Don't you just love crochet?
That women could use a little metal hook and a few balls of string to make these potholders is nothing short of magic.
Sometimes I run across an old crochet book and entertain the notion that I will take up crochet myself someday.
This book is filled with little things that every household should have.
Like cat and dog potholders. Or those flowered handle covers.
Or the little cottage potholders.
My tiny chicken handle cover is similar to the one on the cover of the book, so I won't have to make one of them.
Not that crochet should be limited to the kitchen. I have several of these pincushions (left) that are meant to resemble wide-brimmed hats. I mean to dress this one up with some ribbon and millinery flowers. At first I thought the little gold piece was a change purse.
But now I think it's actually a compact case.
I got entirely too carried away taking photos. I'll show you the things I really wish I knew how to make tomorrow.