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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Bumble Bee Pot Holder May 06


This is my bumble bee design. When you have black it is very hard to do something with it. Most people do not like black yarn for some reason. It does not matter to me. I created the bumble pattern.

It took me less than five hours to make. I think the hardest part was trying to decided the combination sequence. It has a stinger, 6 legs, some with pollen, and as you will notice a pair of wings.


Yoy may ask your self why a pair of wings. Well in the next photo you will see , that when you grab a lid with this potholde your thumb goes into one wing and the rest of your hand in the other. It is ambidiestrous in it's approach, you caqn use either hand.

To tell you the truth I get my inspiration from my crochet friends, they have plenty of inspiration. . I sometimes ask my friends to pick which pot holders they want from what I have made. Specially when I make unusual pot holders. I am creating at this moment a sort of fruit pot holder series.

I was amazed at how much yarn I got from the skeins I bought. I am going to be able to make lots of pot holders and dishcloths. I spent most of my afternoon very entertained with this potholder. Just befopre going out with the dog I had to take pictures. Here he is waiting for me to finish taking the picture. Thanks Buster. Thank you for stopping by, come back soon and you will see the wonders of the series. Not to be confused with the Vegetable Army of http://mostercrochet.blogspot.com and Ladylinoleum.

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2 comments:

Cheryl said...

the bumble bee is adorable!! You should sell your patterns on LuLu like Drew does!
I loved the cherry one and strawberry too, but I will admit I thought it was holly.

Most people don't like using black because it is hard to see to use .... it is for me!!!

ladylinoleum said...

OMG, I *love* the bumble bee Andy! It is ab fab! You need to do a whole set of insect potholders! C'mon, you know you wanna...then you can crochet yourself some wings and fly around together!