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things related to Valentines Day, some of them only vaguely

Free robot valentines to download, at Indie Fixx.

Valentines Candy Week at Candy Blog.

Valentine’s goods at Fred Flare, especially the art hearts by Chris Uphues.

DIY Valentines at Cool Hunting, they include the Instructables DIY sun jar.

Making big candles last longer by snuggling tea lights inside them, at Lifehacker. Thanks to Brownie Points for the heads up.

My favoritest window screen film yet with the shadows of potted plants, at Swiss Miss.

One Good Bumblebee’s jar of whimsies at Design*Sponge.

For those in Seattle, The Stranger restaurant listings now include the option to sort by who delivers.

· comments [8] · 02-5-2007 · categories:holidays ·

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  • 1 Kim // Feb 5, 2007 at 12:07 pm

    I just noticed that you’re knitting Calorimetry. I am knitting that same project. Actually, I am having my second go at it. The first one, I was too lazy to bother knitting a swatch and it turned out big enough to fit someone with a 36″ head. Have no fear, Calorimetry, Part Deux is coming along swimmingly. Happy knitting.

  • 2 Jackie // Feb 5, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    funny, my comment is about the Calorimetry as well.
    I was wondering what kind of yarn you were using? I’m hopping to start one soon, I’m just awful at the whole gauge thing… must be the whole “didn’t ever pass a college math class” thing.
    Either way, I love your blog, I’ve been reading it for years! Its also nice to read now that you live in Seattle, I get ideas or hear about things I might miss in the areas I don’t get to, I live just south…

  • 3 Jen // Feb 5, 2007 at 7:19 pm

    Thanks for posting about the free Valentine’s! The Valentine’s are from WHiRR, a great online shop for all your robot needs.

  • 4 miranda // Feb 6, 2007 at 11:49 am

    I think that Lifehacker post is a bit questionable: you’re not actually “making the candle last longer”, you’re using it as a tealight holder that makes it look as if you’re burning a larger candle. Maybe it’s just semantics, but most pillar candles I’ve bought in the last 15+ years have come with that suggestion, up until the point when you started to be able to buy higher-end candles at Target & similar places that didn’t tend to come with as much documentation as stuff from candle stores used to.

    Ppl interested in making Calorimetry – it seems like every knitting magazine had a similar headband this winter, and that’s about the only one that didn’t have a cable. If you check out the Urban Outfitters website, they had – may not still have – a similar headband in a slightly different style that wouldn’t be hard to make into a pattern with your own yarn – figure out how wide it needs to be, cast on like 3 sts, do matched increases until you get to the width you want, etc. I liked the design a little better than Calorimetry – no ribbing, solid color, a yarn that seemed kind of like Manos. People might like to check it out.

    It’s 12 degrees and snowy here today, so I could see myself knitting a headband or hat tonight. :)

  • 5 Bonnie Burton // Feb 6, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    Here’s a few more Valentines Day crafts for the geekier set — created just for

    Make Star Wars Valentines

    Faux Felucia Flowers

  • 6 Mia at Fred Flare // Feb 7, 2007 at 7:09 am

    Wow, this post made my day! Thanks so much for linking us! Keep up the genius work and I’ll keep reading!

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