If you are a regular reader of The Grange Range you will remember that my lovely hubby and I spent a few days at The Old Deanery in Ripon last year. A beautiful building surrounded by stunning architecture situated directly opposite Ripon Cathedral, it was built in 1625 on the site of a former monastery.
A really relaxing break in a lovely small hotel, we spent the mornings relaxing in the lounge where we were kept in good supply of tea and coffee. It was like going back in time served just like it is at Downton Abbey: on a silver tray with a matching tea service.
Anyway whilst drinking tea and crocheting away happily the hotel proprietor approached and commented that it was years since she had seen anyone crocheting (obviously not a blogger). Then she enquired about pot holders, “why doesn’t anyone make pot holders any more?” She explained that she has a few silver teapots that don’t have the bakerlite handles so they get too hot to hold and cannot be used. I offered to make some for the hotel to test which I did; you can see them here.
The daisy was the preferred pattern so here they are all ready to send off. This pattern is available free from many sites but I got it from Bobbles&Baubles.com. We are told that the pattern originates from a Dutch lady but I could not find her to give the credit deserved.
The one in the middle was another pattern I found and wanted to try called Little Spring Mandela by Barbara of Made in K town.