I've posted before about these felted pothandles (here and here) and now that I've had my own for a year I can't imagine how I used cast iron pans without them. We use ours constantly and the people I've gifted them to have told me the same thing. So...this year most people are getting one as a gift from me. ;-) I made two more to give away this past weekend and I have several more on the go. I knit them up (easy to knit on the go) and felt them and then needle felt a design on them.
I really enjoy making them too because there is no pattern to follow, they're just right for my slap-dash personality. ;-) I think my favourite is still the flame one I did for my Dad shown in that first link.