Ginkgo trees are quite ornamental and their leaves have a distinct, graceful shape, as you can see in the photos above. I remember learning that either the male Ginkgo tree or the female Ginkgo tree (I cannot recall WHICH one!) gives off a horrible odor, so if you are interested planting a Ginkgo tree in your yard, be sure to research that. (Yet another odd fact that I remember after all of these years! No wonder I have to write a grocery list if I am shopping for more than three items... my brain is full of random, useless information). Ginkgo may sound familiar to some as it is the source of an herbal remedy which some belive enhances memory, among other things.
I am not sure if the "leaves" in my current knitting project are just like the Ginkgo leaves found on a tree, but whatever the case may be, I think the colors in the yarn are amazing, the yarn is an absolute treat with which to knit, and I think the shawlette will be pretty when it is done.