In this household, like many others, we have had to work harder at saving money. At Christmas time I had wanted to purchase for myself and my MIL our favorite oven mitts, after purchasing four gloves, shipping and handling, it would have cost me almost $100.00. I couldn’t do that. So…I just decided to live with burned finger tips for a while. The gloves I had were several years old and the inside at the tips of the fingers had worn through.
I would just sort of fold the gloves over and try to use them that way, but I was getting very frustrated. I needed some oven gloves, but didn’t want the flimsy ones you can get everywhere. Well, it came to a point where I had. no. choice. but to get a replacement.
Some how our dogs got a hold of the oven glove and played tug-a-war with it and also used it as a chew toy. Having my thumb hang out was not an option for me. Since I have taken up the The Urban’s Homekeeper Challange, to make do with what you have and to make what you can for home use, I decided to do something about it.
This is what I did. Earlier in the summer of 2008, I bought some cotton yarn on clearance. I pulled that cotton yarn and crocheted two potholders for my own use. The cost for both of these was less than $1.00 and I still have a lot more yarn to make many more. 🙂
These are made using the Double-thick Diagonally Crocheted Potholder. They are thick enough to keep my fingers save. I did add more stitches to the beginning chain to make both potholders bigger.
These are now in my kitchen drawer ready for use. 🙂