Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Talented people

My greenthumb friends (Anne and Michele) came to the rescue with my plants. They were near death just before Christmas and you can see the evidence on the brown leaves of the Bay tree. The whole plant had looked like that. Anne helped me (well she did the work while I watched) re-potted all three plants and gave them a new lease of life and they are thankful. There are 10 limes on the Kaffir lime tree ( the most I have ever seen, and lots of cumquats for marmalade this winter........
Kaffir Lime
Bay Tree 
Cumquat 
And my super knitter mother made this for me!
 
The yarn is soft and absolutely heavenly. She knitted it single strand and the stitch is similar to all these collapse weave and machine knit structures with which I have been experimenting. This is the hand knitted version!

5 comments:

Leslee said...

Thanks for stopping by! I love all that you are exploring here in fiber. It's great to be connected!

Meg in Nelson said...

Among other things, I had never seen a live Kafir tree before! Lovely. So, your textile love came from your mother?

DEEP END OF THE LOOM said...

I love the knitted scarf, could you point me in the direction of a pattern? So lovely.

sampling said...

Thank you all for visiting my blog!
Deep End, the pattern is from the 'Mon Tricot knitting dictionary': 1100 stitches patterns. It is called the gathered stitch, on page 83. If you don't have this book, I can type it out for you!? it is a really old knitting pattern book similar to the harmony guides

c u r i o u s w e a v e r said...

Really beautiful knitting Amanda. Your mum must have given you that textile gene.