Tree – a free pattern

December 9, 2015 at 7:13 am Leave a comment

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For the most part, I’m a bit bah humbug about Christmas. The muzac carols and obligatory gift exchanging mostly just give me the grumps. But there’s something about a Christmas tree which still holds the magic in a it’s-not-a-real-birthday-till-you-blow-out-the-candles kind of way.

Blinking lights, shiny tinsel and tatty old gewgaws with outlandish names from childhood; the tackier the better. Maybe it’s because the tradition of celebrating evergreens at midwinter goes right back into prehistory and spans several continents.

Or maybe not. Even now, memories of sleeping on a rickety truckle bed under a sweet smelling tree on Christmas eve, watching the coloured lights dance their syncopated jitterbug can still make me wax lyrical.

This Christmas we are a long way from home, but we couldn’t not have a tree. It needed to be small and portable, and because everything on our trip needs to be multipurpose, it had to be practical as well as decorative. (And besides, it’s getting cold!)

So it’s a cowl that moonlights as a tree. 🙂

http://knitty.com/ISSUEw15/PATTtree.php

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Fold it in half and admire it on the mantelpiece, and then snuggle it around your neck when you head outside for a walk in the woods, or possibly to leave food out for the reindeer..

And in the spirit of Christmas, Winter Solstice, Yule or what you will, I wanted to share it to say thank you for all your support over the last year and a half.

Merry Christmas Tree!

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