Tuesday, November 09, 2010
While this kind of item has traditionally been called "potholders" they are really just for looks, for "decorative purposes only." They are made from size 10 cotton thread, and are just not thick enough to protect your hands or counter tops from hot pans or dishes.
I have run across several folks (mostly crochet magazine editors who do not crochet) who just don't 'get' it. "But you can't really use that to pick up a hot pan, it is too thin, it has holes in it!" they exclaim. That is why I also like to add the label "wall art" to my thread potholder designs. After all, I think they are little works of art, why not display them as such?
Anyway, I hope you like "Christmas in Gingerbread Land!"