Potholder Swap 2010 (and the WINNERS)

In my never ending quest (it seems) to learn how to crochet I decided to be a "joiner" and commit myself to the Potholder Swap 2010.  I am thrilled with my decision.  I had such a great time, from choosing yarns, to coming up with a design I liked, crocheting them, and steam blocking (which might be my new fav thing to do!)
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 

I don't have contact info for either of you, so PLEASE get in touch with me by the end of the weekend.  If I don't hear back I'll choose another winner.


  1. I think I may be the Deborah? deborahbourque@gmail.com?

  2. Awesomeness! They're gorgeous. I'll bet you're ready to move on to something else, now, though. That's a lotta potholders!