A potholder is, somehow, a pretty satisfying thing to make. It only takes a couple hours, it uses up (again with this?) your scraps, and then it gives you a big thrill when you see it, all colorful and fancy-looking, sitting there on your table. It also keeps you from getting burned, which is a nice bonus.
This is, of course, the fabled Mandala Potholder by Crochet with Raymond, and which incorporates the African Flower Pattern devised by Lounette Fourie and Anita Rossouw. If you haven’t made one of these yet, and I’m sure you have because I think I’m the last one on the boat here, you should do so, immediately. They’re pretty fun, and it only took two episodes of The Middle and one episode of Modern Family to get it done.
I realize it’s going to get wrecked as soon as someone uses it, but that isn’t bugging me this time, I don’t know why—maybe because that would be my excuse to sit down and make another? Yeah, I think that’s it!