My potholders are ancient. I seriously don't remember even buying any of hte ones I currently own. And, they don't get washed as often as they should (said while covering my hands over my face in embarrassment).
They are those things I just never think to spend money on. They work well enough and are hidden in a drawer most days.
But they all have some type of hole in them. Instead of throwing them away, I know how to hold it so that it holds the pan without me getting burnt.
At least that works most of the time.
I know there's a spiritual connection I can make here, but I'm feeling a bit cheesy these days--like I'm trying to find something deep in the painting that is really just a big red splotch of color.
So, I'll stop.
How old are your potholders? How many do you have? How often do you get new ones?