Okay. So I have a household. One that needs running. And as I am a housewife of the efficient kind, I like my household stuff to be practical. Makes sense, right?
But what doesn't make sense to me is why I can only get these huge, rigid oven mitts to protect my hands from oven disasters. Really, I can't work with those things. It's like sewing with thimbles. Just no good. I need to feel what I'm doing. To have some grip. Some control.
And so I went and made my own oven mitts.
But what's so special about those? Well, for one, they aren't mitts. They are just squares. But used folded in two, so they're rectangles really. Rectangles that fit perfectly in the palm of my hand.
And they're not rigid... because they are knitted. In cotton.
What? Won't they catch fire? Heck no! Remember, when taking things out of or placing things into the oven, speed is of the essence. You just don't linger long enough to burn your digits to a crisp.
And so without further ado, here they are, the most practical and most used knitted items that I've ever owned:
So, a thick cotton thread meant to be knitted with needles 5mm but in reality firmly knitted with needles 3,5mm. A simple basket weave pattern and a little loop just for show as I keep them in a neat stack, right next to the cooker.
Silly really how I can be this pleased over something this small. But I am. Really pleased. And really efficient.