Sunday, March 22, 2009


So here are the other buttons made during our button workshop. They were made with molds, which our hostess so kindly made beforehand out of Amazing Mold Putty. The mold is flexible.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Crazy Button Tile Necklace

My knitting group had a spectacular workshop to make polymer clay buttons. These buttons were a joint effort by Julia and me and were really fun to make. However, I sort of knew in my heart that I really wouldn't use these as buttons, although they are pretty nice for something. I did not have a project in mind when we made them. So I thought I would try a necklace. Very very simple design using C-lon thread in brown. I figured that I would simply cut it apart if I need the buttons!

Pansy Smoke Ring Completed

Here she is, all finished. It fits me very well, and it easy to put on over my head. I am seriously happy with the final product.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Progressive Smoke Ring

You can see the successive stages of this roving. I'm calling it the 'Pansy Smoke Ring'. The roving is hand dyed falkand wool roving. I had never used this sheep's wool before, and I was thinking all along: socks. But the wool is way too soft for that as I found out.

The idea was to spin in long color sections for socks so that the purple would be at the toe and the top ribbing with the colors in between. The idea is good, but since it was so soft, it became a soft lacey cowl.

And I have to say that I am blown away by this lovely thing. I liked the colors in the roving very much, and didn't like them in the skein, so was trying to figure out what to do with the yarn. I had a little more than 2oo yds. And just started knitting rather than thinking. I love it!