Senin, 15 Desember 2014

Genus

In biology, a genus is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms. In the hierarchy of biological classification, genus comes above species and below family. In binomial nomenclature, the genus name forms the first part of the binomial species name for each species within the genus.

    e.g., Pongo pygmaeus and Pongo abelii are two species within the genus Pongo. Pongo is a genus within the family Hominidae.

The composition of a genus is determined by a taxonomist. The standards for genus classification are not strictly codified, so different authorities often produce different classifications for genera.There are some general practices used, however, including the idea that a newly defined genus should fulfill these three criteria to be descriptively useful:

Rabu, 03 Desember 2014

Viola (plant)

Viola reichenbachiana 001.jpg
Viola is a genus of flowering plants in the violet family Violaceae. It is the largest genus in the family, containing between 525 and 600 species. Most species are found in the temperate Northern Hemisphere, however some are also found in widely divergent areas such as Hawaii, Australasia, and the Andes.

Selasa, 25 November 2014

Violet (color)

Violet is the color of amethyst, lavender and beautyberries. It takes its name from the violet flower.

In the color wheel historically used by painters, it is located between blue and purple. Violet light is at the higher end of the visible spectrum, with a wavelength ~380-450 nanometers (in experiments under special conditions, people have so far seen to 310 nm). Light with a shorter wavelength than violet but longer than X-rays and gamma rays is called ultraviolet.

In Europe and the United States, violet is the color most commonly associated with the extravagant, the individualist, ambiguity, the unconventional, and the artificial. In China violet is associated with elegance and nobility; in Japan with purity, beauty and lucidity, and as a given name 菫 (sumire, violet) can be written 紫花 "purple, flower", 純麗 "purity, lovely", 澄玲 "lucidity, sound of jewels", 澄麗 "lucidity, lovely". In Hinduism and Buddhism violet is associated with the Crown Chakra.

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Selasa, 18 November 2014

Granny

 It's been a joy to work on in the evenings
I still consider myself very much a crochet novice
so this was perfect for me
super simple and once I got going, no brain power was required
which is exactly what I need by the time evening arrives at the moment.

I have to thank the amazing Lucy
over at Attic24
her tutorials are always fail~safe
she is to crochet
what Delia is to cooking
and she's is so generous with her time and patterns
x

I used her Granny blanket tutorial
using a chain of 42
and I used Drops cotton merino

I tried a LOT of borders.
I unpicked a LOT of borders.
For a while I hated borders.
I considered no borders.
It's just that I had this idea in my head
A scarf all neatly edged with a lovely border that I would be proud of
I would not be beaten.
I googled.
Pinterested.
Then I thought "Lucy!"
(Duh .....)
I came across this beautiful shell edged bag
I wasn't sure if it would work on my scarf
but with some jiggling it did!