OK, my turn to ask the MMP:
Please look at theseand give me some feedback, with minimal snark, if you don’t mind… I’m going to take them (and others I’ve made) to the little store that’s selling my ceramics. I call them SofTrivets - they’re crocheted cotton pads for use under hot pots, pans, and casserole dishes. The red one is a double - I crochet 2 round pieces, then join them. I’ve made them with one solid side and with patterns on both sides. The other two are crocheted with a larger hook and a double strand of the cotton yarn, so they’re quite thick and they look essentially the same on both sides. If you didn’t read the descriptions, they’re all in the 8.5-9" range - my tension varies according to how many times I’m interrupted while I’m working.
I’m thinking of asking $8 for the double strand styles and $10 or $12 for the red one and others of that style, since they take longer to make.
My husband’s grandmother gave us a half dozen of the double-sided ones many years ago. At first I thought they were kind of cheezy - especially the colors she chose - but doggone, those things are handy! I can pull a lasagne out of the oven and plop it down on a pair of 'em without worrying about the heat of the pan. Stuff off the stove or out of the microwave can go right to the table and I don’t worry about damage to my table or the plastic liner under the tablecloth. And they launder beautifully. So I thought I’d give 'em a shot. If they don’t sell, I have my Christmas presents ready this year.