I have learned to crochet. Kind of. I have made my first hot pad but it seems I crochet so tight that my stitches--are they stitches?--are too close together and my hot pad is tiny. Just the size for removing one baked potato at a time from the oven. But, I tell you, that sucker is thick and hardy; no baked potato shall burneth my little hand. (The potato in this photo is small.)
I'm so proud. Now I shall attempt to make one big enough to remove a cake pan.
PS And it only took me hours and hours and hours. I've been working on it on and off since our mini class on Thursday. I'm nothing if not efficient. Our teacher, the wonderful Judy, says she can make one in an hour and a half. I choose to ignore those words.
PPS And aren't I so clever to buy yarn that already looks dirty? That way I won't know if I should feel guilty about my dirty hot pad or not. Not only an I efficient but my self esteem now soars because of my clever buying habits.