It occurred to me over the weekend that my sister's birthday was coming up next weekend (August 2nd to be precise). So I realized I should probably do something fast to crank something out for her for a gift! I was enlightened on what to make when I found some booklets I'd purchased a few months ago when I had found a cute pattern on Ravelry.
I made this chicken potholder from the Annie's Attic book "Ultimate Book of Pot Holders" #873151. It isn't available on the Annie's Attic site that I could see, but I was able to find it on another site. Cute stuff in it, but I think this is the cutest pattern. I might be biased though.
I am really pleased with how this turned out. I was a crocheter when I was a kid, but I don't think that I ever did very well with making things from patterns. I think I tended to end up free forming the stuff I made for the most part, because I sure don't remember coming up with something as cute as this potholder. I love how cute this turned out, I know that I am totally going to be making this again, possibly even a second one for my sister's birthday, though it won't be a white one. I think one is enough of the white.
The thing that is amusing me a great deal about this pattern is that as the day has gone on and the beak and the wattle have rubbed against the surfaces in my purse, they've curled up off the face a little more which is making this look even more fab.
At least I'm easily amused.