Thursday, 12 January 2012

Cast iron pan handle cover

I am joining several people with today's post...I will link at the bottom.

First up:  Stash-busting.
This piece of wool from an (accidentally) felted sweater was in my stash, and has been for a few years.  I have used most of the rest of the sweater but I have a few pieces left.  I fished out the smallest ball of wool yarn I could find, and voila!...
 ...a handle cover for my cast iron skillet.  And since this was quick, and I have more than one cast iron pan...
...I made a few more.  I know that since these pans have been around for years and years (I'm sure all our grandmothers and great-grandmothers had them) that I am not the first person to ever come up with this, but it felt pretty darn good to make something so useful and quick with what I had sitting around.  I just rolled up the sweater piece so that there would be two layers top and bottom, and blanket stitched around it.  Easy, peasy, and kind of cute, no?

10 comments:

  1. What great projects and the books look lovely. Now I wonder if my library has any copies.......

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  2. Natalie, This is just what I needed. I am always almost burning myself with the handles to my cast iron pots. I have always used them and since I can't afford a Le Creusset I always will lol. I have a stash of sweaters that could definitely become some handle cozies!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. Wow, two very inspiring ideas- gardening and handle cozies! When I get my own place with a yard, I'm getting that herb garden book- I've always loved the idea of harvesting my own- plus they are so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration today! :)

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  4. Very clever re-purposing, I think I need to make some of those handle covers too!

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  5. I love the skillet handles. Brilliant!!

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  6. Oooh, love the pot handle covers!!

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  7. Nice handle covers.....very nice idea.

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  8. Those handle covers are perfect for that fabric. I am with you...keeping it until the right project presents itself. I like the fingerless mitts too. My hands are always cold so using an old sweater is perfect.

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  9. I love your re-purposing...what a wonderful idea!
    ...and your fingerless mitts are adorable! Cute 'save' with the stitching and bow!

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