I’ve been watching a lot of TV lately. I don’t know what it is- the heat, the reduced work load, something repressed from my childhood- but I can sit for hours and watch reruns. Total time suck!
To assuage my guilt a little, I’ve been trying to crochet or knit during these epic viewing marathons. HOWEVER…. I can’t take on any larger crochet or knit projects because I have two pillows I’ve been putting off for months and it just wouldn’t be fair to them. (Anyone else feel like they can’t start a new project because they’ve been neglecting an older project for months? Please say I’m not alone in this!!) So what’s a TV viewing gal to do? Crochet a hot pad, of course!
Who: This one is for my family to enjoy.
What: I was inspired by Sew Take a Hike’s tutorial here. I found a tip here about using freezer paper when sewing crochet onto fabric. What a lifesaver!!
Cost: Nothing. Again. Sorry!!! I had several bits of yarn from previous projects- so this was a great stash-busting yarn project. For the fabric, I used a very well-worn pair of khaki pants that I had in my throw away pile. It was perfect- so soft, but still very strong for use in a hot pad.