Today's pattern comes to us courtesy of the premier issue of Weekend Crochet magazine, circa 1991:
Ok can we just pause for a moment to say, "Seriously?!?! 1991?!?!" To me, everything about this picture screams 1970's kitchen, but maybe its just me. That said, on to the details!
I thought the idea of the lid lifter for the Corningware pot was too adorable, and since this year Santa stuffed some fun Lily Sugar and Cream cotton into my stocking, (and by "Santa" I mean my one of a kind fantastic awesomely sweet mommy...yes I am 32 and my momma still makes me a stocking every year--jealous?) I set to work on my very own Lid Lifter.
I fell in love! Little bit of a challenge with the squiggly bit around the edge, but it gives it a certain wow factor combined with the striped yarn, no?
Once I had this in my hands it just begged for matching friends, and I spent the next four or so hours (give or take!) making a set.
And the ever important and completely useful Handle Holder:
Ah, the lovely things I never knew I needed!
Here's the part where I confess that I absolutely hate cooking and will likely never actually use them myself. I'm hoping that my loving ERL will put his manly-ness aside and use them at least once to appease me.