Archive for October, 2006

Candles and recycling

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

This link for olive oil lamps is inspiring. I’ve been pondering a replacement tea lights ever since corresponding with someone regarding soy tea lights. Their sustainability concern is the little metal cups. Skimming around the web i’m finding many different statements about olive oil lamps and other vegetable oil lamps. I note that there’s this floating vegetable oil light. They note “special wicks” for vegetable oil.

On the other hand, there are web assertions that any wick will do — the Lehmans’s construction looks pretty straightforward. Ponder.

Meanwhile, i don’t seem to be able to make decent candles recycling the stubs and wax. I don’t want to make pretty ones so much as just be able to use up the wax. I may make a trip to Michael’s to buy wicks. I have been using kitchen candles….


Crochet pattern purchase

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

I do like the oak leaf and acorn motif in this scarf, even though i don’t really like the scarf (scarflette) design. I can imagine incorporating the motifs into some neck-laces. So, i bought the pattern.

Here’s the description:

The Mighty Oak Scarflette is like an oak branch you can wear!
(Albeit, much much softer). Fun and whimsical acorns and oak leaves
adorn this mini-scarf. You can make the leaves and acorns in any
combination of colors; take inspiration from the different species of
oaks and different stages in the season.

Also, there’s Mighty Acorn – a sweet little friend you can crochet.
He’s bigger than the acorns in the scarflette but small enough to fit
in your hand, pocket, or whereever! AND, you get him at NO additional
charge if you buy the Mighty Oak Scarflette pattern – yay!

Book Arts Jam 2006

Saturday, October 14th, 2006

I had GIS homework to do at Foothill’s campus so stopped at the Book Arts Jam. The exhibition was much more interactive than last year: more like vendors than a gallery. While i can see why exhibitors and most folks might like that better, i found it too crowded and contrary to my desires. there was a slide show of some Bay Area Book Arts‘ members work. I sat through some of that. At home i went through the URLs of exhibitors listed in the program. A set of those links are in a collection.

Yarn for cheap

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

I just snagged eight balls of sage green suede yarn on sale for a dollar. Woo! — pattern — Crochet Along — deeper V