7.08.2010

cherry pie potholder


Cherry pie has to be my most favorite pie.

And I got it in my head that I would make one. From scratch. So after pitting about 400 cherries & smelling the pie bake in the oven I couldn't wait to cut a slice & enjoy this delicious treat.

After pulling it out of the oven I realized something extremely obvious.

This was not going to be a delicious pie because the cherries were swimming in red water. Yes, bobbing up & down like apples in a wash basin at Halloween time. Ugh. I mean! --it was awful all the way down to saturating the crust into a wet, soggy mess....

Okay. So making a cherry pie in my kitchen is just not happening. But.....I could crochet a potholder that looks an awful lot like a cherry pie, right?

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This didn't start out as a 'hey! why don't I make a potholder that resembles a cherry pie?!'


It just began with putting colors together from scraps of cotton in my stash & using a G hook...


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....and of course, I had to look up a motif in one of my most favorite books:


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..and did you know? Edie Eckman has another you-must-add-this-to-your-collection book:





So I sat and paged thru these 2 delightful books, & decided on motif # 24 & border #21.




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Then by continuing to crochet round after round in either red, white or butter yellow, this became 'potholder-size' rather quickly.
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And the back of this cherry pie potholder was just as easy -- simple sc, hdc or dc crocheted in a circular pattern.
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My culinary skills may be lacking, but hey! ---> I can replicate a cherry pie with just plain ol' crochet cotton & a hook.




27 comments:

Sandy said...

Great job as usual! Your so inspirational!
Thanks
Sandy :)
Love ya to stitches

Caroline said...

Your pie potholder is darling! Icve checked out the first book from my library now i'll have to look up the second!

Saritha said...

This is so pretty!!!

Shropshire Suz said...

Fabulous Cherry Pie...adore it

Aisyah Helga said...

That is gorgeous,Dawn!! Love the bright red color! I've never tasted cherry pie before(I don't like too sweet stuffs) but they must be good...

Jeanne said...

I'm so sorry your cherry pie didn't turn out. I would have been soo frustrated, but I love how you decided to create something completely fun instead! Great job!

Thanks, too, for the book recommendation. I just checked and my local bookstore has it in stock and I am armed with a coupon! Yay!

Have a great weekend!

Killiecrankie Farm said...

So glad I found your blog - what an inspiration.
Your colour selection brightens our dull winter weather - a taste of Summer :)

Marilyn said...

...and the pot holder has fewer calories.....if you're worried about silly things like that....and they last longer!!! Great idea, I'm off to find some cherry coloured yarn!!!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Wow, love that potholder. I am really liking the combinations of red, white and yellow these days.
Teresa

countrycosy said...

Thank you Dawn for that lovely post that is, as usual, a great source of inspiration. Thank you too for the pattern references. I just need to by the second book (first thing when I return home). Big sunny hugs. Rachel D.

Muriel said...

one more great production of yours.. love the colours and the cherry make belief..congratulations

SUADDA said...

This is so very "SUMMER"! Love it! =)

Dolci Fusa said...

Absolutely GORGEUS!
Veronica

Doris Sturm said...

That's beautiful - great job :-)

Cami said...

haha! I'm totally with you. Not much of a baker, but man can I crochet! :) Beautiful project!

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Pink Flower said...

Utterly gorgeous! What super neat work x

Andi said...

Lucky me I just happen to have this book and the yarn. Guess I will just have to make one...:)
It looks incredible!

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SUADDA said...

Thank you for your sympathy! Yes I must find a way...

PS. I have made an order for "Beyond the square" today. Thanks a lot for the tip! =)

Joanna said...

That is one cute potholder. You really are talented.

QuiltedSimple said...

LOVE your potholder - much easier than baking a cherry pie:) and the purses are fantastic - you are amazing
kris

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Beansieleigh said...

This is so cute, and I'd love to try the Oda/Hexagon tote bag too. Yours came out beautiful, and I love the bright colors! Nice to meet you.. I'm now a follower! ~tina

Flo said...

It's incredible... I'm hungry... Bravo !

martha puri natasande said...

OH MY GOD... I'm going crazy seeing your blog. your blog is AWESOME!
you are my inspiration :)

cheers,
Puri
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