Wednesday, October 19

Cozy Sweater Candles

People who know me know that I can't knit. Actually, they probably wouldn't know whether I can or not, since knitting isn't something I talk about with people who know me. Or with anyone, actually. Since I can't knit. Ahem.

But that doesn't mean I don't appreciate lovely cable-knit sweater. And who doesn't, really? I love 'sweater weather' and I defy you to find anyone who doesn't. Sweaters are so rad we use them as weather adjectives.

After all, we don't say 'Bermuda shorts weather' because Bermuda shorts are horrible.

I think I may have gone a bit off the rails there. Anyway, sweaters are awesome, and I've fashioned some little sweaters for my candle holders because candles are awesome too. 



The no-knit tutorial is after the jump!



The first thing you have to do is go through your winter clothes and realize that a lot of your old sweaters don't fit anymore. You'll also need to discover that you can only find one of your cream-colored cable-knit boot socks.

These realizations will depress you a little bit. But you'll soon turn that frown upside down! Because then you're going to realize you have everything you need to make adorable candle sweaters!
 What I did was cut off the sleeves and pull them up around some glass cylindrical hurricanes from the dollar store. Then, that's all. 
 It ain't fancy, but dude. I am nothing if not totally unfancy. My lone boot sock was cut off at the ankle and given the same glass hurricane treatment as the sleeves. At one point I even grabbed some sparkling cider and considered it as a bottle cozy, and I think I may keep it in mind the next time I need a hostess gift.
And I've just reread all of this and realized I spent my afternoon putting bottles into socks, and the thing that alarms me most is how typical that is for me.

Whatever. Sweaters are cool.



7 comments:

  1. Really fun! I like how the light plays off the colors. Definitely a fun project!

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  2. You scored again! Going to try this!

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  3. Love this! Definitely gives the 'warm and cosy' feeling :)

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  4. I love the cozy feel the candles give off :)

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  5. Lovely candles! Very innovative.

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  6. Fabulous idea! For sure I'll be looking for my lone socks.

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  7. Honestly, I'm thinking of just going and buying some funky socks from TJ Maxx and using those. (Of course I just did my closet clean-out...ugh!)

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