Sunday, August 05, 2007

Ferns
Ferns come in so many different shapes, sizes and colors. I have several different kinds between my house and the backyard. This beauty sits on my desk. I think I have had it for at least 4 years and it has thrived here in this same spot. I bought it because of the pot . I think it's made by Mikasa I bought it for about $10. Then I was house plant hunting and fell in love with the Rabbit's Foot fern. I just knew because of it's feathery top, it would make the perfect plant for the carrot planter. The fronds of the fern mimic the of the top of a carrot.



Over the course of time, the fuzzy feet have taken over and unless you lift up the fronds, you can't see the wonderful carrot pot. Soon I will have to have it replanted. Then I guess I will start with another baby Rabbit's Foot fern again.


Then I have these two guys in my back yard. I bought four when I got them 18 months ago, but two have not done well. These two are hearty and seem to be doing very well. I have thought about putting them in a huge planter for the deck because I think they get too much sunshine on them. I don't what to lose them.


Last but certainly not least, I have this Fern. This is just as prized as the other two, if not more. This is what I was working on for three weeks at class. It took me a while to get it cultivated but once it took hold it really went wild. It is softer than the other two ferns. The softness is Pure Silk (made by Debbie Bliss). While the color is a bit pale it is still fabulous. The offical name of this fern is Fern Diamond Scarf. The inventor is Sue Von Ohlsen from the Knitting Corner. I have always had a way with plants but never knew that Ferns would be my thing! Here is a close up of the Fern Diamond fronds. Aren't they just lovely?




7 comments:

Wool Winder said...

Beautiful scarf! Like your post too. Caught me completely off guard.

vlb5757 said...

WW-thanks! You should have told me how many mistakes I made in this post! I went back and re-read it and changed some things that were glaring errors. I have a head cold and everything is a bit fuzzy. The scarf is a very quick knit. I took the class to learn how to knit while using a chart. It was a nice beginner pattern. Sue makes sure that beginner stuff is really beginner stuff. I really should have made the scarf green. That would have much better in the post theme.

Tina T-P said...

Wow, what a beautiful scarf, and it looks like it is really soft. Nice project! :-) T.

Romelda said...

you knit and you write.. what a lovely post!! I'll miss you on Tuesday!, Could not make it to guild, no ride!
One pair of socks in 4 classes, the race is on!
Romelda

vlb5757 said...

Ro-I did not go to Guild either. I have to teach tonight and decided that I wasn't going to kill myself getting there. So...

Did you start the lace sock class? I really wish I could squeeze it in but I just can't do anymore with this new teaching job.

Tina-the scarf is really soft. I have never knit with silk so it was a nice change from wool. Very easy simple pattern. The next project that I signed up to do will be more of a challenge for me. Onwards and Upwards!

Anonymous said...

Great job on that scarf, Vickie! I am proud of you!!! Sue

vlb5757 said...

Thanks Sue! It was an easy pattern to learn to read the chart with. I am excited about the shawl project next!