Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Nature gone bad

My Xmas cactus bloomed. It is beautiful. It hasn't bloomed in 5 years (since I left Los Angeles). This was the first time it has bloomed since I have lived up North. So now that I have bored you with a picture of my Xmas cactus (uh, pretend you don't see weeds growing near it. There is a long story about a palm tree).


I feel that I should show something that is knitting related. It is NOT found in nature. It is another sweater that has been unearthed from "THE CEDAR CHEST" (said like in a scary movie).

(back of 80's sweater)

(front of 80's sweater)

This sweater could fit most of my hometown. Lets just say it has to do with bad body image. No, lets just say that one of us didn't follow the guage. No, that is impossible. Lets just say that the pattern sucked? Oh, forget it.


BeanMama said...

I love that!! It's gorgeous -- what's the pattern from?

I'm such an 80's child.

Michelle said...

I didn't know it was called a Christmas Cactus! Ours is blooming now too.

BTW I like the 80's sweater.

Janis said...

Well, it is called "Tree of Life" and I think that I got it in a Vogue book. I am not sure. I will look to see if I can find the book in the basement.


hockey mom said...

Well, even though you don't like it, the work is beautiful and it is a lovely sweater. I can't wait for the next showing of "The Cedar Chest."

TitaniumRose said...

How odd - my Christmas cactus bloomed recently as well, which is not at all normal for them around here. It did bloom as it normally does around the holidays, but then again for some reason about 2 weeks ago it sprouted a single flower. Maybe the cacti are trying to tell us something...

Janis said...

THAT is why it is called Xmas cactus! I never could figure it out because mine NEVER bloomed at Xmas.