I came across this product just before Christmas. It’s like clay, so it can be sculpted – but it is actually silver particles in a binder. When the clay is dry it is fired. This burns off the binder, the particles are sintered together and the clay becomes a solid piece of pure silver.
I used to make jewellery with polymer clay (Fimo, etc) so I really wanted to try this. I ordered a starter kit over Christmas, but had to wait to the beginning of this week for it to arrive. I finally got round to trying it today.
I made a pendent with a rose in the middle. Let it dry, then fired it this evening. I finished it off with brushing and burnishing. I’m really happy with the result (though I need to practice my finishing technique).
I’ve finally finished this. I’ve worked in all the ends – there were lots – washed and blocked it. It fits my little boy a treat and is perfect for this cold weather we are having at the moment. I’m currently writing up the pattern.
This is Elizabeth Zimmermann’s design and it’s the first EZ design I’ve followed. I’m working it in DK wool by Twilleys called Freedom Spirit. I’ve had the yarn for quite some time, but couldn’t find a project that would work for it (I wanted something that would show off the variegated colours and thought a moss stitch may work). Then I saw EZ’s Tomten jacket knitted in garter stitch, and realised that it was the one.
This project is actively in progress. I’m really enjoying it – it’s a good contrast to the fair isle jumper, which isn’t difficult but does take some concentration. Garter stitch can be whizzed along without much thought.
By the way, I originally saw the Tomten jacket in EZ’s “Knitting without tears”. It didn’t click as interesting. Then I saw it in “The opinionated knitter” with lots of photos of different variations. That’s when I knew I had to knit it.
These are in a bamboo mix yarn. This is another project that is very close to being finished. ½ an hour and the toes will be sewn up. Unfortunately they’ve been like that for some weeks now.
This is for my young boy. It’s designed by me in 4 lovely colours. It’s in machine-washable double knitting wool, so great for this time of year. Nearly finished (just need to do the ends and block). Then I’ll write up the instructions.
This is for my husband. It’s knitted in green DK 50% wool yarn. Knitted in the round (no making up). Currently working on the yoke. It’s been abandoned for the moment – as I have much more interesting projects to work on – but it’s not been permanently abandoned.
I’m a software engineer with an interest in knitting. I’m a bit of a hobby butterfly and enjoy tinkering in other areas when I can. For example, beekeeping, gardening and related activities.
This is a place for me to share ideas and thoughts on knitting. I will be including details of projects I have designed and sharing some current projects.