This time last year, the Hungry Hikers explored the yarn bombing of the nearby country town, Beaudesert.
It enthused me to plan to yarn bomb our curbside tree, this Christmas. Wool was bought in April and the plan was to spend time knitting and crocheting during our visit to PEI in May / June. Alas, I was unable to source patterns. On my return, I was very busy for the next couple of months and was becoming very frustrated in my search, during any spare time. Finally in October, a friend helped me google and suddenly a magic world opened up for me. Life was still busy, but every chance I had was spent clicking the needles. The knitted squares have been slow and a tad tedious but I have had so much fun creating the crochet snowmen, angels, wreaths etc. Thankfully the weather has remained cool. Knitting when you are hot and sweating isn't enjoyable.
The number of squares grows.
I really wanted to dress our tree this weekend. I worked late Friday night until I found I was falling asleep as I worked. I happened to wake up at 4.30 am and couldn't get back to sleep. I gathered the squares that needed finishing off and sat in bed until they were complete at 6am.
[The Telstra frame has been around this manhole for well over 12 months. It is on their job list to rectify the unsafety of this one. Our neighbours had a similar situation. It took 2 years!]
The little snow lady caught my eye at a craft market back in October and I immediately thought she would be happy to be the guardian of the mailbox.
On Sunday, the Christmas lights were added.
The job was completed just in time weather-wise. This week we are not looking forward to temperatures of 35 - 37 C.
I am thrilled with my display and look forward to calmly making more squares to cover more branches, throughout the coming year.
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