My knitting group’s not-so-secret yarnbombing mission has been completed. Behold: the tree! “Our” tree is located on Washington Street in downtown Gettysburg, in front of the Bluebrick Gallery. (The Bluebrick is a co-op, and one of our knitters is a member.) The pieces were created by 8 (I think) knitters and 1 crocheter (hi, Dina!). Judy and I felted the flowers.Here’s a pre-tree shot taken before the light started to go:It’s pretty tall – S1 is standing on a chair and her arms are straight up. Turns out you can rock a Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors out of this thing, too… The knitting ninjas suited up to bomb the tree around 8 pm last night. We set the time during knit night the week before, when it would have been nearly dark at 8. How quickly the sunset time changes in a week. We didn’t even need our headlamps and flashlights to seam (but you KNOW we had them on hand…).
The tree’s circumference is 36”. We tried to make our pieces 33” wide. Negative ease is good for treewear. Our youngest ninja learns to wield the needle: The tree bark acted like Velcro, which made the heavy knitted thing pretty easy to place:
The squad then retired to the diner for sundaes and pie, whereupon we freaked out the waitress. When we left, she said “watch out for the apocalypse, now!”
Ladies, that was a blast. When are we doing it again?!??