Thank you to Denise Nesbitt and the ABCW Team!
K is for Knitted Trees – this whimsical art installation has made Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood look like the setting of a Dr. Seuss book. They’ve been “yarn bombed”.
In February when we were driving from the downtown area of Seattle toward Pioneer Square and the stadiums south of downtown I noticed these trees dressed in knitted garments. The garments have also been called tree socks, tree leg warmers, tree cozies.
“It’s a statement by artist Suzanne Tidwell. She uses a knitting machine, which sounds like a saw and looks like a giant harmonica, to make evenly-stitched striped panels. It takes two or three of these large panels to wrap one tree trunk. She climbs a ladder or sometimes rents a lift to wrap the tree, then hand sews the final seam up the trunk.”
It was an unexpected treat to see these yarn bombed trees back in February. I took the photo from the car while we were driving so excuse the angles and perspectives…
What a beautiful day we had yesterday. Shirt sleeve weather to the fullest. I was able to get a big project in the yard done. (Big for me little for most gardeners). I’ll share more photos from the day later in the week. Today Katie and I are headed to Abbotsford in British Columbia to Lepp Farm Market for the Mennonite Girls Can Cook Paska Cooking Class. I will be away from the computer until tomorrow.