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Wearable Art – Shawl

In November, I posted a few wearables I had knitted. Click here if you missed it.

I started attending a knitting group, that meets at our local library, once a week since August, 2017.

I’ve been relearning my knitting skill from my youthful years. I must admit its’ been a pleasure.

I’ve learned some new skills: working with round needles, better pattern reading, tunisian crochet,

brioche knit stitch and blocking your finished garment.

The two hats above are for babies. These two hats helped me gain an understanding of working

with double pointed needles after the hats stitches have been decreased.

The hat with 2 pom-poms was gifted to a friend who was having a baby boy.

The hat with one pom-pom is in a box waiting for additional preemie hats to be made for a Christmas hospital drive.

I must work on pom-pom skills.

The photos of the pink stripe hat was a gift for one of my grandchildren.

This peach shawl took me about 5 months to complete. The slide show is about the process of blocking.

I’ve been enjoying the calming effects of knitting. It helps with manual dexterity, focus of mind and

it isn’t a bad way to meet friendly helpful people. I’ve made new friend along the way.

We’re of all skill levels; meeting and helping those who pop in with a desire to learn to crochet or knit.

I hope you enjoy some of the items I’ve been working on. I hope to add more as I go on.

 Happy Crafting … Isadora 

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Xylobium

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The genus Xylobium is in the family Orchidaceae in the major group Angiosperms (Flowering plants). I Xylobium is abbreviated Xyl in horticultural trade. There are about 37 species native to tropical America. Angiosperms are seed-bearing vascular plants. Their reproductive structures are flowers in which the ovules are enclosed in an ovary. Angiosperms are found in almost every habitat from forests and grasslands to sea margins and deserts. info – wikipedia

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The plants can be found from Mexico to Brazil. They have elongated pseudobulbs with around three round leaves.

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They grow best in defused light with warm temperatures. The humidity should stay between 40% – 70%. Water the plants regularly during growing season while allowing the roots to dry out thoroughly before the next watering.
To prevent leaf fungus or rot avoid water from touching the leaves. Reduce watering in winter. Pot plants in 75% fine bark and 25% perlite or in full sphagnum moss.

Isadora Mothers Day.webI took these photos in May while visiting Selby Orchid Gardens in Sarasota, Florida on Mother’s day.

I didn’t purchase this one since I have another of a different species. It is beginning to open it’s blooms right now. Another photo opportunity will happen soon. They’re so irresistible.

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Frizz is challenging us today with the Letter X

Do you have to share a story or a short reflection tagged with the letter “X”? – to join in –

http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/tagged-x-2/