Sunday, December 16, 2007
Loving you... is it the right thing to do?
I knitted a tree. When I saw the Fun Fur Kitchmas Tree pattern I had a vision inspired by the Queen Victoria Building's enormous tree covered in Swarovski crystal ornaments. I know someone who is very very enamoured of that particular tree.
I sprung for a few Swarovski beads, including the star (actually a starfish) for the top, and the rest are faceted glass beads.
It's stuffed with wadding, and the base is crocheted over a cardboard circle. Looking at that picture makes me think of Press Gang, because that's what I was watching (straight through all five seasons, obsessively) at the time.
How crazily green is Canberra right now? It still feels weird to have rain.
When K saw me making this tree he had a vision too. In a lucrative business deal the shop had aquired a free 'Sea urchin light' - a battery-operated star shaped light on a stand. A bit odd really. But build a fluffy tree around it and suddenly it all comes together.
Yes that is a lot of star relative to tree. The size of the tree was limited by the height of the stand.