Thursday, May 17, 2012

An unusual braid

I hope everyone had a nice Mother's Day. I certainly did. We had a nice lunch out with my son and daughter-in-law. We had delicious pizza and calzones at Arizona Pizza. Look at the surprise they brought me.
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A Money Tree Plant. Take a look at the trunk. It's braided. Never knew you could braid a trunk.
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Isn't that the coolest thing ever? It's supposed to bring good luck.Hope so....I need some!!  They were ever so thoughtful to bring me such a nice gift.

 Today I repotted my Meyer Lemon seedlings. I picked the strongest of the lot to repot. Threw the rest away. I think I have too many, but we'll see how many survive the transplant. I know I can't keep them all. We'll see how they do and go from there.With great anticipation I'm looking forward to seeing them mature.
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 I've been working on my multicolored blanket. I'm making do with the circular needle that I've been using. I should buy a longer one, but it's not that bad. I can handle it. Just have to do a little pushing and pulling here and there.
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Picking and choosing the next set of color combos, keeps me interested. This pattern is a simple one, which is one of my own designs.

Until next time.....happy knitting :)

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16 comments:

  1. I have seen fig trees with braided trunks, but never any other kind. It's very pretty AND a very thoughtful gift.

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  2. The blanket looks like it would be a fun project to knit.

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  3. What a beautiful tree. Can't wait to see your finished colorful blanket.

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  4. What a cool tree! I hope it brings you good luck.

    What a nice blanket! What stitch pattern are you doing?

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    1. It's a slip stitch pattern. Very easy!

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  5. Love your braided money tree! What a thoughtful gift. Your blanket is looking great. I love the colours. Is it a difficult stitch? It looks like fun to do.

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    1. It is really a very simple pattern, very easy. If it weren't for the color changes I'd probably get very bored ;)

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  6. Love that plant!

    That blanket is going to be so cozy, is the pattern available?

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    1. I haven't written up the pattern yet. I'll see how the blanket comes out first....

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  7. Love the colors in your blanket. Sometimes I think those that are planned as they happen are the most fun. I purposely bought what I thought was a large enough circular for the one I'm currently working on, and wishing I had bigger.

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  8. Hi there! Love the money tree! I think braided trunks are nifty... I braided a wisteria vine in the backyard so it would grow like a tree.
    Hope your lemon trees do well. My, you seem to have a green thumb.
    Your blanket is looking really good!
    Hope your having a great weekend!

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  9. Nice plant and blanket! I've seen tree azaleas braided like that. It's cool.

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  10. I've only ever seen money tree plants with the braided trunk. i didn't ever think anything of it! your blanket is coming along nicely!

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  11. That is a really cool tree. I love how your blanket is going & I can't wait to see it finished. mmm that would be so handy to have fresh lemons on hand. ;)

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  12. Waving hello, wondering how you are and what you're up too. Goodness....I've popped in more times then I can count, though I've not left duplicate messages. Kept waiting for you to update. And now...it's been sooooooooo long, am concerned. I've not seen you around in a long time. Hope you're ok.

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