Wednesday, 9 March 2016

A Prickly Subject

About a year ago I promised my daughter that I would make some cacti to decorate a certain shelf in her school.  (She's a teacher).  But somehow I baulked at the prospect - I just couldn't work up any enthusiasm so I ignored the whole thing, hoping it would go away.  Of course, it didn't...

So currently, after a rather pointed reminder, I am working on a series of 10 cacti, in 14cm pots.  I thought I'd show you some pictures.

Green flower fat

Yellow flower triangular

Yellow flower fat

Purple flower full pot

I have done eight so far and am currently working on the ninth so the finish line is in sight!

She also wanted the flowers to be in the school 'house' colours of green, yellow, blue and red, which stretches the mind somewhat as I have never seen green or blue flowers on cacti (other than those glued on the tiny ones in the local greengrocers!)

It's pouring with rain outside today, so i don't think I'm going anywhere until it stops.  I've lit the woodburner in the kitchen and the little portable gas heater in the living room, so I'm just going to be knitting for a while until No.10 Cactus is done and dusted!


Louise S said...

Wow! Those cacti are fabulous!!

Crafty in the Med said...

Impressive Penny. Your daughter is going to be so delighted with these realistic cacti.

It is freezing here too!! I want a log fire as well :-)

keep well

Amanda x

Elizabethd said...

They made me laugh! Lovely.

Joy said...

Well, those are interesting. I'm not a cactus person myself, I think they must be the most unfriendly plant ever, but at least yours would not prick anyone's skin. Yours are the only cactus I'd ever want around!

Babajeza said...

They are perfect. :-)

Sharon said...

They are so cute Penny, and very realistic, I think you've done a great job on them, I really do!
You daughter will be thrilled I'm sure!

Bev C said...

Hello Penny,

Wow I love your new plants, have downloaded crochet patterns for them but never got around to making them up. Your daughter will be most pleased with them. The best thing about them is you can touch them!

Happy days.