Definitely could use some improvement. I'll probably make another one for practice. If it works out, I'll make a bunch for the holidays. I want to believe that sewing is so much faster than knitting, but it really wasn't for the pot holder, but probably because I was learning.
Also, I'm still working on my friend kris10p's thrummed mittens.
I totally missed her birthday and now I'm scrambling to finish before it becomes warm in Chicago!