|The finished product|
This idea was bandied about in Ravelry sometime before Christmas a couple years ago, so I started saving the ingredients for Firestarters. I never can get my hands on sawdust very easily anymore ( you know how to make cupcake fire starters with wax and sawdust and a cupcake paper) so I started saving lint from towels and cotton sheet drying in the dryer - well blue jeans,too, as they are cotton denim.
I noted, while making these that they began to look like fire crackers, in fact I was hoping as I was putting them together that I wasn't making some sort of little bomb like thinga! Wouldn't that be special? We've had potatoes that exploded in a fire, and that was fun.
When I showed the first one I wrapped to Hubster, he commented that it looked like a big firecracker. I could see the gleam of "little boy" in his eyes.
|Here they are, all covered with wax except to that one little rascal in the second row. I went back and got him.|
I Hope you liked the tutorial on making these. I feel that they will save a whole lot of angst and blue language when it comes time to start a fire on a drippy day out camping.
I also got my hands dirty transplanting four African Violets yesterday. It's good to get your hands dirty.