Tuesday, March 11, 2008
For all you wacky knitters out there……..
My friend Wendy has become a knittingfanatic. Other friends, though not quite as addicted have either discovered the joy of knitting, or realized that they still know how to knit and have returned to the needles.
I suppose the knitters of Yellow Springs, Ohio have clothed their family in friends with enough sweaters, hats and scarves – so those wacky knitters have started to knit sweaters for their trees. Above, you can see the tasteful sweater on...yes....a pear tree. The trunk’s brightly coloured sweater also has charms, photos, poems and jokes in the design.
This article tells us that dressing trees and other outdoor items such as benches, signs, fences is part of a trend. This desire to knit for the trees has spread to many communities ..."it's fascinating what's going on in the knitting world," says one of the knitters. "Graffiti street art is going to a whole different realm. It's gone beyond just painting on sides of buildings."