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Jazz up and upcycle a jar to create the best dressed lanterns and candle lights around!
I was inspired to design these when thinking of a way to add some atmosphere to my patio this year. I love the solar mason jar lanterns, but though how nice it would be to add vibrant colors and patterns to jazz them up a bit. So, I had the idea to create them to mimic the fishing net weights you see around for decor.
Then I tested them out in the darkness of my bathroom and realized how fabulous and relaxing these are for the bath tub area, co-ordinated with the bathroom decor.
There are so many uses for these. Add them to your preserve jars, for a special finish to your table presentation.
These are fantastic stash busters and gifts. You also don't need to buy mason jars specially for these, just recycle a 1 pint / 454 - 500 ml jam jar get some spare yarn (these in the photos are made with cotton yarn,) and get knitting!
My favorite presentation?
Take a jam jar / mason jar, add a few colored glass stones in the bottom, add water half way and pop in a floating candle, et voila! A simple, pretty way to create a lovely atmosphere, with dancing light and shadow patterns for a bathroom soak, patio, sun room, outdoor gathering, dinner party or home.
30 yards of Worsted weight
A creative Brit living in Colorado, I've been knitting since 7 years old. I crochet, draw, paint, craft, remodel houses and anything else that gets my fickle attention! Knitting, is very therapeutic to me, it slows me down and centers me. I started creating my own patterns in 2011, just, well because and was amazed they sold on etsy. It was just a fun little hobby that earned me some holiday andf ...
A creative Brit living in Colorado, I've been knitting since 7 years old. I crochet, draw, paint, craft, remodel houses and anything else that gets my fickle attention! Knitting, is very therapeutic to me, it slows me down and centers me. I started creating my own patterns in 2011, just, well because and was amazed they sold on etsy. It was just a fun little hobby that earned me some holiday andf yarn money that year. But, I got hooked (no pun intended!) and really love the creative process, combining stitches for textures along with combined with the math calulation. Sometimes designs will just come to me when I see a certain style someone is wearing and think about what would look nice in a neckline. Sometimes I find an interesting stitch technique and fabric and imagine a design in it. Sometimes it takes many weeks and trial and errors to work something out. I can't tell you how many times I start, get 1/2 way and then pull it out and start again! I think my mix of creative and methodical is due to being ambidextrous - I'm left handed but knit right handed, along with many things I do in life.
I knit English style, I learned to speed knit from my great aunt by tucking my right needle under my right arm and let my left / dominant hand do the work. It allows me to work fast while getting great, even tension throughout the project.
I've owned my own knitting shop in the past, but now knit for fun and design easy, practical, wearable knitwear that a beginner or experienced beginner can work. I currently sell my patterns on Etsy.com, Ravelry.com and here. One day, I hope to run a blog and add video instruction to my patterns; but like many, time prohibits. Until then, they are written instructions and charts.
I'm always willing to help my customers with any questions and welcome feedback to improve or add patterns that customers suggest.