & unsymetrical :(
Then, I saw this design on a craft website, and voila!... a little sloppy on my stitching here, but symetrical pockets! I just need to make them a little closer together now, for the small of hand.
Jack has been loving his cashmere solar system pillow, but informed me that I really needed to add Pluto (it's a dwarf planet, you know!), and it made him sad that Pluto wasn't there. See the smallest brown circle at the end? That's Pluto. I added him last night, and all is happy again in Jackville.
Here's a sneak peek at what i'm working on, but haven't finished... a blanket made of my favorite scraps. More on that in a future What I've Been Working on Wednesday!
So, what have you been working on? Feel free, as always, to post your finished recycled wool projects on my Facebook page. I love to see them! :)