So, ever since I did the Recipe Swap, and received a recipe for Jambalaya from HippieKender, my husband has developed an interest in Cajun/Creole food. He's been reading up an various dishes, and wanted to make Etouffee tomorrow night, but realized that we don't have a cast iron skillet. (Which clearly I should have registered for when we got married. I did register for, and received a cast iron dutch oven, but apparently Jim really needs a skillet.) So we headed over to Target to pick one up today, and while we were there, Jim started looking around for one of the covers you put on the handle, since the whole pan heats up so much. I offered to make him one, but he just said, "Honey, your crafty dance card is too full to make me one." Well, that settled it. I clearly needed to drop what I was doing, which happened to be making quilted potholders for the Potholder Swap, and make him a handle sleeve. I had him pick out some fabric from my scrap bins, and made this for him, while he was busy seasoning his new pan.
The fabrics are 100% cotton, and it has a layer of cotton batting, as well as a layer of Insul-Brite in it.
Thankfully it fit well over the handle, and Jim really seemed to like it. He even made home fries and schnitzel for me in his new pan tonight.
Action shot of DH cooking dinner!