I'm not really a candle kind of gal. I own a few of them but I rarely light them. I'm not sure why...possibly because if they're really nice ones received as gifts, I don't want to light them and use them all up, and because if they're not really nice ones....well, there doesn't seem much point in lighting them in the first place.
I am a fan of the humble tealight, however, so when I saw a whole load of crochet-covered-jar-tealight-holders on Pinterest, I thought 'Hey, there's a quick and easy little crochet project for me'.
This little jar only took me an hour or so (or two and a half episodes of Friends on Comedy Central, to be precise. With it being so cold lately, I'm spending lots of time in the living room in front of the TV as it's nice and warm in there. I've started measuring my time in TV shows.). The entire thing is worked in single crochet, double crochet and treble crochet with a few rows worked into the back-loops only for texture.
I can't wait to make up a few more and have a pretty arrangement of sizes, shapes and colours. Unfortunately, I don't seem to eat a lot of food which comes in jars so I might have to wait a while to add to my collection or start collecting empty jam jars from friends like the boy from Stig of the Dump (remember that?) who used them to build Stig a window. I think I'm going to do one with little cut-out heart motifs in it next time, wouldn't that be cute?