This is all my sister's fault! In December we were baking cookies and she said "how can anyone who sews so much have such worn out potholders??!" So I cut out some potholders. Of course I never got them made before Christmas! I pulled them out and thought it wouldn't take long to whip them together. Wrong WRONG WRONG!! BUY THEM!! Here they are--crooked thumbs, lumpy top stitching, uneven ends.