Monday, September 12, 2011

High Five



Ever since I posted on the Blanket That Became the Legwarmer, (thus making things official-like), the Mr has come over Whole New Bloke. The concrete set to the jaw has melted away, there is renewed skip to the step, a lightness to shoulders no longer bunched around ears. It would be remiss of me not to report an overwhelming sense of household relief.

And, lo! A legwarmer-bedecked tree...



I’m not sure tree-legwarmer-bedecking, in your own backyard, counts as ‘yarnbombing’. There was no involvement of ladders and no ladder-induced concussion: none of that usual foray into the Art of Public Humiliation.



In the defence of my suffering, I did stitch a legwarmer through blindingly bright bursts of sunshine, interspersed with two, fleeting but horizontal rain showers and I did DOINK! my head on a branch, (so that’s the concussion covered). Reeling back, I placed my eyeball in the path of an oncoming twig-bit. There was a generous dose of tribulation.



After a while, the non-horizontally-rain-sodden household members ventured out to survey the Knitwear Art and the Mr led everyone in a jubilant THANK CRIPES IT’S OVER! round of high (twenty) five.

Not a natural, know-when-to-stop-type, I used my good eye to squint upward and quietly mused over a tree wearing half a legwarmer...



nb. Unlike the legwarmer bedecker (me), no tree was hurt in the (above) process. That bit of cut-off branch sticking out in the second pic from the top, is the result of dodgy tree-pruning practices of yore. I have a vague recollection of a twig-bit sticking in my eye and a half-blinded wrestle with the secateurs.

35 comments:

mel @ loved said...

Brilliant! Dangerous work, but it looks amazing..x

WhingingNinja said...

who knew crocheting could be dangerous haha

Bree said...

I must tell you I LOVE that photo of your Mr knitting, it had me giggling for hours afterwards! I can only imagine his sense of relief!

trudi@maudeandme said...

Now that's extreme knitting!

word verifications make me laugh sometimes - like this one just now - phonags.

Michelle said...

Is it the same tree that was bedecked with pom poms? If so, the other trees must be getting a bit jealous.

jodi said...

i love your nature craft...almost as much as i like your writing style. x

Tas said...

Heck, woman. It is a wonder that you don't kill yourself with a pair of knitting needles, the amount of damage you can do when left alone with a....tree.

But it is now that coolest tree in the neighborhood I'll bet.

june at noon said...

Oh, my. I admit I'm a little relieved it's all over too ... because I now have confirmation you're still alive and well. This is a dangerous craft you're practicing, my friend! ;)

Naturally Carol said...

I am so glad that your mister has relinquished his gnome-like position and has as-normal-like posture now! Being a whole new bloke must be fun for him. Adorning this tree with a newly knitted trunk warmer puts a whole new light on tree hugging now..I could definitely become one now that it can be a comfortable and cosy act indeed.

Kylie said...

I think the word is "closure" :)) Kx

grrl + dog said...

welcome to the tribe!

It feels good to see a tree so well bedecked, and with little considerate holies for twigs..

ewll done!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Mothers of yore were always saying ,
"Put that down ! You'll put your eye out with it !" , before whipping it away .
They weren't usually referring to a tree , let alone a tree in legwarmers .

teddybearswednesday said...

OH the Mr , he sure is a keeper that one.
and fabulous as always missy!! xo

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

I have considered on more than one occasion "breaking into" Busy's kindy and doing this... imagine the excitement.

Christy said...

That is going to be one very cozy,huggable tree. :)

A Peppermint Penguin said...

well I don't know what the high 20 was about since you seem to have done most of the work!!

Preeettty pictures. I hope the tree is happy.

silverpebble said...

With a dodgy eye and possible bandage round your head perhaps you are feeling a bit pirate-ish, which is handy, because it's international talk like a pirate day soon:

http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html

The tree must feel very fancy and smart. I think that's a kind of woolly catsuit you've made there.

Taps said...

Thats the best tree legwarmer I've ever seen! What a lucky tree to be looking so glorious! Glad you all survived.

Shannon said...

Doink is such a good word!

Nikki said...

Ah, the family that yarn-bombs together....

I must say, I'm with A.P.Penguin.... what were the others doing while you were being rained upon and doinked?

Annie said...

I guess you're all thankful trees only have one 'leg' ;D

motherwho said...

That tree looks marvellous. Who knew it was possible to catch 'the wants' in high fashion clothing for trees.

Suse said...

50 point bonus for use of 'lo' in a blog post.

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

Yes, ruling is in, its the prettiest tree in town.
Next ... ???

Sandrine said...

What a great family mischief!:) I hope you can see that tree from your window it looks stunning with all these colours on it!
x S

Beck said...

Amazing!! What's next I wonder?? There are a lot of cold trees up here in Daylesford if you feel like getting out of the city :)

Juliab said...

So glad your other half is feeling a lot happier - your last post had us in hysterics, that photo of him just exuded stress! Love the tree's leg warmer. Will it go saggy once it gets rained on a few times?! x

Fer said...

No pain, no gain..... would that be your motto in life? ;)

A tree-leg-warmer is a much more visually entertaining than a blanky.

quirky granola girl said...

how cheery to have that in your own backyard!

Margaret said...

you make me want to go forth and bedeck... fab! Mx

Sally said...

Beautiful.

Lola Nova said...

Good Gravy Woman! Do be careful.

It's lovely!

mrs smith said...

That photo of the Mister tensed up knitting was a scream It looks like it was well worth the tension. Nice job, family M&E!

Maxabella said...

It's definitely yarnbombing and it looks amazing. You were very brave. x

Kalyan said...

Simply beautifully captured shots...lovely!