Saturday, December 10, 2011

Ms Cactus and 47,48 & 49

 Here is my finished projects number 47 and 48.  A drop stitch scarf and another crochet cowl.  I am officially done with cowls.  I have made way too many of them this season.  I have enough for lots of presents so that is perfect, but I am done I tell you, done.
 This is number 49.  This is the beautiful yarn my friend Amy gave me for hosting the Holiday Knitting party this year.  The yarn is Feza, Alp Oriental, Just for you.  It comes in a big ball with the fringe already made up.  It was a very fast knit and I love the way it looks.  I have been spending hour after hour watching my son swim by live feed from Austin, TX.  I was unable to go to this meet so I have been sitting on my behind knitting away.  This yarn changes as you go so it keeps your interest even if the pattern is really simple.  My son did not do well these past few days, actually he did horrible so having the comfort of yarn in my hands has been a help.  Can you see what is peeking out the left side of the picture?
 Ms. Cactus is in all her glory right now.  I am stunned by the beauty of this cactus.  And let me just say she is huge!  I got her three years ago as a small plant for my kitchen table.  I have re-potted her three times and I just might have to do it again after this flowering cycle.  She loves this spot on my lanai, I move her in only when temps drop down to freezing. 
Ms. Cactus you are so gorgeous, I hope all these compliments do not go to your head!  
Happy Weekend.

17 comments:

Grateful4Crochet said...

I think 49 may be my favourite- so beautiful!!!
That yarn is incredible!!!
Sending lots of good wishes to you and to your son, must be frustrating to watch from far away and not be there!!

Faeryfay said...

I love the cowls and the cactus!:-)

minaandme said...

It looks like you've been productive lately! Your cactus looks lovely as well. So many people I know have them and I'm really starting to wonder about adding one to my own home! I do have to say though, I believe yours has the most flowers of any I've seen!
~Lacey

Rose Red said...

Your cactus is fabulous! My mum used to grow a few of those, they always flowered so beautifully.

Sorry your son didn't do better. Thank goodness for knitting.

Susan H. said...

Meredith,
Beautiful cactus! Sorry to hear your son did not do too good this weekend. Hope he isn't going to be too down about it.
xo Susan

by Teresa said...

Gosh.. sorry to hear of the swimming bummer. Hope it goes better. Your shawl is so pretty. Your Cactus is absolutely GORGEOUS! I think you know I have a fondness for them. I have that same color I think and it's gotten huge too. I might have to repot this one too.
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((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Leah said...

Wow what a fab feeling to finish even more projects! Especially at this crazy time of the year. I love all of them!!! Have a fabulous week hon. Take care.

Babajeza said...

Mr Cactus is gorgeous. So are the gifts.

"Petunia Pill" said...

Oh my gosh! Ms. Cactus IS beyond gorgeous! Wow! She puts on quite the show. I have one in bloom right now, but mine pales in comparison to your gorgeous gal! I BET she loves the lanai! Mine sits in a window in our guest bedroom...ignored for most of the year...with an occasional watering now and again. But it seems to suit my baby just fine. Sorry to hear your son has had a rough go of it. But I suppose that makes the good times all the more sweet and wonderful. Hugs to you. Annette

Jane said...

You are the Cowl Queen! And I just have to say, I love your little crochet Christmas tree - so sweet!
Jane x

Rizzi said...

YOUR WORK IS LOVELY, YOU ARE A BUSY LADY.....HOPE YOU ARE ENJOYING YOUR NEW KITCHEN......LOVE YOPR CHRISTMAS CACTUS, IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL....IT IS ION FULL BLOOM.......HAD ONE FOR MANY YEARS AND IT BLOOMED EVERY CHRISTMAS...IT IS GONE NOW...BUT...YESTERDAY MY DAUGHTER JACKIE BOUGHT ME ONE....NO FLOWERS YET....BUT THEY WILL COME....TAKE CARE.....RIZZI

Karen said...

All of your projects are beautiful, but the drop stitch scarf is my favorite. Isn't it great that you can watch your son's swim meets from home? It's hard when they don't do well, isn't it?

I like the little crocheted Christmas tree, too!

Tina said...

what lucky gift recipients you will have oh Cowl queen! :) Thanks for showing more of your yarny goodness, lovely! Your Christmas Cactus always reminds me of my Mom, she had such a way with them and lots of them in zingy colors. They just bloomed their hearts out for her. Sorry to hear the meet was trying, I'm sure it means the best is yet to come!

Madeleine said...

Love your knits and the cactus looks very bright and Christmas jolly!
The yarn you've used looks like a gorgeous texture.

I have a blog hop over at mine.

Monica said...

Looove your cowls!!!!!! I should say I love everything you make with wool :)
Thanks for always visiting me and leaving heartwarming words.
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, meredith.
Monica xoxo

Susanne said...

WOW, WOW, WOW that cactus!!!!!!!!!! and the cowls too, lol, beautiful!

Liz said...

WOW! I love the cactus. I have one too (bright pink blooms), but it has never bloomed like yours. I may get it to bloom once a year with only 8-10 blooms. What is the secret?