Sunday, October 22, 2006

Green Thumb Sunday Is Below

The Knitted Afghan Shawl Pattern Unfolds.
Using Mohair in 4 grades.

(you can click on any photo to make it bigger)

My Own Design
Size 8 round knitting needles
Cast on one stitch. Work the rows to the 12th row from the bottom of the pattern up. You then see the #5. Work 5-12 upwards over and over again till desired length. Yarn colour changes take place anywhere you have two of the same stitch in a row. E.g main work is Purl in two rows like #8 and #9

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Goldfish Plant


Deb said...

That's another one I've never heard of!

Mrs Lifecruiser said...

Neither have I! How fun :-)

I love to see new ones.

RheLynn said...

Wow - wonderful plant! Your knitting project is coming along so pretty, too! Great job Lynn.

Alice said...

I haven't heard of it either - I wonder what it's botanical name is? It's lovely with those glossy green leaves and little 'goldfish' hanging on.

Lynn said...

Columnea, Goldfish Plant

Family: Gesneriaceae, Gesneriad

This is the offical name and family.

Debbie said...

Very interesting! Does look like little fish swimming in the green! I like plants with fat fleshy leaves! Nice!
Thanks for stopping by. And the shawl is just gorgeous!

Tricia said...

Your afgan is going to be very nice.

Goldfish plant- I've seen them before but I've never tried growing one. Do they need a lot of light?

Tricia said...

Looked it up - it needs medium light, or light shade depending on which site you read. :) Might work for my home since only one side of my house gets much sun.

Lynn said...

They don't need alot of light and they like dryer soil like an african violet. They are for neglectful plantcare folk.
They also give nice cuttings for rooting!
Rooting is a big deal for me. I like to be able to expand plant areas with re-rooted pieces.
I can even root african violet leaves. If you need instructions for that you can ask me.

guppyman said...

But... can you eat them?

John - Melbourne said...

What a great name for the plant, I love it.
Sorry it took me a couple of days to get here, I've been really busy this week.

Mandy said...

Goldfish plant.. wow now that's unusual. I've never heard, nor seen, one of those before. How odd :=)

Thnx for stopping by and sorry I'm so late in replying.