BitterSweet

An Obsession with All Things Handmade and Home-Cooked

Basic Blunders

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Before I just launch into another strange and perhaps absurd story, I’d like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for commenting / emailing / pre-ordering a book. I can’t possibly respond to every single comment, no matter how much I’d like to, but I wouldn’t want anyone to think that they’ve written to me in vain- Even if my time for blogging and corresponding via the internet may become seriously limited, I will still always read anything sent my way, and I’m trying my hardest to keep up with everyone else’s blogs. It’s no small task to keep tabs on almost 200 different blogs!

So anyway, I’m finding that the basics are the only thing that can be counted on in this transitional period. Even things that seem so obvious end up getting left behind, and it’s hard to compensate for their absence. Take for instance, potholders: Sure, you could always use a towel or your roommate’s clothing, (kidding!) but I don’t know about you, but fuzzy terry cloth bath towels and sweaty garments aren’t exactly conducive to good eating. That’s why despite earlier hesitation on my part, I’m now certain that my housewarming gift to a friend will come in handy. A month ago now, this friend moved out into a place of her own, and I sent her along with just this very kitchen staple, and a very fitting rendition if I do say so myself.

My only regret is not being able to visit before shoving off for school, and I can’t say for sure that they’ve been put to use yet. It’s the thought that counts, so even if my friend isn’t terribly interested in handling hot pots and pans with this gift, I’m just happy to give her a token that might be a reminder that I’m thinking of her. And if only I had been thinking about myself I might have remembered to grab my own set of potholders, in this exact pattern but in black and blue, I might have a few less unsavory meals, speckled with towel fuzz.

[Skull Holder pattern from The Happy Hooker]

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Author: Hannah Kaminsky

Author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan Desserts, Vegan a la Mode, and Easy as Vegan Pie.

8 thoughts on “Basic Blunders

  1. oh my goodness these are the COOLEST potholders!!! the skull pattern is sick – and I mean “sick” in a good way :0)

  2. Nice job on the potholders. I had The Happy Hooker book too! LOL. It’s funny how when you are crafting you never get the chance to make anything for yourself! I hope you get a chance to make yourself some blue and black potholders. If you do, we expect pictures! Don’t worry about visiting everyone’s blogs and commenting. You are one busy little chick and you need to concentrate on school as a priority so your bloggy fans, myself included, can be patient. Just remember us when you can and we will be happy with that! Hugs to you!

  3. Very cool potholders!

  4. I love these potholders, Hannah – so different and yet so cute!

  5. I just love your potholders. I am obsessed with anything pirate, and these are awesome!

    The Happy Hooker crochet book has these too. I am working on getting up the nerve to try them.

  6. Those are awesome.

    I often have trouble when I crochet from a charted pattern, getting the stitches to line up right. They often skew to one side or the other when I do it.

  7. I absolutely love these potholders! I am a crocheter, not a knitter. I wish I could do that though! I love them!

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