The knitted version of the double-thick potholder is coming along nicely. I’m past the difficult part, went ahead and grafted the beginning opening closed, and it won’t be much longer before I graft the other seam closed. I want a good, firm fabric for a potholder so I’m using a size 5 needle. It’s the smallest size I thought I could handle and still be able to knit with worsted cotton yarn off a cone. Quite often, I have found that coned cotton tends to be a tad stiffer than the smaller skeins of cotton yarn.
At first I thought this was going to be too large, but now I think it will be perfect. I need a nice size pad to use on the counter and I plan on making another one to match it so we can use them to take things out of the oven. Brad really needs a larger size potholder for his big old man hands and these should work just fine. (I call him my Bear…well, Teddy Bear really…and he has fair sized bear paws for hands.) He’s strong as an ox and whatever he grabs hold of is going to move!
You can see the circular tube with the provisional cast-on. After I got further along so that I could easily knit with the seam finished I went ahead and removed the cast-on and grafted the opening.
It went very well and I should have this finished in a couple of hours.
Brad brought home BBQ for lunch and then had more for dinner. I opted for homemade chicken soup for my dinner with a bottle of Reed’s Ginger Beer, Extra Ginger, to wash it down.
It’s been sunny and a bit windy all day, was very windy last night. The wind woke me up a couple of times rattling the window screen during the night. The warmest it got today was up to 32°. It’s 29° now at about 7:40 pm and will be 19° by sunrise. Good day to stay indoors and knit!