Wednesday, June 28, 2006
First time Blogger
This is my first post. My first project from the book was the baby kimono. I used Sugar and Cream and made matching polymer clay buttons instead of the ribbon.
I have also made a few dishclothes and I'm sure I will be making more.
Before the book came out, I discovered the mitered squares on the Mason-Dixon blog and knew I had to make some. But before I picked up my knitting needles, I started making the little squares in polymer clay and couldn't stop. I have had so much fun with these little squares. I have also been knitting them every chance I get which usually is either at the pool or car knitting.
My finished mitered squares so far. I am knitting the small version (cast on 48). And some of the polymer clay mitered square beads which have become stitch markers and earrings.
I also made some ATC's (Artist Trading Cards - 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches) for a polymer clay swap. And a bangle and earrings for myself.
I started an Absorba bathmat today and love how quickly it is knitting up. It is for a birthday gift next week and then I will start one for myself.
I love making matching buttons for my hand knits. Go to the library and check out some polymer clay books for more information and ideas. I would recommend using Premo clay or Kato polyclay and not Sculpey III. The Sculpey III is what most kids use but it is too brittle after baking for buttons. Premo is made by the same company and should be right next to the Sculpy III. Good luck and have fun. It's addicting.
Thanks for sharing (and really, please do share if you ever have the time to post more of the details about how you made them).
Please make buttons and earrings and . . . .
available to us knitters
who are NOT talented
when it comes to clay ;=((
Is there a source for purchasing polymer clay buttons, because I really don't want to go off into a while 'nother craft! But I'd like to buy some already made. Never mind, I'll do a google search on that.
Finally, how did you make your kimono less "pointy" there at the bottom? I imagine that instead of continuing your increases up to 40, you probably stayed at maybe a certain stitch count for several inches? Not sure. Thanks!
I found it to be , well,,addicting
just wanted to know if you are using shading techinqes and using a pasta maker in this or just working with making canes etc?
THAT TOO is totally addicting,,,
also anyone tried crochet beading?
I am doing a set with pearls now,,,,
( its take along to the hospital work that and knitting,,,)
can you let me know about shading if you are doing this?
thanks,,,LOVE your work!!!!!!!!!!
I have searced all over a 2 state area to find a guild or something,,,,
its SO great to see you incorporating this into your knitting!
what a lovely blend of crafts,,,,,,,