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Busiest Potholder Ever Crocheted?
Oh dear. I'm not quite sure how to explain this mess. Let's just say, it didn't turn out like I expected.
- Go easy on the variegated yarn.
- There is such a thing as too much orange.
...And the Second Busiest Potholder...
Some people just never learn.
Filed under "What on earth was I thinking?"
The OTEAM! Monstrosity Potholder
My friend Shirley is a Los Angeles Lakers fanatic. She has a Lakers sweatshirt. She has a Lakers hat, and a Lakers keychain, and a whole bunch of different Lakers T-shirts. You know what she doesn’t have? Crocheted potholders in Lakers colors.
In hindsight, I am thinking it should stay that way. But, good friend that I am, I was going to try to make her a pair.
My next mistake: I had the bright idea that I should share the pattern with you all, too. Why not? Why not, indeed.
Then it occurred to me that "Lakers" is a trademarked term. And that I don't want to get sued for trademark infringement. And that most of y'all aren't in Los Angeles, and could care less about the Lakers anyway.
OK, fine. Let's do a more general type of design, which could be adaptable to many different teams Good idea, right? Riiiiiiight.
I decided on "Go Team!" for the text. I chose yellow and purple yarns, charted the design, and set to work crocheting and cross stitching. I was able to semi-ignore the fact that the yellow and purple were looking icky together. What I couldn't ignore: At the end, I ran out of space to stitch my "G." That was most perplexing, as I thought I'd counted carefully.
So, I tried again.
I was crocheting along until my sarcastic husband asked, "Are you making a potholder, or a table cloth?" I had to admit, at more than 9 inches wide, it was quite the oversized potholder.
Fail. At that point, I admitted defeat and set the project aside. Perhaps someday I will try again... or maybe not. Sorry, Shirley. In the meanwhile, I am happy to recommend the team spirit hat pattern instead. Enjoy!
Have you bungled any crochet projects lately? If so, you're invited to share them! Be sure to post your lessons learned too; that will help other crocheters to learn from your mistakes.
Thanks in advance to everyone who contributes.