This all started with me thinking I could use up a bunch of Schaefer Yarn's Laurel I had in my stash. Then, of course, they needs coordinating solids, so when I was in Florida last week I HAD to go to the yarn store(s) to find the perfect matches. The blue and green potholders use Paton's Grace (held double)and the red one uses Reynold's Saucy. I ended up trying a few different designs, and in the end was the most happy with this flower motif that I got from this book. I modified it some and then backed them with a single crochet circle so no hands can get burned.
I'll post about the potholders I receive in the exchange when they arrive. I've been having SO much fun following on Flickr and seeing what everyone is creating. (And maybe doing a little bit of dreaming about which ones will end up taking our cookies out of the oven!)
And now for the winners of the Toe-Up Giveaway:
#27- Sparkle and #13 Deborah.