Happy Spring! Can you feel it in the air? Can you smell the fresh soil and grass growing? Well if you can't I am sure you will soon. Here in Florida Spring is going full steam ahead! I feel like I am a bit more prepared for it with some new plants in my garden and all my weeds now in the garbage bin.
I decided to celebrate Spring with a bit of yarn decorating. I really don't like the words yarn bombing, I mean how can you put such a wonderful word as yarn in the same sentence as bombing? So lets call it yarn decorating shall we?
Do you remember the impulse yarn purchase that I swore was going to be a blanket? Well we all knew that idea would head south very quickly, I thank you for not telling me at the time that it was never going to happen. After I got 8 squares into the blanket I knew it was never meant to be. Impulse yarn buying is not really a good idea, especially when you have been on a yarn diet. It is like getting a quick fix, instant gratification is not usually long term captivation.
I did not want to waste what I had made, yet I did not want to make anymore of it. I did not even want a lap blanket, so what to do?????
Make a yarn decoration for my tree, that is what!
I finished sewing on the flowers this morning, and during Little Buddy's nap time went out and crocheted it together around my tree branch. You can see my first ever yarn decoration at the bottom of the branch, it was some fun octagon's made from Lamb's Pride Wool. It has lasted a couple of years, but now is in shreds. That is some hardy wool making it though rain, wind, cold and lots and lots of sun and heat.
This yarn decoration was made from Bernat Alpaca, which you understand is mostly acrylic and only a little bit alpaca. We will see how this yarn holds up in Florida's extreme elements.
Little Buddy is going to have a small swing set in this area. I think this decoration will be very fun to look at while I am pushing him on his little swing.
I wonder what my yard guy is going to think when he rounds the corner on his mower and sees this! I'd love to see his face. He thinks I am a bit quirky anyway, I once almost fired him for trimming a few branches on my tree. I am very protective of my trees!
I think my neighbors are also going to think I am a bit batty. I guess everyone needs the quirky lady that lives down the street, who talks to herself and puts yarn decorations up in her yard. If my son was not allergic to cats, I'd probably be the lady with 100 cats at her house, too!
Do you remember the alpaca nesting ball, and Max's fur nesting ball? They are still in use. I have streams of alpaca usually hanging all over from this tree. I am not so sure the birds use Max's nesting ball, but I'd like to think it is adding something to the environment.
I had one rose peeking at me from my rose bush while I was crocheting the yarn decoration together. She has the very faintest blush of pink on the outer edges of her petals. So dainty and sweet.
Hope you are seeing the signs of Spring come your way very soon.