As I'm beginning to write this, it's occurring to me that I have not knitted very many conks for this project. I made ganoderma in the beginning, but that was quite a while ago. I suppose it's only fitting that I squeeze one into the final 10!
This is red belted conk. I had hoped to post this a week ago, but we've had crap weather as of late (as you can tell from the white remnants of roadway torture substan--- I mean, snow, that's in the background there. I have attached the little guy to a sad little apple tree in my back yard that had a heck of a fight with fireblight last year, has a pretty gnarly cavity at the base, and served as a nice host for some split gill fungi that I observed all last summer. We will probably have to remove the tree in the near future, so I wanted to make sure her legacy carried on.... in the form as a host for knitted fungi in a photograph. With that being said, I don't think this conk actually grows on apple wood, though if I'm wrong about that please correct me. I have seen it on Juniperus in the past, or at least what I believe to be this species. Very beautiful.
These mushrooms were knitted for my project, 52 Forms of Fungi. You can see more phases from this project here.