56 - behold! i have finally finished a potholder.
The pattern is the "tried to look pretty potholder." I'm not sure why the "tried" is there, because I think this is a pretty pattern. I'm going to steam block this to even it out.
My version is in araucania lonco, which is a fingering weight mercenized cotton, held double. This yarn comes in some really gorgeous semi-solid colors, but don't even get me STARTED on the skeining. Let's just say I'll never buy it again, no matter how pretty it is - unless someone else winds it for me. And I'm pretty sure this is one of those yarns that they won't wind at my LYS - for good reason.
(for those of you who remember the size 10 crochet thread I was going to use - let us never speak of that again. ever.)