I got the first batch of my Hankie Potholders back from Kim yesterday. I like them so much I was inspired to make more today.
They came back with a surprise, something I should have anticipated, but overlooked. When I made them I had a distinct idea of which side was up. But I never let Kim know. I’m not sure how she made her decisions (I haven’t had a chance to talk to her yet) but I just loved each one of them. I was actually pretty boring about it, making each dance line go from top to bottom. But Kim flipped them around, making them even more lyrical.
I’m going to do the same with the rest of the Hankie Potholders I make. Letting Kim decide which way it up. I like it because it makes me let go of the process a bit. Like sending your kid off to Kindergarten and trusting they”ll come back a little different, in a good way, that has little to do with you.
The first 25 of my Hankie Potholders will go to my Kickstarter backers. Then I’ll be making some to sell.