I took a break from crocheting on the Popcorn Ripple Sunday and made some potholders instead. This one is my favorite, although it was end-weaving hell. Thank goodness it was just a potholder! I saw a scarf like this somewhere, and it was gorgeous. But I don't think I could handle weaving in that many ends without going bonkers.
I don't know if there's a potholder pattern like this somewhere or not, but I used the tutorial for the Box Stitch HERE to make this, and I used what cotton yarn I had in my stash.
Yes, I ran out of the red yarn I started with and had to resort to using another red I had. I was so disappointed because this took awhile to do and the difference in the red colors just messes it all up and makes ugly what would have been really pretty. Hmpf.
The pattern I used is HERE. (You have to register)
Here they are together. Dang, that red color change is just glaring. I may have to rip it out when I get to the store to buy more and fix it. I just can't look at it. It bugs me.
I made about 3/4 of another pattern HERE, but it's just a stupid pattern (read: I screwed it up). It doesn't make sense to me from Row 7 on. There isn't an even number of stitches in each petal which cannot be right (but it shows it that way in the pictures). So I threw a fit and frogged it. YOU make it using these instructions and impress me.
I took a break from cooking too and made this for dinner. YUM. This is the second one of these Family Size dinners from Stouffer's I've made, and they both were really good.