Maybe 2 years ago, I never thought I'd ever do any crochet or knitting, but then I got a terrific Japanese pattern book and I tried making potholders. This cherry is the one I made for my mom. Of course, it didn't take long and I was obsessed with thread crochet.
I made this lavender flowers one for my mother-in-law when she was going in for surgery. I was still crocheting really tightly when I did this one. Of course I have about 12 rolls of various threads and all the little steel hooks you use for this kind of crochet, but my obsession did slow down. I like to do small projects, so the potholders are perfect for me.
I use the ones I didn't give away as coffee coasters. Oxyclean gets out coffee stains!
They really are useless as real potholders, but they do make me smile. Later on, I'll share the collection of Japanese books I have, including the one that has these cute potholder patterns. You don't have to read Japanese to follow them. I promise!